Chicken Broccoli Olive and Goat Cheese Pizza

It’s been a long day for me today, my brain is half dead and I’m not even about ready to go to bed, so if you don’t mind, I’ll make this a quickie post.

For once, I’ll give you a pizza inspiration that is just about normal.

You see, my daughter doesn’t always care for my wacky pizza creations, so pretty often, while I’m having crazy combos such as Sweet Potato and Spinach or Rustic Grilled Peaches Pizza she will stick to more “conventional” alternatives and create her own healthy yet tasty combinations.

This one here is one of her great classics. Broccoli being her favorite vegetable, I think there’s no way she can even consider having pizza without adding broccoli to it. I’m surprised she hasn’t turned it into a sauce, just yet! (Hmmm… now that gives ME ideas…) ;)

So anyway, this is pretty simple but really tasty, and again, a much, much better choice than anything you could get from your local pizza joint.

And just in case you’re wondering… yes, I always steal a bite from her pizza! Can’t resist! ;)

Say, what are your favorite pizza toppings?

CHICKEN, BROCCOLI, OLIVE AND GOAT CHEESE PIZZA

INGREDIENTS
(for one 10-12 inch pizza)

DOUGH

TOPPINGS

  • 1 small chicken breast, cut into 1″ cubes
  • About 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • ¼ tsp each salt and pepper
  • 2-3 tbsp tomato pizza sauce
  • 1 cup slightly cooked broccoli florets
  • 6-8 kalamata olives, sliced
  • 75g low fat Mozzarella cheese, grated

ADD-ONS (AFTER PIZZA IS OUT OF THE OVEN)

  • 25g unripened soft goat cheese, crumbled

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 500F.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, add corn starch, salt and pepper and mix until well combined.
  3. Add chicken and toss until chicken is coated on all sides.
  4. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil and cook chicken pieces until nice and golden on all sides, about 6-7 minutes. Sat aside.
  5. Steam or microwave your broccoli florets for about 30 seconds, just to soften them up a bit.
  6. Roll or stretch dough into 10-12 inch disc, using cornmeal to prevent sticking instead of flour, and lay onto a pizza pan, dusted with more cornmeal. Spread tomato sauce on your pizza dough and sprinkle mozzarella cheese on the sauce.
  7. Add pieces of chicken, broccoli, and olives and bake in the oven for about 10-12 minutes, until cheese is melted and starts to colour on the edge.
  8. Take pizza out of the oven and sprinkle goat cheese.

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. says

    I can see how that would be her favorite pizza! I’ve never even thought about adding broccoli to my pizza but I think that’s brilliant!! Then again I never really make pizza often but this one is going on my to do list!

  2. says

    This combination sounds delicious! Like your daughter, broccoli was my favorite vegetable and I used to CRAVE broccoli white pizza. I love how you added goat cheese and olives so I must try that next time. Roasted red peppers could also taste good in this too. Thanks for posting!

    • says

      Roasted red peppers would also have been very pretty on that pizza. Or sundried tomatoes. I’ll keep that in mind for next time!
      And I have yet to try, a white pizza… funny, I was thinking about that this morning, how I had to make my next pizza white (except for the crust, of course. Can’t go white there!)

    • says

      Well, erm… she is going on 21! Does she still qualify as kid? ;) She does eat pretty good stuff, though, and likes pretty much everything that I make. Her brother, on the other hand… *sigh* he’s a whole ‘nother story! ;)

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