Thursday, May 14, 2009

Spicy Garlic Chicken Pizza

From my college friend, Deena. Can't wait to try this. 

I usually don't post recipes here until I've tried them, but I'm so confident in her culinary skills that I'm breaking my own rule! 

Spicy Garlic Chicken Pizza

 12 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breasts

½ cup sliced green onions, divided

2 cloves minced garlic

2 T white vinegar

2 T soy sauce

3 T vegetable oil, divided

¼ t cayenne pepper

¼ t black pepper

1 T water

1 T cornstarch

1 12 inch ready made pizza crust (Mama Mary’s or Boboli)

1 cup grated mozzarella cheese

¼ cup slivered almonds


Cut chicken in to 1-inch pieces.  In a large bowl combine ¼ cup onions, garlic, vinegar, soy sauce, 2 T oil, cayenne and black pepper.  Add chicken pieces and stir to coat.  Refrigerate for 30 minutes.  Drain, reserving marinade. 


Heat 1 T oil in a large skillet.  Add chicken pieces.  Cook and stir about 5 – 7 minutes or until no longer pink.  Stir water and cornstarch into reserved marinade.  Add to the skillet.  Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. 


Preheat oven to 400.  Spread chicken mixture on pizza crust.  Sprinkle with cheese and remaining onions.  Bake uncovered for 12 minutes.  Top with slivered almonds and bake for an additional 2 minutes. 


Busy Mom Tip:  This freezes well.  I always double the recipe and freeze the chicken mixture in a Ziploc bag.  The green onions, almonds and cheese can also be frozen in separate baggies.  

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