Well, I had to try it. I’ve seen many varying recipes of this so I’m going with my own. I’m keeping it simple using only 2 ingredients (plus seasoning) for my crust. It’s not that I don’t love the pizza crust recipe I have, I’m just looking for something to lower the calorie count a bit. But this is interesting, very. It has the pizza look and flavor, but the crust was like eating chicken with pizza toppings. It was good, don’t get me wrong, I think I prefer my previous pizza recipe. I’m going to keep playing with this one maybe and see if it can improve.
- 1 lb of ground lean chicken
- 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese
- Italian seasoning or whatever tickles your fancy
- Pizza sauce of choice
- Toppings of choice
In a mixing bowl, place your ground chicken. Put in your seasoning and mozzarella cheese and mix by hand.
Once mixed, place chicken on a pizza pan with parchment paper. Use your hands to form the shape of a pizza. I suggest 1/8 of an inch to 1/4 of an inch crust.
Sprinkle a little more seasoning on top (if desired) and put in your pre-heated oven for 20-25 minutes at 400 degrees. NOTE: the chicken will release some water. I stopped halfway and poured it off the pan.
Once crust is cooked, allow about 10 minutes to cool before topping. I think this will allow the cheese to set up and the chicken won’t absorb your sauce.
Dress up your pizza with your sauce and toppings and throw back in for another 10 minutes.
Slice it up and enjoy!
I found that this pizza yields 2 servings which is half the pizza. The chicken crust shrinks quite a bit. The pizza ends up heavy on protein so you fill up fast. 1/2 of the pizza macro looks like the following:
Nutrition: 1 net carb; 9 g of fat; 59 g of protein; 424 calories
You should definitely top your pizza with veggies and sauce as you don’t need to add more protein to it. That’s why we chose pepperoni and breakfast sausage along with our homemade alfredo sauce.
If you come up with a unique way of improving, give me a shout!