When I got home from my 2 hours of work yesterday I didn’t feel like making dinner. Probably because it was such a long day :). It always seems that on the days when I don’t do much I don’t want to do much more. Anyway, I decided I really should make dinner and boy am I glad I did! I decided I wanted to try more with my Wildtree Basil Pesto. Originally I thought we’d just do pasta (quick and easy) but then decided I would try making something a little more exciting instead. We love the pesto pizza at Terra Mia so I thought, why not? Seriously, this pizza rivaled Terra Mia’s.
For the recipe I used my Grandma’s awesome pizza dough recipe and made up the rest, though it wasn’t anything crazy. Although I should warn you that salt in the pizza dough is a crucial ingredient so don’t forget to put it in. Fortunately, it still tasted good, just needed a little salt added on top in the end. So, if you want to try your hand ad the best homemade pizza ever here is the recipe!
- 1 TBSP yeast
- 1 C warm water
- 2 C flour
- 1 tsp salt (remember to add this :)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Sprinkle yeast in warm water to dissolve and let it sit for a few minutes. Add the flour and salt. If you don’t use a pizza stone you’ll need to grease the pan or add some corn meal. I highly recommend using a pizza stone!
The Rest of the Pizza
- 1/3 C Wildtree Basil Pesto
- 1/4 C warm water
- 1/2 C Wildtree Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil (or other grapeseed oil of your choice)
- 4 chicken tenders (about 1 lb)
- 1 tsp Wildtree Garlic and Herb Blend
- 1 TBSP Wildtree Natural Butter Flavored Grapeseed Oil
- 2 C Mozzarella cheese (fresh mozz would be awesome!)
- 1/2 C Parmesan cheese
Make the Wildtree Basil Pesto according to package directions (with water and garlic grapeseed oil). In a frying pan add chicken tenders, butter grapeseed oil and the garlic and herb blend. Fry chicken until browned and the juices run clear. Remove chicken from the frying pan and cut into small pieces (you could also shred it). Spread pesto evenly on the pizza dough. Sprinkle the chicken evenly on top of the pizza. Add the mozzarella cheese and then top with the parmesan. If you are using a pizza stone bake for 10 minutes until cheese is just starting to brown. If you are not using a pizza stone you’ll need to cook the pizza for 15 minutes, again until the cheese is just starting to brown.
Remove from the oven, wait for it to cool (this will be the hardest part) and then slice and enjoy!
I was thinking of a few ways to make the pizza even better, which would be a little difficult to do… But it would be awesome with pine nuts and fresh tomatoes on top as well. Something to try the next time around! If you want to give this a try and would like to purchase the Wildtree products just let me know!