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.
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!
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.
Step 3: Use your hands to mix until well-incorporated.
Step 4: Press the mixture down onto the prepared baking sheet as uniformly as possible, about ¼ inch thick.
Step 5: Bake the crust for 20 minutes or until just starting to brown.
Step 6: Top with sauce and the remaining mozzarella cheese.
Step 7: Bake for 10 more minutes until the cheese is melted, then top with fresh basil after the bake.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
Keto Chicken Crust Pizza
- 2 cups chicken breast (cooked and finely minced or shredded)
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella (divided)
- ½ cup cream cheese (softened)
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese (shredded)
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup tomato sauce (try this homemade version)
- 1 tablespoon fresh basil (sliced)
- 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.