Best Viral Caesar Salad Chicken Crust Pizza Low-Carb

This is the best-tasting Viral Caesar Salad Chicken Crust Pizza Low-Carb Recipe for high-protein pizza with cooked chicken, parmesan cheese, egg, garlic, oil, and seasonings. The thin and crispy gluten-free chicken pizza crust is topped with a fresh caesar salad with romaine lettuce, parmesan cheese, mini-cucumbers, and caesar salad dressing.

A caesar salad chicken crust pizza on a white plate.

This is the best-tasting Viral Caesar Salad Chicken Crust Pizza Low-Carb Recipe for a deliciously satisfying high-protein pizza. Chicken crust caesar salad pizza is quickly mixed in a food processor with cooked chicken, parmesan cheese, egg, garlic, oil, and seasonings. Then, the simple crust is cooked thin and crispy in an air fryer or oven and topped with a fresh caesar salad with romaine lettuce, parmesan cheese, mini-cucumbers, and caesar salad dressing.

Unlike traditional pizza, this chicken caesar pizza is gluten-free, high in protein, and low in carbohydrates for a quick and easy weeknight dinner, healthy lunch, or Friday pizza night. My family loves this chicken caesar salad pizza recipe, and I love that it’s made with clean, natural ingredients to support a healthy diet. 

Is Caesar salad chicken crust pizza low-carb?

Yes, my Caesar salad chicken crust pizza recipe is considered low-carb and high-protein. The crust is made from chicken, parmesan cheese, and egg, which are all low in carbohydrates. The toppings typically include lettuce, caesar dressing, and parmesan cheese, which are also low in carbs. Overall, this pizza is a great option for those following a low-carb diet.

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Why You’ll Love This Chicken Pizza Crust Caesar Salad Recipe

  • You only need a few simple ingredients.
  • It is super easy to make for an impressive result.
  • The flavor-rich ingredients make it taste amazing!
  • All the ingredients are easily digestible for a gentle tummy.
A caesar salad chicken crust pizza on a white plate.

Ingredients & Substitutions

Here is everything you need to make the best-tasting viral caesar chicken pizza crust in the air fryer:

Cooked Chicken: You can use canned chicken, cooked chicken breasts, rotisserie chicken, or leftover chicken.

Egg: flaxseed or chia seed “egg” (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed or chia seeds mixed with three tablespoons of water, let sit for 5 minutes to thicken)

Fresh Garlic: You can replace with garlic powder.

Italian Seasonings: Fresh herbs would also taste delicious.

Light Olive Oil: Any healthy oil will taste delicious, including extra virgin olive oil, avocado oil, or grapeseed oil.

Romaine Lettuce: You can use any lettuce variety, including green leafy lettuce, butter lettuce, spring mix, kale, and spinach.

Parmesan Cheese: You can use grated or shredded parmesan cheese. You can also use another meltable cheese, such as mozzarella cheese, white cheddar, or Monterey jack.

Caesar Dressing: You can use your favorite caesar salad dressing, my Caesar Salad Dressing with Cottage Cheese, or my Ranch Salad Dressing as the chicken pizza sauce.

Baby Cucumbers: You can omit these or replace your favorite fresh cut vegetables, including tomatoes, bell peppers, mushrooms, and green onions.

A caesar salad chicken crust pizza on a white plate.

How to Make My Low-Carb Chicken Pizza Crust with Caesar Salad Recipe

Here are easy, detailed, step-by-step instructions. They’re also repeated in the recipe card at the bottom of this blog post.

Step 1: Make the Chicken Pizza Dough

In an upright blender or food processor, combine the canned chicken, grated parmesan cheese, egg, garlic cloves, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Mix well to combine.

Adding ingredients to a food processor.
Mixing ingredients in a food processor.

Step 2: Cook the Chicken Pizza

AIR FRYER METHOD:

Cut a round piece of parchment paper that will fit inside your air fryer. Drop roughly half of the chicken mixture onto the parchment paper. This amount will vary depending on the size of your air fryer. Pour a small amount of oil on your fingers so the dough doesn’t stick to them, and spread the dough about 1/4 inch thick and 1/2 inch inside the edge of the parchment paper.

