This delicious bacon ranch flavored keto chicken crust pizza is easy to make, gluten-free, and almost zero carbs! It’s the perfect recipe to satisfy your pizza cravings on a keto diet.
You’ve probably heard of fathead pizza crust and cauliflower pizza crust. These can be great options for low carb keto pizzas.
But when it comes to crusts, this keto chicken pizza crust can’t be beat! With only 1 net carb per slice, it’s one of the best low carb options.
Making this crust is super simple. You just combine the ingredients, bake, then add your toppings. That means you’re only a few steps away from a guilt-free pizza night.
For this recipe, I also included a creamy ranch-inspired sauce that goes perfectly with the tomato and bacon. And of course, you top it all off with melted cheese.
Keto chicken crust pizza is one of my favorite ways to satisfy a pizza craving without adding a bunch of carbs. Give this recipe a try, because I’m sure it will quickly become one of your favorites, too!
What is chicken crust?
This low carb pizza crust is exactly what it sounds like. It may seem crazy to think of using meat as the base for a pizza, but it’s actually quite popular.
The benefit of meat is that it’s practically carb-free. This recipe is very similar to a meatza pizza which is made from ground beef.
In my opinion, you can get more creative with a keto chicken pizza crust. Chicken is pretty bland, more so than ground beef. This means you can use any kind of flavor combination you want.
How to make the chicken crust pizza keto
The beauty of this recipe is that it comes together so easily. I think it’s much easier than fathead dough.
Make the crust
- Add the crust ingredients in a large bowl and mix until well-combined.
- Form the mixture into a ball.
- Line a pizza pan with parchment paper, place the ball on it, and cover it with another sheet of parchment paper.
- Roll the crust out into a large circle.
- Remove the top piece of parchment paper. If any crust sticks to the top sheet, just scrape it off with a rubber spatula and add it back to the main crust.
- Bake the meat crust at 400°F for 20-25 minutes or until the top is browned.
- While the meat is baking, combine the ranch sauce ingredients in a medium bowl.
- Once the meat is browned, remove it from the oven. Flip the crust over, removing the parchment paper so the crust is directly on your pan.
- Spread about half of the sauce onto the pizza crust.
- Sprinkle the crust with half of the cheese, then add the bacon, and diced tomatoes. Finally, add the remaining half of the mozzarella cheese on top.
- Put in oven at 400°F and bake for about 10 minutes.
- Cut into 8 slices and serve with remaining ranch sauce.
I love the flavor combination of the ranch sauce, bacon, tomatoes, and cheese. It’s so tasty and satisfying!
You can also try your chicken crust pizza with regular red pizza sauce or white pizza sauce. And feel free to play around with toppings.
How long to cook
You want to keep an eye on your chicken crust to make sure it doesn’t overcook. We want it to be firm enough for the toppings, but not dried out.
When baking, keep an eye on it starting at the 20 minute mark. Once the top is lightly browned, it’s ready.
It will continue cooking after you add the toppings, so you don’t need it to be cooked to a crisp at this point.
Once you add your toppings and return the topped crust to the oven, watch it until the cheese is melty. For me, 10 minutes is just about perfect.
How to mold ground chicken into pizza crust
It’s amazing how easy it is to make a crust out of ground chicken, cheese, egg, and seasoning!
By combining the ingredients in a bowl and then forming them into a ball, you’ll help everything start to bind.
Then, you simply roll out the crust to your desired pizza shape. I strongly recommend rolling it out between two sheets of parchment paper. This keeps the crust from sticking to your rolling pin.
It really is so simple! But, if you prefer a more bread-like texture, definitely check out my coconut flour pizza crust.
Other keto pizza recipes
Looking for a few more ways to satisfy your pizza craving? Check out a few of these favorites:
- Low Carb Pizza with Fathead Dough is a Chicago-style thick crust pan pizza that’s easy to make and so satisfying!
- The Best Almond Flour Pizza Crust is a delicious way to indulge in pizza without all the carbs.
- Meat Lovers Low Carb Pizza is made in a deep dish pan with a cauliflower crust and topped with sausage, ham, and pepperoni!
- Zucchini Pizza Bites with Double Cheese is a different take on pizza that features healthy zucchini in place of the traditional crust.
- Crockpot Pizza Casserole with Chicken features all the delicious flavors of pizza without the crust!
You may also want to try an easy slow cooker pizza soup!
Kitchen Tools Used
You may want to have the following kitchen tools available before making the recipe:
Have you tried pizza crust made with chicken? How do you like to top off your low carb pizza? Leave a comment to let me know how it turned out.
