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A New Twist On Chicken Pizza | Dressing up a chicken breast recipe

Here's a delicious alternative to traditional pizza. It's low carb and fresh! From SavvyMujer.com kitchen to yours.

Nothing better for the soul than a good chicken breast recipe! Are you with me?

I remember growing up in Puerto Rico that most nights chicken was on the menu. As an inexpensive protein than will satisfy – in our case at the time – a family of 5, we had chicken, dark meat, fried, often.

As years went by, and my family was taking a healthier approach to life, the recipes started to change. There was a lot less fried chicken drumsticks in the menu and more poached or roasted chicken breast instead. That’s when it got a little boring in the name of healthy.

Now-a-days, it’s just a little different as instead of roasting we do a LOT of grilling. The one thing we’ve been working on is to have a moist grilled chicken breast. Well, since the secret to our chicken pizza “crust” is the breast itself butterflied once you get your pizzas the taste was like setting a new track record deliciousness!

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Chicken breast pizza crust recipe
Author: Yoly
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 pints grape tomatoes, halved
  • a bunch of fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Instructions
  1. Butterfly each chicken breast and pound to about 1/2 inch wide. (We want the chicken breast to be thin as it will be our crust.)
  2. Mix the onion powder with the italian seasoning in a small bowl.
  3. Season the chicken with this mixture. Add salt and pepper if you like.
  4. Preheat a large griddle pan or grill pan over medium-high heat.
  5. Preheat broiler.
  6. Add a tablespoon of olive oil to the pan.
  7. Add sliced garlic and stir for a minute.
  8. Add tomatoes and season with salt.
  9. Put lid on pan and cook for 8-10 minutes, shaking pan occasionally. We are looking for the tomatoes to be soften.
  10. Add basil to sauce and stir to wilt.
  11. Remove from the heat.
  12. Grill or griddle-cook the chicken breasts a few minutes on each side then transfer to baking sheets.
  13. Top each chicken breast with a spoonful of the tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese.
  14. Broil them to melt cheese (about two minutes).
  15. You can definitely do all this on a charcoal grill. It’s what we like best!

 

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2 Comments

  1. Isabel

    March 12, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Chicken breast is one of my favorite meats for protein. Grilling is an excellent way to prepare a flavorful chicken breast instead of baking it, which is the way I usually prepare it! Awesome post, amiga! 🙂

    1. Yoly Mason

      March 12, 2014 at 6:56 pm

      Yes, grilling is the best! Thank you for your kind words Isabel.

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