Chicken crust pizza takes the guilt out of your favorite splurge meal.


By JULIE BRINKLEY


Anyone watching their weight knows the pain of having to pass up on a slice or two of their favorite pizza.


But this healthy recipe for chicken crust pizza takes the guilt right out of that splurge meal.


Go ahead, give it a try. You will be glad you did!

WHAT’S IN IT


½ lb. ground chicken


1 egg


2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese


½ tsp Italian seasoning


Cooking spray


½ cup no sugar added tomato sauce (such as Rao’s)


½ reduced-fat shredded Mozzarella cheese


2 Roma tomatoes sliced


¼ cup chopped fresh basil

HOW TO MAKE IT


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.


Combine the first four ingredients in medium sized bowl. Form the chicken mixture into a thin circular crust shape onto a parchment-lined lightly greased baking sheet.


Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes.


Top with sauce, cheese and tomato slices and bake until cheese is melted, about 7-10 minutes.


Sprinkle with fresh basil before serving.


Serves 2.