Thanks to chicken crust pizza, being carb conscious and loving pizza is no longer an oxymoron…
That’s right my friends, us low carb-ers are opting for protein rich healthy recipes or veggie based low carb recipes, without compromising that mouth-watering addictiveness of pizza.
Which is why I’m SO thrilled to share this low carb pizza, suited for a king, queen, heck, it’s one of those healthy chicken recipes even the picky kiddos will love!
Ground chicken recipes have never been so mouth wateringly DELISH!
Step up your low carb chicken recipes game with this healthy pizza alternative!
Let’s dive in…
How to Make Chicken Pizza Crust
Chicken crust pizza is a delicious low carb variation to the Italian classic.
Think of it as a more wholesome pizza crust, made from (you guessed it) chicken, which bakes together beautifully, and aces the slice-factor.
Here’s how easily this chicken crust pizza comes together:
Toss the chicken, eggs, and seasonings into a food processor and process to combine thoroughly.
I recommend using chicken thighs, as they’re a little fattier and make for a more delicious pizza.
Chicken breasts and canned chicken work too, but they’ll yield a slightly drier crust. Whatever kind of chicken you currently have on your low carb shopping list will do the trick.
You can also use ground chicken to save some dishes and time — just incorporate all ingredients together in a bowl. I suggest doing this with your hands to incorporate everything thoroughly.
FORM THE PIZZA.
After processing, you’ll want to spread the mixture on to a pan using a spatula.
To get the chicken crust nice and thin, cover it in saran wrap and smoosh it with the bottom of a pot or pan. Alternatively, you can use a rolling pin.
Make the crust whatever size you like. You can go from a big, family-sized pizza to small, personal chicken crust pizza.
All THE REST.
Bake the crust at 400 F for 20 minutes, or until it begins to brown and is cooked through (the internal temp of your pizza should be 165 F).
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Then, pull that sucker out and cover it with your favorite toppings! (If you’re using fresh herbs, add those after!)
Crank the oven up to 500 degrees, pop that bad-boy back in there, and check every few minutes to see when the cheese has melted to your liking.
If you’d like to cook your topping longer (to soften them), without drying out your pizza, do this while you’re forming the crust, so they have adequate time in the oven.
It’s as easy as that. 🙂
Making a Paleo Ground Chicken Pizza Crust
To make this chicken pizza crust recipe paleo, simply skip the cheese on top.
Dare I say, top it right and you may not even miss the cheese?
Best Topping for low carb pizza crust
Let your creativity shine. Here are some of my favorite low carb pizza crust topping.
BBQ Chicken Pizza
Turn this recipe into a barbecue chicken symphony with the addition of low carb barbecue sauce, red onion, bell peppers, and cilantro. Yum!
Zesty Chicken Pizza
Why not marry Mexican and Italian cuisines by swapping out the crust spices with low carb taco seasoning, and adding three cheese blend, jalapeños, and pico de gallo salsa! Ole!
Traditional Chicken Pizza
Top your pizza with tomato sauce, mozzarella, fresh basil, cherry tomatoes, and a drizzle of pesto.
Don’t Forget Your Low Carb Pizza Sauce
Most store bought pizza sauces are loaded with sugar, so make your own low carb pizza sauce while prepping the other ingredients.
Added bonus: it’ll make your house smell amazing!
Freezing This Crustless Pizza
Crustless pizza recipes that store well in the freezer aren’t easy to come by, which makes this chicken crust pizza SO special…
Double the recipe, dirty up your kitchen once, and make personal-sized pizzas for the whole week!
Change up the toppings to keep it fun and interesting!
Cook up a whole slew, and freeze whatever doesn’t get eaten on the first night. Then, whenever the mood strikes, you’ll be prepared with healthy low carb dinners.
Meal Prepping Meatza
If you’re making this for low carb meal prep, I recommend baking this meatza, but not the toppings — wait until you plan to eat this chicken crust pizza to melt your toppings (reheating the chicken can dry it out).
Reheating No Crust Pizza
Pop this no crust pizza in the oven for chicken crust pizza perfection!
You can reheat it in the microwave, but the oven will crisp up the cheese and make it even more delicious.
More Low Carb Pizza Recipes
Since pizza is pretty much the most crave-able, delicious comfort food on the planet, I’ve worked up quite a few low carb pizza variations:
- Portobello Mushroom Pizza
- Eggplant Pizza
- Cloud Bread Pizza
- Fathead Pizza
- Almond flour Pizza Crust
- Zucchini Pizza
- Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Chicken Crust Pizza Recipe
Hope you LOVE this chicken crust pizza as much as we do! Leave me a comment below and let me know what you think!
Chicken Crust Pizza
Toppings (for BBQ chicken):
- Low Carb Pizza Sauce
- 2 Cups Mozzarella
- Put all the ingredients for the crust in a food processor.
- Start the processor and continue until all ingredients have combined and the chicken has broken down completely. You may need to stop the processor every-so-often and clean off the sides of the processor with a rubber spatula to ensure everything combines properly.
- Form the chicken-combo into a ball and drop onto a pan lined with parchment paper.
- Spread onto a pan in the desired shape. I used the back of a spatula. Cover the top in saran wrap and use the bottom of a pot or pan to even out the top of your pizza crust. Alternatively, you can use a rolling pin.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, or until crust begins to brown and the chicken is cooked through.
- Cover with toppings. If you’re using fresh herbs, add those after!
- Crank oven up to 500 degrees, check every few minutes to see when cheese has melted to your liking!
- Allow the pizza to cool, cut into slices, and enjoy!