Easy-to-Make Chicken Pizza Crust

Easy-to-Make Chicken Pizza Crust

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Do you ever check a recipe out and click out of it when you see a long list of ingredients?

Me too.

I’m all about keeping things simple and ‘less is more.’ Even with writing recipe articles, I know that readers don’t want to scroll through paragraphs and paragraphs before finding the directions.

In fact, when I’m perusing through sites like Pinterest,

I immediately click on the ‘Jump to Recipe’ option. This is often because I’m either trying to put together a grocery list, or I’m in the middle of cooking and need the recipe or ingredients FAST. But I get it – look at me, I’m already digressing! Haha!

So when I come across a recipe that has just a few ingredients, you have my attention. Sure, sometimes it’s too good to be true, but why not give it a shot?

That’s what happened when I saw a quick video for a pizza crust made with chicken. Seems a bit weird from the doughy pizza crust we all know and love, I know. Although it took a little time to figure out the specific amounts and times from just watching the video, I’m so glad I gave it a try!

Ingredients:

  • 20oz Canned Chicken, Drained
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • Toppings of Choice

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Prepare a pizza pan by covering it with parchment paper and spraying it with cooking oil. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except the toppings.
  4. Mix together with a fork, breaking up the chicken so there are no large clumps.
  5. Once everything is evenly mixed, place the entire amount onto the prepared pizza pan.
  6. Spread the mixture out into the desired shape. Try to get it about 1/4 to a 1/2 inch thick; the thinner the better.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes.
  8. Remove the crust from the oven, add any sauce and toppings.*
  9. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until it’s the desired brownness.
  10. Remove from the oven, and let it cool for 1-2 minutes. Slice with a pizza cutter.

For my toppings in these photos,

I chose a white alfredo sauce and added dollops of basil pesto. I simply spread it out along the entire crust as I would with any pizza sauce. I then topped it with shredded mozzarella and bacon that I crisped up beforehand in the oven. I sprinkled the top with Italian seasoning, salt, and cracked black pepper.

Another time, I topped the chicken crust with a homemade marinara sauce that I had leftover from a meal I made earlier in the week. I then topped with sliced buffalo mozzarella and Italian seasoning. Once baked and removed from the oven, I topped with fresh basil. This version is very similar to a chicken parmesan dish that you might make with fried chicken cutlets; consider it a healthier option. 🙂

Do you feel like you want to keep things a bit more traditional?

Top with your favorite pizza sauce and add pepperoni, mushrooms, and maybe some onions!

As you can see, the crust is a blank slate and you can make the pizza into whatever you’d like. Enjoy!

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Alison Catone

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