It’s time to ditch those carbs from pizza delivery! You can make an even better-tasting low-carb and gluten-free pizza at home with only a few ingredients and little prep time. My barbecue chicken pizza packs a whole lot of flavor for pizza night thanks to ingredients like juicy pieces of chicken, a sugar-free barbecue sauce, shredded mozzarella, and red onion. Yum!
If You Love BBQ Then You’ll Love My BBQ Chicken Pizza!
If you are a fan of BBQ like I am, then you’re going to be so excited about my latest pizza recipe! It is so deliciously over the top.
My BBQ Chicken Pizza is loaded with juicy BBQ chicken, red onions, cheese, and of course a low carb BBQ Sauce. This recipe will make one large pizza that can be sliced into 9 slices but you can double the recipe if you are feeding a crowd.
This is one of my family’s favorite low carb pizzas and we have it at least once a month on the week as a treat with a nice green salad. It is such a tasty meal that is much healthier for you than taking pizza.
The slices are very filling so one pizza does great for the three of us but I always double the recipe so I can make one for the next time and freeze it. If you want to save time this is the way to prep head.
How to Make My Low Carb BBQ Chicken Pizza:
- Prepare the recipe for the pizza crust and roll it out into a large enough circle to fit your pizza pan. Prebake the crust for about 5-8 minutes just to set it so it won’t be soggy.
- You’ll then begin by spreading some of the bbq sauce in a layer over the top of the pizza crust. Then you’ll prepare the chicken by adding the remaining bbq sauce to a bowl and tossing the chicken in the sauce.
- Top pizza with the BBQ chicken, then sprinkle it with the cheese, and the sliced red onions.
- Bake the prepared pizza at 375 F for 10 -15 minutes. The crust will be golden brown and the toppings should be nice and bubbly.
I suggest you watch the pizza close as it does its final bake because the low carb crust can go from golden brown to “on no it burned” pretty quickly due to the nature of the almond flour.
Trust me the crust is not good when overcooked, but on the other hand, you want to make sure the pizza is hot all the way through and the pizza crust is fully cooked.
Once you take it out of the oven let the pizza cool on the pan for five minutes. This will give the crust a few minutes to harden up a bit so it isn’t so soft and bendy.
You should be able to pick the pizza up and eat each slice unless you’ve added too much sauce or a lot of heavy chicken. But even if you have to use a fork, I’m sure nobody will complain!
How To Freeze This Low Carb BBQ Chicken Pizza
You’ll love how easy it is to prepare this recipe for the freezer. I don’t know about you, but it seems like I stay so busy these days with the family, work, and church.
Sometimes I am so busy I can forget about dinner until my family gets hungry and ask what I’m making. I hate that feeling of then scrambling around trying to figure out something fast.
That’s why I love having meals like this pizza ready to go in my freezer. It is so easy to pull them out and bake them and have dinner on the table in 30 minutes or so.
To prepare this Low Carb BBQ Chicken Pizza for the freezer you’ll need a few kitchen items and of course, the ingredients to make as many pizzas as you want to freeze.
When it comes to freezer prep here, the main things you will need will be pizza pans, and materials for wrapping them tightly so they don’t end up getting freezer burnt.
Here Are Some Tools That Will Be Helpful:
- pizza pans, any shape (I find them super cheap at the Dollar Tree)
- wax paper or parchment paper
- quality plastic wrap
- aluminum foil
- labels are nice if you have them on hand.
Once you have all your supplies gathered and ingredients for the pizzas you can spend some time making one or as many as you like for your freezer.
For this pizza recipe, I follow the instructions for making the pizza crusts and then roll them out and put them onto the pizza pans you will be freezing them on.
Next, you have two options. You can simply freeze the raw crust alone, so they will be ready for any type of pizza when you pull them out or you can make the full BBQ Chicken Recipe and freeze it so it is ready to cook.
When you freeze the pizza fully prepared with all the ingredients, there is no need to precook the crusts before freezer them because you’ll need to cook it longer when you pull it out of the freezer.
Cooking from the Freezer:
When you are ready to use these pizza crusts from your freezer I recommend taking them out about 20 minutes before you are going to bake them so they can thaw.
