Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Grilled Chicken, Peppers and Red Onion Pizza


Grilled chicken and veggies are my favorite pizza toppings.  Especially on a thin crust and with bubbly white mozzarella cheese.  This is a quick and delicious dinner for a movie-night-in.  I made this for Blake and we jumped on the couch and watched some Alfred Hitchcock Presents (his short film thrillers).  Crazy pick I know, but we've become hooked.  If you have other veggies or even leftover steak, throw them on as toppings instead.

Ingredients: 

-1 can thin-crust pizza dough
-1 green bell pepper
-1 red bell pepper
-1/2 red onion
-1 boneless skinless chicken breast, pounded to an even thickness
-1 Tbsp olive oil
-2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
-garlic powder
-salt and pepper to taste
-fresh basil for garnish




Here's another 5x5 video I filmed while making the pizza.  It's basically five clips of five seconds.



First, thinly chop 1/2 of a red onion.  Remove the stem, seeds and ribs of the red and green peppers.  Chop into thin slices.  


Check out my 1930's stove....can you believe I use that everyday?!?


Pound one chicken breast to an even thickness and season with salt, pepper and garlic powder on both sides.  Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat and spray with a non-stick spray.  Grill the chicken breast for 2-3 minutes per side. Set aside until cool. Thinly slice. 



In a saucepan, heat 1 Tbsp olive oil and saute the peppers and red onion until soft.  


Follow the can's directions and bake the crust for 3-5 minutes before adding the toppings at 400 degrees.  Using a parchment paper is my best tip for baking pizza's...it makes it easier to handle and they won't stick! If you have a pizza stone, I recommend using that as well! It will help the thin crust crisp-up.


Take the pizza crust out of the oven and top with the chicken, peppers, onions and 2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese.  Bake for another 10-15 minutes until the cheese is melted the edges are browned!

Garnish with thinly sliced basil or chopped oregano.  Serve piping hot and get on the couch for a comfy night-in!





5 comments:

  1. I love the title of your blog. How original. This grilled pizza recipe looks amazing. I have done a pizza on the grill which got rave reviews, http://www.hometownslop.blogspot.com/2012/02/grilled-pizzas-dish-that-i-am-loved-for.html.

    Thanks for sharing with us.

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    1. Chef Jeff, thank you for the comment. I just checked out your blog and it looks awesome as well. Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Made this for dinner last night and it was delicious! I used whole-wheat pizza dough and I added pizza sauce. Thank you for sharing! :)

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    1. Glad you liked it! i will most likely make with whole wheat crust next time, so I'm glad it still tasted good! Thanks for the comment.

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  3. I love to read your posts and recipes. The photos you post make me really hungry. Thanks for sharing this recipe...

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