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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Chicken Caesar Pizza

Some of you may remember my Caesar salad kick a few months back.  If not, it's okay, I don't expect you to remember EVERYTHING I post :)  Anyway, there was a couple weeks a few months back where I had at least three different types of Caesar salad creations.  Mainly the big difference was the dressing.  So why I am telling you this?  Well.....   I must not be over my Caesar kick because I saw this recipe and turned around and made it a few days later.  And boy, let me tell you, it was fantastic!  I used homemade Caesar dressing, which, I believe is the way to go, but you can always use store bought.  Actually, the original recipe calls for store bought dressing and already cooked chicken, which makes this already simple recipe a breeze to throw together.

Chicken Caesar Pizza
Adapted from Taste of Home
Printable Recipe 
1 Mama Mia Pizza Crust, thin and crispy
olive oil
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
1/2 cup creamy Caesar salad dressing (store bought or homemade)
1 cup shredded Italian cheese blend
1-2 cups torn romaine lettuce
1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered

Remove 2 Tablespoons of the dressing and rub over both sides of the chicken breast.  Place on a plate, cover and place in refrigerator for 1 hour.  Preheat grill to 375 degrees F.  Clean and oil grill grates.  Place the chicken over direct heat and grill 8-10 minutes per side or until the chicken reaches on internal temperature of 165 degrees F.  Remove from grill and allow to cool completely before cutting into bite size chunks.  Toss cut chicken with another tablespoon or two of the Caesar dressing and set aside.

Preheat grill to 400-425 degrees F.  (If using a pizza stone, place pizza stone on gill grates while preheating).  Brush olive oil over both sides of the pizza.  Place on pizza stone and grill for 2-3 minutes, or just until the bottom is golden brown.  Carefully remove crust from stone and bring inside.  Flip crust over and spread all but 1-2 tablespoons of the Caesar dressing over the cooked side of the crust.  Top with chicken, tomatoes and then the cheese.  Place back on grill and grill for another 3-5 minutes, or until the bottom is golden brown and the cheese has melted.  Carefully remove from grill.  Toss remaining 1-2 Tablespoons with the lettuce.  Place the lettuce on top of the pizza, slice and serve.  Enjoy!

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belleau kitchen said...

genius... ADORE caesar dressing so this is heavenly for me... I also love the idea of taking flavours from one food thing and putting it on another, makes for an interesting food thing... lovely

Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) said...

I don't know why I don't make more pizza at home. And with recipes that are as easy as this, I must change my ways.

Mary Bergfeld said...

Countme in! This looks wonderful and it is a great change of pizza pace. Have a fabulous day, Jenn. Blessings...Mary

Angie Schneider said...

Love the idea using store-bought pizza dough...this looks very tasty!

Pam said...

I want this for dinner tonight!

StephenC said...

OMG, I absolutely MUST make this right now ... well not RIGHT now ... but you know what I mean. Please, please, please don't stop blogging. I won't know what to do. I don't have a life without your blog. Blessings, Stephen.

Pam said...

Have to try this one! It looks and sounds delicious! I haven't made a pizza in ages, but I know homemade is best!

Cranberry Morning said...

I definitely need another pizza recipe and this is it! I have my Greek one and my regular one with black olives, but a Caesar will soon be added to the repertoire. I'll use Food for Life brown rice tortillas to make it GF and I'll use your recipe for the dressing! Thanks. :-) I pinned this!

Big Dude said...

"it was fantastic!" - about sums up how it sounds to me.

Chris said...

After sampling 24 pieces of BBQ yesterday for judging at a competition, I seriously need to go on a salad kick. I'm all meated out.