Thursday, February 18, 2016

Pizza Style Skillet Chicken - Low Carb

This evening I stopped at Sprouts Farmers Market on my way home and picked up a few things. My original plan was to prepare halibut for dinner that I had put in the fridge to thaw, but my thick fillets were still frozen solid when I got home. Luckily I picked up some chicken cutlets while I was at Sprouts so I could re-group and come up with an alternate plan for dinner.

I put together a quick and delicious low carb meal in a little under 30 minutes and it turned out so good. I seasoned 3 large 1/2-inch thick chicken cutlets with salt, pepper and paprika, then browned them in olive oil in an ovenproof skillet until they were golden. I topped them with Muir Glen's organic pizza sauce, sliced mozzarella cheese, Fiorucci's uncured pepperoni and then popped them under the broiler for a few minutes while I sliced up a fresh ripe organic tomato. I removed my skillet, topped the cutlets with the sliced tomatoes, drizzled them with olive oil and then topped them with shaved Parmesan cheese and popped the skillet back under the broiler for a few more minutes until everything was melted and bubbly. I added some sauteed sliced mushrooms and sliced green onions on top and dinner was ready. We had Pizza Style Skillet was unbelievably good and the chicken was melt in your mouth tender. I snapped some photos of the easy steps and included the easy peasy recipe as well. You MUST try this's hard to believe that something this simple to prepare tastes so good. Enjoy!

Take a peek inside my Pizza Style Skillet Chicken

Pizza Style Skillet Chicken


3 large chicken cutlets, 1/2-inch thick (approximately 1-1/4 lbs.)
Salt and pepper, to taste
4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1/3 cup pizza sauce
3 slices mozzarella cheese
6 large slices pepperoni (or enough regular size pepperoni to cover chicken)
1 medium tomato, sliced into 6 thin slices
3 tablespoons shaved or shredded Parmesan
Favorite pizza toppings (sauteed mushrooms, peppers, onions, olives, etc.), optional


Season chicken cutlets with salt and pepper; sprinkle with paprika. Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a 10-inch oven proof skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken cutlets and cook approximately 5 minutes per side, or until browned and cooked through. Top each cutlet with pizza sauce; mozzarella; and pepperoni. 

Preheat broiler. Place ovenproof skillet under broiler and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until mozzarella cheese begins to bubble. Remove skillet from oven; top each cutlet with 2 slices of tomato and drizzle with remaining tablespoon olive oil. Top with Parmesan. Return skillet to oven and broil for an additional 2 to 3 minutes, or until Parmesan is melted. Remove and top with your favorite pre-cooked pizza toppings, if desired. 

*Note: If you don't own an ovenproof skillet, saute chicken cutlets in a regular skillet until cooked, then transfer to a casserole dish to complete the cooking under broiler. 



Wisconsinite said...

What could be substituted for the pepperoni? Never liked the spicy flavor.

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Hi there Wisconsinite,

You could omit it completely or add any other type of topping that you normally would enjoy on your regular pizza...olives, artichokes, sausage, extra cheese, etc. :-)

CyberSis said...


We had one of those enormous Costco deli chicken for supper last night, and even before we got it home I knew exactly what I was going to do with the leftovers! We had it tonight and it was wonderful! I just put some in the bottom part of a small broiler pan and proceeded with the recipe. I used Fiorucci salami instead of the pepperoni, since that's what I had on hand ... very tasty! I topped the dish with some sauteed mushrooms, onions, and green bell pepper. When I make this again I'll actually cook some chicken for it, but this was sure a nice way to use left-over. Thanks for the awesome recipe! :-)

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Hi CyberSis,

What a great idea for the leftover chicken! I'd like to add peppers and onions to it next time, too. It's kind of nice getting the flavor of pizza on top of chicken isn't it? Glad you enjoyed it too! I will remember your idea of doing this with leftover cooked chicken too! :-)