Chicken Parmesan Pizza

By Heather of Kitchen Concoctions: www.kitchen-concoctions.com

Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook time: 40 minutes Makes 1 pizza (8 slices)

I large tomato, sliced

4 tablespoons olive oil

½ teaspoon each salt and black pepper

2 garlic cloves, mined

1 large chicken breast

2/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs

2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese

1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning

1/3 cup mayonnaise

1 batch pizza dough

½ cup pizza sauce

1 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese

2 tablespoons butter, melted

Fresh basil, optional for serving

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay tomato slices on parchment paper and drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil and top with garlic, salt and pepper. Roast tomatoes for 15 minutes, or until slightly caramelized, watching carefully so they don’t burn. Once tomatoes are done, reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees.

Meanwhile, cut chicken into bite sized pieces. In a bowl combine bread crumbs, 1/3 cup parmesan cheese and ½ tablespoon dried Italian seasoning. In another bowl spoon mayonnaise. Dip chicken pieces in mayonnaise and then dip in bread crumb mixture, making sure chicken is coated evenly. Set breaded chicken pieces aside and repeat with remaining chicken.

Heat remaining oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add breaded chicken pieces and sauté until golden brown and cooked through, about 2-4 minutes.

Roll out pizza dough and spread the pizza sauce over pizza dough. Top sauce with 1/3 cup parmesan cheese and 2/3 cup mozzarella cheese. Top cheese with tomatoes and cooked chicken pieces. Top tomatoes and chicken with remaining mozzarella.

Combine melted butter, 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese and ½ tablespoon dried Italian seasoning. Brush butter mixture over formed crust.

Bake pizza in 350 degree oven for 18-20 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Once cooked, serve pizza topped with fresh basil.