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Chicken Pizzaiola - Pinch of Yum

Chicken Pizzaiola


This 6-ingredient recipe for Chicken Pizzaiola is a family favorite! Spaghetti noodles with pepperoni and cheese covered chicken. Yum!


Units Scale
  • 3 cups of your favorite spaghetti sauce
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 6 ounces each)
  • 1 cup shredded Mozzarella
  • 2 ounces sliced pepperoni
  • 8 ounces spaghetti


  1. Chicken: Heat the oven to 450 degrees. Spread tomato sauce into a 9×13 baking dish. Spread Parmesan in a shallow dish. Trim chicken pat dry with paper towels, season with salt and pepper, and coat with Parmesan. Lay chicken on top of tomato sauce. Bake for 15 minutes.
  2. Chicken: Sprinkle Mozzarella and pepperoni over the chicken. Increase oven temperature to 475 and continue to bake until cheese melts, about 5 minutes.
  3. Spaghetti: Meanwhile, bring 4 quarts of water to boil in a large pot. Add pasta and 1 tablespoon salt and cook, stirring often, until al dente. Reserve 1/2 cup cooking water, then drain and return to pot.
  4. Spoon some sauce from the baking dish into the pasta and toss to combine. Add reserved cooking water as needed. Serve with chicken and remaining sauce.


I found that I only needed about 1/4 cup of the crumbly Kraft Parmesan to coat the chicken. I could also only fit about 1 tablespoon of Mozzarella and a few slices of pepperoni on top of each chicken breast as well. The nutrition facts below reflect my slight cut backs on the cheeses and the pepperoni.

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Italian-Inspired

Keywords: chicken pizzaiola, pizzaiola, spaghetti with pepperoni