Carefully transfer the parchment paper with the crust onto the air fryer basket. Air fry the crust for about 10-12 minutes at 385°F, or until it is golden brown and crispy, flipping halfway through cooking. Remove the crust from the air fryer and let it cool slightly.

OVEN METHOD:

Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet, round pizza pan, or pizza stone with parchment paper. Pour a small amount of oil on your fingers so the dough doesn’t stick to them, and spread the dough about 1/4 inch thick.

Bake the crust in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes or until it is golden brown and crispy. Remove the crust from the oven and let it cool slightly.

Shaping the chicken crust pizza.
Lowering chicken pizza crust into an air fryer basket.

Step 3: Make the Caesar Salad

Combine the shredded lettuce, mini-sliced cucumbers, Caesar dressing, and parmesan cheese in a medium-sized bowl. Gently toss with the salad dressing. Spread one tablespoon of dressing on the pizza and then the lettuce mixture. Sprinkle with shaved parmesan cheese.

Slice and serve immediately. 

Adding caesar salad dressing to a bowl of lettuce.
Spreading caesar salad dressing on a chicken pizza crust.
A caesar salad chicken crust pizza on a white plate.

Recipe Notes

Canned Chicken: Drain the canned chicken well before using it in the crust to remove excess moisture. This will help ensure that the crust bakes up crispy.

Crust Consistency: If you like a crispier crust, you can extend the cooking time by a few minutes. This recipe is best enjoyed fresh and hot, as the crust will lose some crispiness when stored.

Seasoning: Adjust the seasonings to taste. You can more or less of your favorite herbs and spices. If you prefer a spicier crust, you can add a pinch of red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper to the chicken mixture.

Tossed Salad Amount: Only make up the amount of salad that will be eaten immediately. Once tossed with the dressing, it will get soggy if stored in the fridge.

Serving Suggestions

Get creative and experiment with your favorite pizza toppings. Here are a few suggestions:

BBQ Chicken Pizza: Spread the pizza with BBQ sauce. Then toss the salad with ranch dressing and include diced red onions.

Strawberry Spinach Salad Chicken Pizza: Spread the pizza with poppyseed salad dressing and a salad with baby spinach leaves, sliced strawberries, and slivered almonds.

Bacon Ranch Chicken Crust Pizza: Spread the pizza with ranch salad dressing and a salad with spring mix, diced tomatoes, shredded cheddar cheese, bacon pieces, and green onions.

For a more filling meal, add a side of roasted vegetables, including carrots, red potatoes, green beans, or brussel sprouts.

Garnish the pizza with additional toppings, such as fresh herbs like basil or parsley, for an extra burst of flavor.

Refrigeration: Remove the salad from the pizza crust before refrigerating. The salad will need to be eaten or tossed out if it has salad dressing on it. Store any leftover air-fried pizza crust in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freezing: You can freeze the chicken pizza crust without the salad for longer storage. Place the cooled pizza in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until firm. Once frozen, transfer the pizza to a freezer-safe bag or container. It should keep well for up to 1 month.

Reheating: To reheat the refrigerated pizza crust, you can use the air fryer again. Preheat the air fryer to 350°F (175°C) and cook the pizza for about 3-5 minutes, or until heated through.

Freezing Tips: When freezing the chicken pizza crust, you can separate the individual slices with parchment paper to prevent them from sticking together. 

Can I use fresh chicken instead of canned chicken?
Yes, you can use cooked and shredded chicken breast or thigh meat as a substitute for canned chicken. Ensure the chicken is cooked through before using it in the crust.

Can I make chicken pizza crust ahead of time?
Yes, you can prepare the crust ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before baking. Alternatively, you can freeze the unbaked crust for up to 1 month. Thaw in the refrigerator before baking.

What kind of cheese can I use in the pizza crust?
Yes, you can experiment with different types of cheese in the crust. Mozzarella or cheddar cheese can be used as alternatives to parmesan, but the texture and flavor of the crust may vary.

