Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Chicken Alfredo Pizza

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Chicken alfredo pizza is something I have always dreamed of trying. To me there are few things that sound more appetizing than alfredo sauce with chicken, covered with melted cheese, served in pizza form. Yum! My husband on the other hand is not a huge fan of alfredo sauce, so whenever we get pizza it's always the standard marinara sauce. I decided to go out on a limb and make the pizza and it turns out he likes pizza with alfredo sauce! Which means I will most definitely be making it over and over and over again! Here's what I did:

Easy Chicken Alfredo Pizza

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
3 tablespoon butter (divided into tablespoons)
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 cup alfredo sauce (jarred or homemade -- whatever you have!)
1/4 cup minced onion
1 cup baby portabella mushrooms (sliced)
2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 roasted red bell pepper (sliced) (I used the ones in the jar but you could also roast your own!)
1 can pillsbury pizza dough
2 cups shredded mozarella cheese
fresh basil

Optional ingredients:
Artichoke hearts
Sundried tomatoes


Unroll pizza crust on a greased baking sheet.

Spread 1/2 cup of alfredo sauce over the crust.

Pat your chicken breasts dry and season with salt and pepper. Cook chicken breasts in 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon of oil until juices run clear. Remove from pan, cut into pieces and place on top of the alfredo sauce.

Sautee onion in 1 tablespoon of butter until the onion is translucent (just a couple of minutes). Remove the onion and spoon it over the chicken.

Sautee mushrooms and garlic in the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter until the mushrooms are soft. Spoon the mushrooms and garlic over the top of the chicken.

Slice the roasted bell pepper into long strips then cut them in half (but only if you want to). Spread them over the top of the chicken/mushrooms/onions and all the deliciousness that will soon be your pizza.

Sprinkle the cheese all over the top. If you want more cheese feel free to add more cheese. I always add more cheese. I can't help it.

Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Make sure the bottom is nice and browned and the cheese is all gooey and starting to brown.

Chop up some fresh basil and throw it over the top so it looks super fancy. Unfortunately for me I didn't have any fresh basil so I had to use dry basil which gave me a slightly less fancy pizza. But, it was definitely still fancy.

Oh, and make sure to cut it into squares because for some reason squares look much more elegant and fancy.

Now, dig in!

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