Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Good News for Pizza Lovers!

Barbecue Chicken & Onion Pizza

Leftover chicken can be used to make this pizza in a flash.
Use a barbecue sauce flavored with hickory or mesquite smoke to bring out the biggest barbecue flavor without lighting up your grill.

· large onion, sliced
· plum tomatoes, sliced
· slices turkey or meatless bacon
· diced garlic cloves, pressed
· ½ cup smoky barbecue sauce
· 2 teaspoons Barbecue Seasoning Mix
· 2 cups diced cooked chicken
· 2 small or 1 large refrigerated pizza crust
(we usually use Spelt or Corn Meal crust)
· 1 cup (4oz.) reduced fat feta cheese (you can also use part skim mozzarella)
· 1 tablespoon snipped fresh parsley
*** I also like to add spinach for extra veggies!

1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Cut onion in half crosswise. slice onion and tomatoes. Dice turkey bacon.
2. Heat (12-in.) Skillet over medium heat until hot. Lightly spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Add onion, bacon, and garlic pressed with Garlic Press. Cook and stir 10-12 minutes or until onion is tender and lightly browned.
Stir in barbecue sauce and seasoning mix; remove from heat. Stir in chicken; set aside.
3. Spread chicken mixture over dough to within 1/2 inch of edge. Arrange tomatoes evenly over top of pizza; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 15-20 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Remove from oven; let stand 10 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley. Cut into wedges.
Yield: 8 servings

This pizza is low is saturated fat and has a great source of protein. The reduced fat feta also has a good source of calcium and the spinach supplies lots of Vitamin K. Overall, its a great recovery meal after a long hard day!




Flatman said...

Looks you deliver? :)

Marlawanda said...

It looks so yummy. What are your thoughts on BBQ sauce and the high levels of corn syrup that is normally found in the BBQ sauce? Do you use a certain brand?

James and Lindsay Cotter said...

I use the BBQ sauce from whole foods because there is not a lot of corn syrup at all. Its natually delicous!