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White Chicken Pizza

In this house I know that anytime I make a pizza, it’s guaranteed that it will get eaten.  Even if I screw it up, the mantra seems to be that there is no such thing as a bad pie.  Only the  this is pretty darn good pizza, pass another slice please” pizza, the “thank you soooo much for making pizza mommy” pizza (trust me, dinner compliments from the six and under crowd are a rare treat so this is the sign of a job well done), and the “Get your hand off that last slice, I called dibs and I’ll fight ya for it if I have to” kickin’ awesome pizza.

This pizza is of the third distinction.  It’s a tomato free pizza loaded with chicken, fresh basil, and fresh spinach.  Trust me, you won’t miss the tomatoes.  I’ve made it twice for my kids now and both times they gobbled it up like it was candy (it could also be that I bribed them with candy if they would eat a piece, but I would never (did I just say never?) do such a thing so we’ll pretend I didn’t just type that).

I made my own crust (my recipe’s here), but you can also use a pre-bought dough or pizza crust and it will still work just perfectly.  Here we go.

Ingredients needed:

2 Small Chicken Breasts, Chopped Small
2 Shallots, Chopped
5 Cloves of Garlic, Minced
2 Tbsp of Olive Oil
1 Large Bunch of Basil, Chopped
1 Large Handful (~ 1 Cup) of Fresh Spinach, Chopped
A Few Good Shakes of Salt and Pepper
6-8 Oz. of the Pizza Cheese of your Choice (I used a fontina, parmesan, asiago, provolone mix)
1 ball of homemade pizza dough (or a pkg. of store bought dough or pre-cooked crust)

Throw your chicken, shallots, garlic and the salt/pepper in a skillet and cook them up on medium heat.

Once they’re cooked through, remove them from the heat.  Roll out your dough and brush the olive oil across the top of your crust.

Not sure what happened to the edge there, but I’m guessing one of my kid’s was so excited they attempted to steal a bite before I could even get the pie in the oven.  They’re hungry like that.

After putting on the oil, grab your chicken mixture and spread it evenly across the top of the pizza.  Pop the basil on top of that.

Next up, the spinach.

Ok, busted.  this is frozen, but I swear the second time I made it I used fresh.  Trust me when I tell you either version works beautifully.

Finally you’ll sprinkle your cheese across the top.  Add as much or as little suits your fancy.  That’s part of the beauty of a pizza; it’s totally the way you like it.  Me?  I like A LOT of cheese.

Pop your finished pie into the oven set at 475 for about 9 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown around the edges.

Pull it out and give it a minute or two to set up (if you can wait that long).  Serve it up with a little parmesan, oregano, and red pepper for sprinkling.

Better go get your boxing gloves cuz I just called dibs.

White Chicken Pizza

Ingredients:

2 Small Chicken Breasts, Chopped Small
2 Shallots, Chopped
5 Cloves of Garlic, Minced
2 Tbsp of Olive Oil
1 Large Bunch of Basil, Chopped
1 Large Handful (~ 1 Cup) of Fresh Spinach, Chopped
A Few Good Shakes of Salt and Pepper
6-8 Oz. of the Pizza Cheese of your Choice (I used a fontina, parmesan, asiago, provolone mix)
1 ball of homemade pizza dough (or a pkg. of store bought dough or pre-cooked crust)

Directions:

Throw your chicken, shallots, salt/pepper, and garlic in a skillet and cook them up on medium heat.

Once they're cooked through, remove them from the heat. Roll out your dough and brush the olive oil across the top of your crust.

After putting on the oil, grab your chicken mixture and spread it evenly across the top of the pizza. Pop the basil on top of that.

Next up, the spinach.

Finally you'll sprinkle your cheese across the top. Add as much or as little suits your fancy.

Pop your finished pie into the oven set at 475 for about 9 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown around the edges.

Pull it out and give it a minute or two to set up. Serve it up with a little parmesan, oregano, and red pepper for sprinkling.