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Chicken With Pepperoni Marinara Sauce
Easy italian-inspired chicken dish. Start in a pan and finish with the pan in the oven.
35 minutes,   serves 4
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½ tsp Minced fresh garlic errornd
16 slices Pepperoni
¼ tsp Dried oregano
1 ½ cups Marinara sauce
2 Tbsp Chopped fresh basil, or 2 tsp dried basil
2 Tbsp Olive oil, divided
1 ½ lbs Chicken cutlets
¼ tsp Freshly ground black pepper
1 cup Shredded mozzarella cheese
1.  Preheat broiler to high, or oven to 450.
2.  Heat a saucepan over medium heat.
3.  Add one Tbsp olive oil
4.  Add garlic (1/2 teaspoon) and pepperoni (16 slices) into the pan.
5.  Cook for 2 minutes stirring frequently. Stop before garlic browns.
6.  Add oregano (1/4 teaspoon); cook for 30 seconds.
7.  Add marinara sauce (1 1/2 cups); bring to a boil.  ©
8.  Reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes.
9.  Remove from heat and stir in basil (2 tablespoons).
10.  Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat.
11.  Add remaining olive oil ( 1 Tbsp), swirl to coat.
12.  Sprinkle chicken (1 1/2 lbs) with pepper (1/4 teaspoon). Not adding salt here because the pepperoni contributes enough salt.
13.  Add chicken to the skillet; cook for 5 minutes or until lightly browned. turn the chicken after 3 minutes.
14.  Chicken should be mostly fully cooked. Exact time will depend on the size of your cutlets.
15.  Spoon sauce over chicken.
16.  Sprinkle the chicken evenly with cheese (1 cup).
17.  Put the pan in the oven and broil or bake until the cheese melts.
1.  It seems obvious, but don't grab the pan by the handle when removing from the oven. I should have learned that by now.

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