How to make low-carb pepperoni chicken pizza bake

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Sometimes you want the heartiness of pizza but you don't want to actually eat pizza because it's not good for the waistline. Although many hacks exist to give you the taste of pizza, often these just involve cheese, sauce and pepperoni. That's not very filling if you're in the mood for a big meal after a long day. With the recipe below, you can have heartiness and deliciousness all in one when a pizza craving strikes.
That's because all the goodness of pizza toppings – the cheese, the sauce and the pepperoni – all sits on top of a bed of chicken. You still get the heartiness, but it's all protein without the carbs. The chicken is also fully cooked before this casserole heads into the oven, so you can use whatever kind you like. Buy sliced packages of real roasted chicken from the store or roast whole breasts or thighs. Whatever you decide, you'll still get all the goodness without the guilt.
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Low-Carb Pepperoni Chicken Pizza Bake
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10 minutes
20 minutes
30 minutes
2 pounds chicken, cooked
1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1 cup pizza sauce
1 cup mozzarella, shredded
16 pepperoni slices
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9-by-13 casserole dish.
Place chicken in the bottom of the prepared casserole dish.
Drop cream cheese onto the chicken and try to spread it as much as possible.
Pour the pizza sauce evenly over top, smoothing it out with a rubber spatula if necessary.
Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese over the sauce.
Place the casserole dish in the oven and bake for 10 minutes,
Take out the casserole from the oven, add the pepperoni slices on top of the cheese.
Place it back into the over for more 10 minutes, or until the entire casserole is bubbling and hot and the top is golden brown.
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