Balsamic Chicken Pizza

Hello Lovely,

If you love pizza, and you love chicken as a topping on your pizza, I promise you will love my latest creation! I love pizza! Unfortunately my acid reflux doesn't, which means I have drastically lowered my intake of pizza in recent months. I made pizza once before and since that was such a huge success, I figured lighting would strike twice. And boy did it strike in a big way!

My best friend Amanda who was only in town for a day loved this pizza! I was even a little surprised as I'm still new to cooking chicken (black women around the world, please do not judge me). I actually used the Balsamic vinaigrette as a last minute idea, but it was one of the best decisions I ever made! Get the recipe after the jump!

Balsamic Chicken Pizza

Serves 9

Ingredients

  • 1 can Pillsbury pizza crust
  • 1/4 can Campbell's tomato soup (trust me, it tastes better than using paste)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cooked chicken thinly sliced (use 2 tbsps balsamic vinaigrette in the skillet while grilling the chicken)
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 thinly sliced mushrooms (cooked)
  • 2 tbsps grated Parmesan cheese (I didn't use this but I really think it would add to the flavour)
  • 1 cup fresh arugula
  • Fresh green onions thinly sliced for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Unroll Refrigerated Pillsbury pizza crust on to a baking sheet. Spread the tomato soup on top of the crust leaving a half inch around the edge without sauce. 
  3. Add your first lay of mozzarella cheese (about half the cup).
  4. Then top with chicken, mushrooms and arugula
  5. Top with remaining cheese and green onions
  6. Then drizzle entire pizza with about 2 teaspoons of balsamic vinaigrette.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
  8. Using a pizza cutter, cut and serve immediately

Now tell me this isn't better than takeout? You can even make a family night out of it by getting the kids or your spouse/partner involved. Have fun with it! Use as many toppings as you like! After all, it's just pizza ;)

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