Can I make this recipe vegetarian?
Yes, you can make a vegetarian version of this recipe by substituting a plant-based alternative for the chicken, such as cooked and mashed chickpeas or white beans. For a completely plant-based meal, use a vegan egg substitute and vegan cheese.

A caesar salad chicken crust pizza on a white plate.

Best Viral Caesar Salad Chicken Crust Pizza Low-Carb

Gluten-Free diet-friendly recipe
This is the best-tasting Viral Caesar Salad Chicken Crust Pizza Low-Carb Recipe for high-protein pizza with cooked chicken, parmesan cheese, egg, garlic, oil, and seasonings. The thin and crispy gluten-free chicken pizza crust is topped with a fresh caesar salad with romaine lettuce, parmesan cheese, mini-cucumbers, and caesar salad dressing. 
5 from 9 votes
Servings 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients
  

Chicken Pizza Crust:

  • 20 ounces canned chicken
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons light olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • dash pepper

Caesar Salad:

  • 4 cups romaine lettuce (shredded)
  • 1/4 cup caesar dressing
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup mini cucumbers (sliced)

Instructions
 

  • In an upright blender or food processor, combine the canned chicken, grated parmesan cheese, egg, garlic cloves, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Mix well to combine.
  • AIR FRYER METHOD:
    Cut a round piece of parchment paper that will fit inside your air fryer. Drop roughly half of the chicken mixture onto the parchment paper. This amount will vary depending on the size of your air fryer. Pour a small amount of oil on your fingers so the dough doesn't stick to them, and spread the dough about 1/4 inch thick and 1/2 inch inside the edge of the parchment paper.
    Carefully transfer the parchment paper with the crust onto the air fryer basket.
    Air fry the crust for about 10-12 minutes at 385°F, or until it is golden brown and crispy, flipping halfway through cooking.
    Remove the crust from the air fryer and let it cool slightly.
  • OVEN METHOD:
    Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet, round pizza pan, or pizza stone with parchment paper. Pour a small amount of oil on your fingers so the dough doesn't stick to them, and spread the dough about 1/4 inch thick.
    Bake the crust in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes or until it is golden brown and crispy.
    Remove the crust from the oven and let it cool slightly.
  • Combine the shredded lettuce, mini-sliced cucumbers, Caesar dressing, and parmesan cheese in a medium-sized bowl. Gently toss with the salad dressing. Spread one tablespoon of dressing on the pizza and then the lettuce mixture. Sprinkle with shaved parmesan cheese.
    Slice and serve immediately.

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Notes

Canned Chicken: Drain the canned chicken well before using it in the crust to remove excess moisture. This will help ensure that the crust bakes up crispy.
Crust Consistency: If you like a crispier crust, you can extend the cooking time by a few minutes. This recipe is best enjoyed fresh and hot, as the crust will lose some crispiness when stored.
Seasoning: Adjust the seasonings to taste. You can more or less of your favorite herbs and spices. If you prefer a spicier crust, you can add a pinch of red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper to the chicken mixture.
Tossed Salad Amount: Only make up the amount of salad that will be eaten immediately. Once tossed with the dressing, it will get soggy if stored in the fridge.

Nutrition

Calories: 513kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 44gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 133mgSodium: 1491mgPotassium: 426mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 4595IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 256mgIron: 3mg
Keyword caesar salad, chicken crust, chicken pizza crust, low-carb pizza, viral recipe
Did you make this recipe?Please let me know in the comments below how it turned out 🙂

11 Comments

    1. Thank you for the review, Carin! I was skeptical at first, too, but now I’m obsessed with these 🙂

  1. 5 stars
    So simple and delicious! First time cooking a pizza crust in my air fryer and it turned out great! I added tomatoes to the salad. Thank you!!

  2. 5 stars
    I’m so excited to share this recipe with you! It’s fun to make and eat!! Please let me know how it turns out for you 🙂

    1. 5 stars
      Absolutely delicious. I have never tried a salad that way. This my new healthy snack, lunch, or dinner. Very versatile, you have done it again. Thank you so much. 😊😊

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