Chicken Marinara Pizza

By now, you probably know I am a big fan of pizza.  Not only do I have aspirations to open my own pizza and wine bar someday, but I make it at home all the time.

Seriously.  All. The. Time.

So, you can imagine we go through our fair share of pizza recipes — tried and trusted, beloved and new — and we remember the good ones.  Wouldn’t you?

This Chicken Marinara recipe comes from back in the day when Dustin and I were really getting into making our own homemade pizzas.  Though it sounded weird to me to combine mozzarella and cheddar on a pizza, Dustin assured me it would be tasty.  And it was.

The combination of the different flavors, along with the tangy marinara sauce and the sliced, seasoned chicken is so good.  It has become our fall-back tasty, easy pizza recipe over the years.

I hope you give it a try!

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Chicken Marinara Pizza
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Try this non-traditional Chicken Marinara Pizza to change things up!
Categories: Easy Dinner
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: chicken pizza with red sauce, marinara pizza, pizza marinara
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 302 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt to season chicken
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper to season chicken
  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 pizza crust see recipe here
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce see recipe here
  • 1/2 cup fresh mozzarella grated
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese grated
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat and add oil. Generously season the chicken with sea salt and ground black pepper and place in skillet. Cook each side until browned nicely, covering the skillet if necessary with a cover to cook chicken all the way through. When cooked, remove from heat and let set to cool for about 5-10 minutes.

  3. Once cooled, slice bite-size pieces of chicken to be spread over the pizza. Set aside.
  4. Spread the tomato sauce over the pizza dough, leaving about 1/2 inch around the outside edge for the crust. Sprinkle sauce with oregano, basil, thyme, salt and pepper.
  5. Arrange the sliced chicken over the spices and tomato sauce. Sprinkle the grated mozzarella and cheddar over the chicken and evenly across the pizza.
  6. Place the pizza into the oven and bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the crust edges are golden and the cheese is melted. After taking the pizza out of the oven, allow it to cool for a few minutes so that the cheese has time to set. Slice pizza and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Marinara Pizza
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 302 Calories from Fat 92
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.2g16%
Saturated Fat 3.2g16%
Cholesterol 20.7mg7%
Sodium 280.7mg12%
Carbohydrates 39.7g13%
Fiber 1.4g6%
Sugar 2.1g2%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 100mg10%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

3 thoughts on “Chicken Marinara Pizza

  1. I love your blog and I visit all the time Lacey. It is such a feel good, yummy type blog!
    This pizza looks so delicious!
    Congrats on your beautiful baby boy!


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