Monday, October 6, 2008

Grilled chicken Alfredo Pizza

Sounds good huh? Well, I'm here to tell you that this is really REALLY good. I found this recipe on a blog called Lollychops and it seems that every Sunday she has a guest home-chef post a recipe. A week or two back, this recipe for the Alfredo Pizza was on there and I bookmarked it. I made it for Heath for his birthday and we quickly realized that this would be a family favorite. Not only was it a super easy recipe to follow [I even used the refrigerated crust instead of making my own] it has become our favorite Alfredo sauce to use for other meals.

These are her instructions that I have copy/pasted for you. If you click on THIS LINK, it will lead you to the original post and she has put up step by step instructions with pictures for you to follow along with. I hope you will enjoy this meal just as much as we did.

Grilled Chicken Alfredo Pizza
2-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
Montreal Steak Seasoning
refrigerated pizza dough
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2-3 cloves minced garlic
1 tbsp cornstarch
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
8 basil leaves, chiffonaded
1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
2 tbsp olive oil, divided
2 cloves minced garlic
salt to taste

Preheat oven to 425. Layer chicken breasts between 2 pieces of wax paper and pound until even thickness. Generously sprinkle chicken breasts on both sides with Montreal Steak seasoning. Grill over high to medium high heat for 6-8 mins per side, or until chicken is no longer pink on the inside. Let cool, then slice into bite sized pieces. In a medium saucepan, heat chicken broth over medium high heat, bringing to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, and stir in heavy cream, cornstarch, and garlic. Bring to a soft boil and stir for one minute. Reduce heat to low, add Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Let simmer for about 10 mins to melt cheese, let thicken, and incorporate flavors. Just before spreading on pizza, add in fresh herbs and stir well. Meanwhile, roll out the pizza dough onto a stone or baking sheet, and in a small saucepan, heat 2 tbsp olive oil and 2 cloves minced garlic over medium to medium low heat for about 3-4 mins, stirring constantly, to infuse flavor (do not let the garlic turn brown). Gently rub the garlic oil onto the pizza dough with a spoon or pastry brush. You don't want a lot of it on there, just enough for some flavor. Then sprinkle on a dash of salt. Top with Alfredo sauce, then sliced chicken, turning the chicken to coat with the sauce. Bake at 425 for 15-20 mins until crust is golden.

**The only changes I made were doubling the recipe for my family, which made 2 pizzas with enough extra sauce to dip, and I cut the chicken up very very small so that my kids would eat it better.**


Shavonne said...

Mmmm, sounds yummy! I was wondering when you'd put another recipe up! Glad Heath got there safely.

BrittanyLane said...

We made homemade pizza last night, but this seriously puts mine to shame. Looks scrumptious!

kdaygirl said...

I gotta try this one!!

Ande said...

Looks yummy!! Glad that Heath arrived safely.

Ryan said...

This is my FAVORITE thing at the Olive Garden--now I can recreate it! So glad Heath made it safe and hope the next few days bring a magic fairy to pack everything up for you! We're thinking of you. (This is Nicki)

Stacey said...

YUM!!! That sounds so yummy! I am going to print it to try one of these days. Thanks!

Jenni said...

That sounds YUMMY!!!! Awesome blog that lady has too!

KJ-Starre said...

Sounds SO delish! We love pizza as a treat in our household too...the thinner the base the better. I am going to try this one tonight.