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Guilt Free Chicken Crust Pizza

No flour or bread, this from scratch Pizza is high in protein and low in carbs. Perfect to satisfy your pizza craving without feeling guilty!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Low Carb
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Author Jeana

Ingredients

For Crust

  • 1.5 lbs fresh chicken breast I used organic
  • 2-3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1.5 tsp Italian Spice Blend Use your favorite or make your own by combining onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, oregano and thyme.
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1/3 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1 large egg

For Toppings

  • 3-4 tbsp pizza or pasta sauce
  • favorite veggies and/or meats
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese shredded

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut raw chicken into 1" cubes and then place into a food processor/blender/ninja in small batches to create a sort of home made ground chicken.

    *Tip: You can also ask your butcher to grind the breasts for you before you leave the store.

  3. Place raw ground chicken into a bowl along with garlic, Italian spices, cheeses and egg. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Line a pizza pan or cookie sheet with parchment paper. Place raw chicken mixture ball onto paper.
  5. Roll out enough plastic wrap to cover whole pan/sheet and place on top of chicken mixture ball. Press chicken mixture down and out until it fills pan/sheet. Remove plastic wrap.

    *Note* The photos show a thicker 'crust' as I only pressed the chicken mixture down into one cookie sheet. This recipe could easily be pressed into 2 cookie sheets for a thinner, crispier crust.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees for about 15-25 minutes, or until crust appears golden and to desired crispness. Thicker crusts will be more towards 20-25 minutes and thin crusts will cook in 10-15 minutes. Keep an eye on it!
  7. Remove from oven and let cool for about 5 minutes. Use this time to gather and slice your favorite toppings.
  8. Spread sauce and top with mozzarella. Add toppings and then finish off with parmesan. TIP: I know its hard, but try not to overload with toppings as with any pizza, this will cause sogginess in the center.
  9. Bake at 400 degrees for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until cheese topping has slightly browned/desired doneness.
  10. Slice, serve and enjoy this guilt-free, low carb, high protein meal!

Recipe Notes

*Use your favorite Italian Seasoning or make your own by combining onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, oregano and thyme.
Be careful not to overcook - especially when making the one sheet thicker crust. It will really dry out the chicken.
wait until removing from oven at end before adding fresh herbs like basil or arugula.