Friday, November 7, 2008

Chicken Alfredo Pizza

Much of this recipe blog is about trust. We are not kitchen pros, and we're no photo experts either (see picture above)...(it doesn't help matters that the sun goes down before 6 pm now). But, I think it's safe to say that we know and appreciate good eats. Maren and I have been laughing lately at the realization that we are becoming food snobs. Things we used to like are now below our standards. It can be frustrating. :) Point being- trust me when I say that this pizza, recipe by the amazing Amanda, makes the cut!

Chicken Alfredo Pizza

1 ball pizza dough (Trader Joes, Fresh and Easy)
1 C. alfredo sauce (see below)
2 C. shredded mozzarella cheese
2 cooked, shredded chicken breasts
1/2 pkg. bacon, oven baked til crisp

Roll out dough (I used whole wheat) according to package directions. Top with sauce, chicken, cheese, and crumble the bacon on top. Bake according to package directions, at 450 for about 15-20 minutes. (I find that because the chicken is already cooked, if you put it on top of the cheese it can dry out, so I put it under.) Also, this dinner will come together much more quickly if you can bake your chicken and bacon in the morning, shred and crumble, and have them in the fridge ready to go. Please try this- you will not believe how good it is.

Alfredo Sauce:

I have yet to find a jarred alfredo sauce that tastes good to me (food snob), and making your own only takes a few minutes. Plus you can pronounce all the ingredients, so why not?

2 T. butter
2 T. flour
1 C. milk
1/4 C. grated parmesan cheese
salt and pepper

Melt butter over medium heat on stovetop. Add flour and cook for two minutes, stirring continuously- to get the starchy taste out of the flour, but don't let it brown. Whisk milk into flour mixture (the roux, for you Frenchies) and keep whisking a few minutes til thickened. Add parmesan and stir til melted. Season with salt and pepper.
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1 comment:

Emma said...

Yum! Now that looks DELICIOUS!!! :)