Chicken Pizza

Chicken Pizza – Homemade Pizza Recipe

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Easy recipe to make the best Chicken Pizza at home  with a few tips to make it delicious. Pizza is an Italian dish with a flattened flour-based dough topped with lots of cheese and other ingredients like tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, olives, capsicum, meat etc. Chicken is fairly a new ingredient introduced as a pizza topping. For Chicken pizza, chicken is pre-cooked and added as a topping. Chicken lovers going to drool over this pizza since chicken is an excellent medium to transfer the pizza flavours. 

Pizza is baked at a very high temperature. The bottom of the pizza is called crust and its size can vary from thin to thick based on the pizza style we choose. In this recipe, we go for a medium-thick crust pizza. The most commonly used cheese in pizza is Mozarella. Though we can use other cheese available in the market, it’s always preferred to use mozzarella to get the authentic pizza flavour and texture.

Why you should try this Chicken Pizza

  • Simplest and easiest steps to prepare a cheese chicken pizza
  • The recipe explains each step of pizza preparation in detail
  • Explains how to prepare pizza sauce with the least ingredients readily available at home
  • The simple method to prepare pizza crust
  • Explains the perfect way to prepare fried chicken for pizza topping
  • This recipe doesn’t use baking soda/powder

Useful Tips to make Chicken Pizza

  • Set aside the pizza dough for at least 2 hours, so that it doubles in size after fermentation.
  • If possible, marinate the chicken pieces and refrigerate them overnight. This will soften the chicken pieces
  • Always use mozzarella cheese to get that perfect cheesy texture
  • While preparing pizza, it is always better to have all the toppings and cheese at room temperature
  • If the dough sticks to your hand after fermentation, sprinkle flour and knead to make it soft
  • While preparing the chicken topping, adding 1-2 tablespoons of prepared pizza sauce will increase the flavour of the chicken pieces
  • You can always skip thyme and rosemary if they are not available
  • Adding pizza mix/mixed herbs will increase the flavour

How to make Chicken Pizza

Preparing the pizza dough

  • Take a small bowl, add yeast into warm water and mix thoroughly.
  • Add sugar into the above mix and stir until it dissolves.
  • Set this aside for 10 minutes for fermentation.
  • After 10 minutes, yeast will ferment and form a foam on the top.
  • Take a large bowl and add all-purpose flour, salt and oregano.
  • Add activated yeast mix into the flour and mix.
  • Knead the dough by adding enough water. Knead thoroughly until it becomes soft.
  • The dough will be sticking to your hands. Add oil and knead again.
  • Dough consistency should be loose and smooth.
  • Apply oil on top of the dough and cover the bowl using a damp cloth or cling film.
  • Keep it aside for 1-2 hours.

Preparing the pizza sauce

  • Take sufficient water in a pan and add tomato, onion, garlic and deseeded chillies.
  • Cook the above mix and let it boil for around 5 minutes
  • Set the mix aside to cool down completely
  • Once cooled, drain and remove the excess water
  • Peel off tomato skin and add all the ingredients into a mixer
  • Grind the mix to get the tomato puree
  • Heat a pan and add oil
  • Add the puree mix into the oil and cover the pan using a lid. Let it cook for some time.
  • As the puree starts to dry out, add sugar, oregano, salt, tomato sauce and stir for few minutes
  • Pizza sauce is now ready and set it aside to cool down.

