Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Roasted Garlic, Chicken, and Herb White Pizza

Roasted Garlic, Chicken, and Herb White Pizza
I'm generally not an adventurous pizza eater (Ok fine, I'm not an adventurous eater, period.) But like...I'm that lame person where, in a group setting, people are like, "Ok we want pineapple and banana peppers on this pizza, and artichokes and capers on this one...Kayle what do you want?

"....just plain cheese please." I always choke out in the most timid voice.

(The exception to this rule is when I hear about ricotta and truffle oil pizzas, I'M ALL OVER THAT. But even when I eat margherita or grandma style pizzas, they're still the same basic ingredients as a plain, old, boring, not adventurous pizza.)
Roasted Garlic, Chicken, and Herb White Pizza
And when I'm making pizza at home, I'm no different. There's always a thin crust, tomato sauce (or at least tomatoes) mozzarella/Parmesan cheese, and some basil. That's it. But this pizza, YOU GUYS this pizza is something totally different and so amazing and so delicious.

Look at me, growing up.
Roasted Garlic, Chicken, and Herb White Pizza
Anyway, I really don't know what's not to like about this pizza.
I used my favorite, whole wheat, pizza crust (you can use whatever crust recipe-or storebought crust dough-you prefer). We have a white sauce that essentially just tastes like garlicky goodness (and that I cut some calories on by using fat free evaporated milk). Then theres the goodness of chicken, cheese, and red onions. But really, you can def. play around with toppings-as with any pizza. You can omit and add whatever your little heart desires. That's the fun!

Roasted Garlic, Chicken, and Herb White Pizza

Adapted from Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Roasted Garlic, Chicken, and Herb White Pizza
Ingredients:
  • 1 pound pizza dough (I used my favorite recipe)
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 8 cloves roasted garlic, minced/smashed
  • 2 tbsp. all purpose flour
  • pepper, to taste
  • 3/4 cup fat free evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, finely grated or shredded
  • 1 cup boneless, skinless chicken breast, cooked and shredded (either bought or cooked in your favorite method-I like to roast at 400 degrees for 40 minutes)
  • Red onion, diced, to taste
  • Mozzarella cheese, to taste
  • herbs of choice, to taste (ie parsley, oregano, bail, thyme, rosemary, etc.)
Preparation:
  • Roast garlic.
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Prepare baking sheet or pizza stone by spraying with nonstick cooking spray and sprinkling with cornmeal.
  • In a small saucepan melt butter over medium heat. 
  • Add roasted garlic and saute for 1 minute. 
  • Add flour and mix until blended, cook for 1 minute.
  • Slowly whisk in the evaporated milk and pepper. Cook for 3 minutes, or until it thickens. Remove from heat and stir in Parmesan.
  • Spread/roll pizza dough out fairly thin-ly on prepared sheet/stone. 
  • Spread white sauce over dough. Top with chicken, onions, and cheese.
  • Bake 17 miniutes or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly. 
  • Sprinkle with herbs. Cool for a bit then cut and serve!
Roasted Garlic, Chicken, and Herb White Pizza
Garlic=love
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