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Chicken Crust Pizza with BBQ Toppings

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!

A serving dish of BBQ chicken crust pizza topped with cilantro and crumbles bacon ready is ready to be served.
A serving dish of BBQ chicken crust pizza topped with cilantro and crumbles bacon ready is ready to be served.

Chicken Crust Pizza with BBQ Toppings

Tressa Jamil
This chicken crust pizza made with only shredded chicken, parmesan cheese, and egg is a protein lovers' dream!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 195 kcal

Equipment

  • Rimmed Baking Sheet or Baking Stone
  • Parchment Paper

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
  • jalapeños, thinly sliced
  • 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 put it in a bowl along with parmesan, garlic powder, and an egg. Then, stir to combine.
  • Increase the oven temperature to 500.° 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 for 8 minutes.
  • Spoon BBQ sauce onto the chicken crust and top with shredded cheese, onion, and jalapeños; bake for another 8 minutes.
  • Allow the crust to cool for 5 minutes. To serve, garnish with cilantro, crumbled bacon, and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1 sliceCalories: 195kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 22gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 607mgPotassium: 145mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 75IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 345mgIron: 1mg
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WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

  • Chicken: I use canned chicken; cooked and shredded chicken or ground chicken are great options.
  • Parmesan: Parmesan cheese is a part of the crust and serves as a topping.
  • Egg: Bind the ingredients for the crust together using an egg.

HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN CRUST PIZZA

STEP 1

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

STEP 2

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

Place the chicken onto a rimmed baking sheet.

STEP 3

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

STEP 4

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.

STEP 5

Bake the crust for 8 minutes.

STEP 6

Spoon BBQ sauce onto the chicken crust and top with shredded cheese, onion, and jalapeños; bake for another 8 minutes.

STEP 7

Allow the crust to cool for 5 minutes. To serve, garnish with cilantro, crumbled bacon, and enjoy!

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COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT CHICKEN CRUST PIZZA

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.


Can you freeze chicken crust pizza?

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. To serve, reheat it in the oven at 400° for about five minutes!

Recipe Rating




RJ

Saturday 21st of May 2022

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