Pepperoni Pizza Chicken Rollups

Everyone will love this super easy, delicious, and family-friendly recipe for Pepperoni Pizza Chicken Rollups.
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Yesterday was a super fun mail day. It started out with a UPS delivery from Amazon. I purchased more RAM for my iMac to increase multitasking speeds so I can run multiple programs like Photoshop and Lightroom at once without serious lagging. Since I used Amazon Prime* and since I live close to a distribution center, it worked out so that the order I place at 9:45pm Monday night was delivered to my house by 10am Tuesday morning. Amazing. Also, since installing the RAM in my computer it is significantly faster. Also amazing.

The next awesome package the came to our house was the Karlstad sectional couch we purchased from Ikea on Monday. Unfortunately all Ikea stores are apparently out of the Karlstad chaise lounge piece so we had to purchase the sectional without that piece for the time being. We did perform a little Ikea hack before assembling the couch that made it look much better overall. We spray-painted the ugly light wood colored legs with Rust Oleum Metallic spray paint in Oil Rubbed Bronze ala Young House Love. The couch fits so perfectly in our living room and once we get the chaise piece I’ll be sure to share a photo with you guys! Who knew Ikea couches could be so pretty and comfortable?

Lastly, I received my first Stitch Fix* yesterday! I ended up deciding to keep two shirts which are super adorable. One of the shirts is something I probably would have never tried on in a store but I fell in love with it after trying it on in my closet with a pair of maroon colored skinny jeans I own. It’s a seriously cute and versatile outfit. Yay!

I just love getting things in the mail (besides bills). What do you love to get in the mail? Now onto this fantastic chicken recipe which I wish I could mail to all you guys!

Recipe Rundown
Taste: Just like a pepperoni pizza but with more chicken flavor and less carbs!
Texture: The chicken is incredibly moist and tender while the filling is meaty and cheesy. Nothing short of amazing!
Ease: Completely doable.
Appearance: Messily gourmet… is that a thing?
Pros: Absolutely scrumptious, easy, and family-friendly.
Cons: None!
Would I make this again? Definitely.

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Pepperoni Pizza Chicken Rollups

Check out my recipe for homemade pizza sauce!

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes


4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to 1/4-inch thickness
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
35 slices pepperoni, divided
4 ounces sliced or shredded mozzarella cheese
3 cups pizza sauce


Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Season the chicken breasts with garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper to taste. Place 5 slices of pepperoni on each breast and divide the cheese among the breasts. Roll up the breasts and seal with toothpicks.

Chop the remaining pepperoni and place in a medium skillet. Heat until they have released most of their fat. Remove the pepperoni and set aside. Place the chicken roll ups in the skillet and fry in rendered fat for about 5 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Place the chicken in a baking dish. Combine the pizza sauce and the fried pepperoni and pour over chicken.

Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.

Adapted from All Recipes

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9 Responses to “Pepperoni Pizza Chicken Rollups”

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    Tieghan — July 31, 2013 at 6:00 am

    Seriously, your mail day sounds awesome!! I am wishing my mail days looked like that! Oh and I had to by more RAM as well, it helped so much!

    Ok so these pizza rolls are awesome and my whole family would love them!! Great idea!

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    Crystinna — July 31, 2013 at 6:05 am

    The recipe is a good one especially if you aren’t in the mood for bread but crave pizza goodness. I was wondering in your pizza sauce recipe if the 1/2 tsp fennel seeds are a must since my boyfriend is allergic so maybe there is an alternative you’d suggest or is it a deal breaker? I do agree getting packages are like Christmas :) Anytime I see a ton of packages in our apartment building for my neighbors I always wonder what they’ve received and slightly jealous!

    • Tessa replied: — July 31st, 2013 @ 9:21 pm

      You can totally skip the fennel seeds!

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    cassie — July 31, 2013 at 7:47 am

    This is such a fun recipe, Tessa! I love fun mail days, too!

  4. #
    Denise — July 31, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    I love getting packages too! I had two books delivered to my office since I discovered the bookdepository. The books are affordable and shipping’s for free to any place in the world! :D Excellent recipe btw. I might get to eat this one. ;)

    • Tessa replied: — July 31st, 2013 @ 9:20 pm

      That’s awesome! I’ll have to check out the book depository.

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    Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking — July 31, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    These pizza chicken roll ups combine two of my favorite things: easy dinners and pizza!!!! My Mac is beyond slow maybe extra RAM will fix it. I’ll have to head over to Amazon. I think I also need more memory or at least that’s what the Genius Bar guy said….

    • Tessa replied: — July 31st, 2013 @ 9:22 pm

      RAM is memory! That’s probably what the Genius Bar guy meant. It cost about $70 on Amazon (way cheaper than going through Apple) for me to buy RAM and it’s super easy to install. Makes a big difference!

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    Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking — August 5, 2013 at 8:46 am

    Lol! Do you see what those poor Genius Bar guys have to work with! Technologically challenged! I’ll have to do that ASAP!

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