Garlic Chicken Pizza

Garlic Chicken Pizza

In case you haven’t read this on my blog yet, we’re weekly pizza eaters at our house ~ every Saturday night we whip one up.  Check out all of the pizza recipes I’ve posted (here).  Some are quite different but they’re all super tasty.

This is the first time I’ve posted one with a white sauce or with chicken, though.  It’s not that we don’t like them, we just don’t make them very often.  But every once in a while we throw one in just for variety.  We loved this Garlic Chicken Pizza because the sauce isn’t as rich as some white sauces and the flavors all seemed to work together deliciously.  We tossed a few crushed red pepper flakes in the sauce and it gave it a mild kick.  In our opinion, it was just what it needed to give it a boost of flavor.  Leave it out if you don’t want a tiny hint of spice.

Garlic Chicken Pizza

Recipe notes: If you’re going to make homemade pizza it’s really worth it to invest in a pizza paddle and a pizza stone. In my opinion, the pizza stone is essential for a well-cooked crust and gives it that crusty outer layer with soft chewy bread inside and the center of the pizza cooks thoroughly and doesn’t leave any soggy areas. You could get by without a pizza paddle but it makes it easy and safe to slide the pizza on and off the flaming hot stone.

*45-60 minutes before baking, place the pizza stone on the center rack in a cold oven and preheat the oven to 500 degrees.

Garlic Chicken Pizza

Garlic Chicken Pizza

Ingredients

  • 1/2 recipe of the best pizza dough If you want to make this dough all whole wheat and no refined sugar, substitute whole wheat flour in place of the all-purpose white flour and use 3 tablespoons honey and no sugar.
  • 1 chicken breast, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup half & half
  • 1/4 cup fresh parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 cup (or more) mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried parsley, divided
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional

Directions

    For the Chicken and Sauce
  1. In a small sauce pan, heat the olive oil over medium-low heat.
  2. Cook the chicken.
  3. Add in the garlic and cook for about 1 minute or until fragrant.
  4. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  5. In the same sauce pan, melt the butter.
  6. Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minute.
  7. Slowly whisk in the milk and half & half until it's smooth.
  8. Add the pepper, thyme, oregano, 1/2 teaspoon parsley, and crushed red pepper flakes. Whisk well to blend.
  9. Remove from the heat and add the parmesan cheese. Stir until the cheese is melted.
  10. For the Crust
  11. Cut a piece of parchment paper and place it on your pizza paddle.
  12. Lightly spray the parchment paper with cooking spray.
  13. Working with your hands, spread out the pizza dough on the parchment paper to mostly cover the pizza paddle.
  14. Assemble the Pizza
  15. Spoon the sauce onto the pizza crust.
  16. Top with the chicken/garlic.
  17. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese evenly over the pizza.
  18. Sprinkle the red onion over the cheese.
  19. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon dried parsley over the top of the pizza.
  20. Cooking the Pizza
  21. Slide the pizza (and parchment paper) onto the hot pizza stone and bake for about 5-6 minutes, depending on your oven and your desired doneness.
  22. Remove from the oven and allow to sit for 5 minutes before slicing.
http://www.abrightandbeautifullife.com/garlic-chicken-pizza/

Recipe source: The Best Blog Recipes, adapted

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One Response to Garlic Chicken Pizza

  1. leilani March 18, 2015 at 8:11 am #

    That looks amazing. I really need to get a better pizza paddle. Mine I think is just for display and too thick and unwieldy. Gotta try this recipe!

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