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Pizza Stuffed Chicken

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Pizza Stuffed Chicken is an extremely easy to make low carb recipe that we make all the time at home. It’s super cheesy, flavorful, loaded with plenty of marinara sauce, pan-seared and baked to perfection.

easy pizza stuffed chicken breast

Everyone loves this weeknight dinner, and it’s perfect for satisfying pizza cravings.

If you’re at that point where you’re getting the “WHAT’S FOR DINNER” question and you have no clue of what you can make, I recommend this Cheesy Pizza Stuffed Chicken.

It’s not just easy to make, but everyone loves it. This means I don’t have to cook extra meals for the non-keto members of the family.

What’s not to love about a butterflied chicken breast that’s seasoned and stuffed with mozzarella, pepperoni, and mozzarella cheese?

This easy pizza stuffed chicken breast is baked to perfection and packed with the best Italian Flavors.

Some of my family’s other loved chicken recipes are Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken, Tuscan Chicken, and Crack Chicken.

Before I went keto, I loved to eat pizza every day. It didn’t take long until I started making this pizza stuffed chicken.

It’s one of those recipes that’s the perfect fit in my chaotic and busy life. We try eating most of our meals at home, and to make everyone happy, I bake this tender chicken breast that’s very cheesy and tastes just like pizza.

Watch our quick video to see exactly how to make this keto Pizza Stuffed Chicken.

What Ingredients I Need for Pizza Stuffed Chicken

This recipe doesn’t need any fancy ingredients. Here are all the ingredients:

  • chicken breasts – that are large enough to be butterflied and stuffed.
  • seasonings: I used salt, pepper, and my homemade Italian Seasoning. Feel free to use any of your favorite spices.
  • Mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • Pepperoni slices
  • Marinara sauce – Make sure your pizza sauce doesn’t have sugar added to save a few carbs and make this dish keto-friendly.
  • Fresh basil leaves
ingredients for pizza stuffed breasts

How to Make Keto Pizza Stuffed Chicken Breast

  1. To start, you’ll need to cut a little pocket into the side of the chicken breast that can be stuffed. It sounds complicated, but you can watch the video in the recipe card below to see exactly how to do it.
  2. Season the chicken with salt, pepper, and Italian Seasoning.
  3. Fill the pockets with Pepperoni slices, mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil leaves. Secure the chicken with a few toothpicks.
  4. Pan sear the breast until it gets a nice brown color. This step is essential for the best flavor, and it also greatly reduces the baking time.
  5. Transfer the chicken breast to a baking dish. Top with more pizza sauce, cheese, and pepperoni slices.
  6. I love to sprinkle my chicken with fresh basil leaves just before serving.

This is how you make one of our favorite chicken recipes.

how to make pizza chicken low carb recipe

Is Pizza Keto Friendly?

Pizza is not keto-friendly because the dough is usually made with wheat flour that has a high carb content. One slice of regular pizza has about 36g carbs per slice which is almost double than the recommended intake on keto.

Luckily, there are plenty of keto pizza options and I shared a few of my favorite recipes on this blog: keto pizza with fathead dough, a chicken crust pizza that’s almost zero carbs, and a Portobello Mushroom Pizza that’s equally delicious. You have to try them!

easy low carb chicken pizza dinner

Other Chicken Recipes You’ll Love:

This easy pizza stuffed chicken breast is baked to perfection and packed with the best Italian Flavors.

Pizza Stuffed Chicken

5 from 3 votes

Prep time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Yelds 4 servings
Author Ioana Borcea from LowCarbSpark.com

Description
 

Pizza Stuffed Chicken is an extremely easy to make low carb recipe that we make all the time at home. It’s super cheesy, flavorful, loaded with plenty of marinara sauce, pan-seared and baked to perfection.

Ingredients
  

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts about 6 ounces each
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 oz. mozzarella cheese sliced
  • 20-25 pepperoni slices
  • 1 cup Marinara sauce
  • Fresh basil leaves

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400°F/200°C. Add about ½ cup marinara sauce on the bottom of a 9X13 inch pan.
  • Using a sharp knife cut pockets into each chicken breast.
  • Season the chicken with salt, pepper, and Italian Seasoning.
  • Add four slices of pepperoni in the chicken pocket, then add the mozzarella and basil leaves.
  • Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat and add two tablespoons of olive oil. Pan sear the chicken for about 3-4 minutes on each side or until it gets a light brown color.
  • Transfer the chicken to the prepared dish and top with the remaining sauce, mozzarella, and pepperoni slices.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Sprinkle chopped basil and enjoy!

Video

Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving.
Calories
403kcal
Total Carbs
4g
Net Carbs
3g
Protein
49g
Fat
20g
Fiber
1g
Sugar
3g

How do we calculate the nutrition info?

These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword stuffed chicken breast
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Pizza Stuffed Chicken

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2 comments
  1. 5 stars
    My husband and I loved this chicken. We are both pepperoni pizza lovers. The only thing I did differently was in the stuffing I added a few of our favorite toppings i.e. green pepper slices, onion slices and sliced mushrooms. Otherwise, I made it as directly. So yummy, this is going into my favorites list!


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