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Summer Grilled & Chicken Pizza

Summer Grilled & Chicken Pizza

Yields 2 – 12″ crust pizzas

Ingredients:

(All ingredients will be divided in half for both pizzas.)

2-pack Thin & Crispy Mama Mary’s Pizza Crusts
1 lb. Chicken Breast Tenders, dice into bite-size pieces after cooking
1 red bell pepper, seeded, quartered
1 medium zucchini, 1/4″ rounds
1 medium yellow squash, 1/4″ pieces
1 small purple onion, cut into 12 wedges
1 tsp.  salt
1/2 tsp. of black pepper
1/2 tsp red pepper chili flakes
1 tsp. Italian Seasoning
1 heaping cup shredded part-skim mozzarella
1 cup roasted garlic pasta sauce

Directions:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.  If you have a pizza stone, use it! The crust will get nice and crispy. If not, a simple baking sheet is fine. BBQed pizza is fun too!

Step 1: Prepare all of the above ingredients as directed above and have them ready for cooking.  Spray a large skillet well with olive oil cooking spray and place over med-high heat. When skillet is hot, add chicken tenders and brown. Mid-way through (2-3 minutes), add half of the four listed seasonings and incorporate. Brown chicken about 2 minutes. Remove to a waiting plate to cool.

Step 2: Use a paper towel to wipe skillet. Re-spray and place back over med-high heat. Add the veggies and grill about 2 minutes, add the remaining half of the four seasonings and continue to grill one more minute or so. They do not have to be totally soft. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Dice chicken into bite sized pieces. Kitchen shears work well for this task.

Step 3:  Spread out half of the pasta sauce onto each pizza crust. Spring 1/2 cup cheese onto each crust. Arrange half the chicken and half the veggies beautifully atop each crust. Sprinkle on the remaining (heaping part) 1/4 cup cheese onto each pizza.

Step 4: Place pizzas into preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly.

Recipe courtesy of Balanced Habits* – All Right Reserved 

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