This Chicken and Mushroom Alfredo Pizza is another family favorite pizza... easy to make and delicious...
You can make numerous shortcuts in the prep...
Either make the pizza dough ahead, store it in a plastic bag (Ziplocs work) and refrigerate it... just set it out of the fridge and let it rest for about 30 minutes before using... the same goes for store bought pizza dough.
I put my chicken breast (still frozen) in my crockpot with the garlic and Italian seasoning and enough chicken broth to cover... on low for 6 hours... remove the chicken and shred it with a fork and return it to the pot and cook for another hour... the flavors infuse into the chicken and is really flavorful... throw it in the pot in the morning and come home to the chicken already cooked.
By the way... yes you read that right.. I put my chicken in the crockpot frozen... it slow cooks and is so tender... just perfect!
You can make the chicken ahead which makes clean-up a snap after making the pizza.
Depending on the size of your chicken breast ... you may have some leftover chicken.. or just make two pizzas!
You can make an Alfredo sauce from scratch or you can use a Knorr sauce... their Alfredo Sauce packet works especially well.... when I use the Knorr sauce packet.. I use fat free half and half instead of milk for a bit thicker and creamier sauce for the pizza.
If you make the Alfredo sauce from scratch be sure to use the flour to thicken it.. otherwise it will be too runny for a pizza.
I love to baste my dough with garlic butter before assembling the pizza.. it makes the crust really yummy.
The amount of toppings is approximate.. use as much or as little as you prefer.. the amounts are what I used... I used 1 cup of mozzarella on top.. we're cheesy pizza people.
The thickly sliced mozzarella is really perfect for pizza.. I hate to use anything else.. it just melts better... Walmart has the best thickly sliced mozzarella.. I rarely can find it anywhere else in our small town...
Serve this with a big salad.. a great weeknight meal!
Recipe: Chicken Alfredo and Mushroom Pizza
All you Need:
For the Chicken:
1 boneless skinless chicken breast
1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
2 garlic cloves, minced
Chicken broth *See TIPS
For the Alfredo Sauce:
½ cup butter
3 tablespoons flour
1 cup Fat Free Half and Half3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon salt or to taste
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper or to taste
For the Pizza:
Store-bought or homemade pizza dough
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 cup finely shredded 6 cheese Italian Cheese
3/4 -1 cup thickly shredded Mozzarella cheese
Olive oil cooking oil spray
All you need to do:
Cook the chicken either on the stove or in a crockpot *See TIPS.... until tender and shred it... allow to cool.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Roll out the dough to fit your pizza pan. Mix the butter and garlic powder in a small ramekin and brush it over the complete dough.
Sprinkle the finely shredded 6 cheese Italian cheese over the crust leaving a crust around the edge. Spread the Alfredo sauce over the dough leaving the crust around the pizza. Sprinkle the shredded chicken and sliced mushrooms over the sauce... then sprinkle with the shredded mozzarella cheese.
Lightly spray the mozzarella with olive oil cooking spray to aid in melting.
Bake at 400 degrees F for 18-20 minutes.. or until cheese is meted and the crust is golden brown... the cheese will be golden in spots too.
Allow pizza to rest for about 5 minutes after removing from the oven .. then cut slices and serve.