Remember when I asked you guys for pizza suggestions? Well the always talented Diana gave me a suggestion that I knew I had to make and soon. It would seem that I am a little obsessed with pizza on this site. It's funny because when I was growing up, my parent's used to suggest ordering pizza and I would start crying. I guess even at an early age, I wanted a quality product. Homemade pizza is really quite easy and so much better than the stuff that comes in a blue and white box. Plus, you can customize it in so many thousands of ways. In this particular version I use my rosemary whole wheat crust and add sweet caramelized onions, shredded mozzarella, some cooked chicken and then for a dash of color and freshness some chopped parsley at the end. If you want to do this for a weeknight meal, it is definitely acceptable to do the chicken and onions ahead of time Keep those pizza ideas coming. You never know, I just may make it!
Chicken and Caramelized Onion Pizza
1 ball rosemary whole wheat pizza crust (or whatever pizza crust you like, really)
Cooked and sliced chicken breast
Shredded mozzarella cheese
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped (optional)
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
Generously dust a peel or the back of a sheet pan with semolina flour or cornmeal and get ready to shape your pizza dough. Uncover or unwrap the dough ball and dust it with flour. Gently press the dough round into a disk wide enough and use your knuckles or a rolling pin to stretch it out to desired thinness. Place the pulled-out dough on the prepared sheet pan, and jerk the pan to make sure the dough will move around on the cornmeal ball-bearings (you don't want it to stick to the pan).
Spread the onions evenly in a single layer on top of the dough then spread the cheese evenly over the onions. Top with the chicken and garlic. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the cheese is melted and the crust is browned. Cool slightly and garnish with chopped parsley if desired.