Easy Keto Low Carb Cheesy Pizza Chicken

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Low Carb Keto Cheesy Pizza Chicken – delicious pounded chicken breasts topped with tons of cheese and pepperoni for a keto pizza the whole family loves.

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Easy Low Carb Pizza Chicken

Since switching to a low carb diet, there is one thing that always tempts my husband and I.

We’ve had a decent time of making filling meals to crush cravings for carbs – but there is one giant, gaping hole of a meal missing.

Pizza.

There is nothing more delicious, comforting, or relaxing than pizza – it is a quick go-to when you’re busy, it’s a great indulgent treat for get-togethers, and it’s as easy ar picking up a phone to order it in.

While we’ve missed the buttery crunch of pizza dough – we have come up with some delicious pizza alternatives – and the one I’m sharing today is my absolute favorite!

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Low Carb Pizza Chicken

There is nothing more delicious, comforting, or relaxing than pizza – it is a quick go-to when you’re busy, it’s a great indulgent treat for get-togethers, and it’s as easy ar picking up a phone to order it in.

While we’ve missed the buttery crunch of pizza dough – we have come up with some delicious pizza alternatives – and the one I’m sharing today is my absolute favorite!

This ooey, gooey, rich and delicious low carb cheesy pizza chicken is bursting with protein, cheese, and tons of pizza flavor – and it is so incredibly easy to make.

It feeds a crowd, just like pizza, and can be pre-prepped for Friday night celebrations or a big dinner party – making it the ideal low carb cozy comfort food!

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How To Make Chicken Pizza

Using chicken as a base for a gooey cheesy pizza might seem a bit funny – but it works perfectly and is insanely easy!

Use these tips to make a Low Carb Cheesy Chicken Pizza that your whole family will love:

-Pound chicken thin.

The thinner your chicken, the more it will crisp up and take on a nice light but sturdy texture that is perfect as the base for a cheesy pizza!

-Brown chicken but don’t fully cook.

Since you’ll be cooking chicken as a “pizza”, you can brown chicken well but you don’t need to worry about cooking all the way to 165 internal temperature right away – it will cook the rest of the way when baking.

-Bake chicken until cheese is bubbly and crunchy.

This baked chicken is perfect and full of pizza flavor – but you want it to have nicely crisped cheese. Make sure to keep baking it until it browns!

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What to Enjoy with Pizza Chicken

Try these recipes next, Easy Whole Roasted Montreal Chicken, One Pot Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs and Mushrooms, One Pot Bacon Garlic Chicken and Spinach Dinner, Easy Air Fryer Lemon Chicken Recipe, Creamy Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Mushrooms, Easy Low Carb Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Marsala, Panda Express Black Pepper Chicken Copycat Recipe, and Creamy One Pot Chicken Stroganoff.

Try these keto recipes next:

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Cheesy Pizza Chicken

Cheesy Pizza Chicken – a low carb, super cheesy pepperoni pizza with pan fried chicken as the crust!
Course chicken breasts
Cuisine American
Keyword carb free pizza, easy keto recipe, easy pizza, keto chicken breast, main dish, poultry
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 226kcal
Author Courtney O’Dell
Cost $10

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken butterflied and cut into two
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp italian seasonings
  • 1 tbsp celtic sea salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup pasta sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella I like using thick strings
  • ¼ cup parmesan
  • 12 pepperoni
  • cilantro optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Butterfly chicken breasts and cut into two.
  • Season each breast with salt and herbs.
  • Add olive oil to a heavy pan, let heat until shimmery.
  • Add chicken to pan in batches, brown each side well, about 4 minutes. Chicken will not be to 165 degrees internal temp – that is ok.
  • Add chicken to baking sheet, and top with sauce, more herbs, and cheese.
  • Place pepperonis on chicken.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, until cheese is bubbly and melted, and chicken has reached internal temp of 165 degrees.
  • Top with cilantro if desired.

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Nutrition

Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 2407mg | Potassium: 266mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 525IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 248mg | Iron: 1mg

About Courtney

Courtney loves to share great wine, good food, and loves to explore far flung places- all while masting an everyday elegant and easy style at lifestyle blog Sweet C’s Designs. Sweet C's devoted to finding the best food and drinks you'll want to make or find, around the world!

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  1. Ke,Zeke&Jr says:

    I have made this recipe twice at home from my husband and both times he has loved it. He is a very picky eater. The second time around I did forget to purchase pasta sauce so I did have to improvise with a can of tomato sauce, some olive oil and salt, pepper, chili flakes, oregano, and garlic powder to taste.. I also added fresh baby spinach on top of chicken before adding the sauce. I also sent a sample over to my parents and my father absolutely enjoyed it also he shared none with my mother. GREAT RECIPE THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING!