Skillet Pizza Chicken

April 8, 2022

Skillet Pizza Chicken

This Skillet Pizza Chicken is my go-to recipe whenever I have my nieces and nephews over.
It’s a great simple dish that takes minutes to make and it's easy to clean up since it’s using only one cookware, on top of being a kid’s favorite.
Plus, it’s almost impossible to mess up. As long as you can cook some chicken in a pan and stir a couple of times you’re good to go.

Skillet Pizza Chicken
Chicken is sautéed for a couple of minutes in olive oil so it browns a little, then you add the tomato sauce and seasoning. Let everything simmer for 10 minutes until the tomato sauce starts to thicken and chicken is cooked through. Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese, let it melt until perfection, and voilà the dish is ready.
Juicy chicken, delectable tomato sauce, and oozing cheese: What’s there not love?

Skillet Pizza Chicken
This Skillet Pizza Chicken is a great recipe to have in your back pocket to whip up quickly on busy weeknights. An incredibly easy but incredibly flavorful recipe that I’m sure will become a staple in your home.

Skillet Pizza Chicken
Skillet Pizza Chicken                                                                                                                                Print this recipe!

Serves 4

1 lb (453 gr) chicken breast, sliced into strips
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup tomato sauce
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Red pepper flakes to taste (optional)


Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken strips and sauté for 4 to 5 minutes until it starts to brown.
Add tomato sauce, oregano, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes (if using).
Give a good stir, cover, and cook for 10 minutes until the sauce starts to thicken.
Stir, sprinkle with mozzarella cheese, cover and cook for a couple of minutes or until the mozzarella has melted.
Sprinkle with more oregano and serve!

Nutrition facts

One serving yields 277 calories, 11 grams of fat, 5 grams of carbs, and 39 grams of protein.


  1. So funny: I've been making a similar dish for years (I bake my version), and I started calling it "pizza chicken" to get my then-young children on board with eating it. It's still one of their favorite dinners and I haven't made it in a while, I think I'll add it to the menu plan for next week! PS I'm vegetarian, so I make a separate version for me with cubes of roasted eggplant.