Thursday, June 2, 2016

GFP Day 39 - Chicken Pizza Two Ways

We have a bunch of smoked chicken. Before putting it in the freezer I suggested we make a pizza with it. So we came up with two. Since Chris is home for dinner on Thursdays one of them had to appeal to his discerning palate. 

So we made a buffalo chicken pizza. 

We started by cutting up some smoked chicken. This is breasts and legs. 

Then we tossed it in buffalo sauce. This became both a topping and a sauce. 

We spread it on the crust. 

Topped off with mozzarella cheese and into the oven. 

It came out great. Not too spicy. 

Then we started our second pizza. We did something we'd never done. We made pesto. 

We started with fresh basil. 

We added garlic. We started with five cloves then ended up adding four more. 

We pulsed with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. It always takes more salt than you think. We finished with Parmesan cheese. Most of the pesto recipes have nuts but we didn't have any. 

This became our sauce. 

Next we added the smoked chicken, some caramelized onions and goat cheese. 


Finally we topped it off with some fresh mozzarella.  

It came out amazing. The goat cheese was creamy and the crust was super crispy. 

The bottom was perfect. I'm ready for leftovers already.