Feeling left out at pizza time? Tired of difficult to work with “gluten free” crusts? Here’s your alternative: Chicken Crust Pizza. It’s quick, easy, and (very importantly) tasty. Grain free, guilt free, easy as, well, pizza pie!
Chicken Crust Pizza
Here’s a tasty pizza alternative for paleo and gluten free folks! Let your meat be your crust! Easy, convenient, tasty: This recipe is sure to be a hit with everyone.
Course: Main Course, Snack
1.5 lb. Ground Chicken (or turkey)
2 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. thyme
1 tsp. paprika
2-3 cloves fresh, diced garlic
1 dash cayenne pepper (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Mix together thoroughly.
Line a pizza sheet with parchment paper (or a silicone liner). Place the chicken mixture in the center of the pan. Put a second sheet of parchment paper over the top. Roll out to 1/8″ -1/4″ thick. A thinner crust will cook quicker and be crispier.
Remove top parchment paper. Bake in 400-degree oven for 15-25 minutes depending on the thickness.
When the crust is nicely browned, remove from oven and let it cool for about 5 minutes.
Top the crust with your favorite sauce and toppings and cheese.
Bake again for about 15 minutes, until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Enjoy!
You can be creative with your seasonings! Try using basil and fennel, try using fresh rather than dried herbs, etc.
You can add cheese to the crust for a yummy flavor twist: try 1/2 cup Mozzarella and 1/4 c. Parmesan.
Beware of overloading the pizza with toppings. Too thick a topping layer can leave the crust a little soggy.