1 boneless chicken breast (about 5 1/2 ounces)
Dash Italian seasoning
Dash garlic powder
1 tablespoon pizza sauce
1/2 ounce pepperoni (8 thin slices)
1/2 large fresh mushroom, sliced thin (1/2 ounce)
1 ounce Italian sausage, cooked and crumbled
1 ounce mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 tablespoons green pepper, minced (1/2 ounce)
1 tablespoon red onion, minced (1/4 ounce)
Pound the chicken as thin as possible without tearing it. Season both sides of the chicken with the seasonings and place it on a foil-lined baking sheet. Spread the pizza sauce on the top of the chicken. Arrange the remaining topping ingredients in this order: pepperoni, mushrooms, sausage, cheese, peppers and then the onions. Lightly sprinkle with a little more Italian seasoning and garlic powder. Bake at 400º 10 minutes. Do not overcook.
Makes 1 serving
Per Serving: 438 Calories; 23g Fat; 51g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 3g Net Carbs
This is very similiar to my Pizza Chicken but with this recipe the chicken acts more like a pizza crust. By pounding it very thin, I got a lot more surface area to cover with yummy pizza toppings. Since the baking time is very short, the peppers and onions stay a little bit crunchy. That's why it's important to mince them fine or they'll be a little too crisp after baking. And yes, the chicken will be cooked through in just 10 minutes. The Pizza Chicken is a bit more elegant looking but I think that this version gives you more pizza flavor in every bite. The arrangement of the toppings is such that it helps keep everything in place. If you can afford an additional carb, go ahead and add another ounce of cheese. I used just enough to hold the toppings in place but who doesn't like even more cheesy goodness? Click the photo to see a close-up.
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