Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Trisha Yearwood's Chicken Pizza


I'm going to go ahead and come clean right now. Warning: This pizza is made with two cans of premade pizza crust dough! (Gasp) From time to time I still buy these products because they allow me to get a tasty dinner on the table in a hurry. Don't let the cans of premade pizza dough distract you though, this was one delicious pizza and you could easily add this topping to your favorite homemade pizza crust. The good news is that this pizza is a great way to use up any leftover chicken and it is absolutely delicious. My mom has declared it her new favorite pizza.

The recipe comes from one of my new favorite cookbooks, Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood. I love her new book so much. The layout is very much like one of Giada's books, very pretty with lots of gorgeous pictures. I did a cookbook review which can be found HERE. I loved everything I made so much that I picked it up and made Trisha's chicken soup, posted HERE. Still not getting enough of Trisha's book I picked it up yet again and made four new recipes, one of which was this Chicken Pizza. We loved those four recipes, but I have since put the book back on the shelf and lightened things up. Time to crack the whip!

Trisha says "After discovering a delicious chicken pizza on a family beach trip, we decided to create it at home. We love this recipe because it's so different from traditional pizza- not a tomato in sight. Now we can all enjoy it more than once a year!

Chicken Pizza
2 (13.8 oz) cans premade pizza crust dough
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons minced garlic(I always use more)
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (about 8 ozs)
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (about 8 ozs)
1 bell pepper, cored, seeded, and cut into strips (I used a yellow bell)
1 red onion, sliced vertically
3 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, grilled and diced (I used rotisserie)
6 slices bacon, cooked until crisp and crumbled

Preheat the oven to 350F. Roll the pizza dough out and fit onto two 15-inch pizza pans. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 teaspoon of garlic on each pizza crust, followed by 1/2 cup each of the mozzarella cheese and 1/2 cup of the Cheddar cheese. Scatter half of the bell pepper, sliced onion, chicken, and bacon on top of the cheeses. Sprinkle another 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese and 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese over each pizza and drizzle each pizza with 1 tablespoon more of olive oil. Bake the pizzas for 20-25 minutes, or until the crusts are lightly browned. Slice each pizza into 8 pieces.

Notes/Results: This pizza topping is packed with flavor! How can you go wrong with garlic, red onions, chicken, cheese and bacon? All of the cheese made the topping extremely creamy. The pizza was outstanding and really exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend this recipe especially if you love pizza. I will definitely make this again.

Thought I would share my favorite Trisha Yearwood song, Walkaway Joe. The video below is old. It was filmed in 1992, back when I was a senior in high school and people still wore high-waisted pants (LOL!) Halfway through the video I noticed that Matthew McConaughey played "Walkaway Joe" in the video. The video must have been shot right before his career went on the rise. He is definitely easy on the eyes ;-) I think all of us ladies can relate to this song in one way or another.


You still have a few more days to join up with the Burger Club Challenge and cook up the Caesar Salad and Flank Steak Burger with Garlic Crostini. If you are interested, please click HERE for the recipe and details.

23 comments:

  1. Oh wow. That sounds completely and utterly fantastic! As a side note, whenever I make pizza dough, I double it and stash a roll of it in the freezer.

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  2. I am always reassured when I read your posts that I am not alone in my love for cookbooks.

    Cheers to store bought canned pizza dough! I would not hesitate for a minute to use it, myself :-) The chicken pizza looks delicious. Like your mom, I would probably declare this my favorite too.

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  3. You know what, I have tons of cookbooks! We are not alone ladies.

    That sounds and looks like a great lunch. I am sitting insdie, avoiding the heat, and would love a plate of this pizza. Great video too.

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  4. Oh my goodness!!! Maybe I'll make your caesar burger tomorrow instead of Friday and make this on Friday, lol. You need to stop posting so many yummy recipes, Kim, I don't have time to make them all! :o) And I LOVED that video, Walkaway Joe, and had no idea until you told us that that was Matthew McConaughey in it! You learn something new every day.

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  5. Sounds delicious! Can't wait to try this one out!

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  6. I dig chicken and bacon on pizza but I use a tomato-based sauce. The olive oil/garlic "sauce" definitely catches my eye.

    I agree--you really have to slow down with all the great recipes. I'm having a hard time trying them all!

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  7. This pizza looks deeeevine!!!!

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  8. Oooh, this look so tasty and tempting!Definitely a quick and simple meal that I’ll be trying soon… I bet my boy will flip over this, he’s pizza-obsessed (like his mommy).

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  9. Oof that is one SERIOUSLY cheesy pizza! How could you not fall in love with something like that?

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  10. I am so glad to hear you enjoy this one. I have been eyeing this for a while and I have also been known to take a quick route and use the canned pizza dough. It is a lifesaver some nights. I will be trying this...who can resist the garlic?? Your photo has me drooling.

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  11. oh looks great i love chicken pizza its delicious

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  12. looks great and no worries its nearly made from scratch

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  13. I think it needs a bit more cheese! ;-) Not really---it looks delicious, I really love chicken on my pizza.

    BTW--just posted and linked my burger. Yum! ;-)

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  14. That pizza does look delicious--but with Trisha being from the south, it is southern cooking, so like you said, it's ok, but good to lighten up at times too!!

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  15. This is so different from traditional pizza and so delicious sounding! My mouth is watering like crazy - and I seriously wouldn't mind a big piece for breakfast. The toppings rock!

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  16. This looks so yummy Kim, and I don't think there's anything wrong with store bought pizza dough (I still haven't tried making my own!) it's all I use. I've seen Trisha's book but not had a good look at it yet, I'll do that today when I'm in Target ;)

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  17. You can never have enough cook books. Just bought a new one yesterday.
    Tonight will also be pizza on our menu. I buy premade dough from the local pizzeria if I am in a hurry.

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  18. This is a really lovely "white" pizza. I share your love of cookbooks and really loved the clip you attached to share with us today. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  19. I too have enjoyed this cookbook! I can't put it down, it sit's on my night stand! Awesome job.

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  20. Sometimes ya just gotta use the pre-made stuff, you just have so much to juggle! This pizza looks fabulous. Bacon is my favorite topping on pizza! LOL!

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  21. What a small world in the blogosphere! For dinner tonight, I made Trisha Yearwood's Tennessee Jambalaya. I had to Google it to share with a friend and your blog came up, so I popped over. After perusing a few posts, I thought your profile picture looked familiar. Where in the world did I know you from? I have a foodie blog, but my main focus is on my book blog. Well... turns out Sidewalk Shoes (Pam), is the link! I've added you to my favorites and will be back when I have more time. Just had to pop in and say hello. And, by the way, I'm already planning to make Trisha's pizza for dinner tomorrow night. Glad to hear it's a winner. I love that cookbook! Bought a copy for myself, a girlfriend (for her birthday) and my stepmom (for her birthday).

    Cheers!

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