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Easy Carnivore Chicken Crust Pizza (Low carb, High Protein)

This ultra low carb pizza recipe is fully carnivore and absolutely delicious. A homemade shredded chicken crust, cream cheese sauce, and your favourite meaty cheesy toppings. This carnivore pizza is the lowest carb pizza you’ll ever make. Just 3 ingredients in this high protein pizza crust and no flour of any kind. The best part, it’s easy to make!

Cheese Pull Image of a slice of chicken crust pizza on a wooden board.

Less than 2g of TOTAL carbs per slice and only 7g in this entire carnivore pizza.

Packed with 66g of protein the crust itself is nearly ZERO carbs. This is for sure the lowest carb pizza you will ever make and its is perfect for your next pizza party. 

This Meat-za is part of my semi-carnivore series of recipes




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This easy low carb pizza crust has just 3 ingredients! Fresh or canned shredded chicken, egg and cheese, formed into a crust and baked. A sturdy crust with crispy edges this keto pizza has no nuts, no gluten, and no flour of any kind. Ready in under 30 minutes!

Topped with cream cheese, and your favourite carnivore pizza toppings, this fast and easy low carb high protein carnivore pizza is the perfect way to satisfy those pizza cravings. 

No more sitting out on family pizza night, make this easy carnivore pizza recipe instead

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Why You Will Love Chicken Crust Pizza

  • Ready in 30 minutes, its one of the easiest low carb dinners you can make. 
  • Very low in carbs, and high in protein. No gluten, not nuts, no flour, this pizza crust is keto, ketovore and carnivore friendly. 
  • Cream cheese makes a quick and delicious carnivore sauce, in place of sugary pizza sauce.
  • So easy to make and scale you can make this into a personal pan pizza or a full size pie the whole family can enjoy.
  • This recipe is easy, straightforward and can be made alongside a traditional pizza so you can enjoy pizza night with friends and family.
  • Since trying this pizza I don’t even bother with other low carb pizza crusts.
  • You can use fresh or canned chicken for this convenient low carb pizza recipe. 
Carnivore chicken crust pizza sliced on a wooden board with a blue napkin.

Tips For Making Carnivore Pizza

Below is a deeper dive into the steps and ingredients as well as quick answers to common questions about making carnivore chicken crust pizza. If you are ready to make this pizza recipe now, use the jump to recipe button below. 

The Best Carnivore Pizza Toppings


  • Cream cheese
  • Queso
  • Simple alfredo
  • Whipped ricotta


  • Ground beef
  • Grilled chicken
  • Pepperoni
  • Sausage
  • Salami
  • Bacon
  • Chorizo
  • Shrimp
  • Meatballs
Carnivore chicken crust pizza sliced on a wooden board with a blue napkin.

What type of chicken is used for chicken crust pizza?

You can use fresh or canned shredded chicken for this carnivore pizza.

Can I Use Raw Ground Chicken?

I Do Not recommend using raw ground chicken. You will end up with a dense chicken puck that’s not crispy, and doesn’t really resemble a pizza crust, more like a chicken burger. 

Using fresh shredded chicken, or canned chicken with lead to a crispier meaty pizza crust.

How to Use Fresh Chicken for Carnivore Pizza

  • To use fresh chicken start by making sure it’s cooked through and free of any skin and bones. 
  • Shred the chicken into fine pieces by blitzing in a food processor. Don’t blend it too much, you don’t want a paste, just coarsely shredded.
  • Both light meat and dark meat work, but dark meat will be less dry and have more flavour. 

Pre-cooking chicken for chicken crust pizza

While it’s important to make sure the chicken is cooked through to a safe temperature, this chicken will be cooked again so it is unlikely that it will not be fully cooked by the time the pizza is ready. However fully cooked chicken is much easier to shred and remove from the bone.

Cooking Bone in Skin on Chicken

The best method for bone in skin on chicken is sheet pan baking since it’s quick and hands off. It also makes the bones and skin easy to remove after cooking. 

Sheet pan method:

  1. Heat the oven to 375°F [190°C].
  2. Lay the chicken on a foil lined baking sheet. Leave the skin on, you can remove it after cooking. Season liberally with salt and pepper (optional).
  3. Cook for 35-40 minutes until the skin is crispy and the chicken is cooked through. Remove and set aside to cool. 
  4. Once it’s cool enough to handle, remove the crisped skin (This makes an excellent carnivore snack or keto friendly nacho chip). Pull out any bones or cartilage from the chicken. 
  5. Cut into chunks and shred using a food processor or with two forks.

