Can I be honest? Most low or no carb pizza crust recipes SUCK. I mean they just suck.
For those of us who follow a low carb or “keto” lifestyle we eat them anyways because it’s a way for us to get even the smallest taste of those carbs that we so often crave.
I’ve been following a ketogenic diet for awhile now and have had huge success with it. Part of my success has been in finding recipes that allow me to eat things that help take away those carb cravings.
I’ll be honest I crave pizza. Often. So after playing around a bit with what is called a “Fat Head” pizza recipe that many keto dieters consume I just became fed up. It was just mushy and fell apart very easily.
And thats when I decided to start playing around with a Chicken Crust recipe and let me tell you I do believe I’ve discovered the Holy Grail of the Ketogenic diet. The best part is that it is SO easy to make.
Here’s the nutritional breakdown:
Net Carbs: 1g
Ok so how do we make this incredible deliciousness ?
EASY PEASY. Ingredients:
1 10oz can of chicken
1 oz freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 large egg
Sprinkle of salt and pepper
(quick note, I highly recommend using organic and with the eggs get pastured eggs)
Step 1: Thoroughly drain the canned chicken to get all of the liquids out
Step 2: Spread the chicken out on a baking sheet lined with a silicon mat . You can use parchment paper but the silicon mat works much better. Click the link to purchase on Amazon, they are cheap and well worth it because you will want to make this many times. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. After you take the chicken out increase your oven temp to 500.
Step 3: Put the chicken into a bowl and add the cheese and egg. Mix together.
Step 4: Now spread your mixture onto your baking sheet that is lined with a silicon mat. Spread out fairly thin. You can place parchment paper on top and roll it out with a rolling pin if it makes it easier. Or spread out with a spatula.
Step 5: Bake the crust at 500 for 8-10 minutes.
Step 6: Remove the crust from the oven and add your desired toppings.
Step 7: Cook an additional 6-8 minutes at 500.
Step 8: Remove and let cool
Ok now here’s where you can have some fun. And I’ll give you a few tips to stay true to your Keto diet. If you use pizza sauce or tomato sauce make sure it’s very low in sugar. You can find sauce that has 4 grams of sugar to a half cup, that’s perfect. I prefer to use the Whole Foods brand myself but there’s many good choices, just watch the sugar. I simply spread the sauce thinly on the pizza so I just don’t use too much.
I love a simple pepperoni pizza, but with this recipe I made a BBQ Chicken Pizza. Whole Foods sell Paleo BBQ Sauce that is delicious and fairly low in sugar. Remember just use it sparingly. I also topped my pizza with Chicken, Red Onion, thinly sliced fresh tomatoes and shredded mozzarella cheese. Once the pizza was done I drizzled the top with the Paleo BBQ sauce.
SO GOOD !
You can top you pizza with just about anything you want, just make sure if you’re following a ketogenic diet to keep the carbs really low. You shouldn’t be consuming anymore than 25 grams of carbs in a day when following keto.
If you haven’t already done so make sure to sign up for my Free 7 day Keto Jumpstart Program. I’ll teach you the same steps I used to lose 10 pounds in only a week !