It is surprising how delicious this Keto pizza recipe is! And even more shocking that the crust is made with chicken.
There are a few things I miss since I started making Keto my new lifestyle. I miss pasta, baked goods, and pizza. Pizza holds a special place in my heart because its one of the first foods my husband and I bonded over. In fact, pizza day at home or at a pizza restaurant is our holiday!
So I refuse to give up pizza, ever.
Thank goodness for this recipe! Somehow, a mixture of chicken and egg makes a crust that can hold an amazing pesto sauce and melted cheese. It is actually super delicious too!
Keto Pizza Recipe
The only thing missing from this pizza is the aroma of fresh baked yeast. But inside that yeast are all the carbs that I refuse to put into my system. When I replaced a flour crust with chicken and eggs, I noticed the texture is a little different. But the flavor is incredible!
How do you make pizza Keto-Friendly?
There are actually a few ways that you can make a Keto-friendly pizza crust. Here are some of my favorites:
Can you use tomato sauce on Keto pizza?
Yes you sure can! But be careful with tomato sauce. It has a much higher carbohydrate count than pesto. It’s easier to go over your net carbs when you eat tomatoes and sauce.
Veggie Toppings for Keto Pizza
You could top your pizza with fresh spinach, maybe even small bits of broccolini. Drizzle some balsamic vinegar on top for a tangy treat that you won’t forget!
Keto Pizza Shopping List
Here’s a little list of all the ingredients you’ll need on hand to make this amazing pizza.
- 12.5 ounce can of cooked chicken
- Garlic Powder
- Italian Seasoning
- 1 Egg
- Grated Parmesan Cheese
- Mozzarella Cheese
- Fresh Basil Leaves
- Parchment Paper
How To Make Pizza Crust Out of Chicken
Here are some step-by-step pictures so you can see how to make this pizza for yourself. But it is so easy, you might just want to scroll down to the recipe itself.
The first step is to lay out a sheet of parchment paper. This is what you will place on the baking sheet, so make sure it is large enough.
Then, drain the chicken and lay it out on the paper. Arrange it in a shape that looks like a pizza. Then, you will bake it at 375 degrees for just about 10 minutes.
Next, scrape all that chicken into a mixing bowl.
This is when you will mix in all your spices and that egg. Give it a good mixing so everything sticks together.
It helps if you really whisk the egg before you put it into the chicken. Then, just stir everything together.
Put everything back on that parchment paper and roll it out into a pizza crust shape. Bake it at 500 degrees for 5 minutes. Then, lift up the parchment paper, lay another piece on the tray, and flip the crust over. You’ll bake it for another 5 short minutes.
How to Make Keto Pizza
Now that you have a pre-baked crust, you are ready to make a pizza! I made a pretty basic one with just cheese and basil leaves. But you can add any toppings you want.
The first step is to take your pre-baked chicken crust and spread out the pesto all over it. Yum!
Then, start filling it up with cheese. I always snack on the cheese during this step.
The last step is the baking! Just bake it for 8 minutes at 500 degrees. You can top it with fresh basil leaves for a bold taste.
Keto Pizza Recipe: Chicken Crust & Pesto Sauce
- 12.5 oz. Can of chicken in water drained well
- 1 tsp. Garlic powder
- 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
- 1 Large egg
- 2 oz. Grated parmesan cheese
- 4-5 tbsp. Pesto
- ½ c. Mozzarella cheese
- Fresh basil leaves
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
Make sure the canned chicken is drained completely, and then lay the chicken in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake the chicken for 10 minutes at 375 degrees
Remove the chicken from the oven and place it into a mixing bowl.
Raise the heat on the oven to 500 degrees.
Add 1 teaspoon of garlic powder and 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning to the chicken in the mixing bowl.
Pour in 1 large egg that has been beaten, and stir to combine the mixture well.
Return the chicken mixture to the parchment lined baking sheet. Flatten it out with your hands to form the shape of a pizza crust.
Bake the chicken crust at 500 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove it from the oven at five minutes, flip it over, and remove the parchment paper. Continue to bake the other side for the remaining 5 minutes of bake time.
Once the crust has finished pre-baking, remove it from the oven and top it with 4-5 tablespoons of pesto sauce. Cover the entire top of the crust, but leave a bit of room around the edges.
Top the pesto sauce with 2 ounces of grated parmesan cheese.
Sprinkle ½ cup of Mozzarella cheese on top of your pizza crust.
Bake your pizza for 8 more minutes at 500 degrees, or until the toppings have browned and the edge of the crust has become crispy.
Once your pizza has been removed from the oven, top it with fresh basil leaves if desired.
Cut the pizza into thirds and enjoy!
Keto Foods to Serve With Pizza
What do you eat with the pizza? It’s so filling you won’t want much, but here are some ideas:
More Keto Recipes
Want more Keto recipes? I have them! Try one of these – they are big hits!
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