January 31, 2012

Chicken pizza

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Fresh & delicious homemade pizza with vegetables & shredded chicken.

Ingredients :

For the base :
  1. All purpose flour - 1 1/2 cups
  2. Dry yeast - 1 tsp
  3. Warm water - 1/2 cup
  4. Salt - 1/2 tsp
  5. Sugar - 1 tsp
  6. Oil - 3 tbsp
For the Tomato sauce :
  1. Tomato puree - 1 cup
  2. Salt to taste
  3. Tomato ketchup - 1 tbsp
  4. Black pepper powder - 1 tsp
  5. Garlic pods - 2 nos
  6. Onion - 1/2 no
  7. Dried Oregano - 1/2 tsp
  8. Dried basil - 1/2 tsp
  9. Pizza seasoning (optional)
  10. Olive oil (or sunflower) - 1 tsp
For the toppings :
  1. Cooked chicken pieces - 1/2 cup (Shredded chicken sauted in salt & pepper / red chilly powder)
  2. Onion slices (sliced length wise )
  3. Tomato slices (sliced length wise)
  4. Capsicum (sliced length wise)
  5. Shredded mozzarella cheese
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Method :

For the base :

1.   Dissolve the yeast in the luke warm water & set aside for 10 mins.

2.   Mix together the flour, salt, sugar & a tbsp of oil.  Now, combine the water & make a dough.  

3.   Coat the dough with 2 tbsp of oil &  keep aside in the warm place till its doubled in the volume.

For the sauce :

4.   Heat oil in the pan, add finely chopped garlic & onion.

5.   Add the tomato puree, tomato ketchup, salt, pepper & dry seasonings. 

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Assembling :

6.   Now knead the dough & spread it in the greased pizza pan.  Preheat the oven at 200 C.

7.   Spread the tomato sauce & then top with sliced onions, tomato, capsicum, cooked chicken slices & finally the cheese.

8.   Bake it for 20 mins & serve.

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Happy baking :)

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