Chicken Pizza Crust

Looking for a new and exciting take on the old boring pizza crust?  Better yet looking for a pizza crust that you won’t feel guilty about eating.  I have great news for you!  This Chicken Pizza Crust is the perfect high protein swap for your everyday crust.  Did I mention its gluten-free, and can be made for those of you on the Paleo diet?Chicken Pizza Crust

My friend Adam told me about this idea he saw online for a low-card crust and I just had to give it a try.  Its super easy and delicious way better than that cauliflower crust and 10 times better than those cardboard gluten-free crusts.  I made my pizza into a BBQ chicken pizza on chicken crust, but you could always make it whatever way you want.  I’ve made it using everything for a margarita pizza, taco pizza, anyway you slice it chicken pizza crust is where it’s at!

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Ingredients:

1 Pound of Ground Chicken

1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese

1/4 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper

1 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning Blend (or just a bit of Oregano and Basil)

Sauce and toppings of your choice.  I used BBQ sauce, Cheddar Cheese, Bacon and Red onion.

Pre-heat the oven to 400*.

Chicken Crust Pizza

In a medium bowl combine the ground chicken, cheeses and spices.  Line your pizza pan or cookie sheet with parchment paper sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.

Place the ground chicken mixture onto the pizza pan.  Then Place a piece of parchment paper or plastic wrap on top of the chicken mixture.  Evenly press the mixture into the pizza pan.  If you want you can even use your rolling-pin to get it nice and even.  Remove the parchment/plastic wrap once done.

Chicken Crust

Bake in the oven for 20 min or until the crust is golden.

Chicken Crust Pizza

Place whatever sauce, toppings and cheese you like on the chicken crust then return to the oven to bake for an additional 10 min until the cheese and toppings are melted heavenly goodness.  Please let us know what you think in the comments below 🙂

Chicken Crust Pizza

If you like this recipe you might like our Turkey Crust Pizza Margherita Style it’s low-carb and high in protein!

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Chicken Crust Pizza
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Recipe type: Low Carb Pizza
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Pound of Ground Chicken
  • ¼ Cup Parmesan Cheese
  • ¼ Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • ¼ Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning Blend (or just a bit of Oregano and Basil)
  • Sauce and toppings of your choice. I used BBQ sauce, Cheddar Cheese, Bacon and Red onion.
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400*.
  2. In a medium bowl combine the ground chicken, cheeses and spices. Line your pizza pan or cookie sheet with parchment paper sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Place the ground chicken mixture onto the pizza pan. Then Place a piece of parchment paper or plastic wrap on top of the chicken mixture. Evenly press the mixture into the pizza pan. If you want you can even use your rolling-pin to get it nice and even. Remove the parchment/plastic wrap once done.
  4. Bake in the oven for 20 min or until the crust is golden.
  5. place whatever sauce, toppings and cheese you like on the chicken crust then return to the oven to bake for an additional 10 min until the cheese and toppings are melted heavenly goodness.

 

 

78 comments

  1. CheleLynn says:

    So glad I came across this recipe. I cannot wait to make this next week. After hearing how good it turned out from a few other people I’m excited to try!!

  2. Angela W says:

    Made this pizza tonight and the family loved it. Only thing was is all the chicken grease that was on the top of crust. I dumped it off 3x. Then the bottom was a bit oily also. I made mine with turkey pepperoni, sliced ham and onions. Thx for the recipe it was delicious.

  3. Sassysouthernyankee says:

    Angela,

    I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe! I like my crust browned, so I did end up flipping the crust over once it was done baking and then top the browned bottom side with the toppings. That allowed the “top” to brown on the bottom for the last bit of the baking.

    I also didn’t have any issues with the chicken being greasy, and I’m surprised you did. You might want to check with your butcher/grocer and make sure they are only using the chicken breast in the ground chicken and not adding any of the skin. Ground turkey would be a great alternative which should eliminate the grease problem as well. I love your variation with the ham, turkey pepperonis and onions sounds delish!

  4. Sassysouthernyankee says:

    Hi again Angela! I just used parchment paper because I hate to scrub the pizza pan 🙂 I’m sure you can use foil paper or just place it directly on the pan. I hope you have a wonderful week! Thanks for your feedback and questions!

  5. Carrie says:

    I am so trying this!!! Had gastric bypass….I love pizza, but the crust does not like me!! This sounds so good!

  6. April says:

    This was so awesome, I had it twice last week with veggies on it and another day made into a Hawaiian pizza! Today for Super bowl Sunday, I can enjoy pizza on my low carb plan.

