Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A Most Dee-lish Pizza

One of my favorite pizzas in the whole wide world comes from Brixx restaurant. They make their pizza with a very thin, crispy crust. They have a ton of different topping combinations, and I'm sure they're all fantastic. My favorite option is the roasted chicken. Fresh mozzarella cheese topped with thinly sliced tomatoes, roasted chicken, and oregano. I could eat it all day long. And I usually eat a 10" pizza by myself. Oops!

This pizza was the inspiration for dinner last night. Using this pizza crust, the hubs and I topped it with everything Brixx uses. The pizza crust fit with it perfectly. We grilled the chicken instead of roasting it. The chicken was juicy and flavorful. The tomatoes and mozzarella, of course, are a perfect combination. However, I think my favorite part of this pizza is the oregano. It gets dried slightly from the heat of the oven and tastes just amazing. I recommend loading it up!

Grilled Chicken Pizza
adapted from Brixx Restaurant
pizza crust (fresh, frozen, store-bought, or homemade)
mozzarella cheese
two tomatoes, thinly sliced
4 sprigs fresh oregano
1/4 c. olive oil
2 tsp. italian seasoning (dried)
salt & pepper

The chicken can be prepared however you like it. This is how we prepared ours. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Preheat the grill on medium. Cook the chicken for about 5 or 6 minutes. Mix about 1/4 c. olive oil with 2 tsp. italian seasoning. Brush the chicken generously with the olive oil mixture. Finish cooking the chicken through completely. Remove from the grill and cut into bite-size pieces. Brush with olive oil again.

Top the pizza crust with the mozzarella. Place the tomatoes on top. Scatter the oregano around the pizza. Lastly, top with the bite-size chicken and season with salt and pepper. Bake according to the directions for the pizza crust. In our case it was 15 minutes at 425 degrees.

Trust me, you will not regret making this!