5.0 from 8 reviews
Bariatric Pizza. You've gotta taste it!
In just a few weeks Bariatric Friendly, Low Carb, High Protein, Chicken Crust Pizza went viral with over 1,000,000 views. Check out these gorgeous Pies our Facebook Support Group members have posted! Better yet, make one & TASTE it! Our 'bariatric legal' pie tops a flavorful crust of ground seasoned chicken with your favorite pizza toppings! It's simple, it's delish, it's exciting.
  • One pound ground (raw) chicken breast - or 3 small boneless breasts, pulsed in food processor
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 cup freshly shredded part skim mozzarella - one cup shredded cheese is 4 ounces by weight
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Dried oregano
  • ½ cup prepared pasta sauce
  • Crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 or 5 basil leaves, rolled and sliced
  • Toppings - lets not go crazy with fat - I used Molinari very lean pepperoni in paper thin slices
  1. Preheat oven to 450°F and line a baking sheet or pizza pan with parchment paper or foil sprayed with non stick vegetable cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl combine the ground chicken with ¼ cup parmesan, ¼ cup mozzarella, ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon black pepper, ½ teaspoon garlic powder and ½ teaspoon oregano.
  3. 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 to get it very thin. Remove the plastic wrap and roast until golden, 12 to 15 minutes.
  4. Smear crust with sauce, scatter with ¼ cup Parmesan, ¾ cup mozzarella, layer with toppings and season with a sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes and ¼ teaspoon oregano.
  5. Pop back into hot oven and cook until melted and bubbly 6 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven and scatter with chopped basil.

27 thoughts on “Bariatric Pizza. You’ve gotta taste it!

  1. lovejmea says:

    We have been making chicken crust pizza for over 6 months now. The BEST thing ever. My husband (non-bariatric) even said he would never eat regular pizza again. We’ve tried white pizza and regular red sauce pizza. It is fun to play around with

  2. Charlene says:

    We made this last week and it was fabulous! I am going to experiment and make a grilled buffalo chicken version. I will let you know how it turns out!

  3. Kim says:

    I substitute the chicken with ground turkey ( the chicken was too sticky and gunkie on my hands) I think the turkey is much better than the chicken.

  4. Watty says:

    Not bad, but next time I’ll try it with mixed ground chicken instead of just the breast….it was really dry and got stuck. 🙁

    • Suzanne Shaw says:

      How odd, I’ve made this often and never once had that problem. Sounds like you probably rolled it too thin and it dried out a bit, don’t worry. Chicken can be tricky to cook. You just have to keep an eye on it so it won’t dry out. Better luck next time!

  5. Wendy says:

    I didn’t know what to expect. But this was so good and tasted just like pizza. My non bariatric husband loved it too! So good!!

  6. Jen Cavanna says:

    Can you use ground chicken from the grocery store (pre-packaged like a Jenny-O) or do I have to grind my own chicken breast? Trader Joe’s sold 1 lb packages of ground chicken.

    • Alison Garcia says:

      Hi Jen, if you don’t have the ability to grind your own, store bought is perfect fine. Enjoy your pizza!!

  7. Mary Anne says:

    Sounds great except as a 100 Italian , I NEVER use Oregano which is a bitter spice.. in fact Its not even in my kitchen. The basil is great and I cant wait to try this receipe. Yes, I make spaghetti sauce, which tastes delicious, with basil and NO Oregano, ever.

    • Alison Garcia says:

      Hi Laura, it’s either sold at the butcher counter, or in a package. The consistency of it is like ground beef, but bird!

  8. Brenda says:

    have made this with chicken and turkey whatever is cheaper done white sauce and red all kinds of fat free or low fat topping just a awesome puzza recipe

    • Alison Garcia says:

      Hi Laura, it’s absolutely your show! Some like a thicker chicken crust, others prefer a thinner, crispier texture. Whatever works best for you!!! -Alison

  9. Christine says:

    This is Delicious! This is also great for folks that cannot have gluten. Has anyone tried the same base to make tortilla shell?

  10. Christine says:

    We made this the other night, it was amazing. My hubby is doing the low carb thing, and has tried cauliflower crust, both homemade and frozen. He was amazed at how filling this is. He can usually eat quite a bit.

    Has anyone tried freezing the prepared crust? Just wondering how it went

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