Keto Chicken Crust Pizza

4.9 Stars (28 Reviews) 44 Comments

Have a pizza craving? An almost zero carb chicken pizza crust that is made without nut flours or coconut flour and is loaded with protein and healthy fats. It's an easy pizza recipe the whole family will love and perfect for the keto diet.

It is hard to think “keto pizza” without thinking of fat head pizza, but this chicken crust pizza recipe is so filling and tasty that surely you will have a dilemma after you have tried both. Ground chicken pizza crust is wonderful alternative to those who don’t do well with almond flour, and can be finished with all of your traditional pizza toppings.

This low carb pizza crust continues to grow in popularity within the keto community as many are looking for a keto recipe that is close to zero carbs – specifically those who are ketovore or following the carnivore diet. But this high protein pizza is really gaining traction with those who are looking for a gluten free alternative to regular pizza or seeking to incorporate more protein into their meals.


“I’ve made chicken crust pizza many times using either canned chicken or ground chicken. I like using the ground chicken better but I roll it out thinner than you did in the video. It makes the crust crispier which I like. My whole family likes it!

➥ from YouTube subscriber @megananimous

“Oh MY! I first KETO recipe and this was amazing! Tender. Tasty. Absolutely delicious. I’m thinking leftovers for breakfast with an egg.”

➥ from YouTube subscriber @marlataggart3996

“Made this but used 1lb ground chicken and 1lb of Italian sausage and just doubled the cheese, seasoning and egg. Me and my husband love it. Helped curve our pizza craving so much!

➥ from YouTube subscriber @Heatherrr1234

How to make chicken crust pizza?

Just 4 ingredients

Chicken pizza crust is one of the easiest keto friendly pizza recipes you can make. This low carb pizza recipe only requires four ingredients – ground chicken, egg, mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese. The seasonings add additional Italian flavor to the pizza crust but are optional. It’s an easy keto pizza recipe the whole family will enjoy; especially if they like chicken!

Looking down on a whole pepperoni pizza with a slice pulled out and a pizza cutter nearby.


Tools you will need

To make chicken crust pizza, outside of the ingredients listed above, you will need:

  • an oven
  • parchment paper
  • a bowl
  • a baking pan or pizza pan

Keto Chicken Crust Pizza Recipe Video

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Chicken Crust Pizza Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)

Keto Chicken Crust Pizza Directions

  • Keto Chicken Crust Pizza
  • A cheesy, baked chicken crust pizza topped with pepperoni, olives and basil.

    What is chicken crust pizza made of?

    Well, chicken of course! While there are recipes throughout the web using different types of chicken (shredded chicken, chicken breast, or canned chicken) to make this pizza, our recipe uses ground chicken.

    Ground chicken works really well as a pizza crust because it can be handled and mixed easily, it has a mild flavor and provides structure to the dough. The egg serves as a binder in this recipe and the cheese provides flavor and support. This pizza is loaded with proteins too – 28.4 grams per quarter of the pizza! Chicken is also used as a pizza crust because it is relatively lean and won’t leak out a lot of fat as it cooks.

    Can I eat chicken crust pizza on the carnivore diet?

    Yes! Chicken crust pizza can be tweaked and made carnivore diet friendly!

    There is almost zero carbs in the crust alone (just few from the cheese). For the sauce, you can use butter or just omit the sauce all together. Top with more cheese and your favorite meat toppings. This creates a delicious carnivore pizza when you are craving that Italian pie

    Unsliced whole pizza on a pizza stone over a towel. Pizza is topped with basil leaves, sliced olive and pepperoni.