  7. Angel says:

    So glad I came across this because cauliflower wasn’t to pleasing. I topped my pizza with mushroom alfredo sauce, roma tomatoes, bacon bits, cheese and red onions. So so good! Thanks again

  8. Sassysouthernyankee says:

    Good Evening George! The recipe doesn’t call for bread crumbs because there aren’t any in the recipe. The picture shows mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and garlic powder (which I added for the Italian seasoning, included in the recipe). I’m glad you enjoyed the pizza!

  9. Sue Cormier says:

    We made this last night. OMG it is fantastic. I may never eat a regular pizza ever again! We thinly sliced some tomato and mixed it up with some EVOO, fresh garlic and seasonings. We put the ground chicken mixture on parchment paper, sprayed the chicken with a light coating of fat free cooking spray and then baked it for 30 mins. I think the cooking spray helped to brown it a bit. Once we removed it from the oven, we topped it with the thin tomato slices, placed several small dollops of low fat ricotta and then some low fat mozzarella. Baked that for 10 mins and it came out AMAZING! We plan to try it this weekend with different toppings. Perhaps some goat cheese, figs, and drizzled with a balsamic reduction! thanks for an amazing recipe!

  10. Darrah says:

    I just made this tonight for dinner, I also had a grease problem but this crust tasted excellent! I topped with mozzarella cheese and and pepperoni. I’m so happy I found this because I am trying to lower my carb intake. Thank you so much for sharing this amazing pizza crust!

  11. Nicole says:

    Made this for the second time and it was amazing again! No grease, but I had to cook it about 10 minutes longer than the directions say. This time I made 2 pizzas and it’s the 2nd one I have to tell you about. I made a homemade alfredo sauce with butter, half and half and parm cheese, used that with bacon and spinach as topping with a little moz and it was AMAZING! Bacon Spinach Alfredo Chicken Crust Pizza!

  12. Tami says:

    It was yummy. I made a pepperoni pizza. thanks for the recipe. I had no.problem with grease.

  13. Michelle says:

    Made this tonight and it was amazing!!! I will be using this recipe for my gluten free/low-carb pizza from now on. Thank you for a great recipe!!!

  14. Starlene Roe says:

    We have are chicken ground when boneless chicken is on sale. we also have some made into chicken sausage and am looking forward to trying this very soon.

  15. Christina says:

    This was a great idea. It did take me longer than 30 min to bake but i think my chicken wasnt rolled out hin enough. I will definitely be trying different toppings. Thanks

  16. Travis says:

    I substituted chicken for 1.5 lbs ground turkey. Top it with red, green, yellow peppers, black olives, ground beef, sausage chunks, onion and turkey pepperoni. Hands down the best pizza I’ve ever eaten! This and your chicken fajita casserole are two of the greatest dishes I’ve cooked. Thank you so much for the wonderful recipes!

  17. Sassysouthernyankee says:

    Awe! Thank you Travis for your kind words. I’m glad that you like the recipes! I actually made it with ground turkey a few months back and loved it! Thank you again for your support and if there are ever any recipes you want me to perfect in the test kitchen let me know!
    Thank you!
    Jessica (Sassy Southern Yankee)

  18. Leslie says:

    How did you work with the chicken as it is so sticky. It kept sticking to hands, parchment paper, am I missing something? Did others experience the same thing?

  19. Sassysouthernyankee says:

    Good Morning Leslie,
    The mixture is quite sticky like frosting. You can always put a bit of oil/pam on your hands prior to working with the mixture or if you aren’t concerned about the carbs you can pat your hands with a bit of GF flour or Corn starch. I just use my hands and scrap off. I hope this helps!

  20. Sassysouthernyankee says:

    Hi Kim! Sorry for the delay. The crust doesn’t really get crispy but if you make it think enough it might get a bit firmer. You could always increase the cheese amount and that should help it crispy up maybe using a hard cheese like parmesan cheese. I hope this helps answer your question.

  21. Sassysouthernyankee says:

    Heather,

    The Chicken Pizza Crust is 5 oz per serving (uncooked) without the toppings (4 servings per pizza). Depending on how much sauce, cheese and additional toppings your use would depend on the final final weight. I would suggest that you weigh the cooked pizza to see the final weight using a small food scale. I found one at my local grocery store for a reasonable price.

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  23. tina says:

    Love this, easy and delish! I made a spinach and broccoli version! Thank you thank you! This is my go to for pizza from now on.

  24. Jan B says:

    I had bariatric surgery a year ago and have stayed away from pizza other than just eating the toppings once in awhile. I made this pizza today and it was fantastic! I made the crust very thin and I’m glad that I did because well it’s like eating a chicken burger when you think about the actual thickness.

