If you’re looking for a quick and easy weeknight meal, then look no further! This Baked Pepperoni Pizza Chicken can be prepared ahead of time up until the point of baking, and then tossed in the over just ahead of dinner time. No fuss, no muss. Just easy cheesy chicken!
Keeping things simple and lower in carbs, doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy it. This chicken, while made with just 4 simple ingredients, is full of pizza flavor and is deeeelicious, if I do say so myself. I love pizza. And I love baked chicken. Put the two together? Pizza chicken!
To start this chicken off, you’ve got to simmer the pizza sauce to reduce it down and thicken it a bit. Otherwise, you’ll just end up with a watery mess of chicken instead of a perfectly baked chicken breast of goodness. Other than the sauce, there’s of course… the cheese! I used a part skim mozzarella cheese and topped it off with pepperoni. But, you can top your pizza chicken however you want.
Not a fan of pepperoni? Got a favorite pizza topping? Try it out! Olives, mushrooms, peppers, you name it. The sky is the pizza limit here.
I served my Baked Pepperoni Pizza Chicken with a side of steamed broccoli and some olives. But a nice cold crisp Italian salad would be a good pairing too!
TheSkinnyFork.com This chicken is baked up in no time at all with all the pizza favorites. Sauce, cheese, and pepperoni! Have it prepared ahead of time and ready to toss in the oven any weeknight for a quick dinner. Prep Time: 10 Minutes • Cook Time: 50 Minutes
Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 1 Piece of Chicken • Calories: 324 • Fat: 14 g • Saturated Fat: 6 g • Carb: 7 g • Fiber: 1 g • Protein: 40 g • Sugar: 3 g • Sodium: 623 mg
• 10 Oz. Pizza Sauce
• 2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (About 1 Lb. Total)
• 4 Slices Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese
• 13 Slices Turkey Pepperoni
Place the 10 Oz. pizza sauce into a small sauce pot over high heat to bring it to a bubble.
Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP.
While the sauce is reducing, place the chicken into a ziplock bag or between parchment and pound it out to thin each breast to about 1/2” thickness.
Lightly coat the inside of a large skillet with non-stick spray and heat over a medium-high heat.
Place the chicken into the hot skillet and cook for 1-2 minutes per side - just to brown, not to cook the chicken through.
Once done, remove the chicken from the heat and slice each breast in half.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. and pace the chicken into the bottom of a 13x9” baking dish.
Top the chicken with the pizza sauce once it’s done.
Layer the 4 slices of mozzarella cheese over the chicken and sauce.
Finally, top the cheese with the 13 slices of turkey bacon.
Place the dish into the oven and bake for about 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked to temperature and the cheese is melted.
Once done, remove from the oven and serve right away to enjoy!
Nutritional Claims: Low Carb • Sugar Conscious • Keto Friendly • Gluten Free • Wheat Free • Egg Free • Peanut Free • Tree Nut Free • Soy Free • Fish Free • Shellfish Free • Crustacean Free • Celery Free • Mustard Free • Sesame Free •Lupine Free • Mollusk Free • Alcohol Free • No Sugar Added • Sulphite Free