    Topping ideas for chicken crust pizza

    You can top your chicken pizza crust with any of your favorite pizza toppings. Here are some of my favorites that are keto approved:

    • pizza sauce or tomato sauce
    • shredded cheese
    • pepperoni
    • salami
    • sausage
    • bacon
    • brie cheese
    • blue cheese
    • pancetta
    • olives
    • mushroom
    • bell pepper
    • red onion
    • basil
    • pesto sauce
    • artichoke hearts


    Not only have I made this recipe several times with various adjustments and substitutions but so have many others who have tried this chicken crust pizza recipe and loved it! Here are some ideas:


    • Cooked chicken – Instead of using raw ground chicken, use canned chicken or minced rotisserie chicken as a shortcut to get your pizza crust cooked quicker.
    • Ground turkey – Another option for a lean, high protein meat is to use ground turkey instead of chicken.
    • Ground sausage – Use all ground sausage or use half ground chicken and half ground sausage.


    • Dairy free – Use dairy-free cheese or omit completely.
    • Monterey Jack
    • Cheddar Cheese


    • Sensitive to eggs? Just omit and add more cheese to serve as a binder or try adding in 1 teaspoon of xanthan gum.


    Storage information

    Leftover pizza made with chicken can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days as long as it is stored in a sealed container.

    If you love to meal prep, this pizza crust can be frozen! Prepare the crust baked or unbaked and store on a parchment lined tray or piece of cardboard in a freezer safe bag. Freeze for up to 3 months. 

    Keto Chicken Crust Pizza: FAQS

    How can you reheat chicken crust pizza?

    You can reheat chicken pizza crust in the microwave or the air fryer. Try 30 seconds in the microwave or 2 minutes @ 300°F in the air fryer. Adjust accordingly. Lastly, the oven is always an option, but less convenient.

    Is this chicken crust recipe gluten free?

    Yes, this recipe is 100% gluten free! While not common, be careful that your pizza toppings do not contain gluten. Other than that you are in the clear!

    How many carbs are in chicken pizza crust?

    This recipe is for the crust only and has only 1.8g net carb (2g total carbs). Please make sure you choose a low carb pizza sauce and toppings that are keto friendly.

    Nutritional information & Macros

    Nutrition Information

    Keto Chicken Crust Pizza

    Servings: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 268
    Fat 17.3g
    Protein 27.4g
    Total Carbs 2g
    Net Carbs 1.8g

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    1. So good and so easy! Trust me when I say you won’t be missing out on regular pizza anymore! I’m new to Keto and this will definitely become a staple! Thank you for sharing!

    2. This crust is amazing!!! I have converted 5 non-keto friends and family members to this crust. I have been able to press this out on a large cookie sheet to less than a 1/4″ with great results. A tip I saw somewhere (which I don’t remember where to give credit) is to let the crust sit/cool for 10 min when you take it out of the oven. Then put the sauce on. This helps the sauce not to be absorbed into the crust as much. Can make a supreme pizza that holds up! Love this pizza!

    3. This crust is wonderful and easy to make. My brother-in-law is diabetic, so I sent a link to my sister for the recipe, and they loved it!

      1. Yes. This is the perfect application for those dry chicken breasts of rotisserie chicken. The food processor can make it into a nice meal that presses out very thin. It doesn’t even taste like chicken.

    4. How would ground turkey do in this recipe? I have some ground turkey in my frig that I need to use today and I’m wondering if I should try it with this recipe.

      1. Hi Kathryn, I have never tried! If it works, it would be great for breakfast. Sausage is gonna have more fat then chicken, so it will be interesting how this holds up. Maybe try it in a pyrek baking dish to ensure the fat doesn’t end up overflowing.

    5. Ok, this was so good! We like fathead dough pizza, but this was more filling and likely a better option than fathead pizza crust. Prior to keto I had never made a pizza from scratch, but there is a therapy in cooking l like this with all whole ingredients! This pizza recipe is a keeper!

    6. Definitely has a different texture, and it took me a bit to get passed the ground chicken part, however it was scrumptious!

    7. Can this be made without eggs? I’m allergic to eggs but love this idea because I don’t like regular pizza crust!

      1. You should be able it. The egg is just there for support so you may have to eat it with a fork instead of holding it in your hands. 🙂

        1. Do you think maybe adding some more mozzarella cheese in place of the egg would give it more support? Just curious on your thoughts

    8. Hi, I made this delicious recipe just now, but forget to put in the mozzarella cheese! I put in everything else though…Is the crust supposed to be crispy or not so much?? I’m thinking the mozz would make it more crispy, but the crust looks great…Will have to make another one!

