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High Protein Chicken Crust Meatzza


pizza with toppings

Think pizza is off the menu on your fat loss journey? Think again! This recipe packs all the pizza flavor in a super high protein and calorie-controlled way. No more dreaming about pizza night – this recipe is your new go-to for a delicious and satisfying meal. 

ground meat with spices

INGREDIENTS:

Crust:

~1 pound lean ground chicken (98% lean is ideal for less fat)

~1 teaspoon garlic salt

~1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

~1 egg, beaten

pizza crust

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl, combine ground chicken, garlic salt, Italian seasoning, and beaten egg. Mix well with your hands until everything is evenly incorporated.

  3. Transfer the chicken mixture to the prepared baking sheet. Press the mixture into a thin circle or rectangle. Aim for a thin crust to avoid dryness and leave space for toppings.

  4. Bake the crust for 15-20 minutes, or until cooked through. Don't overcook!

  5. Remove the crust from the oven and blot any excess liquid from the top with a paper towel.

Toppings:

  • Pizza sauce (choose a thicker sauce, not marinara)

  • Mozzarella cheese (part-skim is recommended)

  • Turkey pepperoni

  • Prosciutto

  • Your favorite pizza veggies!

Assemble and Bake:

  1. Spread your chosen pizza sauce over the cooked crust.

  2. Top with mozzarella cheese, turkey pepperoni, prosciutto, and your desired veggies.

  3. Return the pizza to the oven for 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. For extra browning, broil for 1-2 minutes at the end.

Serving and Nutrition:

  • Cut your pizza into 4 servings.

  • One serving of crust (¼ of the recipe) contains approximately 155kcal, 28g protein, 0g carbs, and 4.5g fat.

  • A complete serving of pizza (including toppings) comes in at around 306kcal, 42g protein, 6g carbs, and 14g fat. This calculation is based on the following toppings:

  • ½ serving pizza sauce

  • 0.4oz turkey pepperoni

  • ½ piece prosciutto

  • 1oz part-skim mozzarella cheese

  • Feel free to adjust toppings to your preference!

  • I like to serve this with a side salad, roasted veggie, and maybe a bit of fruit.


pizza with toppings

Enjoy your delicious and protein-packed meatzza!

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