Chicken Garlic Pizza

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Friday night, AKA Pizza Night has got to be my favourite night of the year. I mean, I wholeheartedly believe is the best food ever made. If someone asked me what my favourite food in the entire world was, I’d have to say pizza, only because of the million ways in which you can make it. There are so many different toppings and combinations to experiment with, that it rarely ever gets boring and is always really, really satisfying. Case in point, this chicken garlic pizza. I mean, I really think I’ve stumbled upon the best pizza recipe there is, but I’ll let you decide. This pizza has all the makings of a fantabulous pizza. It has the wonderful garlicky-buttery sauce. The subtle tartness of tomatoes. The ooey-gooey goodness of creamy ricotta, mingled with the delicious saltiness of parmesan cheese. Absolutely yummy. And deceitfully easy. Let me take you through the ingredients and we can get started.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons softened butter
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 tbsps. chopped green onion
  • 1 skinless boneless chicken breast half
  • 1/2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 diced Roma plum tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 10 oz. can refrigerated pizza crust dough

Method:

  • Put your chicken breast in a saucepan with enough water to submerge it. Bring the water to a boil and cook until the chicken is no longer pink (and the juices are clear…approximately 20 minutes). Drain the chicken then cut it into medium-sized strips.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 F (175 C).
  • Melt the butter, garlic, basil and onion in a skillet over medium heat. Pour this sauce into a dish and refrigerate it until it sets.
  • Now roll out your pizza dough nice and flat. Place it onto a baking sheet and evenly spread your herb butter sauce over the surface (the back of a spoon works nicely). Spread the chicken strips over the pizza then sprinkle with Ricotta. And finally finish the toppings off with slices of tomatoes, cilantro and Parmesan.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the aforementioned preheated oven. The pizza crust will brown when it is finished. Let the pizza cool before slicing and serving.

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