Wednesday, August 13, 2008

A new twist on Pizza!

My family loves pizza, but we don't order it very much, for two reasons: 1) I'm from New Jersey (but live in Indiana), so I am a real pizza snob, and 2) it is so expensive anymore. So, I buy a package of pizza crusts (the kind that are already made, usually the knock-off Baboli ones), and I make two different kinds of pizzas.

BBQ Chicken

1 chicken breast (or half can of 12.oz chicken)
1/2 c. sweet BBQ sauce
small red onion
1 c. Swiss cheese

Spread half the BBQ sauce on the pizza crust and mix the other half with the chicken in a bowl. Slice the onion thinly and cook on Med. heat with a little olive oil and butter. Cook until onion turns light brown (caramelizes). Sprinkle onion on pizza, followed by the chicken. Spread cheese on top and cook according to package directions. When it's done sprinkle chopped cilantro on top! It really is delicious!

Buffalo Chicken

1 chicken breast (or half can 12.oz chicken)
1/4 c. to a 1/2 c. Frank's red hot sauce
1 c. mozzarella cheese
1/2 tsp. oregano

Melt a Tbs. of butter with 1/4 c. Frank's sauce. Spread on pizza. Mix chicken with a little hot sauce and than add to pizza. Sprinkle oregano over pizza and then add cheese. Cook according package instructions. Dip in blue cheese or ranch dressing. Fabulous!

I usually serve both of these with a Cesar salad. It's a great, quick, unique dinner. I know your husbands or any men in your life will love it!


Aaron and Jackie said...

Ooooo....yummmy! I am also a NJ pizza snob. (Mack N Manco's baby!) I can't wait to try these recipes!

Merrimom said...

MMMMMMMM, that BBQ chicken sounds excellent, I will have to give it a try! I have been slowly converting my family over to homemade pizza in an effort to curb our "eating out" habits.

Found your site through Moneysavingmom, and I love it!