Sundried tomato and rosemary chicken pizza


{A quick and easy meal: Delicious sundried tomato and chicken drizzled with truffle oil}

I recently went to a birthday party for a girlfriend of mine and it was my favourite style of celebration — a pot luck. Normally I’m over the top with these types of gatherings but the week was so hectic and my plans to make my macaroni and cheese weren’t honoured. There were so many dishes there I left unable to move, but my favourite feature was the pizza brought by a lovely couple whom I met that night.

The thing that I loved most about this pizza is how easy it was to put together. They bought fresh dough from the local supermarket – if your food store has an area where you can buy hot pizza, ask if they sell the dough. If not you can buy bases pre-made, or the mix for them. If you have time, you can always make the dough.

This time around I bought the dough from Metro it tastes delicious and is under $3. You’ll need the following ingredients:

{The line up}

1/ Sundried tomato pesto – I bought mine from a deli in my local farmers market

2/ Garlic

3/ Fresh parsley

4/ Bocconcini cheese

5/ Chicken breast

6/ Dried rosemary

{a good quality dough makes all the difference}

First, roll out your dough on a flat surface, adding some plain flour will make it easier to manage.

{The perfect additions}

I think oils make all the difference with cooking. I added this olive oil on the top of the pizza base before adding any toppings. The flavour of this award winning, Frantoi Catrera, olive oil is so strong and it tastes incredible. I bought this from my farmers market for $22.99. Believe me, it’s worth every penny.

Be sure to cut the chicken in to strips and precook it a pan with half a tablespoon of oil before adding it to the pizza.

Add pesto, chicken and cheese to the pizza. Finishing with a salt, black pepper and rosemary.

I baked this at 500 degrees Fahrenheit ( 260 degrees Celsius or gas mark 9) and kept it in for 20 minutes. Keep an eye on it after ten to make sure it doesn’t burn.

Finally, drizzle some white truffle oil over the top of the pizza when it comes out of the oven. This oil will make almost anything taste like you’re eating at a Michelin star restaurant. Of course you have to treat it with love and team it with fine flavours, but it really does enhance the meal. Make sure not to cook with it as it burns easily. At $16.99 for a small bottle, it was pricey, but we’ve had our bottle for 5 months now and still haven’t reached half way. You only need tiny drops here and there as it is super strong.

{A delicious dinner}


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