When you want the taste and pizza experience, but you can't do the carbs anymore without regretting it the next day (hello bloating), this Chicken Pizza Crust is for you and the whole family. No more work than a traditional homemade pizza crust, and no extra time needed to let the dough rise, this is a low carb, high protein option for those that love pizza but don't love flour-based pizza base. Perfect for those eating a gluten-free diet also. Loaded with Italian sausage and pepperoni this taste sensation will have you whipping up homemade pizza on the regular and satisfying those pizza cravings.
Chicken Pizza Crust
This low carb pizza crust is fast becoming a new staple in our house for pizza night.
It is a lot easier to bring together than you would think, and there is no need to wait for hours for the pizza dough to rise.
It is also:
- low carb (zero carbs for the pizza base itself)
- high protein (68 grams of protein if splitting this recipe between 4 people)
Perfect for lots of different diets and lifestyles!
The best bit? You aren't going to need any hard-to-find ingredients, it is simply a combination of ground chicken, parmesan, egg whites, and whatever you like to top your pizza with.
Note: keto dieters or those following a low carb lifestyle should be sure to choose a low carb pizza sauce.
Although easy to make, ground chicken pizza crust does have a few steps to make it absolutely perfect.
Use non-stick cooking spray, or lightly brush a piece of parchment paper with a little olive oil before adding the chicken mixture. This will help to stop it from sticking to the paper when baking.
Divide the chicken mixture into two or three to make smaller pizzas that are easier to transfer to the baking sheet. I would not recommend making one large pizza as it is harder to work with.
Add the chicken mixture to the sheet of parchment paper and then add another oiled sheet of parchment paper on top. Use a rolling pin to roll the chicken very thinly in a pizza shape. It needs to be thin so that it crisps up and can hold the pizza toppings when baked.
Plastic wrap can be used in place of parchment paper if needed.
We are going to bake the chicken crusts before adding your favorite pizza toppings.
To get the flattened chicken mixture from the parchment paper to the pizza trays simply remove the top layer of parchment paper, add the upside-down pizza tray on top of the crust, and flip everything over for an easy transfer.
If it does get stuck, use a silicone spatula to gently remove the rest of the base from the paper.
Pop the bases into the preheated oven and bake until cooked through and crispy on the edges.
Once baked, we are going to add the toppings to this low carb chicken pizza crust.
For this recipe, I have used a mixture of pizza sauce, shredded mozzarella, mozzarella pearls, cooked Italian sausage, pepperoni, and parsley for a pop of color and garnish. But feel free to switch things up and make the pizza your own.
Simply add the toppings, pop back into the oven for about 10 minutes more, or until the cheese has all melted and you are good to go.
If you like the cheese to be a little more golden why not pop it under the broiler for a couple of extra minutes until the cheese melts more and starts to bubble and turn brown!
Serve while hot with a sprinkle of fresh basil and enjoy.
Tips, Tricks, and Substitutions
If you aren't into tomato sauce on pizza you can always use pesto instead. Why not try this Quick Kale Walnut Pesto with Sunflower Seeds for a kick of color and nutrients in one combination.
Alternatively, an alfredo sauce can be used for a white pizza base.
Some other great traditional pizza toppings for this chicken pizza crust could be:
- red onions or brown onions
- chopped capsicum
- beef mince
- rocket or kale
The options are limitless, so make this pizza your own and enjoy!
Ground chicken can be found in the meat section of most grocery stores. If you cannot find it you can make your own by blitzing chicken breast in the food proccesor.
Storing and Freezing Leftovers
Leftovers should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
To reheat simply pop slices into the microwave for 30-40 seconds, or reheat in a preheated oven or air fryer until warm.
I do not recommend freezing leftover pizza.
What To Serve With Homemade Pizza
I love to serve chicken crust pizza with a side salad.
It would also go well with:
- hot chips
- veggie sticks
- garlic bread
- simple vegetables like this Lemon and Garlic Air Fryer Broccoli
Or you could always enjoy it all by itself (although I have to suggest you serve it with some veggies to round everything out).
Frequently Asked Questions
It is a combination of ground chicken (chicken mince), parmesan, and egg whites.
Yes. Simply reheat slices in the microwave for 30-40 seconds or in a preheated oven or air fryer until warm.
I hope this becomes your new favorite recipe when it comes to pizza.
Did you love this ground chicken crust recipe? Be sure to leave a 5 star rating or comment down below to let me know.
Low Carb Chicken Crust Pizza
- Rolling Pin
- parchment paper
- pizza stone or pizza pan
Chicken Pizza Crust
- 2 lbs (1 kilo) ground chicken
- 1 cup parmesan cheese
- ⅓ cup egg whites
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 1 cup pizza sauce
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese shredded
- 1 cup bocconcini or mozzarella pearls
- 1 cup pepperoni (optional)
- 1 cup cooked and chopped Italian sausage (optional)
- parsely for garnish
- non-stick cooking spray
- Preheat fan-forced oven to 425F (220C).
- In a large bowl combine the ground chicken, grated parmesan cheese, egg whites and Italian seasoning. Mix well to combine.
- Place one of the sheets of parchment paper on a flat surface and lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray, or use a pastry brush to brush with olive oil. Scoop ⅓ of the chicken mixture onto the parchment paper.
- Spray the second sheet of parchment paper with non-stick cooking spray and place on top of the chicken mixture. Use a rolling pin to spread the mixture thinly between the two sheets of parchment paper.
- Spray a pizza stone or pan with non-stick cooking spray, or brush with olive oil.
- Peel the top sheet of parchment paper from the chicken. Carefully flip the pizza onto the baking pan and peel the second piece of paper away. Using the same parchment paper, repeat this process to make two more chicken pizza bases.
- Put the chicken bases into the oven and bake for 25-30 mins. The bases should be fully cooked before removing from the oven.
- Remove the pizza bases from the oven and scoop about ¼ cup of pizza sauce onto each cooked pizza base followed by shredded mozzarella, pepperoni, Italian sausage and mozzarella pearls.
- Place the pizzas back into the oven for about 5-10 minutes, until the cheese has melted. If you like the cheese to be extra golden brown then pop under the broiler for a couple of minutes before removing from the oven.
- Serve immediately.
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