Thursday, June 2, 2011

Pizza Night #6: The Only Pizza You'll Ever Want Again...

Rachel Ray was not kidding! This pizza was flipping AWESOME! I can not RAVE enough about this pizza... fantastic. amazing. delicious. (sorta) healthy! Ok... so with all that cheese I don't REALLY know how healthy it was... but hey, it has broccoli, sun dried tomatoes, and basil in it :)

The Only Pizza You'll Ever Want Again: Chicken, Sun Dried Tomato, Broccoli, Ricotta, Mozzarella and Basil by Rachel Ray,
(I included my changes with cross outs and purple font)

1 (16-ounce) package pizza dough, brought to room temperature  Publix pizza dough (bakery)
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons grated Parmigiano-Reggiano  A LOT of shredded Parmesan

1/3 pound broccoli from trimmed broccoli bin in produce section, 1/3 head
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan
3 cloves cracked garlic t Jarred minced garlic
1/2 pound chicken breast cut for stir fry or chicken tenders
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup part skim ricotta cheese
10 sun dried tomatoes in oil, drained and sliced
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, available on dairy aisle 8 ounces fresh mozzarella sliced
12 to 15 leaves fresh basil, torn or stacked and thinly sliced

Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.
On a 12-inch nonstick pizza pan, stretch out your dough and form the pizza crust. Drizzle 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil on crust and spread it with a pastry brush over the dough to the edges. Sprinkle (ETA - thanks LambAround) edge of crust with 2 tablespoons grated Parmigiano-Reggiano. a generous amount of shredded Parmesan cheese.

In a small covered saucepan, bring 2 inches water to a boil. Separate broccoli tops into florets, discarding lower stalks or reserving for soup. Salt water and add broccoli florets. Cook covered 3 to 5 minutes. Drain broccoli and set on cutting board. Chop broccoli florets into small pieces.

Heat a small nonstick pan over medium high to high heat. Add oil, cracked garlic and chicken. Season with salt and pepper. Brown chicken breast cut for stir-fry or tenders until lightly golden all over, 3 to 5 minutes. Add minced garlic in the last minute. Chop sauteed chicken and garlic on a cutting board into small pieces.

To assemble pizza, dot crust with chopped broccoli bits and cooked chopped chicken. Dot crust with spoonfuls of ricotta and spread ricotta gently with the back of your spoon. Add sliced sun-dried tomatoes, scattering them around the pizza to the edges. Complete the assembly with a thin layer of shredded mozzarella, about 1 cup. Place pizza in oven on middle rack and lower heat to 450 degrees F. Bake 12 minutes, until cheese is deep golden in color and crust is brown and crisp at the edges. Remove pizza from the oven and let stand 5 minutes. Top with lots of torn or shredded basil. Cut pizza into 8 slices using pizza wheel and serve.

Ok, I can't say this enough... this. pizza. is. amazing! This is definitely going to be in our "keeper" recipe file!

Pizza (and movie) Night #6: HUGE SUCCESS!
Movie: Hunchback of Notre Dame

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  1. Looks yummy! When I 1st started reading your list of ingredients, I misunderstood and thought you'd covered the entire pizza with parmesan and had made a mozzarella-free pizza. Needless to say, I was a bit shocked ;)

  2. This pizza looks insanely delicious! We have a Trader Joe that sells premade pizza dough. I'm grabbing some tomorrow and trying these toppings this week!

  3. That looks super yummy, Stevie! Makes me want pizza NOW! :-)
    ~Bec :-)

  4. I make homemade pizza A LOT!!! My family LOVES it and we never seem to get tired of it! :) This kind looks really yum!

  5. I just bought a basil plant I'm going to have to try out this pizza!

    Visiting from the Wed Blog Hop!

    Now a follower :) My mouth is watering at 6:30am!


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