Monday, June 25, 2012

Fresh Pesto Chicken Pizza

Have some left over chicken from your recent BBQ? Use it up by adding it to this fresh simple recipe. You will be sure to enjoy the final result. As always use this recipe as a base and add or take away any ingredients to fit your families' tastes. 

Fresh Pesto Chicken Pizza
3-4 cooked chicken breast copped into cubes
1 pizza crust (see recipe below)
Pesto sauce (see recipe below)
1/2 onion
Cherry Tomatoes
Parmesan Cheese (optional)

* Prepare Crust as below and place in oven for 20 min. 

        2 cups almond meal
        2 eggs
        3 tbsp olive oil
        ¼ tsp baking soda
        1 tsp garlic powder
        1 ½ tbsp fresh rosemary chopped

        Pre heat oven to 350 degrees

         Mix crust ingredients together in a large bowl. Mixture will be thick- form into a ball. Put ball in between two pieces of parchment paper or wax paper and roll flat. It should be about 12 inches wide, rolling it as thin as possible. Place crust onto cooking sheet, remove wax paper. If you are using a silpat, no oil is necessary. If you are using a regular cooking sheet, lightly oil it with olive oil. 

* While crust is baking make pesto sauce:

Pesto Sauce:
2/3 cup olive oil
2 bunches of fresh basil
1/2 cup pine nuts
6 cloves of garlic
Salt to taste

Blend all ingredients in a food processor until mixed and smooth. 

* Using a cooking fat of your choice, carmalize onions. I used this trick to chop my onions into little pieces. 

* Once your crust has been baked, top with pesto sauce, chicken, onions, cherry tomatoes (cut into 1/2), and parmesean cheese (optional). Return pizza to oven and cook for another 20-30 minutes or until the cheese has melted and middle is warmed. 

*Remove from oven, cut, serve and enjoy!

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