Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, Chicken Crust PIZZA!!

Don’t Be a Chicken – Try This Pizza Crust!

Wow, okay – this is one of THE best things I have found on my low-carb journey! I mean, pizza is a staple food…how is one expected to go without it? You can make a crust-less pizza, or a cauliflower pizza, or even a Fathead pizza (which is pretty good, too!) But of all the variations I have tried, chicken-crust pizza is my personal favorite. I haven’t tried the recipe using canned chicken (sounds like a lot of work and time to me), and after making this one, I don’t see the need to experiment further.

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I have told many people about this, and decided it was past time to post it. This is really quick, really easy, and tastes delicious, and the crust comes in at ZERO CARBS! The only carbs come from your toppings.

My only caveat with this is the fact that raw ground chicken is super gross when you touch it. Luckily, this can be stirred, dumped onto and covered with parchment paper, then the whole thing slides onto your pan. You never have to make physical contact with the goop! Awesome!

PreMixed

A pound of ground chicken, a little grated parmesan, a little shredded mozzarella, some seasonings, parchment paper, and a pan are all you need – along with your favorite toppings, of course!

Mix up the crust and bake for 20 minutes, throw your toppings on and give it another 10 minutes, and Bam! You have a winning, keto-friendly, zero-carb crust!

Crust

Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, Chicken Crust PIZZA!!
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Pound of Ground Chicken
  • ¼ Cup Parmesan Cheese
  • ¼ Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • Favorite Pizza Toppings
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, add all crust ingredients and stir well until evenly mixed.
  3. Place mixture in the center of a sheet of parchment paper; cover with an additional sheet and spread out by hand or with a rolling pin to the size of your pan.
  4. Slide onto your baking sheet and remove top piece of parchment.
  5. Bake for 20-30 minutes, until liquid is evaporated and crust begins to bubble and brown.
  6. Remove from oven and add toppings.
  7. Place back into the oven for an additional 10 minutes.
  8. If you want your toppings a bit more browned, place under broiler for a few minutes.
  9. Enjoy!

 

Oh My Gosh – It’s Paprikash!

Chicken Paprikash

Like many areas in the U.S., we have gotten a LOT of snow in the last 24 hours. It’s cold, the wind is blowing, and the snow is piling up. It’s a great day to be inside, eating comfort foods and feeling warm and cozy while looking out the window. It’s a great day for Chicken Paprikash!

This is another of those recipes from my childhood. We didn’t have it often (not sure why, since it’s pretty simple), but when we did, it always felt like a special occasion. My mom used to serve it with dumplings, which were loved by all and were awesome just on their own (yay, leftover dumplings!), but when trying to make them with gluten-free flour, they tended to disintegrate. So we substituted the dumplings with gluten free rice noodles, and never even missed the dumplings, because the chicken was THAT GOOD. Continue reading “Oh My Gosh – It’s Paprikash!”

Tastes Like Chicken!

Crockpot Sticky Chicken

I love using the crockpot for meals. When I get home on a weeknight, I want to be able to sit, eat, and relax with the family – not stand in front of the fridge trying to figure out what will be quick and tasty with a minimum of effort. I want semi-instant gratification. And after 6-8 hours in the slow cooker, that meal is pretty darn tender, tasty, and satisfying. And the clean-up is pretty quick and easy, too.

But, flip-side of that is: I get tired of stew-like dishes night after night. We pretty much have a kind of limited repertoire when it comes to slow-cooking, although hopefully that will change in time as I broaden my horizons for this blog. We do soups, stews, roasts, chicken breasts (which always seem dry to me), pulled pork…and that’s pretty much it. So we don’t use the crockpot as often as we could. Continue reading “Tastes Like Chicken!”