There was a movie in the 1980s called Seems Like Old Times starring Goldie Hawn and Chevy Chase. One of the recurring themes in this movie was Goldie Hawn's character's ability to cook an amazing dish called Chicken Pepperoni. I had never heard of Chicken Pepperoni before, but I thought it sounded delicious. So I decided to put some ingredients together and gave it the ol' college try. It came out delicious!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Rub oregano and basil over chicken breasts.

  • Spray a large skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook and stir until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Add chicken; cook until browned and no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes per side.

  • Pour half the spaghetti sauce into a large baking dish. Lay chicken breasts on top. Coat chicken with remaining half of the spaghetti sauce. Scatter mozzarella cheese over sauce. Arrange 6 pepperoni slices over each chicken breast.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted, about 10 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Use any blend of Italian shredded cheeses instead of mozzarella if preferred.

You can use regular pepperoni instead of turkey pepperoni, but it's a little greasier.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

418 calories; 17.4 g total fat; 133 mg cholesterol; 1355 mg sodium. 16.9 g carbohydrates; 46.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2017
I've been making this same recipe for years. It's an easy weeknight meal. The only thing I do different is I bake the chicken and sauce for 30 minutes at 350 then add the pepperoni and bake another 20 minutes. Then add the cheese. A one dish meal for easy cleanup. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/22/2018
Even though I cooked and then baked a little extra time on the chicken it still wasn't cooked all the way through. I then put it in the microwave to finish cooking it. The reason I give it only two stars is I could barely eat it after serving it to family still raw. It might have tasted fine but I just can't eat it again. Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2017
I've been making this same recipe for years. It's an easy weeknight meal. The only thing I do different is I bake the chicken and sauce for 30 minutes at 350 then add the pepperoni and bake another 20 minutes. Then add the cheese. A one dish meal for easy cleanup. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2017
I've been making this same recipe for years. It's an easy weeknight meal. The only thing I do different is I bake the chicken and sauce for 30 minutes at 350 then add the pepperoni and bake another 20 minutes. Then add the cheese. A one dish meal for easy cleanup. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/22/2018
Even though I cooked and then baked a little extra time on the chicken it still wasn't cooked all the way through. I then put it in the microwave to finish cooking it. The reason I give it only two stars is I could barely eat it after serving it to family still raw. It might have tasted fine but I just can't eat it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2018
Love the movie love the recipe! I had some chicken thighs already cooked so I chopped a few pepperoni slices put it in the sauce and poured it over the thighs with a hearty portion of mozzarella cheese (and some more slices on top). "Anyone who makes me make chicken pepperoni makes me crazy and YOU...are making me crazy!" Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/04/2017
We really liked this. EASY! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2018
Hi! It wasn't Goldie Hawn's character in the movie Seems Like Old Times who made her famous "chicken pepperoni" for Chevy Chase and Robert Guillaume.. it was her maid Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2016
Simple fast and delicious. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
08/27/2019
Goldie Hawn ended up making the chicken pepperoni b/c her maid had to go and get her "feet ah scraped". Of note, I did not see any pepperoni on Goldie's version of the dish in the movie. One of my favorite movies!! Chevy Chase serving it is hysterical too! Read More