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Pounded Chicken Pizza

As I said on Monday, I am in NYC for work and love indulging in a good slice of NYC pizza.  But, I try not to treat myself until work is over.  I’m not saying today’s recipe is a replacement for NYC pizza, but it held me over until I got here.  I saw this idea on the Rachael Ray Show and have made many varieties since.  Simply pound a chicken breast and layer it with your choice of toppings.  Follow the recipe below for my healthy chicken pizza.

 

2 Chicken Breasts

1 Container of Cherry Tomatoes

Arugula

Feta Cheese

EVOO

Salt, Pepper, Italian Spices

Lay your chicken in between a sheet of plastic wrap

Pounding the Chicken

Ready to pound the Chicken

Pound the chicken until 1/2 inch thick.  While pounding, first pound the chicken in the middle, then continue your movement to the outer rim of the chicken in one fluid motion.  This will ensure that the chicken breast is the same thickness.

Pounding the Chicken

Pounding the Chicken

 Season with spices on both sides

Adding spices to the chicken

Adding spices to the chicken

Over a medium high heat, add EVOO then tomatoes

Cover until tomatoes begin to burst  

Roasting the tomatoes

Roasting the tomatoes

Once tomatoes burst, smash

Burst Tomatoes and Spices

Burst Tomatoes and Spices

Remove tomatoes, add a drizzle of EVOO, then add chicken 

Brown chicken on both sides  

Sautéing the Chicken Breast

Sautéing the Chicken Breast

 Once brown, top with smashed tomatoes 

Chicken Topped with Roasted Tomatoes

Chicken Topped with Roasted Tomatoes

Top with Arugula 

Topped with Arugula

Topped with Arugula

 Sprinkle with cheese

Topped with Cheese!

Topped with Cheese!

Serve once cheese is slightly melted

Chicken Pizza!

Chicken Pizza!

Serve over a bed of arugula 

On a bed of arugula!

On a bed of arugula!

Final plating for the Chicken Pizza!

Final plating for the Chicken Pizza!

Now, I am going to go and enjoy a real slice of NYC pizza!  Yum!

Stay hungry…

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