Sunday, April 24, 2016

Homemade pizza on a ground chicken crust

In an effort to cut my carbohydrate intake I have been experimenting with different ways to make the food that I love. In the process I came across this gem of a recipe. The crust is ground chicken and it was surprisingly delicious. I hope you enjoy :)
Ingredients; 1 lb. of ground chicken
1/2 of a cup of grated parmesan (I used a mix of  shaved parmesan and romano)
1 cup of shredded mozzarella
1/2 tsp. of garlic powder
Sea salt and Ground pepper
1/2 a cup of pizza sauce of your choice
Crushed red pepper flakes
4 or 5 fresh basil leaves or dried flakes
Toppings of you choice, I used fresh mozzarella, mushrooms, ground turkey sausage, diced pepperoni and a little ricotta.
Instruction: Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet, pizza pan or stone with parchment paper or foil, spray top to bottom with cooking spray. I used canola oil spray. In a medium bowl mix 1/4 cup of parmesan, 1/4 cup of mozzarella, 1/2 tsp. of salt, 1/4 tsp. of black pepper, 1/2 tsp. of garlic, and 1/2 tsp. of oregano. Mix well and put mound of chicken mixture onto the parchment paper. Pat into a flat rectangle or circle. Cover with plastic wrap and evenly press or roll the chicken out. If you can use a rolling pin or something similar because you want it thin enough to crisp. Remove the plastic wrap and roast in oven until golden about 12 to 15 minutes.
Drizzle crust with olive oil and smear with pizza sauce, sprinkle a remaining parmesan and mozzarella, layer with toppings. I like to alternate: a layer of cheese then toppings then cheese etc. Sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes and oregano. Put your pizza in the heated oven and cook until bubbly and heated through about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with fresh chopped basil and Enjoy.

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