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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Chicken Parmesan Pizza


I am not a huge fan of pizza...I know, I'm "UN-AMericAN"...but once in a while I love to dive into it- and then I just can't get enough of it. WHEN I eat pizza, I like mine with LOADS of veggies, NO meat and lots of cheese...I guess the veggies make me feel like I am being just a "little" bit healthy. Years ago, one of my friends gave me a pizza dough recipe. I have used it over and over, in fact every time I make homemade pizza I use this recipe. It's my favorite..in fact, I could just scrape off the toppings and eat the crust alone and be just fine. Tonight I needed a quick and easy dinner idea (the crust seriously takes 15 minutes AT THE MOST, to mix up from start to finish) and something that we hadn't had in a long time. PIZZA came to mind...but I wanted something different from the ol' standby of "pepperoni, pineapple, or canadian bacon"...so I came up with this little creation. My family couldn't get enough of it...it's a guarantee that I will make this recipe again. Hope it becomes one of your favorites too.

Chicken Parmesan Pizza

CRUST:
2 c. warm water
3-4 T. sugar
2 t. salt
5 1/2 c. flour
1 T. yeast dissolved in 1/2 luke warm water

Mix all ingredient together in a large bowl. (I used my Bosch) Knead until well mixed. (I kneaded it for approximately 5 minutes). Cover with a HOT damp cloth for 5 minutes. Divide dough into 2 even pieces and put onto 2 large round pizza pans (spray with pan coating). Spread the dough evenly until it will stay to the end of the pans without shrinking back. (I spread mine a little and then let it rest, then spread some more and let it rest for a few minutes and I continue to do that until it stays) Top with your favorite toppings, if you are making the Chicken Parmesan Pizza, ingredient and instructions are below. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. IF YOU ARE USING 2 RACKS for cooking, ROTATE THE PIZZA'S AFTER 10 MINUTES so they will cook evenly.

TOPPINGS:
Chicken, diced and cooked
1 small jar of your favorite pizza sauce ( I used Ragu Pizza Quick)
Grated Parmesan Cheese
Mozzarella Cheese, grated (or any of your favorite grated cheese)

Spread sauce onto pizza dough. Place diced, cooked chicken onto entire pizza, sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese and then top with Mozzarella Cheese. Cook according to pizza crust instructions (above). Let pizza sit for 5 minutes to cool slightly, then cut with a pizza cutter and serve. ( I like to dip my pizza in Ranch)

Happy Cooking~
Julie

6 comments:

  1. I love my pizza full of veggies too! I have been wanting to make my own pizza crust forever now...I'm definitely saving this recipe for when the time comes!

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  3. I wish I wasn't a big fan of pizza. Maybe I would be skinnier. Oh well. This looks really good and I am going to give it a try. The chicken adds lots of protein so that is good, right?

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  4. This was definitely yummy! We ate one and froze one for later. I wasn't sure I would like the chicken on the pizza, but it was delicious!

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  5. Look yummy. I'm from Poland and have a question "T" - it's a table spoon? A big spoon for soup? And "C" it's cup and have 250ml? Sorry for my language;p

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  6. Yes,"T" is a tablespoon. It is equivalent to 3 teaspoons. Also "C" is a cup and is also 250ml. Enjoy cooking. Thanks for stopping by.

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