Remove all of the wrappings from the crusts and bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes, remove the crust from the oven and top with your desired toppings.
When you have the toppings in place return the pizza to the oven and bake for an additional 12-15 minutes. This step will vary, so just watch it carefully and take it out when you think it is to your likely.
Let the pizza sit for 5 minutes before slicing and serving. This will help the crust firm up and make it easy to handle.
How To Make The Best Low Carb & Gluten-Free Pizza Crust
For this BBQ Chicken Pizza, I use my version of the low carb cheese dough, also known as the “Fat Head Dough”. It is our “go-to” crust in this house on every pizza night.
I even make them ahead and freeze them for quick meals when we need them. We’ll talk more about freezer preparations in a later section.
My Version of the “Fat Head Dough” or what I call the “cheese dough”. Next, we’ll look at the ingredients and steps needed when making the pizza crust.
If you need a visual (video demo) of the crust made, you can watch my full video of how I make my pizza crust here.
This crust contains:
- 8 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 2 oz cream cheese
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 3/4 cup almond flour or Trim Healthy Mama Baking Blend
- 1 tablespoon of oat fiber (optional, don’t use this if you use the Baking Blend)
To make the pizza dough add the shredded mozzarella and the cream cheese to a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave the cheese for short intervals of 30 seconds stirring after each round.
Once the cheese is all melted and smooth, add in the dry ingredients and the beaten egg. Mix well.
It’s important at this point to mix the cheese dough mixture very well. With the goal being no lumps left in the dough.
I prefer to get in there with my clean hands to knead the dough. This method lends the best results in the texture of the pizza crust.
Once the dough is ready and you have it rolled out to the thickness you prefer you will need to bake it for 10 min at 400 degrees until slightly browned.
I love using a large cast-iron skillet to bake my pizzas in, but you can also use a baking sheet or pizza stone.
If pizza is one of your favorite meals and you want to give some more of my pizza a try you can always check out the recipes below for some of my family’s favorites.
A delicious low-carb and gluten-free pizza that features juicy chunks of chicken and a sweet and tangy bbq sauce, red onions, and cheese.
For The Crust
For The Toppings
- 2 cups of cooked chicken, cubed or shredded
- 1 1/2 cups of mozzarella cheese,shredded
- 6 tablespoons of your favorite low carb BBQ Sauce
- 1/3 cup of red onion slices, thinly sliced
- Prepare the low-carb and gluten-free pizza crust per the instruction in that recipe post. There is a video in the post for those making the crust for the first time.
- Once the dough for the crust is prepared roll it out into a circle large enough to fit the pizza pan you are using. I use a standard pizza pan like this one. You can use a baking sheet and roll it out to fit that size if you don't have a pizza pan or stone.
- After you have rolled out your crust and placed it on the pan, you will need to bake it for about 6 minutes just to set the crust.
- Next, pull the crust out of the oven and top it with half of the BBQ Sauce you are using.
- Then toss the cooked chicken in with the remaining sauce and spread it around your pizza.
- Top the pizza with the mozzarella cheese and finally the red onion slices.
- Place the pizza in the oven and back for 15 minutes until the cheese is melted and the crust is nice and golden brown.
- Let the pizza cool for 5 minutes before slicing into 9 slices and serving.
- For instructions on how to make this pizza ahead and free it see the blog post.
I use my own recipe for low-carb BBQ sauce, your carbs may vary slightly depending on which one you use. G Hughes is a nice store-bought brand to use.
Serving Size1 Slice
Amount Per ServingCalories 200Total Fat 10.5gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 63.9mgSodium 222mgCarbohydrates 3.9gNet Carbohydrates 2.9gFiber 1gSugar 1gSugar Alcohols 1gProtein 13g
I am not a nutritionist. If you have strict dietary needs I always recommend using an online nutrition calculator to calculate your totals using your exact brands you're using in this recipe as values may vary per brand.
I am a southern girl through and through that loves to laugh, cook, read and spend time with family. My passions outside of home schooling my son are ministering to those in need and creating art in the kitchen! Every day is an adventure in our little house and I wouldn’t trade it or the chance to share here with you for anything!