Buffalo Chicken Pizza with Carrot + Celery Crust (Gluten-Free)

After doing many episodes of Skyler Swap, I decided to ask what you guys wanted to see me making in the next round of episodes. A lot of you said you wanted to see a buffalo chicken dip or pizza, so I decided to make pizza because, let’s face it, I’m a pizza lover. I’m really proud of how this recipe turned out because I think making buffalo chicken “healthy” or “wholesome” is pretty challenging. The first swap I made is the crust — I got rid of refined flour and decided to make a carrot and celery crust, because those are the two most popular side dishes served with buffalo wings. Then, I swap out the heavy buffalo sauce and blue cheese dressing with hot sauce, and a lighter blue cheese Greek yogurt dressing that you can make yourself. I also incorporated hard mozzarella cheese into the crust of the pizza and in the toppings in order to give that cheesy, pizza-like finish, even though this is a Skinny Swap. I think there’s a common misconception that cheese is bad for you, but I don’t think small amounts are. If I want cheese, there really is nothing like it to substitute, so I damn well eat cheese because it makes me happy and I am not lactose intolerant.

Enjoy this recipe and let me know if you end up making it!

woman snacking on carrots and celery with a thin crust buffalo chicken pizza on a blue plate
grain-free buffalo chicken pizza on a blue plate with a side of carrots and celery

Buffalo Chicken Pizza with Carrot & Celery Crust

No one ever thought buffalo chicken pizza could be somewhat healthy or gluten-free…but now it is! I healthified the classic indulgent slice, by creating a carrot and celery crust. Then, I put chicken breast, mozzarella cheese and a Greek yogurt blue cheese dressing on top, with a hint of hot sauce. Delicious!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Gluten-Free, Healthy
Servings 1 person

Equipment

  • Cheese cloth

Ingredients
  

Pizza Crust

  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 1 cup carrots chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup hard mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Pizza Toppings

  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt non-fat or full fat — up to you
  • 1 tbsp crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup hard mozzarella cheese
  • Organic hot sauce to taste
  • 1 cooked chicken breast cubed

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a food processor, combine celery. carrots, salt and pepper, and blend until finely chopped.
  • Wring out your celery and carrot mixture in a cheese cloth, removing all of the water from the contents. Make sure to get as much water out as you can.
  • In a large bowl, combine dry carrot and celery mixture with an egg and shredded mozzarella.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and flatten your dough on top, until very thin. We want it as thin as it can get without breaking.
  • Bake the crust for 10 minutes, until solid, and a little golden on the edges.
  • In a pan, sear your chicken meat until fully cooked. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, combine Greek yogurt, blue cheese and hot sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix until thoroughly combined. You can also mash the blue cheese into the yogurt for a less chunky consistency.
  • Spread out your new blue cheese dressing on the pizza crust. Top with chicken meat, mozzarella cheese and some dashes of hot sauce.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
Keyword buffalo chicken pizza, carrot celery crust, gluten free pizza, healthy buffalo chicken pizza, veggie crust

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