If you’re a chicken parmesan lover, then you are going to go wild for this pizza. You’re going to go even crazier once you realize how much easier it is to make than normal chicken parmesan. In my house, David is the chicken parmesan lover, and I’m the grinch who rarely feels like cooking it. But I can throw this pizza together in less than 10 minutes using leftover chicken, and David gets giddy with excitement. I really enjoy eating it too because the breadcrumbs get so crispy and crunchy. If you try making this pizza once, it just might become a staple in your kitchen!
To make this pizza, preheat your oven to 500º F. Begin by dicing up about 1 cup of already-cooked chicken. I usually make this pizza with leftovers from roasted chicken on a bed of vegetables. Add the chicken to a bowl, and drizzle in some olive oil. Stir the chicken to coat it evenly. Then, sprinkle in about 1/3 cup of breadcrumbs, and stir the chicken again until the breadcrumbs are distributed. Also dice up 1/2 onion.
Stretch out a pizza dough onto a baking sheet/pizza stone. Spread on some tomato sauce, and season the sauce with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Top the sauce with shredded mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle the diced onion evenly over the pizza, followed with the cubed chicken coated in breadcrumbs. If any breadcrumbs remain in the bottom of your bowl, sprinkle them over the pizza as well. They get really toasty and wonderfully crunchy in the oven. Top the pizza with a light sprinkling of grated parmesan cheese.
Bake the pizza for 10 minutes, rotating it around half way through for even cooking, until the cheese is bubbly and the crust is golden. Remove the pizza from the oven, and sprinkle over some fresh basil. Slice the pizza into squares, and gobble them right up! Just describing this pizza again is making me smack my lips together and figure out when I’ll have more leftover chicken to transform into mighty goodness.
- Cooked chicken- 1 cup, diced
- Onion- 1/2
- Olive oil- approximately 1 tablespoon
- Breadcrumbs- 1/3 cup
- Pizza dough
- Tomato sauce
- Salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes
- Mozzarella cheese
- Parmesan cheese
- Fresh basil