    9. Wow, this was so good! First time making chicken crust, I prefer this much more than fathead dough or cauliflower crust. I did a lot of searching to find a recipe that didn’t use canned chicken, this is definitely the winner!

    10. I made this pizza for dinner tonight and doubled the recipe made one pizza with alfredo sauce the other with tomato sauce. All I can say is Thank you for sharing this recipe oh my the crispy part of the crust is the best. My husband asked how I was going to top tonight’s dinner and I’m not sure I can. He isn’t even on my food plan can you say winner winner chicken crust dinner!!!!

    11. Wow…..absolutely amazing and delicious. Added nice low a
      Carb toppings, this is my special treat from now on!!!!

    12. Hello, is there any reason why mine was coming out watery? I had bunch of water in the pan. And on top of the crust.

      1. It is probably the type of ground chicken you used. Did it seem like it had a high moisture content?

    13. I love this sooo much. Great to make when you have to “just use what you have”!
      We have an “ice” day today in Dallas – can’t go to the store.
      I had 1/2 can of pizza sauce in the refrigerator that I’d figured I could use up. I just started Keto 5 days ago and am still making a list of ingredients to buy to make a lot of these recipes. I don’t have the ingredients for the “dough” pizza crust recipes, but I did have frozen chicken breast patties in the freezer. I lightly defrosted three until I could cut them into chunks and then put them in my food processor with Swiss cheese (didn’t have Mozzarella cheese)
      and vegan Parmesan cheese and an egg, along with some seasonings. It baked up so perfectly. I then loaded it with stuff I had on hand…. sauce, swiss cheese, feta cheese, hamburger meat, artichoke heart, and pepperoni. I also made a tray of pepperoni chips and served with a salad. Yuummm… the weight is just falling off of me. I know its that initial water weight, but I am thrilled. My husband and I have committed to a year with this lifestyle, but I could see us doing this forever. Thanks so much for all the recipes and videos… I’ve been binge watching for two days now… making my lists. 😉

    14. Love this keto friendly pizza!! I didn’t have ground chicken, so I blended some rotisserie chicken with the egg. It was so hearty, filling, and delicious! My husband loved it as well. I topped it with bacon, green onions, red onions, black olives, and pepperoncini. Thank you for a great dinner option!

    15. This was amazing! I doubled the recipe and spread it out extremely thin in a extra large party size rectangular pan. The entire family loved it!

    16. Made this tonight. My pizza came out great! You can see it on Instagram @shann0nigan if you would like to see a finished product. Thanks for the recipe!

    17. I’ve made this excellent pizza crust 4x using either ground turkey or chicken. If your poultry is too lean (making your pizza crumble) you can add some animal fat to the mix. You can also double the recipe for a larger pizza. The only downside is I buy organic ground poultry and its $10 lb. A pizza with this crust made for 2 adults is expensive; yet worth it to us.

    18. Tried this out today and am so pleased it passed the test of my 3 extremely fussy, addicted to processed food grandchildren.
      Now, when I’m organised, I can give them low carb eats rather than sandwiches. 👍

      Thank you so much for sharing this.

    19. Thank you so much for this recipe. I only did a 3 cheese topping, no tomato base and it was a hit with my 3 very fussy grandchildren and my daughter, who was in fact planning a backup of carbage if it didn’t go down well. So pleased the backup stayed in the freezer.

    20. Delicious! Satisfies the pizza craving 100%! I didn’t have parchment paper so I used foil with olive oil – the crust did stick a little but I was able to carefully peel it away (it can be done!) I cooked mine for 17 min at 450 and it was perfect. So happy to find a delicious and protein packed alternative to my favorite meal!

    21. I use cooked chicken and I just cut it up and then I mix everything in the food processor so it gets ground up, but it may affect the texture, as I have never made it with raw chicken to know the difference.

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