air fryer pizza chicken

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
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By Robyn Bruce
from Middletown, PA

This recipe is a great alternative to regular pizza. It's just plain delicious. It's also a great meal for those who are looking for a high protein/low carb dish. From beginning to end, it takes less than a half hour to make and it's so simple to throw together. This recipe is written for one "pizza" but you can easily make as many as you need. There are no exact measurements, go with your own taste and palate. Add chopped green pepper, sliced fresh mushrooms, or other toppings that float your Italian boat!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

The blend of seasonings in Robyn's creative air fryer chicken pizza is spot on. You'll forget you're even eating chicken. It really does taste like pizza... but with a little less guilt. We tested with pepperoni, but add your favorite topping. A super simple dinner recipe.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 3 Reviews
serves 1
prep time 5 Min
cook time 21 Min
method Air Fryer

Ingredients For air fryer pizza chicken

  • 1 lg
    boneless skinless chicken breast
  • garlic powder, to taste
  • dried Italian seasoning, to taste
  • ground pepper, to taste
  • pizza sauce
  • shredded mozzarella cheese
  • sliced pepperoni
  • a spray or two olive oil

How To Make air fryer pizza chicken

  • Chicken breast butterflied on a cutting board.
    1
    Using a sharp knife, butterfly the chicken breast and lay it open like a book.
  • Flattening the chicken to equal thickness.
    2
    Slide the opened chicken breast into a gallon-sized Ziploc bag and zip the bag closed. Pound the chicken breast on both sides of the Ziploc bag until chicken is round and flattened a little with a meat mallet until about 3/4 inch thick. Your flattened chicken should resemble a nice little round pizza crust by now. (It doesn't have to be a perfectly round shape, though.)
  • Seasoned chicken in the air fryer.
    3
    Line your air fryer pan with a parchment round. Remove chicken from the Ziploc bag and lay the opened, flattened chicken breast on the parchment. Spritz with one or two quick sprays of olive oil and rub the oil across the top of the chicken. Add a few shakes each (to taste) of the garlic powder, dried Italian seasoning, and the pepper.
  • Chicken cooked in the air fryer.
    4
    Place pan in air fryer and cook at 356 degrees for 8 minutes. Open air fryer and flip flattened chicken to the other side. Spray one or two sprays of olive oil on this side and spread the oil a little bit using the bottom of a spoon to keep from burning yourself. Place pan back inside air fryer and cook for another 8 minutes at 356 degrees.
  • Sauce, cheese, and pepperoni placed on top of the chicken.
    5
    When done, remove pan from air fryer and spoon desired amount of pizza sauce on top and spread it just as you would a pizza. Next, lay a good sized handful of Mozzarella cheese, and then place several pepperoni slices on top. Now you should have a beautiful personal sized pizza in front of you. Pierce each pepperoni with a toothpick to prevent them from coming off and flying around inside the air fryer. Return pan to air fryer and cook for 5 minutes at 250 degrees, just long enough to melt cheese and heat up the toppings.
  • Air Fryer Chicken Pizza on a plate.
    6
    With great anticipation, remove your Pizza Chicken from air fryer, remove toothpicks, and eat that delicious no-guilt "pizza" until your belly is full and thanking you for a job well done!
  • Pizza Chicken and Brussels sprouts on a blue glass plate.
    7
    I made steamed Brussels sprouts as the accompaniment, but spaghetti or spaghetti squash would be a delectable side with this dish. Bon appetit, and you are so welcome!
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