I received my Food Network Magazine today and the first photo that looks yummy was the Grilled Chicken Pizzas. The tomato, basil, tomato sauce and cheese is cooked on top of a flattened chicken breast...no pizza crust. I would say it’s one healthy pizza. Add a dinner salad or fruit salad with your favorite beverage and you could probably skip that workout you’d been dreading to do anyway.
This recipe serves 4. If you need more servings a rule of thumb is one breast per person. Total Time to prepare and cook is 30 minutes.
4 skinless boneless chicken breasts
2+ tablespoons olive oil
1+ tablespoons dried oregano
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 cup pizza sauce
8 oz mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
1 tomato, thinly sliced
Small basil leaves, topping
Red pepper flakes, if you like it a little spicy
Preheat your grill to medium high.
In a bowl toss the chicken breasts with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, then between two pieces of plastic wrap pound each breast flat with a meat mallet or heavy skillet until they are 1/4” to 1/2” thick. Brush with the remaining oil, sprinkle with the dried oregano and salt and pepper, to taste.
Brush the grill grate with oil, then grill the chicken until it’s cooked around the edges, about 3 minutes. Turn over and spread on the tomato sauce, top with the cheese and the tomato. Cover and cook the chicken through (internal temperature 160) and the cheese is just melted, about 3-4 minutes.
Remove, sprinkle with basil leaves, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes (if using). Yum Yum!