The plan was to eat leftover grilled chicken for dinner, but in the back of my mind, I knew my husband wasn’t so enthused about this.  Fortunately for us, during an impromptu stroll through Walmart, I discovered uncooked pizza dough in their bakery section (I must admit the $.88 price intrigued me to pick up the packaged blob and toss it in the cart).   My wheels started turning on how to use it- I knew I had that dreaded leftover chicken, mozzarella cheese, and tomatoes at home, along with a cabinet full of spices and goodies, so I grabbed a red onion and the rest was history… 

This recipe was great because it gave me a chance to play with my Misto cans filled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar!  (If you don’t know what a misto can is, check them out here)

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Obviously, you can change the toppings to fit your taste buds and use what you have in a pinch, but this pizza tasted pretty fantastic as is!

Prep Time = 25 minutes
Cook Time = 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Store bought pizza dough
  • ¼ Red Onion, sliced
  • ½ Tomato, diced
  • 8 oz cooked Chicken breast, diced
  • Olive Oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Oregano
  • Garlic Powder
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees (or to whatever temperature your dough calls for).
  2. Heat about a tablespoon of olive oil in a pan over medium high heat and saute red onion until caramelized (somewhere between 7-10 minutes). Set onions aside for a moment.
  3. Roll out dough to your desired shape and thickness-I did mine long because that’s what was easiest and fit best on to my baking sheet.  I rolled it out right on my SilPat, but you can do it on a clean and lightly floured counter top.
  4. Transfer dough to a baking sheet (lightly greased if you do not have a SilPat)
  5. Lightly coat the dough with olive oil.  Season with oregano, garlic powder, and parmesan cheese.
  6. Evenly spread chicken, tomato, and onion over dough.  Top with balsamic vinegar, mozzarella cheese, and a little more parmesan for good measure. 
  7. Bake until dough is completely cooked through (time can vary depending on brand/type of dough used).  After 20 minutes, my dough was done and the cheese was nicely melted.
  8. Slice and serve!  We enjoyed ours with the Gia Russa Balsamic Glaze

Makes 2-3 Servings