Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Sweet Pepper Pizza with Artichoke Smear (and Chicken!)






Yes, I've made another pizza!
I can't help it! It's delicious (and the Mamma Mia's pizza crust I purchased comes in a pack of 2, so, ya know...)

This is another example of a tasty, yet "nontraditional" pizza.
Sweet Pepper Pizza with Artichoke Smear (and Chicken!)

In place of traditional pizza sauce, this recipe calls for a simple, whipped up Artichoke Smear
Yum, artichoke.

It ended up taking me a bit longer than I expected to make this, however, it didn't take terribly long. 

Here's the recipe:
Ingredients:

The Crust:
-1 pizza crust of choice (already cooked)

The Toppings:
-1 red bell pepper, sliced into rings
-1 orange bell pepper, sliced into rings
-1 tsp olive oil
-2 cloves of garlic, crushed
-1/2 lb chicken breast
-salt, pepper, and bit of thyme (to taste)
-1/2 cup of feta cheese (I used a Mediterranean flavored feta)
-1/2 cup of Parmesan, shredded

The Smear:
-1/4 cup of mayonnaise (I used Kraft Olive Oil Mayo)
-1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
-1/8 tsp black pepper
-9 oz artichokes, drained well

Directions:

1) Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. 
2) Add the olive oil to a medium skillet set over medium high heat. Add the bell pepper rings and saute for 3 minutes, or until just tender. Reduce the heat to medium and add the garlic. Cook another 1 to 2 minutes, or until fragrant but not browned. Remove from heat and set aside.
3) In the same pan, season chicken with salt, pepper, and thyme. Cook chicken until no longer pink. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. Once, cool, shred chicken.
4) Meanwhile, in a food processor, combine the mayonnaise, crushed red pepper, black pepper, and artichoke hearts. Process until finely chopped and somewhat smooth.
5) Place the pizza crust on a baking sheet. Spread the artichoke mixture evenly over the crust and top with the bell pepper rings, garlic, and chicken. Sprinkle with the cheeses and additional thyme (if desired). 
6) Bake for about 15 minutes, or until the cheeses are melted and bubbly


2 comments:

  1. This pizza looks AWESOME, especially the artichoke spread. I need to make a vegetarian version of this without the chicken!

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  2. Yes! I love me some artichokes! Hope you enjoy!

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