Thursday, January 5, 2012

Chicken Parmesan Pizza


When people say they don't like leftovers, I have to imagine that they are eating rubbery, dried out meat with limp and soggy veggies.  That is not at all how I eat them.  I actually really like leftovers because it gives me an opportunity to re-imagine the dinner into something else.  This pizza is the perfect use for not only leftover chicken parmesan, but also any grilled, fried, or baked chicken as well.  It is most definitely one of my favorite meals - leftovers or not.

And the best thing?  It is so flipping easy.  Just spread some marinara on pizza dough, top with some chopped up chicken breasts, and then cover the whole thing with mozzarella and Parmesan.  It doesn't get any easier.  Happy Friday, everyone - here's hoping for a delicious and fun weekend!


Chicken Parmesan Pizza
Pink Parsley Original

  • 1 lb pizza dough
  • olive oil
  • cornmeal, for sprinkling
  • 1/2- 3/4 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 cup chopped chicken (fully cooked)
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbs chopped fresh basil
Place a pizza stone or upside-down baking sheet in the oven and preheat to 500 degrees for at least 30 minutes.

Sprinkle a piece of parchment paper generously with cornmeal, and then shape the pizza dough into a 12 inch circle.  Brush the outer edge with olive oil.  Spread a thin layer of marinara sauce over the dough, and top with the chopped chicken.  Scatter the shredded cheese over the top.

Bake 10 minutes, or until the crust is golden-brown and the cheese is bubbly and browning.  Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes.  Sprinkle with basil before slicing and serving.


21 comments:

Made in Sonoma said...

I love left overs too. Can't understand people who think they're gross. Especially when leftovers look like that pizza!

Laura said...

I love re-inventing leftovers too. Really helps to make the most of the weekly grocery bill/menu too. This sounds like such a great idea. Bookmarking it to try soon!

Quirky Jessi said...

Mmm, mmm, mmm. This pizza looks delicious. I'm with you on the leftovers bit. It's so much fun discovering new ways to twist them into yumminess.

Elizabeth said...

Two of the best things ever: pizza and chicken Parmesan! YUM!

atthepatisserie said...

I love leftovers! It's a pain cooking for one person sometimes, but I like to cook large batches of certain things and then rotate eating them reheated from the freezer. I am all for saving time and not wasting--so this pizza is right up my alley! And it looks so delicious, too!!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the idea of chicken parm pizza! :)

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie said...

I love leftovers too! Both for the sake of having more meals out of one act of cooking, and also because I too like to reinvent my leftovers. This pizza is great even if you don't have leftover chicken.

Nicole, RD said...

I agree. I LOVE leftovers! Some things are even better leftover!

I love chicken on pizza - it's unique but works so well! Happy weekend!

Cookbook Queen said...

New. Obsession.

WANT!!!

Patty said...

Leftovers on pizza... who can resist???

Joanne said...

Given that I cook for one, I ALWAYS have leftovers around...and love them! This sounds like the perfect reimagination of chicken parm!

Krissy said...

This is brilliant, I need some in my life.

RebekahRose said...

Yumm!! Simple and tasty idea - what more can you ask for??! Looks so good!

Sara {home is where the cookies are} said...

What a great idea to combine these! love it!

Marie-Eve S├ęguin said...

Do you have a recipe of the marinara sauce? This recipe looks delicious!!

elly said...

Looks great! I've been tossing around the idea of a chicken parm pizza for a while now, too, but just never got around to making it. This is the nudge I need. :)

lisa said...

This was awesome!!! Thanks for posting this recipe!

Zee said...

Ah! My favorite!

Nikki said...

Oh goodness, what a great and simple idea, Josie!

Josie said...

Hi Marie,
You can just use any marinara sauce - storebought or homemade. If I need some in a hurry I just simmer a can of crushed tomatoes with a few cloves of garlic and some Italian seasoning. If it's too thick I just thin it out with a little water or red wine.

Michelle said...

I love Pizza so much. Your pic seems good, i will try like what you did. China Tour Guide

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