Cooking Boneless Skinless Chicken

The above sheet pan method is perfectly acceptable for boneless skinless chicken, but you should shorten the cooking time. 

A quicker method is to pan fry boneless chicken until cooked through. 

Pan fry method:

  1. Heat oil or butter in a pan.
  2. Season the chicken liberally with salt and pepper (optional).
  3. Place the chicken in the pan and cook for 5-6 minutes per side (for thick cuts of chicken) until cooked through. 
  4. Remove the chicken to cool and once cooled, shred with a food processor until coarsely shredded.

Super lazy method

Aside from using canned chicken, using the microwave is the super lazy last minute method for pre-cooking the chicken for chicken crust pizza.

Microwave method:

  1. Cut the chicken into 1 – 1 ½ inch cubes and season with salt and pepper (optional)
  2. Add to a microwave safe bowl and cook on high for 3-4 minutes. If the chicken remains uncooked, continue cooking in 90 second intervals until the chicken is fully cooked. 
  3. Let the chicken cool before shredding with a food processor.
Cheese pull shot of chicken crust pizza lifting out of a skillet.

Carnivore Pizza Using Canned Chicken

Canned shredded chicken is the easiest and quickest method. It is also my preferred option since it makes the crispiest crust, and it the fastest. I am usually making a normal pizza crust for the rest of the family and I can easily make this low carb pizza crust at the same time so I can enjoy a pizza night with the carb eaters. 

A single 5.5oz can of chicken makes a perfect personal pan carnivore pizza. For larger pizzas use two cans or the extra big cans of chicken. 

Using Cream Cheese as a Pizza Sauce

Cream cheese is a rich and delicious carnivore friendly pizza sauce. To make it easier to spread over the crust you can soften in the microwave for 25 seconds or until it’s spreadable. 

Chicken Crust Pizza FAQs

What Pan is Used for Chicken Crust Pizza?

This chicken crust comes together with a mixture of cheese and egg. It’s best to press this into the button of a round pan as the crust will spread during cooking as the cheese melts. 

An 8 in [20cm] non-stick oven safe pan or a cast iron skillet works well. 

What Consistency Should The Mixture be?

The mixture will be slightly wet but should more or less hold together when formed. Gently squeeze a handful of the mixture, if it crumbles apart you might need more egg. If its very wet and sloppy you might need more cheese or chicken. 

Can I use Raw Ground Chicken?

It’s not recommended, the crust just doesn’t turn out well. Its not crispy, it looks grey and unappealing and the texture is wrong. Stick to canned or fresh shredded chicken.

How Long is The Crust Pre-baked For?

The goal is to prebake the chicken crust before topping until its just firm and starting to brown. This makes it easier to top and sauce, as well as making sure you crust is firm enough to hold together. 

How Do I Prevent The Crust From Sticking To The Pan?

Use a high quality oven safe non-stick or well seasoned cast iron pan. For extra protection place a round of parchment paper at the bottom of the pan, the same ones used for lining cake pans. 

Is Chicken Crust Pizza Carnivore Friendly?

Yes! This easy, ultra low carb pizza recipe is carnivore, ketovore and keto friendly.

Recipe Card

3 Ingredient Chicken Crust Pizza (Video)

Carnivore chicken crust pizza sliced on a wooden board with a blue napkin.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 300 kcal
Net Carbs 1.8 g
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The lowest carb pizza you will ever make! Carnivore friendly and packed with protein this 3 ingredient pizza crust is made with shredded chicken, cheese, and egg, nearly zero carbs! Top with your favourite sauces and toppings for an easy low carb dinner ready in under 30 minutes. Check out the how to video below!

IMPORTANT – There are often Frequently Asked Questions within the blog post that you may find helpful. Simply scroll back up to read them!



  • non-stick oven safe pan or skillet
  • Knife and Cutting Board
  • Food Processor optional for shredded fresh chicken
  • parchment paper rounds optional to prevent sticking


3 Ingredient Chicken Pizza Crust

  • 5.5 oz canned shredded chicken
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese shredded

Sauce and Toppings

  • 4 tablespoons cream cheese softened
  • cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 2 oz Pepperoni


