Barbecue Chicken Pizza

I LOVE pizza! And every once in a while I get a serious craving for it. I also love cooking and eating at home because I can control what goes into my meals. Sure, eating out is great every once in a while, but pizza is rarely loaded with the amount of protein and veggies I want it to be a loaded with. So I figured, if I could just come up with a killer crust recipe, I’d be set. From here on out I can enjoy pizza at home whenever my cravings hit. This recipe makes it easy to still hit your macros at the end of the day too. It’s a win win in my opinion. You’re saving money, getting a good healthy meal in, and you aren’t sacrificing flavor.

The crust is made from one of Zach Rocheleau’s recipes, aka The Flexible Dieting Lifestyle, and it can be found on his YouTube channel. It’s his Low Cal Everything Bagel recipe and I just spread it out into a pizza crust before I baked it. I also substituted the regular flour for gluten free flour and it worked perfect. Then I piled on my favorite toppings. I didn’t top my pizza with any cheese, but you absolutely can. It will add even more protein!

Barbecue Chicken Pizza
Prep 15 min
Cooking 10 min
Servings 1

INGREDIENTS

For the crust:

  • 21g Trader Joe’s Light Shredded Mozzarella

  • 21g Fat Free Cream Cheese

  • 1 Egg

  • 15g Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour

  • 3g Coconut Flour

  • 3g Baking Powder

  • Trader Joe’s Everything Bagel Seasoning

Toppings:

  • 1 tbsp barbecue sauce

  • 5 ounces cooked chicken breast, chopped and tossed in 1 tbsp barbecue sauce

  • 25g sliced red bell pepper

  • 25g sliced red onion

  • 25g chopped kale

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 450F and grease a baking sheet

  2. Follow Zach’s Low Cal Everything Bagel Recipe to make the dough for your pizza

  3. Spread the dough out on your baking sheet into a round thin crust (his recipe makes 2 bagel servings, use the whole recipe for your dough base)

  4. Bake for 6 minutes and remove from the oven

  5. Spread 1 tbsp of barbecue sauce on your pizza crust, then add all of your toppings (if you like your veggies cooked a lot, you can sauté them for a few minutes on the stove first)

  6. Bake for another 4 minutes then serve

Nutrition Facts
Servings 1
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 460
Total Fat 11 g
Sodium 1075 mg
Total Carbohydrate 40 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugars 21 g
Protein 50 g

Author: Ashley Beaver, Director of Nutrition, myactiveroots.com