    I also noticed that my stores chicken had a lot less calories than the Perdue chicken. I’m wondering if that might account for some of the greasiness that some of the people had. Mine was not greasy. The other thing that I did was to take a look at the pizza sauces and find one that was low in carbs. Some of the sauces had 24 grams of carbs but I found one with two carbs and use the sauce sparingly. Excellent excellent recipe

  25. Sarah says:

    Made this with my seven year old daughter over the weekend and it was amazing. She loved it and I loved having cold, guiltless pizza for breakfast the next morning! We will continue this as out Saturday night tradition!

  26. Sassysouthernyankee says:

    Sarah,
    I’m so happy you and your daughter enjoyed it! The wonderful thing is the sky is the limit on the toppings and sauces. It’s my favorite guilt free dinner or breakfast 😉

  27. Glynis Caesar says:

    Omgosh. I followed the recipe using pork bulk sausage, cause that was what I had, a few more seasonings such as onion and garlic powder, cooked, drained grease, used paper towels to pat grease off top. Used SPAGHETTI sauce because that is what I had, sharp shredded cheddar, jalapenos, olives and pepperoni, omgosh. I would have posted a pic if I could but truly,,it did not last that long. Delicious. Thank you.

  28. Jessica says:

    Pretty tasty! A little dry but definitely and excellent alternative to gluten/carbs. Much quicker than waiting for regular dough to rise too. Would definitely make again and recommends to friends.

  29. ALEJANDRA ACEVEDO says:

    This recipe was so good!! I agree with the greasy part while cooking the chicken, but there were two kind of chicken ground 1 was chicken breast ground and 1 was chicken ground. the chicken i used with chicken ground and it was moist. I put made mine with fresh mozzarella, pepp,red onions, fresh mushroom, canadian bacon, and black olives and jalapenos.!! I will do this again this week!!

  30. Melody fields says:

    I was skeptical at first, but ill try different recipes. I’m a pizza lover but stop eating so much because trying to eat healthier. This pizza was awesome. The chicken crust was not greasy at all. I would add some garlic salt to give a taste. It was kinda bland without. I would recommend all my pizza lovers to try.

  31. Kendra Ware says:

    I used turkey instead of chicken. It shrank quite a bit so next time I’ll use 2 lbs instead of one. My husband can eat the whole thing. I will have to be fast to get a slice.

  32. Angel says:

    Ok a friend of mine made this chicken crust pizza and shared it on BGGST well I really like pizza when everyone else in my household is eating it I want to to… I really can’t do the bread, so when I seen this I was like yes! I brought ground chicken from BJS mozzarella cheese and some Mexican cheese, I sautéed my veggies just for like 5 mins. I used 35 slices of turkey Pepperoni. I used spaghetti sauce because I didn’t have pizza sauce (it’s raining here in DC and I wasn’t going out) Chile this pizza is so amazingly good… it made 8 slices I ate one was trying to get 2 down… that wasn’t happening! Sisters you really must try.. add whatever you like! I did red and green peppers, white onion, mushrooms, turkey pepperoni and 2 cheeses. Next time imma try buffalo chicken breast and these ingredients maybe add jalapeños and spinach. Y’all must try… you can also use ground turkey. Maybe bulk chicken sausage… I’ll play around with it! Yummy! S/n I did keep in oven longer than recipe suggested.

  33. Pgh says:

    I came across this recipe by mistake but I’m so glad that I did. I cooked my ground chicken crust a little longer than the recipe called for. I topped mines with Alfredo sauce, sauteed onions, banana peppers and spinach. It was delicious. I can’t wait to try different toppings on this crust.

  34. Tamara says:

    I made this tonight and it came out really well. I found it shrank quite a bit, but my ground chicken was probably not of the highest quality… lol. Cook times were perfect. Was not a ton of effort (definitely easier than the cauliflower crust). I just added sauce and veggies and it great. My husband kept trying to steal some (I made them regular pizza from scratch!).

  35. Crystal says:

    Just made this tonight and it was fabulous! Have not been a fan of cauliflower crust. This is awesome. I’m very excited to have found something that actually taste good. I made the barbecue, red onion, bacon and cheese. But, have been sitting here talking about all the combination that would be good. I’m thinking white sauce, ham, Swiss cheese, for Courdon blue. Yummy!

  36. SidselMarie95 says:

    Does anyone here know if you can sub the cheese in the crust with an egg instead? Saving some fats for the topping 😉
    I’m looking forward to making it!

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