Bariatric Friendly - Chicken Crust Pizza
November 13, 2015
Categories: Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish, Pizza, Poultry, Chicken, Dairy, North American, Budget-Friendly, Easy/Beginner Cooking, Kid Pleaser, One-Pot Meal, Quick Meals, Fall/Autumn, Summer, Winter, Weeknight Meals, Oven Bake, Diabetic, Gluten-Free, Heart Healthy, High Protein, Low Calorie, Low Carbohydrate, Low Fat, Special Diet - Weight Watchers etc., Make it from scratch, Kid's Lunches, Spring more
"The secret to this recipe is a SCREAMING HOT Preheated Oven, otherwise your chicken crust will steam and there will be lots of liquid and not a lot of browning. (I take the pan out at 12 minutes and drain any juices, then return it to the oven until it's nice and brown. THIS RECIPE IS OFF THE CHAIN! This is a great recipe for those who have had Bariatric Surgery, but everyone loves it!"
- Serving Size: 1 (196.7 g)
- Calories 241
- Total Fat - 10.5 g
- Saturated Fat - 5.5 g
- Cholesterol - 296.2 mg
- Sodium - 455.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 3 g
- Dietary Fiber - 0.7 g
- Sugars - 1.2 g
- Protein - 32.6 g
- Calcium - 443.2 mg
- Iron - 3.8 mg
- Vitamin C - 8.9 mg
- Thiamin - 0.1 mg
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Line a baking sheet or pizza pan with parchment paper or foil, sprayed with non-stick vegetable cooking spray.
In a medium bowl combine the ground chicken with 1/4 cup Parmesan, 1/4 cup Mozzarella, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and 1/2 teaspoon oregano.
Mound the chicken mixture onto the parchment, and pat into flat rectangle or disc.
Cover with plastic wrap, and evenly press or roll the chicken into a 7x10" rectangle or round. I use a rolling pin!
Remove the plastic wrap, and roast until golden, 12-15 minutes, draining any liquid that may be in the pan at 12 minutes, then putting it back in if it's not brown enough.
Smear crust with sauce, scatter with 1/4 cup Parmesan, 3/4 cup Mozzarella, layer with toppings, and season with a sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes and 1/4 teaspoon oregano.
Pop back into hot oven, and cook until melted and bubbly, 6-10 minutes.
Remove from oven, and sprinkle with chopped basil.
Tips & Variations
- Parchment paper or aluminum foil
- Pizza pan, cookie sheet or large cast iron frying pan