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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

*Recipe* Chicken Bottomed Pizzas

When Nicole and I attended the Rachael Ray show a couple weeks ago, I was super excited to try all of the recipes she made on the show.  I have only tried one so far, but it is definitely a winner!  On the show Rachael just called them Chicken Pizzas, but to me, Chicken pizzas mean chicken on a regular pizza and in all honesty I don't like chicken on pizza.  So I renamed them (okay, I know the name might need some work, but oh well) and had to share the recipe.  They are actually one of the healthy 5 ingredient meals included in the challenge of the same name, started by FLOTUS (the First lady) to teach people that eating healthy can be simple and affordable.  These only took a few minutes to whip up and really are fantastic!


-4- 6-8oz chicken breasts pounded to about 1/4-1/8"
-Olive oil for drizzling plus 1tbsp
-Salt and Pepper
-1tsp garlic salt
-1tsp onion salt 
-1tsp red pepper flakes
-2 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped or 1tbsp dried
-2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
-1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
-1 1/2 pints cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
-fresh basil leaves.  Leave a couple out to garnish.
-1lb ball of fresh mozzarella thinly sliced (I used the fresh mozza that I made myself.  Find out about that here.)
-Any other ingredients you like on pizza can be added as well.  Mushrooms, peppers, pepperoni etc.

-Season chicken with salt, pepper, garlic and onion salt, red pepper and thyme. Let sit to marinate for a few minutes.
-Preheat a large pan or grill pan over medium high heat.  Also preheat oven on broil.
-Heat a skillet with a lid over medium high heat, with a tbsp olive Olive Oil.  Add sliced garlic and chopped onion and stir a minute, then add tomatoes and season with a little salt to taste.  Cover pan and soften tomatoes for about 10 minutes stirring occasionally. Add basil to pan to wilt.  

-Grill or cook the chicken in the pan for a few minutes, then transfer to baking sheet.

-Top chicken with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese like it is a small pizza.  

-I then sprinkled some dried basil on top for some extra flavor. 

-Broil to brown and melt cheese.  Garnish with some fresh basil and presto!  Delicious and so easy!

Recipe adapted from

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