Chicken Parmesan Pizza

With a garlic bread is the crust this easy Chicken Parmesan Pizza recipe makes a quick meal everyone will enjoy. When you need a last minute meal or appetizer that makes people happy without much effort this one is a winner!

Chicken, cheese and sauce piled high on chicken parmesan pizza sitting on a wooden cutting board

If you like this recipe you may also enjoy our Cheesy Hawaiian Roll Garlic Bread.

Chicken Parmesan Pizza Recipe

A combination of pizza and parmesan chicken, this is a kid friendly meal or party appetizer that the whole family can enjoy. In less than 30 minutes with 5 ingredients and very little effort this restaurant style meal is easy to make at home on a budget.

This Chicken Parmesan Pizza begins by making a small loaf of frozen garlic bread and frozen chicken tenders on the same baking sheet. Add a layer of marinara sauce, chopped chicken, Italian cheese and sprinkle with basil. Return to the oven until the cheese melts and serve.

Like our Chicken, Bacon, Ranch Sub this parmesan chicken pizza is part sub and part pizza but 100% enjoyable. Another recipe to try if you like this one is our Italian BLT.

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Slices of easy parmesan chicken pizza on a cutting board

My mom often used breaded chicken with sauce and cheese to serve over spaghetti, but serving baked on garlic bread is genius. After you make this recipe once you won’t even need notes in the future, it’s that easy!

Open face loaf of garlic bread baked with chicken parmesan pizza toppings on a cutting board on red plaid napkin


Frozen Garlic Bread is the fastest way to make this recipe. We always use the smaller loaf, but a longer loaf or slices can work too, just adjust the amount of toppings appropriately.

Marinara Sauce is my favorite, but pizza sauce or spaghetti sauce can work too.

Chicken Tenders are the meat of the meal and it’s fine to use your favorite flavor. We like the thin, crispy chicken tenders that slice up easily. Chicken tenderloins can be chopped instead of sliced. Cooked or leftover boneless skinless chicken breasts or cooked ground chicken also work well.

Italian Cheese can easily be switched out for Mozzarella cheese or your favorite cheese. We don’t always do this, but parmesan cheese can easily be sprinkled on top too! When using parmesan be sure to use another cheese that melts well.

Basil can be fresh or lightly dried for maximum fresh flavor. While my kids enjoy basil now a few years ago they would have preferred just using plain cheese.

Five ingredients for chicken parmesan pizza on a baking sheet - Italian cheese, frozen garlic bread, marinara sauce, basil and chicken fingers

Recipe Tips & Tricks:

  • Put toppings all the way to the ends so the end pieces are covered with cheese after slicing
  • This garlic bread pizza is easier to cut with a bench scraper than a pizza cutter
  • Homemade pizza dough may be used, but we enjoy
  • Bacon bits can be added for another fun flavor
Close up pieces of chicken tenders with melted cheese on garlic bread pizza

Step By Step Instructions

Preheat oven to 425°F. Arrange 4 medium sized chicken strips on a large baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes.

Open garlic bread and place butter side up on baking sheet. Bake for an additional 8 – 10 minutes until golden brown.

Garlic bread and chicken strips on a sheet pan

Add marinara sauce and spread evenly over the seasoned side of the bread.

Marinara sauce spread on baked garlic bread on foil

Cut chicken into 1/2″ slices or chop into small pieces and place on top of sauce.

Sprinkle cheese and fresh basil on top. Return to the oven until the cheese is melted.

Thick layer of Italian or mozzarella cheese on top of chicken, sauce and garlic bread

Slice and serve a green salad!

Generous coating of white cheese melted on slices of garlic bread chicken parmesan pizza

More Easy Family Recipes:

BBQ Country Style Ribs in the Instant Pot are super tender and delicious! Very enjoyable for everyone in the family.

Chicken & Stuffing Casserole is another comfort food favorite with simple ingredients!

Chicken Fajita Pizza is another fun spin on pizza with refrigerated dough and fajita toppings.

Printable Parmesan Chicken Pizza Recipe

Close up chunks of chicken tenders peeking out between garlic bread crust, sauce and melted cheese on chicken parm pizza

Chicken Parmesan Pizza

Servings 10 small slices
Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life
With a garlic bread is the crust this easy Chicken Parmesan Pizza recipe makes a quick meal everyone will enjoy. When you need a last minute meal that makes people happy without much effort this one is a winner!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes


  • 8 ounce loaf frozen garlic bread
  • 4 large breaded chicken fingers
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 cup shredded Italian cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil chopped


  • Preheat oven to 425°F and place chicken fingers on one half of the baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes.
  • Place garlic bread butter side up on the other half of the baking sheet and return to the oven for 8 – 10 minutes.
  • Spread marinara sauce over bread.
  • Cut chicken fingers into half-inch strips and arrange over sauce.
  • Sprinkle with cheese and basil. Return to the hot oven for 2 – 4 minutes until the cheese melts.


Calories: 138kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 9gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 381mgPotassium: 148mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 133IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg

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“Plowing Through Life” is not a dietitian or nutrition professional. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate and can vary greatly depending on specific products are used. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator of your choice.

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