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Easy Low Carb Pizza Chicken Recipe

Pepperoni Pizza Chicken Bake

A twist on pizza using chicken breasts instead of a Pizza Crust. A low-carb alternative to the classic pizza dish.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 1030 kcal
Author Kathy @amomsimpression

Ingredients

  • 4 Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1/2 jar pizza sauce about 2 cups
  • 1 cup of shredded cheese
  • 1 cup Pepperoni and other toppings of choice
  • 1 tsp Flat Leaf Parsley optional
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 cup Parmesan Cheese optional
  • 1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spray a glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. If you have large chicken breasts you can cut them in half lengthwise or pound them out thin. For the busy parent, I skip this step and buy thin cut chicken breasts from the store. It saves me a bit of time.
  4. Season chicken with salt and pepper and place in the baking dish.
  5. Cover each breast with pizza sauce. Messipe Tip: Don't worry if you spill any of the sauce, after you put the dish in the oven take a sponge with a few drops of Palmolive Ultra Strength and the mess comes right up. My daughter loves to help with this!
  6. Bake for about 10 minutes (cut this down to 5 minutes if you have the thin cut breasts).
  7. Remove from oven and cover each breast with about 1/4 cup of cheese and add your toppings.
  8. Bake for an additional 15-20 minutes until the cheese is melted and the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
  9. Top with parsley, parmesan cheese, and red pepper flakes if desired.
  10. Messipe Tip: For the baked, crusty leftover mess be sure to soak your dish in a sink full of hot water and some Palmolive! After a few minutes, the mess will come right off!
  11. Enjoy!