Chicken Dijon Pizza

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by pattikay in L.A.

From the California Pizza Kitchen cookbook; posted for ZWT III, France.

Top Review by Debber

Scrump-dil-ee-icious!!! I only did the carmelized onions and not the braised shallots (my onion-hating son thanked me!). The chicken wasn't as Frilly as I would've liked, maybe next time? :-) I used my Recipe #221678 for the crust (heaven!). The family was delighted!!! *Made for Zaar Holiday Tag Aug 07*

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Garlic chicken:.
  2. Combine garlic, soy sauce, salt and olive oil.
  3. Marinate the chicken breasts in the garlic oil for 10-20 minutes.
  4. Grill the chicken breasts for 5-7 minutes on each side (discard unused marinade).
  5. Take cooked chicken and chill thoroughly.
  6. Cut chicken into 3/4 inch cubes, set aside and refrigerate.
  7. Clean and trim spinach, plunge the leaves into rapidly boiling water for 30 seconds.
  8. Transfer the spinach to ice water and stir gently till the spinach is thoroughly chilled. The spinach should be limp and deep dark green.
  9. Drain the spinach and wring out all excess water.
  10. Set aside in refrigerator to continue draining till time to assemble the pizza.
  11. Braised shallots:.
  12. Cook shallots, stirring occasionally in olive oil over medium heat till lightly browned on all sides, about 3-4 minutes.
  13. Reduce heat to low, add thyme, water, salt and pepper and cover.
  14. Cook over low heat, covered for approximately 1/2 hour, stirring or tossing every 4-5 minutes.
  15. Drain and set aside. The shallots should be soft, translucent and light yellow-brown.
  16. Caramelized onions:.
  17. Melt butter in a small non-stick skillet over medium heat and cook the onions, stirring, till they just begin to brown, 3-4 minutes.
  18. Add vinegar, reduce heat to medium-low and continue cooking for 10 minutes, stirring to prevent scorching.
  19. Add soy sauce and cook 5 to 10 minutes longer, stirring.
  20. When done, the onions should be quite limp and caramelized brown.
  21. To make pizza:.
  22. Place the pizza stone in the center of the oven and preheat to 500 for one hour before cooking the pizza.
  23. Use a large spoon to spread 1 T mustard over the surface of the pizza dough within the rim.
  24. Place blanched spinach leaves over the mustard, forming a single layer.
  25. Spread 1/4 cup caramelized onions over the spinach and cover the onions with half the mozzarella.
  26. Evenly distribute half the grilled garlic chicken over the cheese.
  27. Place small cloves of shallot between the chicken pieces.
  28. Transfer the pizza to the oven; bake till the crust is crisp and golden and the cheese at the center is bubbly, 8-10 minutes.
  29. Repeat with remaining ingredients for a second pizza.

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