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This Easy Stuffed Pizza Chicken Bake recipe has all the flavors of a pepperoni pizza stuffed inside of a chicken breast. It’s family-friendly, low-carb, and delicious! Plus, the ingredients can easily be adapted to your favorite pizza toppings, too.

Overhead image of three pizza stuffed chicken breasts in marinara sauce.

When it comes to pizza my family are pepperoni lovers over here. They don’t like all the veggies and other stuff (Even though I do). So this dish was created with them in mind.

While we can’t eat pizza every day of the week we do love the flavors. This pizza stuffed chicken is the perfect solution to those pizza cravings.

This dish comes together in minutes making it the perfect weeknight meal.

Gooey, cheesy, and delicious stuffed pizza chicken will have them running to the table.

Ingredients

  • Chicken Breast
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Dried Oregano and Basil (or Italian Seasoning)
  • Garlic Powder
  • Sliced Mozarella
  • Marinara Sauce
  • Shredded Mozarella
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Pepperoni

How to Make Stuffed Pizza Chicken Bake:

Be sure to see the recipe card below for exact ingredients and full recipe instructions!

Step 1 | Prepare Chicken and Season

First, make sure chicken pieces are about the same size and thickness. If not pound them out to be about the same thickness.

Pour olive oil into a bowl along with spices and make a paste to rub into the outsides of the chicken breast.

Step by steps images of preparing chicken breasts with an Italian seasoning olive oil rub.

Step 2 | Slice and Stuff Chicken

Slice chicken breast down the center being careful not to cut all the way through. Like you are butterflying the chicken breast.

Place 3 slices of mozzarella (you can also sprinkle shredded mozzarella if that is what you have on hand). Add in pepperoni then close the chicken breast.

Add half of the marinara sauce into the pan and then place pizza stuffed chicken breasts on top.

Step by step images of stuffin the pizza stuffed chicken with pepperoni, cheese and then topping with marinara sauce and more cheese and pepperoni.

Step 3 | Top and Bake

Pour or spoon the remaining marinara sauce over the chicken.

Then, top with shredded mozzarella (you can also use sliced cheese)and parmesan cheeses. Next, add pepperoni slices (or any toppings you like) on top and bake.

Overhead image of baked pizza chicken plated with a green salad.

Variations and Substitutions:

  • Add any pizza toppings you like. This would be delicious with green peppers, black olives, or any other pizza toppings you love.
  • Use pizza sauce instead of marinara sauce.
  • You can use Italian Seasoning instead of the Oregano and Basil if you would like.
  • Don’t want to take the time to stuff them (While I think it is worth it for the extra yum factor). You can leave that step out and just top your chicken.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is this low carb or keto?

If you use a low sugar marinara sauce this would work for a keto or low carb option. You also could really cut back on the sauce if you wanted or use a keto pizza sauce and top the chicken.

What should I serve with Stuffed Pizza Chicken?

This goes wonderfully with a nice green salad and garlic bread. You can even try it with my Cheesy Green Chile Bread. My family also loves for me to serve it over pasta.

Stuffed Pizza Chicken baked in a cast iron skillet garnished with parsley.

Storage and Reheating

Storage:

Cover with foil or plastic wrap or place in an air-tight container and store in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days.

Reheat:

To reheat individual servings, place desired amount on a microwave-safe dish and reheat. Start with 1 minute. Then add 30-second intervals until heated to your liking.

Freeze:

I would recommend freezing this after baking. We never seem to have enough leftovers to get to this stage.

It’s really so easy to throw together. To save time you can always make the chicken in advance to keep it even easier.

Cover tightly with plastic wrap and foil and place in the freezer for up to 2 months. When you are ready to use it, remove it from the freezer and place it in the refrigerator overnight to thaw. Bake for 20 minutes or until warmed through.

Gooey Cheesy Pizza Stuffed Chicken on a grey plate with a green salad.

Tips

  • When butterflying the chicken breast, be careful not to slice all the way through.
  • Choose your favorite jarred marinara or pizza sauce for this recipe.
  • Be sure to bake in an oven-proof dish or skillet!
  • Cook times will vary based on chicken thickness and size. Make sure the internal temperature is 165°.
  • You can prep this dish ahead and keep it covered in the refrigerator until ready to bake.

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Stuffed Pizza Chicken Bake

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Nikki Lee
This Easy Stuffed Pizza Chicken Bake has all the flavors of a pepperoni pizza stuffed inside of a chicken breast. This recipe is family-friendly, low-carb friendly, and delicious.
The ingredients can easily be adapted to your favorite pizza toppings too! This is a quick weeknight dinner recipe everyone will love.
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Ingredients 

  • 1 ½ to 2 pounds chicken breast, boneless, skinless
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano, dried
  • 1 teaspoon basil, dried
  • 24 ounces marinara sauce
  • 4 ounces mozzarella, thick sliced or to taste
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • 6 ounces pepperoni slices, or to taste
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°. Spray a baking dish or use a preseasoned cast iron skillet.
  • Cut each chicken breast in half but not all the way through, butterfly style.
  • In a medium bowl place in olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, oregano, and basil and mix to make a paste. Rub into the outsides of each chicken breast.
  • Pour one-half of the marinara into the bottom of the baking dish.
  • Take each chicken breast and fill it with mozzarella, and 4 or 5 pepperoni slices. Then close the chicken breast and place in baking dish on top of marinara sauce.
  • Spoon remaining marinara over the chicken. Then top with shredded cheese, grated parmesan cheese, and pepperonis.
  • Bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until the internal temperature on the chicken reads 165°.

Notes

  • When butterflying the chicken breast, be careful not to slice all the way through.
  • Choose your favorite jarred marinara or pizza sauce for this recipe.
  • Be sure to bake in an oven-proof dish or skillet.
  • Cook times will vary based on chicken thickness and size. Make sure the internal temperature is 165°.
  • You can prep this dish ahead, keep it covered in the refrigerator until ready to bake.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1serving Calories: 450kcal (23%) Carbohydrates: 12g (4%) Protein: 44g (88%) Fat: 25g (38%) Saturated Fat: 11g (69%) Cholesterol: 135mg (45%) Sodium: 1689mg (73%) Potassium: 1096mg (31%) Fiber: 3g (13%) Sugar: 8g (9%) Vitamin A: 1195IU (24%) Vitamin C: 13mg (16%) Calcium: 13mg (1%) Iron: 3mg (17%)

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Soulfully Made is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is only an estimate. We recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator if you need to verify any information.

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