Calling all carb counting, pizza lovin’ pals for champion flavored chicken crust pizza!
This is one of the BEST low carb pizza recipes you can eat with your fingers. It’s not often that you come across ground chicken recipes which mimic pizza so closely without blowing your entire diet…
Low carb chicken recipes are kind of a dime a dozen but manipulating low carb recipes into duplicating foods you already LOVE is a work of art… And let me tell you, this one is a masterpiece!!
C’mon! You’ve GOT to see this!!
This low carb chicken crust pizza recipe will knock your socks off, and I’m not kidding!! It has an amazing flavor that the entire family will love, but that’s not all…
Here are some of the things I love most about chicken crust pizza:
- Very cost effective
- Really easy to make
- Whopping 14 grams of protein per serving
- Incredibly awesome flavor
- You can eat it with your hands
Chicken crust pizza is exactly what it sounds like, and it’s de-lish! To ensure simplicity, I do have a few words of wisdom for my pizza lovin’ pals…
Healthy Dinner Cooking Tips
Be sure to use parchment paper (even if you are cooking on a pizza stone). It makes your healthy dinners clean up a breeze and ensures that your crust doesn’t stick to the pan.
Another important tip involves stopping the food processor a few times and scrapping down the sides with a rubber spatula. This process just ensures that all ingredients are properly and thoroughly combined for much better results in the end.
Lastly, if you are topping your pizza with fresh herbs it is best to put those on after it comes out of the oven. Overcooking herbs can give them a bitter aftertaste but just the right amount of heat can coax out that deeper, complex flavor profile!
Tools To Make Keto Chicken Crust Pizza
Making this delicious, high protein chicken crust pizza involves using tools you probably already have in your kitchen. A food processor is a definite must for this one — unless you’re working with ground chicken.
You’ll also need a rubber spatula, a cookie sheet, parchment paper and saran wrap. I like to use the bottom of a large pot to even out my pizza crust, but a rolling pin will work, too.
Low Carb Dinner Storing Tips
Storing your chicken crust pizza is as easy as putting it in an airtight container in the fridge (if there’s any left!!). This is one of those mouth-watering low carb dinners where there usually aren’t a lot of leftovers.
Can You Freeze This Chicken Pizza Crust?
Freezing this chicken crust pizza makes meal prep that much easier! Plus, you’ll have truly healthy low carb frozen pizza on demand.
You can freeze this crust without any toppings so it’s ready to go on pizza night, or you can top your pizza and then throw it in the freezer. This healthy, low carb frozen pizza is perfect for those busy weeknights when you just don’t have time to cook!
Freezing this pizza successfully is all about protecting it from air and moisture. If you have a vacuum sealer, it’s ideal.
Ground Chicken Pizza Crust Meal Prepping Tips
If you’ve cooked the entire chicken crust pizza, toppings and all, then you can freeze snack sized portions a couple of pieces at a time. I like to put wax paper between the slices, so they don’t stick to each other.
Freezing the crust without the toppings means you must freeze it whole. If you do not have access to a vacuum sealer, then you may want to wrap it in saran wrap before placing it in a freezer bag.
I wouldn’t recommend this chicken crust pizza for making calzones, as with chicken, you want to be sure the meat is FULLY cooked through. (Check out this keto calzone recipe if that’s what you’re craving!)
Tweaking this chicken crust pizza recipe to suit your individual taste and your lifestyle is the key to scrumptious success!
Can I Use Different Meat?
This is one of those healthy chicken recipes that calls for chicken thighs — They’re cost effective and a little higher in fat content.
You could always use chicken breast or a combination of the two, but keep in mind that chicken breast will yield a slightly drier crust, as this cut of the chicken contains less fat.
Using a different white meat to make your chicken crust pizza is a common variation. Grab a little ground turkey and some parmesan to make this fantabulous Meatza recipe. You have options!! And the best part is they are delicious healthy recipes options!
Can I Make Pizza Bites?
Absolutely! Perfectly portioned chicken crust pizza bites are simply divine – no pizza cutter needed! Even the kiddos will love them. Just make sure they’re all the same thickness, so they cook evenly.
Making cauliflower pizza bites or zucchini pizza bites might even be easier and they’re every bit as incredible. Who says you have to eat low carb pizza with a fork?!
Can I Turn This Into A Low Carb Pizza Casserole?
Turning this recipe into a low carb pizza casserole may prove a little difficult because of the nature of the crust. BUT, if low carb pizza casserole is what you’re after, then try my healthy dinner ideas here and save the chicken crust pizza for Fork Free Fridays!
What Are Some Low Carb Pizza Crust Toppings?
Finding low carb pizza crust toppings is as easy as scanning your local farmer’s market or produce section at the grocery store. Start with an array of fresh veggies like peppers, onions and mushrooms. Then add some olives and fresh herbs.
Get really creative and make a zucchini pizza or an eggplant pizza. To say they do a tango on your taste buds is an understatement! If mushrooms are your thing then opt for a portobello mushroom pizza. Now there’s a myriad of mellow flavors that scream rich, savory pizza!
What Are Healthy Pizza Sauces?
Eating healthy pizza means covering it in rich, savory low carb sauce…
There are plenty of different types of sauce you can use, depending on what type of delectable pizza you’re in the mood for — just be sure to read the labels, as most store bought products are loaded with sugar. I usually make my own versions of these healthy pizza sauces…
- Low carb pizza sauce
- Low carb BBQ sauce
- Keto ranch
Can I Add Low Carb Flour To The Crust?
Well, technically you probably could but it wouldn’t taste very good! If you’re looking for a low carb pizza crust made with flour, then you should try my coconut flour pizza crust or my almond flour pizza crust. Better yet, try them both and see which one you like best!
Chicken Crust Pizza
- 1 Lb Boneless skinless chicken thighs
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- 2 Cloves Garlic
- 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
- 2 Teaspoon Oregano
- 1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
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!
Believe it or not, healthy pizza CAN taste great! And, contrary to popular believe – you don’t need to eat it with a fork. Here are some of my best low carb pizza recipes to satisfy that craving, and give you some variety (the spice of life)!
Counting carbs, and eliminating them, doesn’t mean that you have to go without the savory, cheesy goodness of mouth-watering pizza! What a lonely existence that would be. Start with this incredibly simple chicken crust pizza and then try a different one each week.
It’s time for all my carb counting pizza lovin’ pals to unite over the incredible dish that is chicken crust pizza! Give it a try and let me know if you’re on board in the comments below.