Gluten Free Tropical BBQ Pizza Recipe photo

Gluten Free Tropical BBQ Pizza (photo by recipe author)

Servings: 8
Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Almond Flour Pizza Crust with Coconut Oil:

Our Tropical Toppings:

  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce (I used a sweet & spicy Chipotle BBQ) – divided portions
  • 1 1/2 cups diced roasted chicken
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 8 ounces chopped pineapple
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 purple onion – finely diced or sliced
  • Handful of chopped cilantro, stems removed

Mix crust ingredients together to form a dough. Will look just a bit sticky at this point. That is expected. Just let it rest in the bowl for 10 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees ºF.

Tear off two pieces of parchment paper just larger than your pizza pan or stone. Cut one piece to the round shape and size of the pan or stone and make that the bottom piece. Place dough between the two pieces of parchment paper and roll it until desired thickness. You might find it more of a pressing out with the rolling pin rather than rolling, but just roll it out to the size of the bottom parchment piece. I made mine in a 15? round pan which produces a thin crust that is plenty sturdy to handle lots of toppings.

Remove the top paper and discard. Trim the edges into a nice round crust, like you might a pie crust edge then transfer the crust, leaving it on the bottom paper, to a pizza pan.

Bake for 10-15 minutes until middle is firm, just barely beginning to hint at browning, before the crust is too crispy because it will cook more after topping added. Don’t overcook at this point.

Take out of the oven and top with your desired pizza toppings. We used these:

Add a very thin layer of your BBQ sauce, using a spatula makes this easier to spread and get it evenly to the crust edge. Then add the cheese – ours is 2 cups of good quality mozzarella. Next, mix the remaining BBQ sauce with your deboned and cubed roasted chicken. Then cover the top evenly with the BBQ chicken. Sprinkle with the shredded coconut, the drained pineapple bits, and the finely diced purple onion.

Put the pizza back in the oven for about 10-15 minutes – until hot and the cheese is beginning to brown and bubbling.

Top the cooked pizza with the fresh chopped cilantro and serve!

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