California Chicken Pizza

If you are a loyal fan of barbeque chicken and pizza, you will love California chicken pizza recipe. It is one of the most favorite chicken pizzas of both kids and adults alike, along with chicken pizza crust, Alfredo chicken pizza, and Tandoori chicken pizza.

It’s will be much time-saving when ordering pizza from a favorite restaurant, especially during busy weekdays. However, at Friday night and weekend, when you have time to relax, it’s great to treat to treat your family a delicious homemade chicken pizza. Look for the recipe for California chicken pizza as below.

Recipe For California Chicken Pizza

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  • Prep Time50 min
  • Cook Time30 min
  • Total Time1 hr 20 min
  • Serving Size6
  • Energy409 cal

Ingredients

For the crust

  • 1 (16-ounce) ball pizza dough, store-bought
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour for dusting
  • 1tbsp olive oil, for brushing

For the topping

  • 3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Parmesan pizza sauce
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon peel, finely shredded
  • 1 tbsp margarine or butter
  • 1/4 cup dried tomatoes, finely snipped
  • 2 fresh medium tomatoes, thinly sliced

Method

1
Preheat the oven to 375 degree F.
2
On a lightly floured surface, roll bread dough into a 14-inch circle.
3
Transfer dough to a greased 13-inch pizza pan. Build up edges slightly. Prick generously with a fork. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until light brown.
4
In a small mixing bowl, add in lemon peel, lemon juice, and margarine or butter. Mix until well combined.
5
Rinse chicken breast; pat dry. Grill chicken directly over medium coals for 12 to 15 minutes or until chicken is tender and no longer pink, turning once halfway through grilling and brushing occasionally with lemon mixture the last 10 minutes of grilling.
6
Once grilled, transfer to a plate; let it cool for 5 minutes. Cut into cubes.
7
Pour enough boiling water over dried tomatoes to cover; let it rise for 2 minutes. Drain well.
8
Spread Parmesan Pizza Sauce over hot crust. Top with chicken cubes, sliced fresh tomatoes, and dried tomatoes. Sprinkle with Monterey Jack cheese.
9
Bake about 12 minutes more or until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbly.
10
Once cooked, remove from the oven; let it cool for a few minutes. Slice and serve.
If you want to reduce preparing time, you might choose pre-baked pizza crust instead of pizza dough bought at store. Source: bhg.com
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