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BBQ Chicken Pizza with Sweet Potato Crust

2019-02-09 | By: Lauren

Everybody loves pizza-- there is no denying that! We took a healthier and sweeter spin on our favorite cheat day meal. Give this Sweet Potato Crust a try during your next Pizza Party!


For the Crust:

  • 2 cups cooked mashed sweet potato
  • 1 cup finely ground almond flour
  • 4-5 Tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1⁄2 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1⁄4 tsp kosher salt

For the Pizza Toppings:

  • 1⁄3 - 1⁄2 cup + 1 Tbsp bbq sauce, divided
  • 1 large chicken breast, cooked and shredded
  • 1⁄2 -3⁄4 cup low moisture shredded mozzarella cheese (use dairy free if needed)
  • 1⁄4 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1⁄4 large red onion, thinly sliced Fresh cilantro, chopped


- Preheat the oven to 400°F.

- In a food processor fitted with a metal S blade, or using an electric hand mixer, blend the sweet potato mash until smooth. Stop the machine add in the egg, vinegar, olive oil, and spices/herbs and blend to combine. Add in the almond flour and 4 Tbsp of coconut flour, and pulse to combine. The crust will be very soft and just slightly tacky. If it’s still a little too sticky or there’s too much moisture, add the additional Tbsp of coconut flour.

- Pour the dough out onto a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Form the dough into a disc, top with another sheet of parchment paper, and gently press it out to form a 12” circle about 1⁄4” thick. When done, remove and discard the top sheet of parchment and place the pizza crust into the oven for 25-30 minutes until the sides are lightly golden.

- Remove the crust from the oven. Top with 1⁄3-1⁄2 cup of bbq sauce, depending on how much you would like or the size of your crust. Sprinkle with 1⁄2-3⁄4 cup of shredded mozzarella. Mix the shredded chicken with the remaining 1 Tbsp of bbq sauce and top on the pizza. Add the bell pepper and red onion. Optional to sprinkle an additional few Tbsp of shredded cheese over the top.

- Return the pizza to the oven for 10-12 minutes. Remove from the oven, top with fresh chopped cilantro, and slice to serve.

Makes approximately one 12” pizza


- The amount of bbq sauce and shredded cheese used can be to personal preference. Try finding a healthier, unsweetened bbq sauce or use a homemade version.

- If coconut flour can’t be used, just omit and try adding an additional 1⁄4 cup of almond flour.

-Not a fan of BBQ sauce? Experiment with your own toppings! Don’t forget to tag us in your foodie posts so we can try your recipe next!

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Lauren is a former athlete from Minnesota who shares all kinds of gluten free recipes on her blog, Zest and Lemons. She has a passion for cooking and  photography, and loves to help others learn more about Celiac Disease. She is also an oatmeal enthusiast and is always making a mess in the kitchen.

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