Preparing the chicken topping

  • Cut chicken into small pieces and to this add salt, pepper powder, paprika powder, chilli sauce, soy sauce and tomato sauce.
  • Finally, add vinegar and mix thoroughly
  • Keep aside the marinated chicken for at least two hours
  • Heat a pan and add oil
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and saute for one minute
  • Add oregano, rosemary and thyme to the pan
  • Finally, add the marinated chicken and fry for sometime
  • Once the chicken attains the golden brown colour, remove the pieces from the pan and set them aside to cool down

Final preparation step

  • Grease the pizza pan with oil on all sides
  • Preheat oven at 220 degrees celsius
  • Knead the fermented pizza dough for few minutes to make it soft
  • Place the dough on top of the pan and spread using your hands
  • Spread it out evenly on the pan, keeping the edges thicker
  • Using a fork pinch the dough throughout to prevent it from rising
  • Spread the pizza sauce and then sprinkle cheese evenly
  • Place the sliced vegetables and chicken pieces as per your desire
  • Adding black olives and jalapenos will increase the flavour of your pizza
  • Sprinkle a pinch of oregano on top for extra flavour
  • Complete the topping by adding a final layer of cheese.
  • Bake at 220 degrees celsius for 10-15 minutes
Chicken Pizza

Chicken Pizza – Homemade Pizza Recipe

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins

Ingredients
  

Ingredients for pizza crust

  • 1 tsp Yeast
  • 3 tbsp Warm water
  • 1 ½ tsp Sugar
  • 1 ¼ cup All-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 pinch Oregano
  • 1 ½ tsp Olive oil/ Any refined oil
  • As desired Water

Ingredients for pizza sauce

  • As desired Water
  • 1 nos Tomato
  • ½ Onion
  • 4 pieces Garlic
  • 4 pieces Dried red chilli de-seeded
  • ½ tbsp Olive oil/ Refined oil
  • 1 pinch Oregano
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Tomato sauce ketchup – 2 tablespoon

Ingredients for chicken fry

    For Marination

    • 100 grams Boneless chicken
    • ½ tsp Salt
    • ½ tsp Pepper
    • 1 tsp Paprika powder/ Kashmiri Chilli Powder
    • 1 tsp Soy sauce
    • 1 tsp Chilli sauce
    • 2 tbsp Tomato sauce
    • ½ tsp Vinegar

    For fried chicken

    • 1 tbsp Oil
    • 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
    • 1 pinch Thyme
    • 1 pinch Oregano
    • 1 pinch Rosemary

    Pizza toppings

    • ¼ Capsicum Red
    • ¼ Capsicum Green
    • ¼ Capsicum Yellow
    • ½ Onion
    • ½ Tomato
    • 4 pieces Black olives
    • As desired Jalapenos
    • 200 gram Mozzarella Cheese
    • 1 pinch Oregano

    Instructions
     

    Preparing the pizza dough

    • Take a small bowl, add yeast into warm water and mix thoroughly.
    • Add sugar into the above mix and stir until it dissolves.
    • Set this aside for 10 minutes for fermentation.
    • After 10 minutes, yeast will ferment and form a foam on the top.
    • Take a large bowl and add all-purpose flour, salt and oregano.
    • Add activated yeast mix into the flour and mix.
    • Knead the dough by adding enough water. Knead thoroughly until it becomes soft.
    • The dough will be sticking to your hands. Add oil and knead again.
    • Dough consistency should be loose and smooth.
    • Apply oil on top of the dough and cover the bowl using a damp cloth or cling film.
    • Keep it aside for 1-2 hours.

    Preparing the pizza sauce

    • Take sufficient water in a pan and add tomato, onion, garlic and deseeded chillies.
    • Cook the above mix and let it boil for around 5 minutes
    • Set the mix aside to cool down completely
    • Once cooled, drain and remove the excess water
    • Peel off tomato skin and add all the ingredients into a mixer
    • Grind the mix to get the tomato puree
    • Heat a pan and add oil
    • Add the puree mix into the oil and cover the pan using a lid. Let it cook for some time.
    • As the puree starts to dry out, add sugar, oregano, salt, tomato sauce and stir for few minutes
    • Pizza sauce is now ready and set it aside to cool down.

