18 September 2013

Caramelized Onions and Goats Cheese, Balsamic Chicken, Spinach Pizza


This pizza is amazing! It has some of my favourite food combinations plus with the addition of a balsamic reduction I was in pure food heaven.  Recently I have been on caramelized onions and balsamic vinegar kick. I just think all things can be made better with one or the other. But together they shine. 

Ingredients:

Pizza Dough (Store bought or homemade) 
3 oz of Goats Cheese
a couple of table spoons of milk 
1 red onion, caramelized
1 chicken breast 
Olive Oil
Balsamic Vinegar 
Handfull of Spinach 


Directions: 

1. Marinate chicken breast in olive oil and balsamic for half an hour or so
2. Preheat oven to 400F 
3. Caramelize onions  
4. Using about half of the goats cheese mix with a tablespoon or so of milk to create a spreadable paste (this will be used as the "sauce" for the pizza) 
5. Grill chicken breast until cooked through. Once finished cooking cut or shred into bit sized pieces. 
6. Roll out dough according to directions and pre-bake crust for 10 mins 
7. Once crust has pre-baked. Spread milk and goats cheese mixture in an even layer. Then add caramelized onions and chicken. Bake for another 10-15 mins. 
8. Remove pizza from oven top with spinach and crumble remaining goats cheese over pizza. Heat in oven for an additional 1-2 mins or until goats cheese is soft. 
9. Drizzle with balsamic glaze (directions below) if you so desire.
10. Enjoy.

For the balsamic glaze:  In a small sauce pan heat about 1 cup of balsamic vinegar. Do not let it boil. Once liquid has reduced to about half remove from heat and it will thicken further. Pour into a small dish for serving.  Drizzle over pizza and enjoy!



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