Chicken Crust Pizza

Chicken Crust Pizza

By Marsha Florence Published: December 21, 2020

  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Ready In: 60 mins

Dr. Carmela McTyre is the Executive Chef and co-owner of Carmela’s Culinary Creations, based in the metropolitan Detroit area. She has been a culinarian for more than 20 years specializing in customized catering and personal chef services. She received her culinary degree from Oakland Community College and went on to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration from William Tyndale College and then a Master’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Eastern Michigan University. In her Master’s work she examined the nexus between fast food and healthy food. She published her findings with her colleagues in 2006 in the International Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Administration. In 2014 she earned her Doctorate degree in Information Technology from Capella University and her published dissertation is titled “The Training Experiences of Restaurant Managers in a Midwest, Urban-Based Metropolitan Area: A Phenomenological Study.” Throughout her career, Chef Carmela managed and owned large chain restaurants where she taught and nurtured the development of others. She became passionate about teaching healthy cooking practices and has taught culinary courses everywhere from Eastern Michigan University, Spring Arbor University to community support groups. Dr. Carmela also gives back and nurtures young talent by being a judge in the Michigan Restaurant Association’s annual statewide culinary competition for high school students. In addition to owning and operating Carmela’s Culinary Creations, she is also currently the director of the Culinary Department of Abundant Life Christian Center in Redford, Township.



  1. 1 Pre-heat the oven to 400*. 2 In a medium bowl combine the ground chicken, spices. Line your pizza pan or cookie sheet with parchment paper sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. 3 Place the ground chicken mixture onto the pizza pan. Then Place a piece of parchment paper or plastic wrap on top of the chicken mixture. Evenly press the mixture into the pizza pan. If you want you can even use your rolling-pin to get it nice and even. Remove the parchment/plastic wrap once done. 4 Bake in the oven for 20 min or until the crust is golden. 5 place whatever sauce, toppings and cheese you like on the chicken crust then return to the oven to bake for an additional 10 min until the cheese and toppings are melted heavenly goodness.

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