Thursday, March 5, 2009

Chicken Parmesan Pizza

What's better than combining chicken parm with PIZZA? You get the best of both worlds! I chose to put sliced fresh mozzarella on this rather than shredded and I am glad I did. I think it makes it seem more like an actual chicken parm with the sliced cheese, and more delicious! Breaded chicken is one of my all-time favorite foods (which may be why Chuck makes it for me), so I will definitely be making this pizza again. The amounts of ingredients below are what I used, but feel free to use more or less depending on your tastes.

And once again, I apologize for the pics...I was doing way too much at one time!

Chicken Parmesan Pizza
from Colleen's Kitchen
Makes 1 pie

1 recipe pizza dough
3/4 to 1 pound chicken breasts, pounded thin
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
olive oil
1 cup marinara sauce, either homemade or store-bought
6 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced
basil and oregano, to taste

Preheat oven to 500 degrees F. If you have a pizza stone, place it in the oven and heat it for 30 minutes. Or line a large baking sheet with parchment paper (do not preheat).

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat enough olive oil to cover the bottom of the pan (don't skimp). Dip chicken in egg to coat, then breadcrumbs, and add to hot skillet. Cook until golden-brown on each side and chicken is cooked through. (If your chicken is thin enough, by the time the crust is golden-brown, it will be cooked through anyway). Remove chicken from pan and blot with paper towels. Cut into bite-sized pieces.

Roll pizza dough out on a lightly floured surface. Spread with marinara sauce, then evenly scatter slices of mozzarella. Top with chicken pieces and sprinkle with basil and oregano.

Transfer dough to preheated pizza stone, if using, and bake for 15 minutes or until crust is crispy and golden.


BMK said...

Great combination. Looks delicious!

Donna-FFW said...

Colleen- This is an absolutely fabulous idea. I love it. It looks absolutely delicious. My children would love it!

test it comm said...

Great pizza idea!

priscilla joy said...

Goodness does this look amazing! So awesome looking. I will try this for sure!

Anonymous said...

This is seriously the BEST idea!! We are doing pizza on Sundays now so I'll have to show this to my husband. YUM!!

Taryn said...

These are two of Chris' favorite foods!

Kristen616 said...

Oh my, Chicken parm AND pizza in one?! Heaven! Sounds delish!

Cara said...

I love this idea! I watched "Recipe for Success" the other day and they had all sorts of different pizza combinations, and I was wanting to make one. This will be perfect!

amycaseycooks said...

Just found out that my No Thank You boy loves chicken parmesan. When I combine it with pizza, he'll love me forever.

Love your new picture.