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Pizza Stuffed Chicken

PIZZA STUFFED CHICKEN quickly became one of the most requested recipes by my kids and I love it because it’s low carb and super easy prep. This low carb chicken recipe is ready in about 45 minutes with just a few minutes of hands on time, too! 

melted cheese tomato sauce and pepperoni

One of my biggest struggles when I first started eating low carb was ‘WHAT DO I FEED MY FAMILY?’ 

I certainly didn’t have the time or desire to cook my husband and kids one meal and myself another. Plus, in the beginning, it was extra tough for me to be around all my old carb-laden favorites.

It didn’t take long before I learned to create low carb recipes that my whole family enjoyed. 

This pizza stuffed chicken is one of those recipes! What kid doesn’t love pizza?! 

We top ours off with pepperoni, but feel free to get creative and top with your favorite pizza toppings. The sky is the limit! 

Serve your pizza stuffed chicken breasts with a side salad topped off with the best ranch dressing recipe or my homemade Italian dressing.

two pieces of pizza stuffed chicken stacked up on a white plate

How to make pizza stuffed chicken: 

To start, you’ll want to slice a little pocket into the side of your chicken breasts. Sounds complicated, but watch the video at the side of the screen to see just how easy it is! 

Drizzle your cut chicken with olive or avocado oil (affiliate) and then season with a bit of garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and salt. 

chicken breasts stuffed with cheese and pepperoni

Fill the pocket in the chicken breast with mozzarella and pepperoni, top the chicken with some low sugar pizza sauce, more cheese, and more pepperoni.

Bake this in the oven for about 45 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.

pepperoni and cheese stuffed chicken breasts in baking dish

We sprinkle our chicken with fresh parsley before serving and then we dig in.

This pizza stuffed chicken is seriously a favorite around here!

pepperoni topped chicken in a white baking pan

Love low carb chicken recipes? 

I have a ton of low carb chicken recipes on this site that are loved by my entire family! I’ve even got a couple of ebooks available with some family favorites! Click here to shop! 

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Check out my keto chicken Parmesan for an easy weeknight dinner.

My avocado chicken salad and teriyaki chicken stir fry make great lunches.

And this lemon chicken recipe is a hit with dinner guests, whether they’re carb lovers or not!

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Pizza Stuffed Chicken

If you're craving pizza, this stuffed chicken recipe will do the trick nicely! We use pepperoni since that's what we love on our pizza, but feel free to add a few of your favorite toppings!

Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts, about 6 ounces each
  • 2 teaspoons avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella, divided
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 32 slices pepperoni
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced parsley

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick spray.
  2. Place the chicken breasts on a cutting board. Use a sharp knife to cut a pocket into the side of each chicken breast.
  3. Drizzle both sides of the chicken with oil and season with the garlic powder, Italian seasoning and salt.
  4. Place 1/4 cup of mozzarella in the pocket of each chicken breast. Add 4 slices of pepperoni over the cheese.
  5. Place the chicken in the prepared baking dish and drizzle with the pizza sauce. Spread the sauce out to cover the tops of the chicken.
  6. Sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella. Top with the Parmesan and remaining pepperoni slices.
  7. Bake, uncovered, for 30-35 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  8. Sprinkle with fresh parsley before serving.

Notes

Be sure to look for a no sugar added pizza sauce with 3 net carbs per 1/4 cup.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 chicken breast
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 402Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 1233mgCarbohydrates: 6gNet Carbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 32g

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55 thoughts on “Pizza Stuffed Chicken”

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Shonda! The nutrition information is located in the recipe card. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Karly Campbell

      We usually just have a green salad. Pizza and a salad has always been a go to for us. ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. I made this a couple of months ago and was a HUGE hit!! Thursday is my sons 11th birthday. With the current situation we have had to cancel the party. He has requested this dish for his birthday dinner!! Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!!

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Kathy! I hope your guy still manages an amazing birthday! My son’s was earlier this month and it was different, for sure. But pizza chicken always helps!

  2. Carla Brower

    Hi the recipe ingredient indicates ยผ cup Parmesan cheese. I donโ€™t see within the recipe when to use it

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Ann! I think you could, if you put in a dish and keep the temp lower, but I haven’t tried it so I can’t help with temp/times.

  3. Emily Stevens

    I think I would also like this with maybe pineapple and ham, or maybe mushrooms, bell peppers and olives as another option. Let it person personalize what they like on their pizza chicken. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Jan Schiefer

      Made this and it was delicious. Can’t wait to have it again. Great flavor and easy to make.

  4. Denise Kovacik

    We ended up having salad with it…what an easy, delicious recipe! It was a hit with everyone in the family!! Thank you!

  5. Denise Kovacik

    do you serve anything as a side with this? I am trying this recipe as it looks delicious!! Thank you for sharing.

  6. Well, Iโ€™m not the greatest cook. I used chicken breasts much bigger than 6ozs but put in the amount of pepperoni & mozzarella suggested. Definitely not enough after cooking. I want to reheat and add much more โ€œstuffโ€. How would you suggest I do that? Thanks very much.

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Stan! I’d just add more cheese/pepperoni/sauce on top. I wouldn’t try to stuff more inside.

    1. Karly Campbell

      I don’t put dairy products in the IP because I think they get a bit funky under pressure.

  7. This sounds awesome! I have a family member with a tomato allergy. Whatโ€™s a good alternative to the red sauce?

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Jessica! I’m not sure what would be a good alternative that would still taste like pizza. What do you normally use to make pizza?

        1. I know bic I have a slight allergy it gives me bad heart burn and acid reflux so I use or make my own creamy white garlic sauce it is delicious

    1. Chad Campbell

      We use Rao’s marinara most of the time, but the generic store brand pizza sauce is usually low in sugar as well.

  8. This looks really good. I’ll try it next week. How do you think leftovers would freeze? (I’m a one person household)

    1. Karly Campbell

      Should freeze great! It would probably freeze even better before baking next time. ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. Made this last night with 2 very large chicken breasts, I added just a little bit of sauce in the center, all I have to say is delicious!

  9. Michelle Carter

    Can you please tell me how many calories per serving? Iโ€™m counting calories and would love to try this.
    Michelle

  10. Amber Castleman

    OMG!! I’m not a pizza fan but I made this and I got to admit, I LOVED IT! My husband loved it! It’s definitely staying on my menu! Thank you.

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Tanya! Healthy is such a subjective term – I find low carb/keto to be the healthiest way of eating and that’s what I share here. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. avocado oil is expensive, WHAT CAN I USE AS A SUBSTITUTE>. OLIVE OIL veggie oil, sesame oil?

  12. Maggie Martin

    PsssTT: Karly, that’s me in the back timidly raising my hand…I am one that does NOT like Pizza, go figure. Husband loves it so I might make this for him…someday.
    But thanks for the idea.

    Maggie

    1. Karly Campbell

      Say what?! Haha…I’ll let it slide, I suppose. If the hubby likes it, this would be a good meal prep one for him to take in his lunches. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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