Health coach Tara and Jeremy are here to teach you how to cook a Real Good Foods Chicken Crust Pizza in an air fryer. Plus we’ll share a couple of pro cooking tips to make this pizza taste out of this world.
Drop the temp
The box instructs you to cook the pizza at 400 degrees. An air fryer is a small convection oven that is going to cook faster.
Drop the cooking temperature by 25 degrees. This prevents the edges from cooking faster than the center does. So we preheat our air fryer to 375 deg.
Prep for easy cleanup
Don't use the mesh trays that come with an air fryer by themselves. You want to put something like parchment paper on the bottom before placing your pizza on it. Otherwise, you’re going to have a big mess to clean up.
All you need to do is trace out the size of your mesh shelf onto the parchment paper. Then trim it down to size.
The box instructions say to keep the cardboard on while cooking. We’ve found that taking off the cardboard gives you a better result while using an air fryer. The cardboard comes if you let your pizza sit out about 5 minutes before you want to cook it.
Add favorite toppings
We love adding our own favorite toppings to make these little pizzas personal. Load up your pizza with your own favorite toppings. Even some extra cheese like whole milk mozzarella will give it some pizzaz.
Our seasoning hacks are simple. Sprinkle on dried roasted garlic and red pepper flakes, another pizza staple for us. You can also add meats or whatever low-carb options you love. Be creative and use any leftovers too. Try out different toppings, you might fall in love with a whole new pizza flavor!
Stop the sliding
The next thing we do is set up these handy silicone cake shapers. This prevents all the toppings from flowing off the edge. We’ve tested these out and they do a great job holding all the toppings in place. Not everyone has these silicone cake shapers.
You can always make a collar out of some heavy-duty foil by measuring out the diameter of the pizza and fold it over. Be sure to spray it with some coconut oil to prevent any sticking (silicone prevents sticking).
Now you put your creation in the air fryer and watch it. The first few times you use it will be a test for how long it needs. Ours only took about 11-12 minutes to cook. Take it out and wait for about 5 minutes for the pizza to set up and cool off a bit. The pizza will be hot when first coming out of the air fryer.
Slice it up and enjoy
Once it’s cooled, remove the toppings “dam” you created, slice it up and dig in! Using an air fryer makes the toppings golden, the crust crispy, and the flavor melts in your mouth. AND you get to enjoy your Real Good Foods pizza faster.