All the familiar pizza flavors combine in this delicious pizza chicken to create a healthy, tasty, keto and gluten-free pizza-like experience.
Pizza chicken is such a great way to elevate the basic, boring-yet-reliable chicken breast into a fun, delicious, exciting dish.
I make chicken breast often, especially on weeknights. So I always look for variations. Bacon wrapped chicken breast is always a hit, as is this simple but reliable recipe for how to bake chicken breast. Pizza chicken is another great option that everyone enjoys.
This dish is perfect for a weeknight dinner. It’s so easy to put together and it’s ready in just 30 minutes. Plus, it’s a wonderful way to enjoy pizza flavors without the unnecessary, damaging carbs.
When I served this dish tonight, the Picky Eater actually asked for seconds! She very rarely does. So if you needed any proof that pizza chicken will be a hit with the kids – well now you have it! 😀
PS. A nice variation on this recipe, with a slightly different flavor profile, is this recipe for cheesy chicken casserole.
Pizza Chicken Recipe
- Olive oil cooking spray
- 4 (6oz) boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 4 tablespoons no-sugar-added marinara sauce
- 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (4oz)
- 1 oz thinly sliced spanish chorizo or pepperoni
- 1/2 sliced bell pepper
- 1/4 cup pitted olives
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Lightly pound the chicken breasts to slightly flatten.
- Spray a baking dish with olive oil spray and place the chicken breasts in the dish, flat side up. Lightly spray the chicken breasts with live oil spray, or brush with olive oil; sprinkle with the salt, pepper, garlic powder and oregano. Bake 10 minutes.
- Remove the baking dish from the oven. Turn the chicken breasts to the other side. Top each chicken breast with 1 tablespoon of marinara sauce, 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella, 2 slices of chorizo or pepperoni, 2 slices of pepper and a few olives.
- Return the baking dish to the oven. Bake 10 more minutes. Serve immediately.