Believe it or not, I actually made this BEFORE Domino’s came out with their crazy “specialty chicken” pizza (which is basically just cheese melted on top of fried chicken). Basically, what happened is this: A few weeks ago, I was reeeeaally craving pizza, but I’d already had a lot of carbs that day and I was way short on the amount of protein I was supposed to get and dang pizza just really isn’t that good for you, is it? Then I stumbled across this recipe for “Gluten Free Pizza Crust” on yourlighterside.com. The pizza crust is made of chicken and mozzarella cheese. WHAT. Yes.
And guess what?
It is the most delicious pizza I have ever had in my life.
So here’s what you need for the crust: 1 cup cooked minced chicken breast, 1 cup shredded, packed mozzarella cheese, plus some garlic salt, basil and oregano to taste. Hey, that’s pretty simple right!
You’ll want to start by preheating your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. The next task is to combine the chicken and the cheese. The original recipe called for a food processor, which would probably help but…. I’m a poor college student so all I have is a knife and a cutting board. This is what my chicken looked like chopped to bits:
Then I did the same thing with the cheese…
Then I mixed it all together and mashed it onto my greased pizza pan and threw spices on top.
It looks surprisingly like a pizza crust! I think that if you used a food processor, you would be able to get a thinner, sturdier crust, but my method worked out just fine! Stick it in the oven for 12 minutes (or more if your oven is like mine and hates everything).
Next: Toppings! Of course, you can add whatever toppings you like, so feel free to ignore these directions, but I’m just telling you that it was sooooo good and you should try it. I used pesto as the sauce, about half a serving of cooked chicken, 1/4 cup mozzarella, 1/4 of a tomato and all the fresh basil I had.
Chop up the tomato and chicken. Tear the basil leaves apart.
Smear pesto all over the baked crust (which is a little more difficult that a typical pizza crust, but I’m sure you’ll manage) and sprinkle on some delicious mozzarella.
Finally, add your other wonderful toppings.
Stick it back in the oven and bake until the cheese melts.
Oh man it’s so good I want it right now. Actually, I think I’ll make it right now.
- 1 Cup Cooked, Minced Chicken
- 1 Cup Shredded, Packed Mozzarella Cheese
- Spices to Taste. Recommended: Basil, Oregano, Garlic Salt
- 2 oz Cooked Chicken
- 1/4 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
- 1/4 Cup Pesto
- 1/4 Tomato
- A Bunch of Fresh Basil Leaves
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Cut up your chicken and mozzarella cheese as finely as you can, combine them in a bowl.
- Press them onto a pizza pan into a pizza shape (approx. 12-14 inches).
- Sprinkle with delicious spices.
- Bake for 12 minutes.
- Let cool for 5 minutes.
- Add cheese and other toppings, then bake for at least 5 minutes, or until cheese has melted.
- Let cool and then serve.