Did you read my pledge to eat only unprocessed foods this month? A few friends of mine are taking the challenge as well, and it’s exciting to see what everyone’s coming up with as far as meal plans.
Last night I made a roasted chicken, kale, and mushroom white pizza.
For the dough, I used my bread maker on its dough setting. I’m so glad someone gave that to me as a wedding present! We don’t eat a lot of bread, but the machine has been indispensable for when we do and also when I want to make pizza dough. I can make pasta sheets with it too, but I haven’t tried that yet.
For the sauce, I sauteed a small chopped onion, then tossed in two gloves of chopped garlic. After they were translucent, I turned the heat down, let the pan cool a bit, then poured in a cup of heavy cream and two tablespoons of olive oil. I brought the mixture to a rolling boil, then whisked in a teaspoon of flour.
Next, I turned the stove top down to low heat and let the mixture simmer until it thickened. After that I turned it off, let it cool, and refrigerated the sauce until I was ready for it.
I roasted some chicken breast with salt and pepper in the oven. Once it was cool, I just chopped and shredded it into the size I wanted. I also washed and sliced some onions and kale. For the cheese I used pepper jack. Mozzarella probably would’ve made more sense, but pepper jack is what I had.
I’d use less dough. The majority of the calories in this pizza are in the dough. Next time, I’ll freeze half the dough and then use the rest to make a thinner crust. Hubby also would like me to add more garlic to the sauce, so I will. I also thought it could use a little more sauce, so I may double the recipe.
All in all…it was really tasty, and I was pleased with how it turned out!
It’s hard to do but the food is so rewarding and soooooo much better for you. When I was eating more unprocessed foods, I felt so much better on the inside and the outside. Good luck!
This looks super yummy! We love making our own pizza, but we don’t branch out very much. Pepperoni or chicken bacon ranch are our two favorites. I make my own dough, but not my own sauce. I’ll have to try some time!
Chicken bacon ranch sounds yummy! I think J would love eating that.