Sunday, February 2, 2014

Grilled Chicken and Tomato Basil Bruschetta Pizza

Want a healthier home made pizza with the all the classic Italian toppings? Give this recipe a try...
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Prep time: 45 mins    Cook time: 20 mins    Total time:1 hour 5 mins    Servings: 8

For the Pizza Crust:
  • 1-1/4 cups Warm water {100-110 degrees}
  • 2 packets Active dry yeast
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 3 tbsp STAR Italian (Basil) Cuisine Cooking Oil
  • 4 cups Unbleached all purpose flour, plus more for kneading
  • 2 tsps Kosher salt
For the Bruschetta:
  • 6-8 Roma Tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • ¼ cup Fresh basil, sliced
  • 1 tbsp Fresh parsley, minced
  • 2 cloves large Fresh garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp STAR Italian (Basil) Cuisine Cooking Oil
  • 2 tsps STAR Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 good pinches Kosher salt
  • 1 good pinch Ground black pepper
  • Grilled Chicken and Tomato Basil Bruschetta Pizza
    Grilled Chicken and Tomato Basil Bruschetta Pizza
  • 1 pinch Red pepper flakes, or more to taste
For the Pizza:

For the Pizza Dough:
  1. Combine the honey, STAR Italian (Basil) Cuisine Cooking Oil and yeast in the bowl of your mixer. Pour in the warm {100-110 degrees} and stir. Wait about 10 minutes for the yeast to proof and foam up.
  2. Next add the flour and salt. Mix on low speed until a smooth dough forms. Knead the dough by hand on a lightly floured surface until no longer tacky.
  3. Place dough in a bowl that’s been lightly oiled with more of the STAR Italian (Basil) Cuisine Cooking Oil, turn to coat and cover with a tea towel for 30-40 minutes
  4. After the dough has risen, punch it down and form into 6 to 8 personal size pizzas.
For the Bruschetta:
  1. Combine the chopped roma tomatoes with the parsley, basil, garlic, STAR Italian(Basil) Cuisine Cooking Oil, STAR Balsamic Vinegar, a pinch or two of red pepper flakes, salt and black pepper.
  2.  Toss together and refrigerate until ready to use.
For the Pizza:
  1. Toss the chicken breasts in the STAR Grilling (Garlic) Cuisine Cooking Oil and seasoning salt. Place on a preheated grill {medium-high heat} and grill 6-8 minutes a side or until fully cooked. Let cool and then sliced into strips.
  2. Stretch the dough out into 6 or 8 personal sized pizzas. Place two pizzas at a time on an inverted baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper. Top each pizza with sliced grilled chicken, red onion and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and a little Parmesan over each.
  3. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 12-16 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the crust is golden brown.
  4. Let cool for a few minutes before slicing and topping with a few spoonfuls of the tomato basil bruschetta and enjoy!


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