So when you ask your kids what they want for dinner, what they usually say? "Pizza!" I have always cringed at that, I really hate feeding my kids pizza. Not that I don't like pizza, I just know there are better alternatives out there, especially healthier ones. Well color me surprised when I found a recipe for pizza that was under 500 calories (this is usually my calorie limit for dinner meals)!
So first thing's first! I preheated the oven at 425 degrees while I prepped everything else. Then I got one of those refrigerated pizza dough's in the pop can (am I the only one that continues to cringe every time I go to open one of those cans, only to be disappointed when the pop isn't as big as I expect it?), and spread it out on a cookie sheet that I sprayed with some cooking spray.
The recipe actually said to spread it out on a pizza pan. Seeing as I don't even like to cook pizza for the family, I don't even own a pizza pan so I had to improvise and you can to! Then I sliced one sweet onion into rings,
diced a sweet red pepper,
sliced up about a cup of mushrooms,
and then minced two garlic cloves.
Once the oven was preheated, I put the pizza dough into it for about 8 minutes. While that was cooking, I heated 1 tbsp. olive oil in a pan and stir-fried all of the previously chopped veggies for about 5-6 minutes.
And while THAT was cooking, I chopped up the remaining chicken I had from my rotisserie chicken I used in the meal the other night. The recipe actually called for chicken breasts and to be cooked in the pan once the veggies were done, but I don't like wasting food and I thought that would add a really nice flavor to the meal. You can always experiment as you wish, as well.
Once the veggies were done, I set those aside while I warmed the chicken.
Once the chicken was warm, I added the veggies back to the mix. When the pizza dough was done, I layered 3/4 cups of mozzarella cheese on it, and then the chicken and veggies mixture, and then another layer of 3/4 cups mozzarella cheese.
Then I took some fresh basil (my absolute FAVORITE fresh herb) and ripped small pieces over the pizza.
I let that cook for another 7 minutes and voila! You've got Stir-fried Chicken Pizza. I was worried with there being no sauce that the pizza would be terrible, but with the sweet pepper and chicken, it really was a delicious meal!
The best part was it was only 382 calories and $3.47 per person! So the kids got what they wanted but so did I! Here's the recipe!
Stir-Fried Chicken Pizza
1 10oz. can refrigerated pizza dough
3 small skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (or whichever chicken you'd like to use)
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 onion, sliced and separated into rings
1 red bell pepper
1 cup sliced mushrooms
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese