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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Our favorite recipe : Home made chicken basil pizza!





Our favorite recipe : Home made chicken basil pizza!



We buy two large pre-made pizza dough balls from the pizza shop, but today I am going to share this recipe for a smaller family (we have six people in our family, so we double the recipe).

Start out with pre-bought pizza dough (it costs us $3 per large ball of dough at our pizza shop)
One to Two pounds of cherry tomatoes (as much as you want). We also use Roma Tomatoes (my husband and I like Roma Tomatoes the best). Whatever you have will work.
extra virgin olive oil
salt, black pepper & garlic powder (just a pinch of each)
8 oz. fresh Kraft mozzarella cheese (sliced thin is the best way to have this)
1 cup Kraft Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
I also add a handful fresh basil and/or cilantro (I love to add cilantro to mine!), chopped

DIRECTIONS: 
1. First roll out your dough (after separating each for each person).
2. Preheat the oven (if using a pizza stone, preheat this, too)
3. Once the dough is ready, spread Olive Oil on top
Season with salt, pepper & a little garlic powder (just sprinkle some on).
4. TO PRE-COOK YOUR DOUGH:
We always cook the dough first, once we put those few ingredients on top. Cook it for about 5 minutes to get it going.
5- In the meantime, cook your tomatoes, too. If you use cherry tomatoes, cook them until the skin splits. If you use roma tomatoes, just cook them for about 5-8 minutes until they are soft.
6- Now take the dough back out and put the toppings on:
Put a little more olive oil on top (just brush it on) and a little more seasonings (I use another pinch of garlic powder here)
Add your mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese.
7- Cook for about 10 minutes (we use a pizza stone. If you are using a baking sheet, you might need to cook it a little longer). I lift the dough with a spatula to check how cooked the dough is in the middle. Once it is done, it is ready.
TIP: remember that if the edges are burning, put foil around the edges to prevent this.
8- Add your basil &/or Cilantro AFTER you cook it. You do not want to cook this or it will just burn.
That’s it! It is my favorite recipe. I hope that you love it, too.






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