Well, color me surprised. This was great! My hubby ate three pieces and my son ate two (as did I). I’m getting to the point that I’m in ketosis and have a seriously suppressed appetite. I can see from My Fitness Pal that I am below goal in everything except for protein. I’m almost at goal for fat, but I’m shy of goal for calories and haven’t hit the 25 carb limit for the day yet. Normally, I could eat at least half of a pizza this size and probably more, but after two slices tonight, I was perfectly satisfied and had plenty of room in my carb limit for a little dark chocolate.
They call this “fathead” pizza crust. I have no clue where it came from, but I see versions and links for it all over the place. If your crust is a bit too soft for you near the middle on the bottom, you can throw into a hot skillet for a few minutes. Sometimes it needs to cool a bit to harden and have a crunchy or crusty texture to it. The corner pieces and edges were wonderfully crispy.
- 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella
- ¾ cup almond flour
- 2 tbs cream cheese, cubed
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp xanthan gum (optional)
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/3 cup low carb BBQ sauce (I found mine at Safeway)
- 1.5-2 cups cooked chicken (I used rotisserie breast meat)
- 2 Tbsp chopped red onion
- 2 Tbsp fresh chopped cilantro (optional)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Combine almond flour, garlic powder, salt, xanthan gum, and cheeses and stir in a bowl. In the microwave, heat for about a minute and 30 seconds. Stir the mixture and add egg until combined. Use wet hands and press to form into a pizza crust shape and size to your liking. Using a baking mat or parchment will keep it from sticking. You want it to be relatively thin so that it is crispy (unless you like really soft doughy texture for your pizza).
Poke the crust all over with a fork. Bake for 5 minutes. Poke down bubbles with a fork and cook an additional 3 minutes or until crust is lightly browned.
Spread bbq sauce over the crust using the back of a spoon. Sprinkle chicken, cheese, and green onion over the top. Bake until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with cilantro.
Makes 10 small slices or 5 large slices. Serving size 2 small slices or 1 large slice.