Tonight I decided it was time to make another pizza. Something about having the Duke-Pitt game on TV, having the whole day to let the dough rise and add a bunch of leftover toppings, and picking up a sweaty husband from the gym just screamed “PIZZA!” to me. I’d been planning this ever since I brought back half of my Chili’s Margarita Grilled Chicken and decided it wouldn’t be any good on its own. But instead of tossing it, I figured I’d chop it up and at least use it as a pizza topping! For the Southwestern half, I added a little cumin and garlic powder, then the chicken (which was already conveniently seasoned with pico and some other mystery Chili’s spices that I’d probably rather NOT know about…), and for the Greek half, I used a bit of Italian marinated chicken I made for Ben last night, along with some Greek spices, veggies and feta.
- 1 whole wheat pizza dough (Harris Teeter)
- 1 cup reduced sodium tomato sauce
- Greek Spices: 1/2 tsp each dried oregano, Italian seasoning, Greek seasoning
- Greek Toppings: chopped broccoli, chicken, black olives, tomatoes, feta cheese
- Southwestern Spices: 1/2 tsp each cumin and garlic powder, 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- Southwestern Toppings: chicken, black olives, black beans, frozen corn, salsa, shredded cheddar cheese
- Preheat oven to 450 deg. Allow pizza dough to come to room temperature for at least 1 hour, punching it down to knead gently every half hour or so.
- Spray a pizza pan with cooking spray. Give the dough a few kneads, then press out to sides of pan using fingertips (if it springs back, give it a few minutes and let it rise a bit more, then continue to press out to the sides. You can also let the dough hang from your fingertips and let gravity help stretch it!)
- Drizzle with a little EVOO and use your fingers to spread around the entire surface of the dough.
- Top with sauce and seasonings, then add the toppings to make 1/2 the pie Greek, and 1/2 Southwestern!
- Bake at 450 for 15 minutes or until crust is golden brown and fluffy.
- Slice into as many pieces as you’d like!
2 thoughts on “Monday Pizza Night!”
Claire, this recipe looks amazing! So happy I found your blog on Facebook – so many great ideas here 🙂 hope you’re well otherwise!
Thanks, Lucy! I’m so glad you found it too! I hope you’re doing well 🙂