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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Chicken Caesar Salad Pizza

Diets just got better with this simple but unbelievably tasty salad-topped pizza made with basil pizza crust!  This pizza gets even more interesting when a toddler gets involved in the cooking! 
Chicken Caesar Salad Pizza | Anyonita Nibbles "I love how she uses fresh lettuce and warm and cold chicken in this recipe"


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Chicken Caesar Salad Pizza

This Chicken Caesar Salad Pizza is the perfect example of not growing bored with a healthy diet. A base of homemade basil pizza crust is topped with chicken, cheese, Romaine lettuce and of course, Caesar dressing. It's a simple concept but it's so delicious and so good for you.

Easy chicken caesar salad pizza | Anyonita Nibbles


I first had a chicken Caesar salad pizza when my husband and I were dating. He had taken me to one of his favorite ritzy pizza joints and I jumped when I saw it on the menu. That was six years ago, and to this day, whenever we go to that restaurant, it's the only pizza I order. In fact, I've never had anything but a chicken Caesar salad pizza from there. Oh yeah, it's that good, y'all.

Toddlers who cook: Callum sprinkles cheese onto pizzas | Anyonita Nibbles

We really made this pizza into a family affair, because Callum (our two-year-old) got involved in the kitchen! It was the first time he'd helped in the kitchen and he was thrilled with it! I made the dough and roughly shaped it and spread a layer of dressing down before letting him help me sprinkle on cheese and cooked chicken.

Callum licking hte uncooked pizza | Anyonita Nibbles

But he just couldn't help himself and kept nibbling bits of cheese! When he thought I wasn't looking, he bent down to lick the sauce. :) After you make your dough, it's all a matter of assembly. Especially if you buy cooked chicken from the deli counter and prepacked Caesar salad with pre-made dressing.

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Ingredients:

For the Chicken Caesar Salad Pizza
1 cup water at 45C/100F
1 tsp water
1 packet/7g active dry yeast
1 tbsp dried basil
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp sugar
2 cups bread flour, sifted
75g shredded Mozzarella
150g cooked chicken breast, sliced
250g prepackaged Caesar salad with Parmesan and dressing

Put your salad on your pizza for an easy, tasty lunch | Anyonita Nibbles

Instructions:

Warmed cooked chicken and cold cooked chicken both feature in this easy pizza recipe | Anyonita Nibbbles
 
Chicken Caesar Salad Pizza
  1. Make the pizza dough according to my fail-proof pizza dough instructions. Be sure to add the basil in when you combine the flour, salt and sugar.
  2. After the second proof, divide the dough into 4 portions and roll out to form an individually portioned pizza.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.
  4. Spoon on a thin layer of Caesar dressing and top with a handful of sliced cooked chicken and the shredded cheese.
  5. Bake the pizzas for about 10 minutes or until cooked through.
  6. Mix the lettuce, remaining chicken and Parmesan cheese together in a bowl. Dress with a bit of the Caesar dressing.
  7. Arrange portions of the lettuce over the cooked pizzas. Drizzle more dressing over top and serve.


Keep your diet on track and still enjoy pizza with this chicken caesar salad pizza | Anyonita Nibbles

Anyonita is a Panama-born American expat living in Manchester, England with her husband and son. She is a former news journalist and photographer with a love for good Southern food. She cooks down-to-earth food that is flavorful and that nurtures. On a roadtrip to France (while 6 months pregnant) Anyonita lived off of a diet of French macarons and pastry and has since fallen in love with French patisserie. You can find her on and Pinterest.

11 comments:

  1. G'day and yum! This is on my list for lunch too!
    Looks healthy and fun!
    Cheers! Joanne
    http://whatsonthelist.net

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  2. Oh my goodness. These look SO GOOD! Its so sweet the little one could get involved! Ours loves to watch :) thank you for linking up on Plucky's Second Thought! Im this week's co-host and wanted to introduce myself and let you know I've shared your post via google+!

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  3. I'm seriously thinking about hiring you to cook for me. This looks amazing! I've shared and pinned! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  4. This looks super YUMMY. My guys are super crazy about caesar salad, so I bet they would love this pizza. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

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  5. This looks fantastic Anyonita! I love the combo of pizza and salad. I will be trying this soon.

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  6. What a unique pizza idea! They look delicious!

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  7. What a wonderful idea for a pizza!! and I must say - you have the cutest little helper around!!

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  8. Made this tonight and it was fantastic!!! I let the dough rise for longer than called for and baked the pizzas at 400 instead of 350. We used non-dairy mozzarella but mixed real parmesan into the greens before topping, it was great.

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    1. Eeek! :) Thanks for stopping by to say you made the recipe & even more that you enjoyed it! :) How long did you let your dough rise?

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