What's that, you have leftover chicken again? Well, here's something to do with that chicken: make a pizza! And it won't be your ordinary Friday night pizza, no, actually, the ingredients will put a spin on the usual suspects of pepperoni, and mozzarella cheese.
A few weeks ago I was browsing the My Baking Addiction Blog for recipes. (I used some for my Bunko bash, check it out here.) I happened to have the home page up and Derek, my husband, glanced at the picture while checking his email. Now, usually Derek doesn't request certain foods, but after seeing the picture of spicy chicken and pepper jack pizza on the blog, he had a request for just that. I had to agree, I'd been perusing the recipe myself and so, with chicken in the fridge, I went for it. The directions are as follows. (so easy)
First, I got my ingredients together, what a beautiful sight! I just love the look of fresh peppers, cilantro, and onion. Yum!
|The freshy freshness
|Next, I prepared my Jiffy pizza dough (2 packages). It doesn't get much easier than mixing together hot water and the contents of a package. (Set it aside for 5 minutes to rise)
|Next, I sauteed 1/2 cup of onion for two minutes. And while they were sweatin'...
|I pressed out the pizza dough, it's always a pain, but with a bit of flour on your fingers, you'll get through it.
|Once the onions had sauteed a bit, I added one green pepper (chopped) and a 1/2 of a red pepper. (Leftover from Chicken Basil Hash)
|After cooking the peppers for about five minutes I added in my salsa (1/2 cup, but I would do a bit more next time).
|Now, being the multitasker that I am, as my peppers and onions were cooking away, my dough went in the oven for eight minutes at 425 degrees to firm it up for toppings.
|And now for the toppings: salsa mixture, chicken and pepper jack cheese, ohhh la la!
|Spread it with some Jack cheese, you got cheesy blasters! (Derek and I kept singing this as we were waiting for the pizza to get done, a little 30 Rock, anyone?)
|After baking for another ten minutes, here it was all gooey and delicious looking.
|And for the final touch, cilantro. What a great twist on your usual pizza night, right?
So there you have it, an easy Friday night dinner. Why call the pizza guy when you've got the perfect easy recipe to whip up in no time? Do you have any other interesting pizza ideas? What do you put on your pizza for some added fun and flave. Be sure to let the test nesters know. For now, though, go print this recipe up and chow down!