The Ultimate Pizza Chicken - tender seasoned chicken breast, topped with a quick homemade pizza sauce baked in the oven with a melted golden mozzarella topping.
The Ultimate Pizza Chicken
Indulge in the incredible flavors of pizza without the guilt. This sensational dish combines all the mouthwatering elements of a pizza: tangy sauce, gooey melted cheese, and savory toppings. But instead of a traditional bread pizza base, we elevate it to new heights by using a tender and seasoned chicken breast.
Prepare yourself for a guilt-free feast, as this recipe promises to satisfy your pizza cravings without leaving you feeling overindulged. Enjoy every bite of this delectable creation!
Calories in Pizza Chicken
Enjoy this yummy pizza chicken recipe, which serves four people and has 254 calories per serving.
If you're looking for more recipes within the same calorie range, you'll find an abundance of options in my dedicated collection of 200+ calories recipes.
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The kids loved it, hubby loved it - we ALL loved it and we didn't even miss the bread base.
But if you do prefer a more traditional base for a pizza, don't forget to check out some of these:
- The Ultimate Pizza
- Breakfast Pizza
- Pulled Pork Pizza
- Sweet Potato Pizza Crust Recipe
- BBQ Chicken Pizza
- Roasted Vegetable Feta Pizza
- Pizza Toasts
as well as these other pizza inspired recipes:
- Portobello Mushroom Pizzas
- Breakfast Omelette Pizza
- Cauliflower Pizza
- Pizza Fries
- Hash Brown Waffle Pizza
- Fruit Pizza
- Pizza Topped Baked Sweet Potato
Homemade Pizza Sauce
For the amazing Pizza Chicken, the first thing to make is the pizza sauce. If you have a bit more time on your hands, make this amazing - Pizza Sauce. It's perfect to freeze too
But for a quick and simple option for this recipe we use, passata (crushed tomatoes), tomato paste, onion powder, garlic powder, oregano and basil. Just mix all ingredients together and it's done.
No Bread Base Pizza
The base is, of course, a delicious tender chicken breast which has been flattened. Just place the chicken breast one at a time in a ziplock back and flatten with a meat tenderizer.
Then you can season one side with just salt and black pepper, before adding them to a hot frying pan sprayed with cooking all spray and browning for about 2-3 mins, while that side browns, you can then season the top with another little salt and black pepper and spray over the top with a little cooking oil spray, before flipping over and browning the other side.
Finally, place the chicken in an ovenproof dish and top with the pizza sauce, and some mozzarella (or use a cheddar if you prefer) and it's time to place in the oven for about 10 -12 mins just to melt the cheese. If you like your cheese topping lovely and browned you can also finish off with a couple of minutes under the grill.
Topping Ideas for Pizza
I just stuck to a traditional pizza sauce and cheese topping for these Ultimate Pizza Chicken, but you could add some other pizza toppings of choice, like vegetables, pepperoni, olives, bacon, peppers, mushrooms, pineapple and ham etc.
Sides for Pizza Chicken
One question I get asked a lot is about my chips and the key to the ones you see served with the Pizza Chicken is the type of potato used. Yukon Golds are an amazing yellow flesh waxy variety of potato we get here on this side of the Atlantic and they requiring no parboiling. I just peel, add to the actifry with a spray of cooking oil spray and in 30-40 mins (depending on how full it is), they are done. I wait till they are cooked to season with salt. If you want to try a similar type of potato in the UK - look for the Elfe variety of potato.
A nice mixed salad is a perfect side to this Pizza Chicken - I went for baby greens and beetroot. But you could add tomatoes, cucumber, radishes, onion, peppers, garlic too. If you choose some toppings for your Pizza Chicken - pick some vegetables like mushrooms, peppers etc.
You can even enjoy this Pizza Chicken with just a salad or some of these Butternut Squash Fries for a lower carb alternative
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- 4x small chicken breasts, flattened
- 100g (3.5 oz) of mozzarella, grated
- 1.25 cups (300ml) of passata (crushed tomatoes)
- 2 tablespoon of tomato paste
- ¾ teaspoon of onion powder
- ¾ teaspoon of garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon of dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon of dried basil
- cooking oil spray
- salt and black pepper
- fresh parsley
- optional: ½ tablespoon of granulated sweetener if you prefer a sweeter pizza sauce. (I use erythritol)
- Preheat your oven to 220°C (or 425°F, gas mark 7 for non-fan ovens) and 180°C for fan-assisted ovens.
- In a bowl, combine passata, tomato paste, onion powder, garlic powder, basil, and oregano. Set this mixture aside.
- Season one side of the flattened chicken breasts with salt and black pepper.
- Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, spray with cooking oil spray, add the flattened chicken breasts seasoned side down. (you may need to do this in batches if your pan is not large enough).
- Season the tops of the chicken breasts with salt and black pepper, and spray them with cooking oil spray.
- After 2-3 minutes, flip the chicken breasts over. They should be golden brown. Repeat the cooking process for the other side.
- Transfer the cooked chicken breasts to an ovenproof dish.
- Top the chicken with the pizza sauce and grated mozzarella cheese.
- Bake until the cheese is melted, and the chicken is cooked through but still tender. This should take approximately 10-12 minutes.
- If you prefer a more golden cheese topping, you can briefly place it under the grill for a couple of minutes.
- Sprinkle the dish with fresh parsley for garnish.
- Serve your delicious chicken dish with your choice of side dishes.
- Enjoy your meal!
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Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1 SERVING
Amount Per Serving Calories 254Total Fat 9.8gSaturated Fat 3.4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 45mgSodium 385mgCarbohydrates 4.9gFiber 1.3gSugar 4.2gProtein 35.9g
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