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Chicken Crust Pizza

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Growing up pizza night was always a big hit in our house. I’ve since implemented it with my own kids and they’re big pizza fans as well. Instead of ordering expensive (and unhealthy!) takeout or a frozen grocery store pizza, I opt for homemade. I’ve tried several different versions over the years, and the latest is this chicken crust pizza. It’s a low-carb pizza crust that’s a twist on my meatza recipe!

Chicken Crust Pizza

The kids and I love pizza crust made with ground beef, but this yummy version uses ground chicken instead. I also use four times the amount of parmesan cheese in the crust. The combination helps satisfy cravings for traditional pizza with a delicious, crispy crust.

It’s also a great option if you’re on the keto diet since it’s low-carb and naturally gluten-free. Because it’s so full of healthy fats and nutrient-dense, it’s a lot more filling than versions with refined flour.

If you want a slightly thicker, chewier crust, then flatten the chicken to about 1/2 inch thick. For a crispy crust aim for about 1/4 inch thick instead. Thankfully the pizza “dough” is very forgiving and easy to work with!

Chicken Pizza Ingredients

The main ingredient here is chicken (obviously!), but you could substitute ground turkey if preferred. And if you have a healthy source of canned chicken that works too, plus it can be faster. Some chicken crust pizza recipes call for shredded chicken which adds a different texture.

And pizza isn’t pizza without your favorite toppings! We like using a tomato sauce with mozzarella cheese and plenty of fresh veggies. Or you could opt for alfredo sauce for a creamier version. Here are a few more topping ideas:

  • Sprinkle with Italian seasoning
  • Drizzle with a good quality olive oil
  • Pepperoni
  • Bell peppers
  • Red onion
  • Top with fresh basil after cooking
  • Black olives
  • Roasted red pepper
  • Chopped sundried tomatoes
chicken crust pizza

Chicken Crust Pizza Recipe

This recipe is a twist on my classic meatza and a popular chicken crust trend!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Calories 129kcal
Author Katie Wells

Servings

8 slices

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine chicken, eggs, grated Parmesan cheese, dried oregano, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Mix well until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  • Line a baking sheet, pizza pan, or pizza stone with parchment paper.
  • Transfer the chicken mixture onto the prepared parchment paper and spread it evenly about 1/4-1/2 inch thick to create a pizza crust.
  • Bake the chicken crust in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes or until it’s golden brown and firm.
  • Remove the crust from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes.
  • To top, spread a thin layer of tomato sauce over the crust, leaving a border around the edges.
  • Add your favorite pizza toppings such as mozzarella cheese, vegetables, or pepperoni.
  • Return the pizza to the oven and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Once done, carefully remove the chicken crust pizza from the oven.
  • Allow it to cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Crust Pizza Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 129 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 0.04g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 95mg32%
Sodium 377mg16%
Potassium 377mg11%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 0.4g2%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 184IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 72mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notes

  • Store any leftovers in the fridge for up to four days in an airtight container.
  • Reheat any leftovers in the oven on parchment paper.

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Sources
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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.

Comments

4 responses to “Chicken Crust Pizza”

  1. Melani Avatar

    Just made this tonight with lots of yummy toppings. Delicious! It will be my go to pizza from now on. Thanks!

  2. Christine Avatar
    Christine

    5 stars
    I have been purchasing chicken pizza crusts for quite sometime from an online retailer. This recipe is simple, very delicious, and so much less expensive than the ready made crust I have been buying. This will be my go to recipe from now on! Thank you!

  3. Monika Avatar

    Can I omit the parmesan or replace it with something? My family hates this cheese and I am “not allowed” to use it. Thank you so much!

    1. Jamie Larrison Avatar

      You can substitute other cheeses here, such as mozzarella, but the crust is most sturdy with Parmesan, since it has low moisture content.

5 from 1 vote

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