  • Heat oven to 450°F [230°C].
  • Combine ingredients. In a medium bowl, combine the can of shredded chicken (drain the liquid from the can if necessary), beaten egg, and, grated mozzarella cheese. Check the consistency of the dough by squeezing a handful in your palm lightly, it should not feel dry and crumbly and should mostly hold together. See notes if using fresh chicken.
    5.5 oz canned shredded chicken, 1 large egg, ½ cup mozzarella cheese
    Combined ingredients for low carb chicken crust pizza.
  • Form the crust. Press the crust mixture into the bottom of a non stick oven safe pan or cast iron skillet. Cover the bottom in an even layer. It should be at least ¼ inch [6.5mm] thick. See notes for pan size. Optional: Line the bottom of the pan with a round of parchment paper if you are worried about the crust sticking to the pan.
    Unbaked chicken crust pizza pressed into the bottom of a skillet.
  • Pre-bake the chicken crust. Bake in a 450°F [230°C] for 10-12 minutes until the crust is firm and beginning to brown. If the crust feels too soft continue to bake.
    Prebaked chicken crust pizza in a non stick skillet.
  • Sauce and add toppings. Remove the crust from the oven and spread a thin layer of softened cream cheese or your favourite low carb pizza sauce over the crust leaving a gap around the edge. Add grated mozzarella cheese and pepperoni or your preferred pizza toppings.
    4 tablespoons cream cheese, 2 oz Pepperoni, ⅓ cup mozzarella cheese
    Topped but unbaked keto carnivore pizza in a non stick skillet.
  • Bake until cheese bubbles. Bake the pizza at 450°F [230°C] until the cheese melts, bubbles, and is just starting to brown. Remove and allow the pizza to cool slightly before slicing.


Nutritional information is for 2 slices of pepperoni pizza. The nutritional information for your pizza will depend on the sauce and toppings you use. Always use a verified nutrient database and recipe calculator like the free one at Cronometer for accurate nutritional information. 
Crust only Nutritional Information (entire crust):
526 cals | 26.3g Fat | 2g Total Carbs | 66.7g Protein
Using fresh chicken: Instead of canned chicken you can use fresh chicken. Pre-cook your chicken in the oven, microwave, or stove top before shredding either by hand or with a food processor. See the post above for details on pre-cooking chicken for chicken crust pizza. (Jump to section)
Can Size: Cans of chicken come in various sizes, then 5.5 oz [156g] can used for this recipe makes an 8"-9" [20-23cm] pizza which is perfect for 2 people. This recipe is easy to double and scale using the scale options next to the list of ingredients.
If your canned chicken contains any liquid, drain it off before adding the chicken to the bowl. 
Carnivore Pizza Sauce: Softened cream cheese, carnivore alfredo, or softened ricotta all make excellent carnivore friendly pizza sauces. 
Soften the cream cheese in the microwave for 25 seconds to make it more spreadable. 
Keto Pizza Sauce: For a keto friendly sauce use some tomato paste, or my 20 minute keto marinara
Pan Size: For this recipe I used an 8 in [20cm] non-stick oven safe pan. Any oven safe pan, cast iron skillet, or pie tin will work. 
Mixture consistency: If the crust mixture is too dry you may need to add some additional beaten egg. If its too wet add more chicken or grated cheese. 
Leftovers: Store leftovers sealed in the fridge for use within a week. 
Reheating: Reheat in a hot oven at 350°F [175°C] until the cheese softens and melts or stovetop in a hot pan until warmed through. 


Serving: 2 slicesCalories: 300kcalCarbohydrates: 1.8gProtein: 23.3gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 11gSodium: 515mgPotassium: 128mgSugar: 0.9gVitamin A: 162IUCalcium: 205mgIron: 0.55mgSugar Alcohols: 0.01gNet Carbs: 1.8g

Nutritional information is calculated using the recipe calculator and verified database available from Cronometer. Although every reasonable effort is made to provide accurate information this estimate is provided as courteously and convenience only. To obtain the most accurate representation of the nutritional information in any given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe.

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Keywords: carnivore, comfort food, easy low carb dinner, keto pizza, semi-carnivore, under 30




Cheese pull shot of chicken crust pizza lifting out of a skillet.


6 thoughts on “Easy Carnivore Chicken Crust Pizza (Low carb, High Protein)”

  1. 5 stars
    I just made this today and it was absolutely delicious!! I omitted the cream cheese just to save on calories and carbs but I will be making it again tomorrow!!!

  2. 5 stars
    Made this for dinner it was super simple and yummy. Topped with no sugar added BBQ sauce, Canadian bacon, and cheese.

  3. 5 stars
    Made this for the second time tonight! Absolutely delicious! How do you combat the crust sticking to the pan? I struggle every time.

    1. Hi Rebecca,

      Glad you like this recipe! Its a favourite of ours as as well.

      When I use my cast iron pan I don’t have an issue with sticking but for any other pan I place a circle of parchment paper at the bottom. The same one used to line round cake pan, works great.

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