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Bacon Ranch Chicken Crust Pizza
- 1 pound ground chicken
- ⅓ cup mozzarella shredded (40 grams)
- ⅓ 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 ¼ salt and dash pepper)
- ⅓ cup avocado mayonnaise
- ⅓ cup sour cream
- ¼ teaspoon dried chives
- ¼ teaspoon dried parsley
- ¼ teaspoon dried dill
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ⅛ teaspoon onion powder
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- dash pepper
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded & divided (103 grams)
- 2 medium plum tomatoes diced (85 grams)
- 3 slices no sugar 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.
Is some of the crust on top of the paper? Then simply scrape it off with a rubber spatula. Add it back to the main 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 ½ cup of the sauce on top of the pizza crust, then sprinkle ½ cup of cheese over it. Sprinkle on bacon and diced tomatoes. Sprinkle the remaining ½ 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.
Low Carb Sweeteners | Keto Sweetener Conversion Chart
Array ( [serving_size] => 1 [calories] => 284 [carbohydrates] => 2 [protein] => 18 [fat] => 23 [saturated_fat] => 8 [cholesterol] => 107 [sodium] => 387 [potassium] => 388 [fiber] => 1 [sugar] => 1 [vitamin_a] => 490 [vitamin_c] => 3.1 [calcium] => 167 [iron] => 0.9 [serving_unit] => slice )
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First Published June 2017... Last Updated
Just made this pizza, definitely a winner. Your recipes are easy to follow and delicious. Keep posting them please.
Happy to share these easy keto recipes!
My boyfriend and I loved this meal! It is going into my regular rotation (at least every other week). Thanks so much!
I have been made this several times in the last year. My favorite is to make the crust and add a low sugar bbq sauce, with red onion and green pepper. Sometimes I even add chopped bacon! Soooo good. Thank you!
I have made this and loved it, didn't realize ground chicken as in ground like ground beef was a thing, so by mistake I used cooked shredded chicken and it was delicious!!!
Could I make a crust ahead of time and freeze?
This is sooooo good!
The crust can be made ahead and toppings added just before baking if you'd like. When I freeze baked pizza crusts, I like to vacuum seal them to stay fresh.
Easy and delicious! The whole family loved it and I make 2 at a time now.
I love the taste of this! The texture of the crust is not pizza like but the flavor is so good it doesn't bother me. I will definitely be making this again!
This looks yummy! I have not made it yet but I'm wondering if I can use canned chicken? If so how much would be equivalent to 1 lb? Thx!
It depends on the size of the can. But the crust is basically a flat meatloaf. I've used canned salmon before in a loaf so it would be similar. You may need to egg another egg as a binder and make other modifications.
I've made this TWICE this week! So good!
Tonight I baked 2 for lunches and made up enough for 8 more, which I froze, raw, in double batches for later use. My family loves this. Thank you so much!!
I did notice my crusts turned out very greasy both times. I felt I had to drain the grease off, which I did. I bought the chicken breast already ground in 1 large 12 pound package from my favorite fresh meat store..
Do you think the grease would bake in or bake away if I don't drain it? It pools on top and in the parchment paper.
Open to try any ideas next time!
It's like a meatloaf so any fat in the meat tends to come out unless you use very lean meat.
First of all, I have never left feedback on a recipe before, but this recipe made my new low carb lifestyle my new happy place! I have missed pizza and have tried a few low carb recipes but not one has measured up until now! Thank you so much for sharing! Next day leftovers are just as fabulous!
This is Great, am only to try this Crust Next time with Greek Tzatziki Sauce.Thanks this is my go to Pizza Crust now.) Thinking Turkery would be great with Italian Herbs.
Sky's the limit now, I LOVE PIZZA!!! Thanks
I have a large pizza pan and the chicken crust shrunk up and is barely a med if that after being cooked the first time.! I rolled it to the very edge of my pan.
The chicken does shrink up a bit as it cooks.
Crust only review. I made just the crust and topped it with our normal toppings of marinara, ham, pepperoni and cheese. It was great! I would recommend rolling out thinner because 1/2” was a little thicker than we like. Also aluminum foil coated with cooking spray works as well as parchment paper. Will definitely make again.
Thanks for you tips for making this chicken crust pizza!
Your recipes bless my family. You are the blogger I refer all the low-carb newbies to, because your recipes are not grand sweet concoctions, but everyday good food!
Chicken pizza in the oven presently.
Thanks so much for the referrals! Hope you enjoyed the low carb pizza!