    Preparing the chicken topping

    • Cut chicken into small pieces and to this add salt, pepper powder, paprika powder, chilli sauce, soy sauce and tomato sauce.
    • Finally, add vinegar and mix thoroughly
    • Keep aside the marinated chicken for at least two hours
    • Heat a pan and add oil
    • Add ginger-garlic paste and saute for one minute
    • Add oregano, rosemary and thyme to the pan
    • Finally, add the marinated chicken and fry for sometime
    • Once the chicken attains the golden brown colour, remove the pieces from the pan and set them aside to cool down

    Final preparation step

    • Grease the pizza pan with oil on all sides
    • Preheat oven at 220 degrees celsius
    • Knead the fermented pizza dough for few minutes to make it soft
    • Place the dough on top of the pan and spread using your hands
    • Spread it out evenly on the pan, keeping the edges thicker
    • Using a fork pinch the dough throughout to prevent it from rising
    • Spread the pizza sauce and then sprinkle cheese evenly
    • Place the sliced vegetables and chicken pieces as per your desire
    • Adding black olives and jalapenos will increase the flavour of your pizza
    • Sprinkle a pinch of oregano on top for extra flavour
    • Complete the topping by adding a final layer of cheese.
    • Bake at 220 degrees celsius for 10-15 minutes

    Notes

    • Set aside the pizza dough for at least 2 hours, so that it doubles in size after fermentation.
    • If possible, marinate the chicken pieces and refrigerate them overnight. This will soften the chicken pieces
    • Always use mozzarella cheese to get that perfect cheesy texture
    • While preparing pizza, it is always better to have all the toppings and cheese at room temperature
    • If the dough sticks to your hand after fermentation, sprinkle flour and knead to make it soft
    • While preparing the chicken topping, adding 1-2 tablespoons of prepared pizza sauce will increase the flavour of the chicken pieces
    • You can always skip thyme and rosemary if they are not available
    • Adding pizza mix/mixed herbs will increase the flavour
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    Is it possible to put cooked chicken on a pizza?

    Yes, without a doubt. The pizza won’t be cooked long enough for the raw chicken on top to finish cooking. As a result, I begin by using cooked chicken that has been pulled or chopped. 

    Which pizza is the most delectable?

    Pepperoni consistently ranks first among America’s favourite pizza toppings in poll after poll. You can’t go wrong with a classic when in doubt. 

    Which cheese is the finest for pizza?

    Because of its delicate, milky flavour, silky, elastic texture, and fantastic meltability, mozzarella is regarded as the greatest cheese for pizza. The texture is mostly because it is filo pasta.

    What exactly is a three-topping pizza?

    Pepperoni, Bacon, and Sausage are the top three meat toppings. Fresh mushrooms, onions, and green pepper are the top three vegetable toppings. 

    When it comes to pizza, do you put the cheese on first or last?

    What goes on first when cooking pizza? On top of the dough, tomato sauce is usually applied first, followed by cheese, and finally toppings. This allows the cheese to brown and bubble while the toppings receive direct heat and crisp up.

    What can you use instead of cheese on pizza?

    Marinara sauce, fresh basil, and a drizzle of olive oil are a tried-and-true combination. If you have a favourite brand of dairy-free cheese, such as soy cheese or rice cheese, you can top it with it. Be mindful that non-dairy cheeses do not melt as well as their dairy-rich counterparts. 

    On a pizza, how do you keep the chicken moist?

    Prepare your chicken by bringing it. My preferred method is to slice and sauté mine. If you’re merely going to throw it back in the oven on top of a pizza, oven-roasting the chicken dries it up a little too much. Prebake your pizza dough; there’s no need to let prepared chicken rest in a 500°F oven for 13 minutes.

    On a pizza, how do you keep the chicken from drying out?

    If you’re worried about the chicken drying out on your pizza, consider par-cooking the pieces instead of fully cooking them or add the cooked pieces after the pizza has started baking. 

    What's the best way to make crispy pepperoni pizza?

    Bake the pepperoni slices for 8 to 10 minutes in a single layer on a baking sheet. Remove the skillet from the oven and press paper towels against the pepperoni chips to absorb any excess grease. Return the skillet to the oven for another 2 to 4 minutes, or until the pepperoni slices are quite crispy.


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