I’m a pizza lover. Biiiig pizza lover. If I had to guess what food would be my undoing.. it would be pizza. Never mind the countless weeks I spent in undergrad eating nothing but pizza. Or my plan to work at a pizza joint just so that I could get a discount on my bad habit… never mind all that.
I now have a pizza recipe that I can eat and enjoy as often as I like without having to wake up to unfortunate business caked up on my tummy, dang it.
1 pizza dough (recipe located here)
1 tomato, sliced in thin slices with each slice cut in half
2 cups of spinach
1 chicken thigh
1/2 tbsp basil
1 tsp oregano
1/4 cup parmesan
a pinch of salt
After you’ve got your pizza dough situated, pre-heat your oven on 350. Leave your dough in its bowl, and move toward cooking your chicken. Only cook it to the point where it’s no longer pink on the inside. Dice chicken into long thin strips. (Not too long, though – maybe inch tall.) Toss half of basil into chicken, and stir it up.
Lay your pizza dough flat on your baking pan. Lay spinach leaves flat out on top of dough. Cover your dough the same way you would if you were using tomato sauce. Place diced chicken on top. Take tomato slices, and lay them on top. Sprinkle oregano and basil across pizza. Slide it into the oven for approximately 10 minutes, or until the top of the pizza crust begins to brown. Pull the pizza out, sprinkle your parmesan cheese on top, then slide it back in. 3 minutes later? Boom! Awesome pizza!
If you get a soggy pizza (as in, the center is a little soggy), then it has to do with your pan. I experienced this for a while, and instead I realized that I could do one of two things: 1) transfer the pizza to a rack (like pictured) so that the center could cook as well, or 2) pre-heat the pan in the oven while pre-heating the oven, but that’d require that you have your pizza dough ready and rolled out to the proper shape before you put it on the pan… which I don’t always do. Both options are yours to choose from, though!