Chicken Crust Pizza (Keto & Gluten-Free)

By electricdiet / July 19, 2021


Ditch the high-carb pizza crust and indulge in this protein-packed, gluten-free, keto chicken crust pizza instead! It’s so easy — just mix, bake, add your favorite toppings, and enjoy.

Closeup of pizza on a wooden cutting board with one slice cut out

From cauliflower crusts to fathead dough to pizza casseroles, there are plenty of ways to enjoy pizza on a low-carb or keto diet. But I think I may have found my new favorite: keto chicken crust pizza!

As the name suggests, the bulk of this crust is actually made from shredded chicken. It’s extremely low in carbs, gluten-free, and packed with protein. Win-win-win! Best of all, it couldn’t be easier to make.

How to make keto chicken crust pizza

This quick recipe comes together in just a few simple steps. Your pizza will be ready in less than 45 minutes!

Ingredients for recipe in separate bowls and ramekins, as seen from above

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2: In a large bowl, combine 1 cup of mozzarella with the chicken, cream cheese, parmesan, egg, oregano, garlic powder, onion, and salt.

Crust ingredients in a large glass bowl, about to be mixed

Step 3: Use your hands to mix until well-incorporated.

Crust batter in a large glass bowl, as seen from above

Step 4: Press the mixture down onto the prepared baking sheet as uniformly as possible, about ¼ inch thick.

Crust dough flattened onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, as seen from above

Step 5: Bake the crust for 20 minutes or until just starting to brown.

Baked crust on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, as seen from above

Step 6: Top with sauce and the remaining mozzarella cheese.

Baked crust topped with sauce and mozzarella, ready to go back in the oven

Step 7: Bake for 10 more minutes until the cheese is melted, then top with fresh basil after the bake.

Finished pizza topped with fresh basil, sitting on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, ready to be cut into slices

Want your cheese extra bubbly? Turn your oven to broil for the last 1-2 minutes of the bake. Then, slice your pizza into 6 pieces and enjoy!

Full pizza on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, ready to be sliced

Additional toppings for your pizza

Want to add a few more of your favorite toppings? That’s the beauty of pizza — you can make it totally your own!

I love adding low-carb veggies like mushrooms, spinach, or olives. For even more protein, throw on some pepperoni, bacon, or even cooked sausage.

One thing to keep in mind is that the crust definitely has a mild chicken taste. After all, it’s just chicken, cheese, and an egg. That’s why I like to choose toppings that go well with chicken… which, thankfully, is most toppings out there!

For example, if you love barbeque chicken pizza, try drizzling keto-friendly BBQ sauce over your slices. Or maybe you want to add a little keto ranch with some bacon.

You could also replace the tomato sauce with a white sauce, pesto spread, or even olive oil. Top with arugula and roasted garlic for a delicious combination.

There are truly endless ways you could make your pizza. Just be sure to choose low-carb toppings to keep your pizza keto-friendly!

Three slices of Keto Chicken Crust Pizza on separate white plates

Is tomato sauce okay for keto?

Tomatoes have a decent amount of carbs, so they’re best enjoyed in moderation on a keto diet. But what about tomato sauce?

The trick is to find a sauce with little or no sugar added. Be sure to read your labels if you’re buying sauce at the grocery store, or you could always make your own keto tomato sauce right at home.

Once you have a low-sugar sauce picked out, just be sure to pay attention to your portion size. That’s all it takes to enjoy tomato sauce on a keto diet!

Storage

Have leftover pizza? Lucky you! Any extra slices can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. To reheat, bake at 350°F for about 5-10 minutes or until heated through.

You can also store your slices in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to eat, bake the frozen slices at 350°F for 10-15 minutes until nice and hot.

Closeup of pizza on a wooden cutting board with one slice cut out

Other tasty keto-friendly recipes

Following a low-carb way of eating doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite comfort foods! With a few simple ingredient swaps, many recipes can be adapted to be keto-friendly. If you’re looking for some inspiration, here are a few of my favorite options:

Craving a sweet treat to round out your delicious meal? Check out this roundup of my favorite keto-friendly dessert recipes for some yummy options!

When you’ve tried this dish, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked it and rate the recipe in the comments below!

Recipe Card

Keto Chicken Crust Pizza

Ditch the high-carb pizza crust and indulge in this protein-packed, gluten-free, keto chicken crust pizza instead! It’s so easy — just mix, bake, add your favorite toppings, and enjoy.

Prep Time:10 minutes

Cook Time:30 minutes

Total Time:40 minutes

Servings:2

A slice of keto chicken crust pizza on a white plate next to basil leaves

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • In a large bowl, combine 1 cup of mozzarella with the chicken, cream cheese, parmesan, egg, oregano, garlic powder, onion, and salt.

  • Use your hands to mix until well-incorporated.

  • Press the mixture down onto the prepared baking sheet as uniformly as possible, about ¼ inch thick.

  • Bake the crust for 20 minutes or until just starting to brown.

  • Top with sauce and the remaining mozzarella cheese.

  • Bake for 10 more minutes until the cheese is melted, then top with fresh basil after the bake.

  • (optional) Broil for 1-2 minutes until the cheese is bubbly and golden.

Recipe Notes

This recipe is for 2 servings. If you cut the pizza into 6 slices, each serving will be 3 slices.
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. To reheat, bake at 350°F for 5-10 minutes until heated through.
Pizza can also be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. To reheat, bake frozen slices at 350°F for 10-15 minutes until hot.

Nutrition Info Per Serving

Nutrition Facts

Keto Chicken Crust Pizza

Amount Per Serving (3 slices)

Calories 784
Calories from Fat 434

% Daily Value*

Fat 48.2g74%

Saturated Fat 26.5g133%

Trans Fat 0.1g

Polyunsaturated Fat 1.8g

Monounsaturated Fat 7.2g

Cholesterol 349mg116%

Sodium 1319.7mg55%

Potassium 746.4mg21%

Carbohydrates 14.9g5%

Fiber 1.6g6%

Sugar 4.8g5%

Protein 71.3g143%

Net carbs 13.3g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: American

Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free

Keyword: chicken crust, gluten-free, keto pizza crust, low-carb pizza



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