I put together a quick and delicious low carb meal in a little under 30 minutes and it turned out so good. I seasoned 3 large 1/2-inch thick chicken cutlets with salt, pepper and paprika, then browned them in olive oil in an ovenproof skillet until they were golden. I topped them with Muir Glen's organic pizza sauce, sliced mozzarella cheese, Fiorucci's uncured pepperoni and then popped them under the broiler for a few minutes while I sliced up a fresh ripe organic tomato. I removed my skillet, topped the cutlets with the sliced tomatoes, drizzled them with olive oil and then topped them with shaved Parmesan cheese and popped the skillet back under the broiler for a few more minutes until everything was melted and bubbly. I added some sauteed sliced mushrooms and sliced green onions on top and dinner was ready. We had Pizza Style Skillet Chicken...it was unbelievably good and the chicken was melt in your mouth tender. I snapped some photos of the easy steps and included the easy peasy recipe as well. You MUST try this dish...it's hard to believe that something this simple to prepare tastes so good. Enjoy!
|Take a peek inside my Pizza Style Skillet Chicken|
Pizza Style Skillet Chicken
3 large chicken cutlets, 1/2-inch thick (approximately 1-1/4 lbs.)
Salt and pepper, to taste
4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1/3 cup pizza sauce
3 slices mozzarella cheese
6 large slices pepperoni (or enough regular size pepperoni to cover chicken)
1 medium tomato, sliced into 6 thin slices
3 tablespoons shaved or shredded Parmesan
Favorite pizza toppings (sauteed mushrooms, peppers, onions, olives, etc.), optional
Season chicken cutlets with salt and pepper; sprinkle with paprika. Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a 10-inch oven proof skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken cutlets and cook approximately 5 minutes per side, or until browned and cooked through. Top each cutlet with pizza sauce; mozzarella; and pepperoni.
Preheat broiler. Place ovenproof skillet under broiler and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until mozzarella cheese begins to bubble. Remove skillet from oven; top each cutlet with 2 slices of tomato and drizzle with remaining tablespoon olive oil. Top with Parmesan. Return skillet to oven and broil for an additional 2 to 3 minutes, or until Parmesan is melted. Remove and top with your favorite pre-cooked pizza toppings, if desired.
*Note: If you don't own an ovenproof skillet, saute chicken cutlets in a regular skillet until cooked, then transfer to a casserole dish to complete the cooking under broiler.