Friday, April 19, 2013

Flatbread Spinach Bacon Chicken Pizza

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Sometimes I try to get my kids to change their preference choices when it comes to pizza.

Every single time it's cheese or if they are adventurous, cheese with pineapple.  I know, I know...they really live life on the edge.

The hubs and I are a completely different story. I L.O.V.E. my cauliflower pizza crust especially with the veggies piled high (red peppers are my favorite on there). But if I am feeling super industrious I will make 3 pizzas. One for the kids, a cauliflower one for me and Sam, and then a new one for everyone to try.

This beauty was a a yummy find. Bacon on pretty much anything makes it to die for but add spinach and chicken with a homemade flatbread dough and it's over the top. Plus I am so set on my usual homemade dough that this was fun to try something new. 

Flatbread Spinach Bacon Chicken Pizza

*Note: this dough takes a while to rise so plan ahead. If you don't feel like making this dough you can always use your own or this one that we love.

Flat Bread Dough:
1 packet active dry yeast
1 1/2 cups water
2 tbsp olive oil
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour + more if needed
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp italian seasoning

Spinach Bacon Chicken Pizza:
6 oz chicken shredded
6 oz bacon, cooked, drained, and chopped
4 cups spinach
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1 cup parmesan cheese, divided
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup smoked cheddar cheese

1. To make the dough, mix yeast with warm water and oil till foamy, about 15 minutes. In a large bowl or the bowl of your stand mixer, combine flour, salt, and italian seasoning. Once yeast is ready, turn on mixer and add slowly to the flour mixture. If needed add more flour until dough is tacky but not sticky. Knead 1-2 minutes or 4-5 minutes by hand. Cover and let rise in a cool, dark place for 2 hours.

2. To assemble the pizza, preheat oven to 375°F. Prepare your baking pan--I always use my stone for pizza works amazing. Roll dough out onto your prepared pan. Bake alone for 15 minutes. Remove and set aside. Turn oven up to 425°F.

3. In a medium fry pan, sautee spinach in 1 tablespoon of olive oil and garlic clove until it is cooked down. While the spinach is still warm, combine it with cream cheese and 1/2 cup of the parmesan cheese. Mix until thoroughly combined and smooth.

4. Brush dough with the last tablespoon of olive oil. Spread spinach mix on dough. Top with 1/2 cup mozzarella. Spread grilled chicken and bacon over the top. Sprinkle with remaining parmesan, cheddar, and mozzarella cheeses. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until cheese is golden brown and bubbly. Enjoy!

Source: How Sweet Eats

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