Crock Pot Pizza Chicken

Crockpot Pizza Chicken

The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 5 hrs
Total: 5 hrs 20 mins
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
294 Calories
10g Fat
7g Carbs
42g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 294
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 116mg 39%
Sodium 697mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 42g
Vitamin C 26mg 128%
Calcium 116mg 9%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 582mg 12%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

You'll love the combination of flavors and textures in this simple recipe for crock pot pizza chicken. Even though it cooks in your crock pot, it only cooks for 4 to 5 hours so you can start it in the afternoon to eat dinner around 6:00 p.m.

You can make this recipe with boneless, skinless chicken thighs if you'd like, or even try using pork chops instead. The cooking time would then be extended to 6 to 8 hours. Always cook your chicken to a minimum temperature of 160 F for food safety.

Serve this slightly spicy recipe with some hot cooked pasta or rice to soak up all the wonderful sauce. Kids especially like this recipe because it really does taste like pizza. Offer some cooked carrots, a green salad, and some garlic toast to round out the meal.

Ingredients

  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • 1onion, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 bell peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 2 cups tomato sauce, or pizza sauce

  • 2 ounces sliced pepperoni

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Crockpot Pizza Chicken ingredients

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  2. Sprinkle the chicken with the salt, pepper and Italian seasoning and place in a 4- to 5-quart crock pot.

    Sprinkle the chicken with the salt, pepper and Italian seasoning in a crockpot

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  3. Top the chicken with onions, garlic, and bell peppers, and pour the pasta or pizza sauce on top. Top everything with the pepperoni.

    Top the chicken with onions, garlic, and bell peppers, and pour the pasta sauce over and top with pepperoni

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  4. Cover the crock pot and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours until chicken is thoroughly cooked to 160 F.

    chicken and pepperoni mixture cooking in the crockpot

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  5. Stir everything in the slow cooker well. If you'd like, you can remove the chicken and shred it, then stir it back into the sauce.

    shredded chicken added to crockpot

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  6. Sprinkle the top with the cheese and let stand for 5 minutes to melt the cheese. Serve over hot cooked pasta or rice.

    Crockpot Pizza Chicken

    The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck