Monday, January 30, 2012

In the Kitchen With Jason: Pizzafied Chicken

Now before you tell me that pizzafied isn't a word, let it go and check out this incredible recipe from the Hungry Girl 1-2-3 Cookbook. The idea still baffles me and whomever came up with it deserves a pat on the back. And if nothing else, you need to try cooking a chicken breast this way even if you are going to eat it by itself as the chicken prepared in this recipe is super delicious.

  • 1/4 cup canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1 dash crushed red pepper
  • 1 dash oregano
  • 1 dash basil
  • 1 stick string cheese
  • 1 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup mushroom, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp onion, diced
  • 4 slices turkey pepperoni, chopped
  • 1 tsp Parmesan cheese, grated
  • Preheat your broiler.
  • Season your crushed tomatoes with the crushed red pepper, oregano, and basil.
  • Tear your string cheese into small strips and chop into smaller pieces.
  • Put your chicken in a zip-lock bag.
  • Pound your chicken with a meat hammer until it is about 1/2 inch thick.
  • Remove chicken from bag and season each side with remaining spices.
  • Bring an oven safe skillet up to medium heat.
  • Spray with cooking spray and add the bell pepper, mushrooms, and onions.
  • Cook for 6 minutes and set aside.
  • Respray the pan and add the chicken.
  • Cook for 3 minutes and flip.
  • Cook for an additional 3 minutes.
  • Top the chicken with tomatoes, string cheese, veggies, and pepperoni.
  • Put the pan under the broiler for 3 minutes.
  • Sprinkle your pizzafied chicken with Parmesan cheese and enjoy.
Though a little bit skeptical about this recipe when I first read it, I am skeptical no longer. Preparing the chicken this way leaves it moist and the remainder of the toppings complement it well. One note: don't expect to pick this up and eat it with your fingers. This is a knife and fork meal.

Please enjoy!

-Chef Jason


Rose said...

I may or may not have just squee'd in delight. I know what I'm having for lunch tomorrow.

Jess and Jason said...

I hope your lunch today was delish! :) Hugs!!!!