My kids love pizza… I know, I know… who doesn’t? The thing is, when it comes to pizza, they are very picky. It must be their Italian genes… They also love chicken (it is their favourite source of protein), so I thought it would be a great idea to combine these 2 likes into a winning dish. That’s how this Skillet Pizza Chicken came about, that and thanks to the leftovers I had in the fridge from pizza night! It is a very quick midweek dinner idea as it takes less than 30 minutes to make and it is one of those dishes that will make everyone around the dinner table happy. There won’t be any leftovers, trust me! I love to serve it with my ciabatta bread to soak up all that yummy sauce! Buon appetito!
Skillet Pizza Chicken
Skillet Pizza Chicken - a quick and easy midweek dinner idea that will please the whole family, the Italian way!
- 650 gms – 1.5 lbs. chicken tenderloins halved
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- Salt & pepper to taste
- 2 garlic cloves crushed
- 500 ml – 2 cups tomato purée
- 125 gms – 4.5 oz. bocconcini sliced
- ¾ tbsp oregano
Season the chicken tenderloins with salt and pepper and lightly coat them with flour. Keep aside.
Heat the extra virgin olive oil in a skillet and lightly fry the crushed garlic cloves in it. Make sure not to brown the garlic or it will taste bitter.
Add the floured chicken and brown it on both sides. Add the tomato purée and cook it on a low to medium flame for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened and the chicken is cooked through.
Top with the sliced bocconcini and the oregano, cover the pan, and let it cook for another 5 minutes or until the cheese has melted.