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Chicken Crust Pizza with BBQ Toppings

Chicken Crist Pizza Shredded chicken, parmesan cheese, eggs, and garlic powder are the building blocks for our BBQ chicken crust pizza. It’s protein-loaded and will give you the feel of traditional thin crust pizza without all the carbs!

Six slices of chicken crust pizza spread out in a circle.

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

  • Chicken: I use canned chicken for the base of the crust; cooked and shredded chicken or ground chicken are great alternatives.
  • Parmesan: I include parmesan cheese in the crust of the pizza and a part of the crust and serves as a topping.
  • Egg: Bind the ingredients for the crust together using an egg.
  • Toppings: I stick with tried and true BBQ pizza toppings for this recipe, using bacon, red onion, and extra cheese.

VARIATIONS AND SUBSTITUTIONS

  • Mustard BBQ Sauce
  • Arugula
  • Cheddar Cheese or Smoked Gouda
  • Serrano or Jalapeños
  • Turkey Bacon

HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN CRUST PIZZA

Spread the chicken onto the pan

Preheat the oven to 350° F | 176° C and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the chicken onto it and bake for 10 minutes.

Add the chicken to a bowl with egg and parmesan cheese.

Remove chicken from the oven and put it in a bowl along with parmesan, garlic powder, and an egg. Then, stir to combine.

Add the chicken to a rimmed baking sheet in a circlie.

Increase the oven temperature to 500° F | 260° C. Line the baking sheet with new parchment paper and spread the chicken onto it in a circle.

Place another sheet of parchment paper on top and roll out the chicken with a rolling pin to about ¼ inch. Remove the top piece of parchment paper and discard.

Bake the crust.

Bake the crust for 8 minutes.

Top with crumbed bacon, onion, and more parmesan cheese.

Replace the parchment paper and carefully slide the crust onto it. Spread BBQ sauce over the chicken crust and top with cheese, onion, and bacon; bake for another 8 minutes.

Garnish with chopped cilantro.

Let the crust cool for 5 minutes. Then, garnish with cilantro and crumbled bacon to serve!

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SERVING SUGGESTIONS

  • Marinara Sauce + Pepperoni
  • Buffalo Sauce + Arugula
  • Alfredo Sauce + Bacon
  • Sausage + Mushroom
  • Feta + Kalamata Olives
  • Pesto Sauce + Artichoke
  • Ham + Pineapple
  • Bacon + Jalapeño
  • Mozzarella + Tomatoes

WHAT TO DO WITH THE LEFTOVERS

  • FRIDGE – Store the leftovers in an air-tight container; it will keep in the fridge for 3-5 days.
  • FREEZE – You sure can. First, allow the crust to cool completely, then wrap it in a layer of plastic wrap, followed by a layer of aluminum foil. When you’re ready to eat, defrost it in the fridge overnight.
  • REHEAT – To serve, reheat it in the oven at 400° for about five minutes!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is this pizza like?

Our chicken crust pizza is crispy, much like a good thin crust. And since the main two ingredients are chicken and eggs, it’s not only tasty but filling! If you’re looking for a more doughy pizza crust, I recommend making a fathead dough recipe.

What is chicken crust made of?

There are several ways to create a delicious pizza crust made out of chicken, but I keep it simple; get your hands on some canned or shredded chicken, parmesan cheese, an egg, and a dash of garlic powder for flavor- that’s all you need!

What kind of chicken can you use?

I use canned chicken, but you can boil and shred the chicken and make it using the same recipe. Another option is to use ground chicken, but you will need to adjust the cooking process some. Add the uncooked ground chicken to a bowl with parmesan cheese and an egg. Stir to combine, then add the ingredients to a parchment paper in a circle. You don’t need to roll it out just yet, but this helps maintain the form when it comes time to roll. Instead of the first 10-minute bake, cook the chicken mixture for the full 20 minutes, then follow the remaining instructions accordingly.

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Six slices of chicken crust pizza spread out in a circle.

Chicken Crust Pizza with BBQ Toppings

Tressa Jamil
Shredded chicken, parmesan cheese, eggs, and garlic powder are the building blocks for our BBQ chicken crust pizza. It's protein-loaded and will give you the feel of traditional thin crust pizza without all the carbs!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 195 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Crust:

  • 2 cans chicken breast, 5 oz., drained
  • ¼ cup parmesan, shredded
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 large egg

For the Toppings:

  • 1 cup parmesan or mozzarella ovalines
  • ¼ red onion, thinly sliced
  • cup bacon, crumbled
  • ¼ cup cilantro, leaves

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350° and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the chicken onto it and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Remove chicken from the oven and add it to a bowl with parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and an egg; stir to combine.
  • Increase the oven temperature to 500°. Line the baking sheet with new parchment paper and spread the chicken onto a circle.
  • Place another sheet of parchment paper on top and roll the chicken out with a rolling pin to about ¼ inch. Remove the top piece of parchment paper and discard.
  • Bake for 8 minutes.
  • Replace the parchment paper and carefully slide the crust onto it. Spread BBQ sauce over the top and garnish with cheese, onion, and bacon; bake for 8 minutes.
  • Let the crust cool for 5 minutes. Then, top with fresh cilantro to serve!

Notes

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Nutrition

Serving: 1 sliceCalories: 195kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 22gFat: 10gSodium: 607mgSugar: 1g
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Recipe Rating




Lori

Sunday 4th of September 2022

I did this crust but for the topping I made chicken bacon ranch pizza. The crust is perfect for diabetics like me. I used 1 can of chicken, bacon crumbled on top, ranch for the sauce and topped with mozzarella cheese. Yummy

Tressa Jamil

Monday 5th of September 2022

Oh my goodness! I love that you changed up the toppings and made it your own. Maybe Chicken Bacon Ranch needs to be the next recipe on the blog.

Lynne

Wednesday 10th of August 2022

My guests loved this chicken pizza crust! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Tressa Jamil

Friday 12th of August 2022

Of course. I'm happy it was a hit!

Giangi

Thursday 4th of August 2022

I was mesmerized by using chicken for the crust, and I am so happy I did. WOW!!! Super delicious and so easy too. Thank you so much for creating this. Love it!

Tressa Jamil

Friday 5th of August 2022

Isn't it a fun way to eat such a classic dish? I am glad you enjoyed it.

Bianca

Tuesday 2nd of August 2022

Never had chicken crust pizza before but was wondering how that would taste and it was delicious!

RJ

Saturday 21st of May 2022

This pizza is my favorite for lunch! Much healthier for me than traditional pizzas. Very nice flavor.

Tressa Jamil

Sunday 12th of June 2022

I love to make this for lunch too!