Whether you’re eating victory pizza after a sports game or scarfing down slices on movie night–pizza is one of life’s greatest pleasures that no one should be without. It’s a crying shame the number of people going pizza-less these days, all in an effort to cut down on carbs. Because the truth is, you don’t have to. We have options.
So I’m here to take a stand. To shine a little light in your life. To tell you all about the miracle that is chicken crust pizza!
Keto Pizza Crust Video Tutorial
The Hardest Working Piece of the Pie
What makes an incredible pizza? Is it the toppings? The cheese? The sauce? For me, pizza is nothing without the perfect vessel to carry it all–The crust is literally the backbone of the entire pizza operation.
In fact, if you don’t nail the crust, your pizza might as well be a casserole or some kind of stew. That’s a fact.
Which is why I’ve worked so hard to create the perfect keto pizza crust. After searching and experimenting and testing over and over, I arrived at this chicken crust pizza.
I know, I know… a pizza crust made from chicken? Sounds weird. But all of the flavors are pulled together cohesively so you really get the full pizza pizazz, not just a whole mouthful of toppings, plus chicken. Plus, you can actually pick up slices of this crust with toppings like you would a regular pizza!
What to Expect From This Chicken Crust Pizza:
This is one of those low carb chicken recipes that has it all. Including:
- Easy to make
- Handheld feel
- 14 grams of protein
Tips + Tricks
Here are a few tips and tricks that will ensure tasty chicken crust pizza every time:
- Combine the ingredients as you would a meatloaf. Mix and mash using your hands until all the chicken pizza crust ingredients are well blended.
- Use a rimmed baking sheet. Otherwise, the juices from the chicken will create a giant mess in your oven. Oh, and don’t forget the parchment, it makes clean up nice and easy.
- Now, press that crust into a nice and even shape, this will ensure the crust bakes evenly, otherwise, some spots may be under while others are over.
- Grab a meat thermometer. This is the best way to test that this ground chicken crust pizza recipe is done and not overcooked–chicken should reach an internal temp of 165 F.
- Get some ranch, it tastes incredibly delicious with this chicken crust pizza.
Low Carb Pizza Crust Toppings
Top this chicken pizza with your favorites! Looking for some inspo? Here are a few of our favorite toppings for pizza chicken:
- Low carb BBQ sauce, cheddar cheese, pepperoncinis, red onions, cilantro
- Pesto, sun dried tomatoes, goat cheese
- Bell peppers, red onions, olives, tomatoes
What Toppings Should I Avoid on a Low Carb Eating Plan?
If you’re eating chicken crust pizza as a means to cut down on carbs, the last thing you want to do is ruin your meal plan with the toppings. So here’s what to watch for:
The Sauce – Pizza sauce is often loaded with sugar. Try my homemade sugar free variation, or opt for a sauce like pesto or low carb alfredo. If you prefer storebought, read labels carefully and look for a product with no sugar added.
The cheese – Luckily, most varieties are low carb cheese. So if low carb is your goal, cheese is a great choice. Looking for a dairy free alternative? Check out these ideas for some cheese replacements.
The toppings – Most veggies are low in carbs (check out my chart of low carb vegetables to be sure), as well as proteins like sausage, ham, and pepperoni.
Place leftover chicken crust pizza in an airtight container in the fridge, and reheat in the oven the re-crisp the cheese–just watch carefully to ensure it doesn’t overcook and dry out the pizza.
More Healthy Pizza Recipes
Chicken Crust PizzaPrint Recipe Pin Recipe
- 1 Lb Ground chicken
- 1/2 Cup Parmesan
- 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
- 1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning
- 1/2 Cup Low Carb Pizza Sauce
- 2 Cups Mozzarella
- Prep. Preheat oven to 400 F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Make the crust. Combine all crust ingredients together in a large bowl using your hands. Form into a pizza shape on your prepared baking sheet, making it no thicker than 3/4" thick, and evening out the top as much as possible for even cooking. Cover the crust in pizza sauce (1/2 cup), mozzarella cheese (2 cups) then desired toppings.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. You'll know the crust is done once a meat thermometer inserted into the center of the pizza read 165 F. Allow the pizza to cool for 10 minutes before slicing, and enjoy!
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- Nutritional information is based on 1 slice, if you cut this pizza into 8 slices, and does not include the toppings: