Caramelized Onions & Chicken Pizza

When he says football, I hear pizza… 

the kind made with homemade crust, caramelize onions & shredded chicken. lately we have this tradition to watch college football with pizza. Last time we made pizza with tomato, onions & olives. They were simple yet very delicious but after eating these caramelized onions and chicken ones , it changed our mind and I am sure yours will too.

caramelized onion & chicken pizza
While he focused on the SEC Championship Game, I gave my undivided attention to onions, until they caramelized to a slightly dark brown color. You can go darker than that. I will let you decide.

 

Between stirring onions and catching up on the game, I also boiled a piece of skinless chicken breast until cooked and shredded them to go with caramelized onions- its like a match made in heaven. But really, are matches made in heaven? or, do you find a perfect match on earth? 

Anyways..moving on to the pizza. Head over here for the pizza crust recipe or use dough of your choice! 

We have used this recipe several times and its full-proof, so easy that even during the most important football game, dough master happily volunteered to make the dough, after all its his area of expertise ;)

 

I would recommended making the dough ahead and letting it rise and in the meantime you can prepare the onions & chicken.

Caramelized Onions & Chicken Pizza
Makes just enough two hungry people

Ingredients 
8-10″ pizza crust (homemade or pre-made)
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 chicken breast
1 cup Pregos Roasted Garlic & Herb Sauce
1 cup part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 tablespoon dried basil
2-3 tablespoon oil, for frying onion 

Directions
- Make the pizza dough ahead of time and let it rise
-In a frying pan, over medium heat, add 2-3 tablespoon oil
-Add the sliced onion, stirring occasionally for few minutes
-Lower the heat and stir for about 30-35 minutes until it turns darkish brown color and soft texture. Remove from heat & put it aside
-In a saucepan, boil chicken breast until cooked completely and shred it into pieces and leave aside
-Preheat the oven to 495F
-Roll out the dough to the desired shape. Do not roll it too thin! 
-Place the crust on a greased baking tray then start with the tomato sauce, spread it just enough to cover it. Followed by some cheese.
-Then, topped it with dried basil, cheese, caramelized onions, shredded chicken pieces and more cheese! 
-Bake for about 15 minutes or until the cheese melts completely and sauce starts bubbling. 
-Let it rest for few minutes and cut it into slices and dive in.

Caramelize onions lend mild sweet flavor which worked really well with the chicken. The crust, as usual was soft on the inside & little crispy on the outside and the pizza was gone within half an hour, we both were left craving for more :( which is why I am already looking forward for another football game!

Note: 
I only used half the caramelize onions & shredded chicken and used the leftover for a quick pasta dish next day!
Sautee both chicken & onions with the cooked pasta noodles

Comments

  1. says

    Hi Dixya, Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving that sweet comment! I’m happy to have found your lovely blog as well. I really love caramelized onion and this pizza looks incredible!

  2. says

    GAH, that pizza looks awesome! We don’t make nearly enough pizza in our house. Must fix that asap! And you already know I love the idea of leftovers so I am also a fan of your quick pizza-topping pasta fix :)

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