Chicken Parm Pizza


We eat homemade pizza a few times a month... and I love to change it up and try new things... so I decided to try this.... Chicken Parm Pizza... served with a salad it made a great Sunday night supper.

This pizza is made quick and easy by using frozen breaded chicken fillets.. but leftovers are better.... so with a little planning... make a couple of small chicken breasts one night and make the pizza a few days later.
Another option if you don't like store bought frozen chicken fillets and don't have leftovers... you can oven fry or pan fry boneless chicken breasts or tenders with Italian bread crumbs or "Shake and Bake"...
Make sure you allow your chicken to cool and then cut it up and you're good to go.

If you don't have pizza sauce on hand... I have a quick and easy.. and so much better recipe for pizza sauce than store bought sauce ... click here for the recipe... I hope you to try it!
The amount for cheese is approximate... use as little or as much as you like...
Try and find thickly shredded mozzarella cheese... it melts better and will make your pizza more like those you get in restaurants.
I buy pizza dough from our supermarket's bakery... it puffs up in the fridge... if you use that kind... make sure you take it out about 20 minutes before you want to use it to let it rest.
I don't use a rolling pin to roll the dough out... I use my hands... gently stretching it... holding an end and letting it hang out.. and moving my hands to another spot on the edge letting it stretch naturally all around until I have a piece of dough about 2/3 the size of my pan... then I lay it on the pan.. and stretch it gently in the right shape of the pan.... using the palm of my hand I gently push the dough into the edges of the pan...
If the dough tears a bit ... use the palm of your hand to push and stretch some dough from a thicker spot to fill in the tear.
The reason for the cooking oil spray is that it helps the cheese into gooey cheese like pizza parlor pizzas.
This is so easy... I hope you try it!

Recipe:  Chicken Parm Pizza
All you need:
1 store bought or homemade pizza dough
2 small fully cooked breaded thin chicken breasts, cut-up
1/2 jar of store bought or about 1/2 cup homemade pizza sauce
About 1 cup thickly shredded mozzarella cheese
A sprinkling of grated Parmesan and Romano cheese
Olive oil cooking oil spray *See TIPS
All you need to do:
Preheat the oven to 475 degrees F.
Lightly spray a pizza pan with olive oil cooking spray.
Stretch the dough onto your pizza pan (See TIPS).
Spread the pizza sauce over the dough leaving a border around the edge of the dough.
Make sure your fully cooked chicken is cut into very small pieces and is not hot.  Spread the chicken over the sauce.  Then spread the cheese over the chicken.  Sprinkle with the grated cheese.
Very lightly spray the top of the cheese with the olive oil cooking spray.
Place in the pre-heated oven and bake for 12-15 minutes... keep an eye on it so the cheese doesn't get too dark.  All ovens are different and baking times will vary.
Remove from the oven when the crust is golden and the cheese has melted and started to brown slightly.  Allow the pizza to rest about 5-10 minutes before cutting and serving.

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