Hey guys, Mellissa here! Remember when I told you that while I was working feverishly on my first “real” keto cookbook that I’d be lining up some awesome guest posters to keep you guys entertained and with plenty of new keto recipes to try? Well today I’m introducing Sam Dillard from Hey Keto Mama with this fantastic keto chicken crust taco pizza recipe that looks AMAZING.
Take it away, Sam…. (sorry, I’m old and I’ve always wanted to say that) ?
Two of my biggest food loves have always been tacos and pizza. And one of my absolute favorite things about them is that they go together beautifully. Can’t decide whether to have tacos or pizza tonight?
I’ve been there before, but I have the easy answer for you: both tacos AND pizza! Boom.
Surely you’ve had a taco pizza. The yummy chicken and vegetables, seasoning and sauce all in triangular pizza form are pretty great. But prepare to have your mind blown by how easy it is to make and enjoy a taco pizza without the heavy, carby crust.
Ever since I started eating a low carb, ketogenic diet, I’ve tried to come up with new, healthier ways to enjoy my previous indulgences while still staying on track. This lifestyle is so sustainable for me because cutting the carbs without sacrificing flavor is a whole lot easier than I thought it would be!
I first started on the ketogenic/low carb lifestyle not long after giving birth to my son. As I adjusted to mom life, I realized each day I was exhausted, hungry and generally unhappy. On top of that I was ready to lose the stubborn baby weight, and improve my overall health and mental clarity.
Learning about carbs, researching nutrition and tracking my eating was one of the best decisions I ever made for myself. There’s no going back from this lifestyle!
This chicken crust taco pizza is heaven sent not only because it tastes incredible, but it also only uses a few ingredients: ground chicken, parmesan cheese, and your choice of seasoning. The seasoned chicken is, in my opinion, the best part of a taco pizza anyway, so this recipe makes sure you get that juicy, delicious, savory flavor in every bite!
I love trying out all of the low carb pizzas out there, and have enjoyed more than my fair share of them (I’ve actually got a few new ones in the works!)…but almost no carbs AND delicious? You just can’t beat that.
Another important thing to note is this chicken crust taco pizza recipe is totally easy to customize to your likes and needs. Maybe you need more fats in your diet so you’ll add sour cream and extra cheese. Maybe you just hate black olives (like my husband) so you’ll replace them with some crumbled chorizo!
I’m looking forward to seeing the different toppings and flavor combinations you come up with!
Chicken Crust Taco Pizza – Low Carb & Keto
This amazing keto chicken crust taco pizza combines two of your favorite cuisines into one delicious low carb pizza the entire family will love! Keto, Low Carb, Atkins, Nut free
- Yield: 8 slices 1x
- Category: Keto Pizza Recipe
- Cuisine: Mexican
For the base:
- 1 lb ground chicken
- ½ cup grated (powdered) Parmesan cheese
- ½ cup shredded Parmesan or Mozzarella
- 1 packet chicken taco seasoning (seeexample)
- Salt and pepper, to taste
For the toppings:
- ¾ cup shredded cheddar
- 1 tbsp black olives
- 3 tbsp diced jalapeno
- 1 tbsp diced tomato
- 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
Avocado sour cream drizzle:
- ¼ cup sour cream
- ¼ cup guacamole or mashed avocado
- Add up to 3 tbsp of water if mixture seems too thick
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- In large bowl mix ground chicken, cheese and seasoning
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper and press chicken mixture into even thin layer
- Bake for 20 minutes
- Remove from oven and top with cheddar, black olives, jalapenos and tomatoes
- Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted and brown
- For drizzle, mix sour cream and guacamole and set aside
- Top taco chicken crust pizza with fresh cilantro and avocado sour cream drizzle
- Serving Size: 1 slice
- Calories: 244
- Fat: 18g
- Carbohydrates: 2g net
- Protein: 15g
Sam Dillard is the author and photographer behind Hey Keto Mama, a food blog that cuts carbs and strikes out sugar without sacrificing yummy flavor. She lives in Missouri with her husband and two small children.
Thanks so much to Sam Dillard for that awesome recipe and taking the time to guest post here at IBIH! She’s set the bar high for my upcoming guest posters, and I don’t know about you guys but I can’t WAIT to try out this chicken crust taco pizza recipe!!!
Did you see that crust?!?! And all that melty, crunchy cheese?!?! YASSSSSS.
Check out some of Sam’s other fantastic recipes over on her blog – here’s a few on my list to try ASAP:
Keto Enchilada Bowl – http://www.heyketomama.com/keto-chicken-enchilada-bowl/
Keto Cheese Shell Taco Cups – http://www.heyketomama.com/keto-cheese-shell-taco-cups/
Keto Cheesy Chorizo Dip – http://www.heyketomama.com/keto-cheesy-chorizo-dip/
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