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This Low Carb Pizza Chicken Recipe has all the flavor of pepperoni pizza you love wrapped up in a budget-friendly low carb dinner you can feel good about eating! Whip it up in minutes, and pair it with your favorite side dishes for a comforting dinner the whole family will love. 

overhead image of Low Carb Pizza Chicken topped with marinara sauce, tomatoes, mozzarella, pepperoni, and fresh basil

What Is Pizza Chicken? 

If you’ve never had it, pizza chicken is exactly what it sounds like it would be! Loaded with marinara sauce, pepperonis, and cheese, it’s simply a low carb chicken recipe that’s topped with all of the ingredients used in pepperoni pizza. A healthy dinner the whole family can agree on, it’s basically what dinner dreams are made of. Even better, it’s easily customized, perfect to make ahead of time, and is ready in less than an hour! 

Ingredients You’ll Need for the Best Low Carb Chicken Recipe

Think of all the toppings you would put on a pizza, replace the crust with chicken, and you’ll have what you need! 

  • Chicken – A great source of lean protein, breasts easily adopt the flavors of the rest of the ingredients, but chicken thighs can be used, too. 
  • Marinara Sauce – To keep this pizza chicken recipe super quick, we use store-bought marinara sauce. However, you could also make your own with a recipe like this! 
  • Tomato Slices – These add extra flavor and a boost of vitamins and nutrients. 
  • Seasonings – Replicating the taste of pizza, we include oregano, salt, pepper, and basil.
  • Pepperoni – Find pre-made pepperoni slices in the pizza section of your local grocery store!
  • Mozzarella Cheese – Fresh Mozzarella is key to creating the gooiest, most decadent cheesy texture. 

How to Make Baked Pizza Chicken 

Featuring all the flavor of chicken you love but half the work, this pizza chicken comes together in one dish for an easy baked chicken dinner! 

  1. Preheat the oven. 
  2. Season the chicken, and add it to a baking dish. 
  3. Smooth marinara sauce on each side of the chicken breasts, and layer all your favorite toppings followed by Mozzarella on top! 
  4. Bake until the cheese is melted, and the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165° Fahrenheit. 

Pro-Tip: For easy baking, be sure to pound your chicken breasts out until they’re thin and equally sized! The thicker the chicken, the longer it will take to bake. 

Can I Use Different Toppings? 

Yes, of course! Feel free to include whatever pizza toppings you like best. Some of our favorite add-ins include: 
Mushrooms
Black Olives
Fresh Basil 
Green Peppers
Onions

Serving Suggestions

This low carb chicken recipe pairs well with all your favorite sides! If you’re watching your carbs, serve it over cauliflower rice or zucchini noodles. Or, for a more indulgent dish, pair it with pasta noodles or potatoes. Then, add a side of cowboy caviar or air fryer mozzarella sticks

Can I Make Pizza Chicken Ahead of Time? 

Yes! Although it’s not likely you’ll have any, leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. However, we don’t recommend freezing this recipe as the cheese won’t that well. 

More Family-Friendly Chicken Recipes

Looking for more easy chicken dinner ideas? Take a look at these great options! 

three chicken pizza breasts topped with marinara sauce, tomatoes, pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, and basil

Low Carb Pizza Chicken Recipe

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This Low Carb Pizza Chicken Recipe has all the flavor of pepperoni pizza you love wrapped up in a budget-friendly low carb dinner you can feel good about eating! Whip it up in minutes, and pair it with your favorite side dishes for a comforting dinner the whole family will love.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 3
Calories 393 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 chicken breasts (pounded thin)
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • 3 to mato slices
  • 3 teaspoons oregano
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt (more or less to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper (more or less to taste)
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese
  • Optional Toppings: pepperoni, mushrooms, black olives, fresh basil

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
  • In an 11×7 oval baking dish, add the chicken breast. Season both sides with salt, pepper, and oregano.
  • Spread 2 Tablespoons marinara sauce on top of each piece of chicken. Layer optional toppings on top, if using. Add the fresh Mozzarella.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and has reached an internal temperature of 165° Fahrenheit. (See notes)

Notes

For faster cooking chicken, butterfly the breasts, and use a meat mallet to pound them thin. 

Nutrition

Calories: 393kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 57g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 175mg | Sodium: 2245mg | Potassium: 1085mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 763IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 246mg | Iron: 2mg
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