Chicken Dijon Pizza

READY IN: 1hr 15mins




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