A tasty low carb gluten free bacon ranch chicken crust pizza that’s super simple to make. It uses a near zero carb pizza crust made from ground meat.
I’ve been wanting to try a chicken pizza crust for a while now. I got the first taste of it with the popular low carb pizza made by the Real Good Pizza company.
If you haven’t tried that low carb frozen pizza, I urge you to give it a try. It’s available in stores across the United States and just recently became available at Kroger stores
However, if you don’t have a store that sells it locally, you can make a chicken crust pizza yourself. You just need to mix up some ground chicken with cheese and spices.
I bought my chicken already ground up. But, you can easily do that yourself in a meat grinder or food processor. And, you can use chicken thigh and or breast meat.
Because the it’s made with meat, this is practically a zero carb pizza crust. It’s very similar to a meatza pizza which is made from ground beet.
Rather than put the usual red sauce on this chicken pizza crust, I used ranch dressing. Then, I topped it off with bacon and tomato along with shredded mozzarella.
Pre-shredded mozzarella contains starch so I grated a block of whole mozzarella cheese myself. And, I made the ranch dressing myself so I knew there weren’t any funky ingredients.
You won’t believe how easy it is to whip up this bacon ranch chicken crust pizza. And, the crust is flourless so it’s lower in carbs than the popular Fat Head one.
In fact, this chicken pizza crust is made very similar to the Fat Head dough. The real difference is that ground chicken is used instead of almond flour.
So, if you are looking for a near zero low carb pizza crust, definitely give this meat based one a try. I’d rather use my carbs for low carb veggie toppings.
When making the crust, I do recommend baking it on a sheet of parchment paper. The reason is so that you can flip it and have a nicely browned bottom after adding the toppings.
I used two sheets of parchment paper to make this bacon ranch chicken crust pizza. One on the bottom and one on top to roll it out.
Although I haven’t tried it yet, I bet you can even freeze the cooked pizza crust to use later. I love having read to go low carb foods in my freezer for those days I don’t have time to cook.
Have you tried pizza crust made with chicken? How do you like to top off your low carb pizza?
How to make a low carb pizza crust with ground chicken
Bacon Ranch Chicken Crust Pizza Recipe
Bacon Ranch Chicken Crust Pizza
A tasty bacon ranch topped chicken pizza crust that's super simple to make. It uses a near zero carb pizza crust made from ground meat.
- 1 pound ground chicken
- 1/3 cup mozzarella shredded (40 grams)
- 1/3 cup parmesan cheese shredded (30 grams)
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasonings basil, oregano, rosemary, and thyme
- 1 large egg
- salt and ground black pepper to taste (I used 1/4 salt and dash pepper)
- 1/3 cup avocado mayonnaise
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 1/4 teaspoon dried chives
- 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- dash pepper
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded & divided (103 grams)
- 2 medium plum tomatoes diced (85 grams)
- 3 slices bacon cooked and chopped
Preheat oven to 400°F. Line pizza pan with parchment paper.
Combine the crust ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Then form into a ball.
Place meat ball on parchment paper lined pizza pan. Cover with another sheet of parchment paper and roll out into a large circle. Remove top parchment paper. If some of the crust is on the top paper after removing, simply scrape it off with a rubber spatula and add it back to the crust.
Bake meat crust in 400°F oven for 20-25 minutes or until top is browned.
While crust is baking, combine sauce ingredients in medium bowl.
Remove crust from oven and flip crust over on pan then remove parchment paper from top.
Spread about 1/2 cup of the sauce on top of the pizza crust, then sprinkle 1/2 cup of cheese over it. Sprinkle on bacon and diced tomatoes. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 mozzarella cheese on top.
Return pizza to 400°F oven and bake for about 10 minutes. Cut into 8 slices and serve with remaining ranch sauce.