Chicken, Bacon and Caramelized Onion Pizza

There’s something about fancy restaurant pizzas that just always hit the spot. Maybe because it’s typically a pizza you know you could never recreate at home. You know the ones I’m talking about…the ones with fancy ingredients like “caramelized onions” and “figs” and “goat cheese” with some type of special sauce. Well I am so excited to let y’all know that the code has been broken! The code aka fancy pizza recipe. Tonight I created a fancy pizza in my own kitchen! It was not hard at all…nor did it use any ingredients I didn’t already have on hand – another big plus. I paired it with a simple spring mix salad and glass of wine for an upscale take on good ol’ pizza night!

CHICKEN BACON AND CARMELIZED ONION PIZZA RECIPE

  • 1 pre-made pizza crust
  • 1 piece of chicken
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 slices of cooked bacon torn into pieces
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 medium red onion sliced thinly
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup warm milk
  • 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese

Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. Season chicken breast with salt and pepper. Cut into cubes. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium heat. Throw in diced chicken. Turn until cooked thoroughly, set aside. Heat another tablespoon of olive oil in skillet on medium heat. Throw in spinach. Cook until slightly wilted, set aside on paper towels. Squeeze out any excess water from spinach. Heat another tablespoon of olive oil in same skillet on medium heat. Add thinly sliced onions. Allow onions to cook down for around 10 minutes, stirring as necessary. Add in sugar and toss to coat evenly. Let onions cook down for another 10 minutes. After they have cooked, add balsamic vinegar to onions and toss to coat. Set aside. In a small saucepan, melt the butter on medium heat. Add minced garlic and flour while stirring. Continue to stir as you add in the warm milk. Add parmesan cheese and nutmeg while you are still whisking. Season with salt and pepper to taste. When the sauce starts to bubble, remove from heat. Brush edges of pizza crust with olive oil. Spread the sauce over pizza, leaving a 1/2″ lip around edge. Sprinkle on 3/4 of the mozzarella cheese. Then add spinach, caramelized onions, and cooked chicken. Finish topping with remaining mozzarella, feta, and bacon. Bake pizza for 10-15 minutes.

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