Monday, December 29, 2008

Garlic Chicken Pizza

I think John and I are the most boring people when it comes to pizza. 9 out of 10 times we get plain pizza. However we both love the garlic chicken pizza from California Pizza Kitchen. When I saw Annie's recipe for chicken garlic pizza I though it was time to branch out and make a different type of pizza. This was a WINNER. I loved it and John ate it up! I wasn't sure how John would feel since it has ricotta and sliced tomatoes- two things that he is so/so about but he loved it.

I followed the recipe almost exactly as it was which is rare. The only real change I made was to switch the quantities of the two cheeses to use less ricotta for John and more parmesan. I will definitely be making this again.

Also, the garlic spiced butter that you spread over the pizza crust would be great for making garlic bread. It was excellent.

1 chicken breast
salt and pepper
2 tsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp. green onion, chopped (I used a few shakes of onion powder)
½ tsp. dried basil
2 roma tomatoes, sliced
¼ c. chopped fresh cilantro (omitted)
½ c. ricotta cheese
¼ c. Parmesan cheese
pizza crust (I used Pillsbury thin crust- our new fave. If you use this kind pre-bake it for about 10 minutes until golden on top, then flip it over so the bottom is nice and crispy)

Season chicken breast on both sides with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil in a skillet and cook chicken breast until browned on both sides. Cut into chunks and finish cooking until cooked through.

In a small saucepan, melt butter with garlic, onion and basil. Pour into a chilled dish to cool and refrigerate until set.

Preheat oven to 350°. Spread herb butter over crust. Arrange chicken on top, then dot with ricotta. Top with tomato slices, cilantro, and Parmesan. Bake 15-20 minutes.


  1. This sounds awesome! Ricotta has been growing on me...I may have to give this a try.

  2. We've been using Pilsbury thin dough too- it's so easy and delicious!

  3. This looks great and I haven't heard or seen that Pillsbury dough yet! I'll have to keep my eyes out and give it a try. I did find the cilantro to be a bit interesting in the recipe... I would have omitted it as well!