Some days, a girl just has gotta have her BBQ… and when that girl’s a Trim Healthy Mama, she’s gotta find the perfect, sugar-free, low carb BBQ sauce recipe to make that happen. Pair it with juicy chicken and cheesy goodness on a crispy pita, and you have a match made in pita pizza heaven!
This delicious BBQ chicken pita pizza is so good that you won’t believe that you can eat this gooey goodness and still lose weight! But you can, you little Trim Healthy Mama, you!
Sweet Southern BBQ For Low Carb You
Okay, full disclosure, I’m a Yankee. I like to consider myself a pseudo-southern belle since I love so much about my adopted southern homeland. But before we moved to South Carolina when I was 16, I was born and raised in NJ and NY.
Have you heard the phrase, “I wasn’t born in the South, but I got here as soon as I could?” Yup, that’s me!
This sugar-free, low carb BBQ sauce is my personal favorite. It’s more of a brown sugar, sweet, vinegar-based BBQ because that’s my favorite (not sure if that’s because I was born with Yankee tastebuds and moved south or if that’s a southern BBQ).
My recipe calls for rice vinegar, but feel free to sub it for apple cider vinegar (for added health benefits) or white vinegar. I’m allergic to apples and grapes, so it’s rice vinegar for me! But I do like it’s unique kick in this recipe!
Making Do For BBQ
The day that I was craving BBQ chicken pizza, I didn’t have any great ingredients for a BBQ sauce base. I had salsa and random THM ingredients that I always keep in my pantry.
Thus, this sweet, smoky BBQ sauce was born.
Necessity really is the mother of invention! And this BBQ sauce invention shows up in my kitchen at least once a week now.
I just ran out of some of my THM products, so I used Pyure for the sweetener, which I find is comparable in sweetness to THM Super Sweet Blend. It should be a 1:1 switch if you want to try it with Super Sweet Blend, and please let me know in the comments if you do!
I use rotisserie chicken or leftover already cooked chicken for this recipe. Lately, I’ve been buying a rotisserie chicken and a bag of salad every week for easy lunches, and I set aside a portion of chicken breast for this delicious pita pizza lunch!
Don’t forget to add a side salad with delicious low carb toppings (like bacon bits and avocado- yum!) to round out your meal and get some veggies in!
Also, this pizza pairs great with some on plan Zevia soda!! I think pizza always needs soda to go with it! My favorite is the Cola, served over ice and with a dash of lemon extract!
The Perfect Pita Pizza
Pita pizzas can be a bit tricky to perfect, and of course, everyone has their own preference.
Side Note: You don’t have to use a pita. Most low carb wraps will work, too! However, the toppings for this delicious little pizza are quite heavy, so a pita holds up to the weight of that a bit better than a tortilla or Joseph’s Lavash Bread.
I like a crispy crust with crispy, browned cheese with the edges of said crust not burned. But, I also want it quick enough that I can make it for lunch on a whim. Here’s my method:
First, I toast a Joseph’s pita in the toaster oven. I flip it over a few times to ensure that it’s perfectly toasted on both sides. Also, sometimes the center puffs up a little so sometimes I poke it carefully a few times to deflate the air pockets. It should be a nice golden brown but not burned.
Then, I remove it, and line my toaster oven’s small cooking pan with parchment paper and place the toasted pita on it.
After that, I top it with sauce, cheese, and additional toppings. Return the pita pizza to the toaster oven, and toast until the cheese bubbles. This may require rotating the pita so that the edges don’t burn.
This is the method I use for both the BBQ chicken pita pizza and a traditional magarita one (topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and basil). It makes a delightfully crispy crust with tasty toppings.
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Low Carb BBQ Chicken Pita Pizza
Yum… just yum! I think I need to make one of these right now!
Spicy homemade, low carb BBQ sauce paired with juicy chicken, bacon, and gooey cheese for the perfect, easy pita pizza bite! Get in my belly, low carb goodness!
- 1 toasted low carb Joseph's pita
- 1 serving Low Carb BBQ Sauce (listed below)
- 1-2 slices cheddar cheese
- 1 slice mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cooked chicken breast, diced
- sprinkle bacon bits
Toast pita in toaster oven until lightly browned.
Remove from toaster oven and top with Low Carb BBQ Sauce, cheeses, chicken breast, and a sprinkle of bacon bits.
Return pita pizza to toaster oven, toast until cheese melts and starts to bubble.
I used sliced cheese from the deli for this recipe because it's fast and easy. Please feel free to top with shredded cheese if preferred, and use an amount that covers the pizza and makes you happy.
Sugar-free “Brown Sugar” Low Carb BBQ Sauce Recipe
Love this stuff! It’s got a “brown sugar” flavor from the touch of molasses, but the amount is so small that it doesn’t add much to your carb count. Feel free to add a dash of smoked paprika if you crave an extra touch of smokiness and spice to your BBQ sauce.
Spicy homemade, low carb BBQ sauce that works beautifully for Low Carb BBQ Chicken Pizza! Nom nom nom!
- 3/4 cup salsa
- 2.5 tsp Pyure or THM Super Sweet Blend
- 1/8 tsp molasses
- 1/2 tsp soy sauce or dash of coconut aminos
- 1 tsp rice vinegar
- dash smoked paprika, if desired
Combine ingredients in food processor and process well. It's okay if it's still a little chunky.
Pour mixture into a pot, and cook over medium heat for 5-10 minutes until the liquid has reduced and color has changed from red to burgundy. It should start to look and smell like BBQ sauce.
This recipe makes enough to top 2 to 3 pita pizzas depending on how much sauce you like on your pizza.