December 08, 2006

Chicken Pizza

Where we lived in Chicago, there was a cheap greasy carry-out eatery down the street. The men of Middle Eastern appearance down 35th from us in Milwaukee serve a better Italian beef sandwich than this Italian place did. The most memorable thing about the place was the neon signs in the windows identifying what they served. Because of the way they were arranged, the place was known as "Chicken Pizza". They didn't serve such a delicacy, but my wee wifey developed one.

1) pizza base -- whatever you want: pre-made like Boboli, box like Jiffy Mix, frozen bread dough defrosted or your own homemade.

2) white sauce: 1 TBSP butter 1 TBSP flour: make a roux (melt butter and stir in flour until smooth). Add 1 cup milk and 1/8 tsp each white pepper & salt. Stir constantly, bring sauce to a boil. Boil for 1 minute (to eliminate starchy taste). For a larger pizza use 1-1/2 TBSP butter & flour and 1-1/2 cup milk & about 1/4 tsp each white pepper & salt.

3) cheeses: shredded cheese (mozzarella) and parmesan

4) chicken breast cut-up, diced onions and minced garlic

Make pizza base & place in pan or on pizza stone. She likes to pre-bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Spread white sauce on pizza base. Sprinkle a bit of mozzarella cheese on white sauce. Saute chicken. onions and garlic. Spread over sauce/cheese. Sprinkle rest of mozzarella over chicken mixture and sprinkle parmesan over all. Feel free to add any herbs, spices you like. Bake for 20 minutes.

If you don't want a white pizza you can use bottled spaghetti sauce instead of white sauce and add any other vegetables such as green peppers & mushrooms, etc. to the chicken mixture. Another variation: substitute swiss cheese for the mozarella & eliminate the parmesan.

Posted by triticale at December 8, 2006 11:01 PM | TrackBack