Saturday, February 27, 2010
I have to give a little shout out to a great recipe that I just found. There is a frequent scenario at my home when it comes to meal preparation. Often I have something in mind that I want to make, and I have some ingredients that I need to use up and I have to find a way to make them work together. Solution - Allrecipes.com. As I have said before, this is my favorite resource for recipes. I love to use their ingredient search when I have something that I need to use up, or if I need to find a new way to use a certain combination of ingredients.
Last night I wanted to make homemade pizza, but I didn't want to make just our usual hawaiian, and I had some chicken that I needed to use. I'm not a fan of the barbecue chicken pizzas that seem to be all the rage these days, so I went to Allrecipes.com to the ingredient search and typed in "chicken" in the wanted ingredients section, and used "pizza" as a keyword. I found the most fabulous recipe for Chicken Pesto Pizza. I made pizza dough in my bread maker (be sure to make extra for cheesy breadsticks!) and used my favorite pesto mix by Simply Organic. I didn't have any artichoke hearts (although that would have been divine) and substituted mozzarella & a little parmesan for the fontina. I topped with a little chopped tomato and voila! It was really yummy. Even my husband and kids who aren't pesto fans liked it. This one is definitely a keeper.