Tuesday, April 19, 2011
I got elected to go to the grocery store - ugh. Ok, so I pretty much volunteered. We'd left work and dropped Annie off at home then headed to Lowes to get some stuff for the yard. The typical spring stuff: pansies, rosemary, brussels sprouts, lavender, potting soil, fencing for the garden to keep Annie out, soaker hoses... Either we both went to the grocery or one of us unloaded the Lowe's run stuff and the other went to the grocery. Ok, so which would you pick? Yeah, me too. By this time it was 7:30 and I knew I didn't want anything complicated when it came time to cook dinner. Boboli pizza crust. Thank you SO much Jason for introducing me to those. That's Jason at Ancient Fire Wines if you've not had the pleasure of meeting him yet. He and Margot are wonderful folks, please go visit them. I had pizza sauce, onions and mushrooms at home so bought some shaved ham and shaved turkey, a green pepper and Italian cheese. Then, as I was rounding the bend to head to the checkout, what did I see (sounds like Christmas, doesn't it?) but a bin of discount books. There HAD to be a cookbook with my name on it. AH HA, there was. Big John's Speedway Grill. Grill Master to NASCAR drivers. Ok, let's just say I'm not a NASCAR fan. I've never been to a NASCAR race and really don't care to go. Yes, I live in one of the premier racing cities in the US. I've been to the Indy 500. I've been there the maximum number of times one should have to endure that. Racing is not in my blood. Enough ranting about racing. I leafed through the cookbook - which was all of $2 - and decided there were some really good recipes. Into the cart it went. I got into line behind a young mom with a FULL cart. It was the only regular line open. She was using WIC coupons and had her order divided into allowable and non-allowable, but there were actually about five different orders in that one cart. The line behind me was getting really LONNNNGGGG. I figured I'd be there for a while so whipped out the cookbook and started to really read it. A couple of recipes in I found LA LA LA Chicken Pizza. It looked wonderful. We had a leftover bbq chicken breast from our visit to Parky's Smokehouse on Saturday. (Just a note here - I managed to turn two dinners from Parky's into four meals - that's eight servings from two dinners. Do restaurants over serve or what???) The recipe called for two chicken breasts but one was more than enough.
What did we think? We gave this a four out of five. We loved the barbecue sauce as the base and will do that again. I'll be a bit creative next time and try some other goodies. Twenty minutes from opening the pizza package to on the table. Not bad.
LA LA LA Chicken Pizza
1 Boboli whole wheat pizza crust
1/2 - 2/3 c Montgomery Inn or Sweet Baby Rays BBQ Sauce
1/2 large or 1 whole thinly sliced red onion
1 chicken breast, cooked and shredded or chopped
Penzey's Northwoods seasoning (chili powder will work just fine)
8 oz shredded Italian cheese
Preheat your oven to 400. Lay the pizza crust on a flat surface.
Pour the barbecue sauce over it and spread it around.
Make sure you cover the crust all the way to the edges. Sprinkle the onion slices over the barbecue sauce
then top those with the chicken.
Sprinkle on some Penzey's Northwoods Seasoning.
Top with the shredded cheese.
Bake on the top oven rack. Either use a pizza stone or just put the pizza on the rack. Bake for 10 minutes or until cheese is bubbling.