Thursday, December 11, 2014

White Chicken Pesto Pizza




I’m sure I’m not the only one who thinks this, but creating a pizza masterpiece is a pretty fun experience. There are so many options, some crazier than others. A few nights ago, I got hit with an incredible craving for white pizza. Of course, I had to act on it.


I tried not getting carried away with ingredients. Check this one out! White pizza topped with chicken and pesto!


White Chicken Pesto Pizza

Ingredients
Pizza Dough
¾ Cup Boneless Chicken – cooked and shredded
½ Cup Tomatoes - diced
2 Tablespoons Caramelized Red Onion - diced
2 Tablespoons Green Onion - diced
1 Tablespoon Red Pepper Flakes
1 cup Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese
1/8 cup Olive Oil

White Sauce
1 Teaspoon Flour
1 Tablespoon Butter
¾ Pint Heavy Whipping Cream
1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
½ Cup Parmesan Cheese
½ Teaspoon Salt
½ Teaspoon Pepper

Direction

1.     In a small pan, melt the butter over medium heat.
2.     Add the flour and whisk for one minute.
3.     Pour in the heavy whipping cream while continuing to whisk.
4.     Whisk occasionally for 5 minutes and then add the garlic powder, salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese.
5.     Continue to occasionally whisk until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes. Set aside.
6.     Preheat oven to 425.
7.     Spread the olive oil evenly over the pizza dough.
8.     Add the white sauce, red onion, tomatoes, boneless chicken, and mozzarella cheese.
9.     Bake for 12-15 minutes or until crust is a golden brown.
10. Remove pizza from the oven and add the green onion and red pepper flakes. Drizzle with a little olive oil before serving.