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Zio's Italian Kitchen Chicken Pepperoni

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4-6 oz good quality sliced pepperoni
  • 1 jar Bertolli Marinara (if you double this recipe, use 3)
  • 1 lbs penne pasta
  • 1 large sweet onion, julienned or large chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, julienned or large chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, julienned or large chopped
  • 8 oz fresh mushrooms, sliced thick
  • 3 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 small can black olives, drained and sliced
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Olive oil
  • 8 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Grated Romano or Parmesan cheese (optional)

Preparation:

Put 4 quarts water on to boil in a 6-quart pot. When water is boiling, add pasta.

In hot skillet, add 2 tsp olive oil, then sauté onions, peppers, mushrooms and pepperoni until vegetables start to sweat. Add garlic, olives and chicken, stirring often. When chicken is white and onions are translucent, remove from heat (be careful not to overcook vegetables or everything will be too soft)

Drain pasta when done.

In large bowl add pasta, meat mixture, topped with grated mozzarella, covered with marinara and tossed lightly. Top with grated Romano or Parmesan to taste. Serve immediately.

Makes 4 to 6

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