Wonderful Chicken Pizza With Fresh Basil

"Use your favorite pizza dough or store-bought crust (I won't tell..). This is easy and quick - perfect for a simple week night dinner. Sauce and topping are enough for a 12" pizza."
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  • Sauce: Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat; fry garlic for 1 minute, until fragrant
  • Add tomato paste, coriander, oregano, cumin, salt and pepper flakes; give the mixture a good stir
  • Turn the heat down to medium, and add the white wine, ketchup and lemon juice
  • Simmer sauce for 1 minute (low heat), then stir in the chopped basil; remove from heat, cover and set aside
  • Topping: Make sure the chicken breasts are quite flat, if not, pound them between clingwrap with a meat mallet or rolling pin
  • Next sprinkle some salt, black pepper, basil, coriander and oregano over both sides; rub in the seasonings using your fingers
  • Lay the chicken on foil-lined baking tray
  • Combine lemon juice and olive oil; drizzle over the chicken and bake in preheated oven at 200°C / 390°F for 15mins or until just cooked through
  • Remove from oven, cool slightly and slice the chicken, across the grain, into small strips
  • Spread the sauce on your favorite pizza crust, scatter the cooked chicken and diced pepper over the sauce
  • Top the pizza with mozzarella cheese and bake for approx 10-15mins (depending on your crust)
  • Remove from oven, sprinkle with grated Parmesan, and serve immediately

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  1. Sassy J
    Overall a good pizza. The chicken was robustly flavored. The sauce was a little tart, so might add a small amount of sugar to the sauce. Fun to try something different.
  2. Billikers
    Wow, this was really good! I used 3/4 tsp of crushed red pepper, but next time I will only use 1/4 tsp - it burned so bad we were chugging water the whole time! But other than that, the sauce had a good flavor, and we really enjoyed the chicken in it. Thanks!
  3. Ducky
    I am conflicted in rating this recipe. It has quite a taste but I had some problems making it. First, the ingredient list does not include pizza dough/crust and this recipe cannot be made without it. I check recipe ingredient lists to ensure I have everything and nearly found myself making a pizza without a crust. Second, I put on a lot of chicken and red pepper (nearly covering a 12" pizza) but still had lots left over, including about 1/2 the small red pepper. Third, there is no mention of the temperature at which to bake the pizza. I guessed and it worked. DH did love this as it had quite a kick and I only used 1/2 tsp of the red pepper flakes. I put it back in the oven for a few seconds after putting on the parmesan cheese. I also cooked the chicken ahead of time. Overall, a tasty, easy recipe.
  4. irislee83
    sounds delicious! yummy!
  5. Derf2440
    As the title says wonderful chicken pizza, the sauce has great taste, we loved the garlic and spices, nice combination and the fresh basil added a lovely finish. The topping was excellant too, we just loved the whole thing. I did have to cook it about twice the time indicated but that was because I used raw pizza dough. Thanks for sharing and good luck in the contest.


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