Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Pizza with Roasted Garlic, Chicken, Spinach

As you know, I bought a new pizza pan at the Wilton Tent Sale. It is extra large and has holes in the bottom for a crisper crust. I didn't have the patience or time to make a dough from scratch, so bought a whole wheat premade crust from the store. I can't remember the name of the company (Botelli?) but they are not sold in the refrigerated section but in plastic packaging that hangs from display hooks. Lots of sodium, but a good amount of fiber, so I didn't feel too guilty. I got a little fancy by roasting the garlic, but other than that it was extremely simple to make. Yummy results!


Dough for a single large pizza (store-bought or homemake)
1/2 lb chicken breast
4 c fresh spinach or 16 oz frozen
1 large head of garlic
2-3 c tomato sauce of choice
12 oz shredded mozzarella
1/4 c shredded parmesan
8 oz mushrooms, sliced

1. Chop top of garlic and wrap in tin foil coated with olive oil or cooking spray. In a 400 degree oven, roast garlic until softened, about 45 minutes. Set aside to cool.

2. Broil or grill chicken breast seasoned with salt, pepper, and olive oil until cooked through. In the broiler, it took about 12 minutes. Set aside to rest for 10 minutes, then chop into bite-sized pieces.

3. In medium pan coated with olive oil, saute mushrooms until golden brown and have given up most of their moisture. Add in spinach, stirring to wilt.

4. Raise oven temprature to 450. Spread sauce evenly on crush. Layer spinach/mushroom mixture, chicken, and roasted garlic that you've squeezed from the skin. Top with cheeses.

5. Bake for 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted and is golden brown in spots.

Serves 2-4.


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