It’s time for Mitten Movie Night! I’m serving up a creamy, cheesy white chicken pizza with an added sweet twist on top and enjoying one of my favorite Michigan Craft Beers. This pizza makes perfect use of summer grown basil, I know my plant is bursting.
Tonight I made White Chicken Pizza with Basil & Blackberry Sauce. A sweet & savory combination on a homemade pizza crust. While this has a long and fancy name trust me it didn’t take long at all. Best of all it is delicious! We are watching Joy. Jennifer Lawrence kind of rocks, right? And finally we are drinking Oberon from Bell’s Brewery. If you are even remotely close to Kalamazoo, Michigan it is a must visit for any craft beer lover. So gather your ingredients….
Start with the crust. Mix yeast, water & honey together. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let sit for 10 minutes. See photo below in the collage to make sure yours has the same consistency. Now add the flour, honey & salt to the yeast mixture. I do not have a fancy mixer (I want one so bad!) so I had to just hand mix this. Start by stirring with a spatula then complete by hand.
Once it is all combined flip out of bowl onto a floured surface. Cover with towel and let sit for 5 minutes. Uncover and roll your dough out to the size of your pan. Mine is pretty cool, it has holes in the bottom of it which makes the crust really crispy. Once the dough is on the pan place in the oven at 450 degrees for 12-14 minutes.
While the pizza crust is doing it’s first bake through cut up 1/2 an onion and shred up your chicken if it isn’t already. We get rotisserie chickens from Costco so I cut off about half the chicken to use. In a pan heat up 1/2 Tbs butter, 1/2 Tbs olive oil and add your onions and chicken. Saute until onions are soft (this will just heat your chicken up since it’s already cooked) around 5 minutes.
When the pizza crust has cooked for 12-14 minutes take it out of the oven and assemble the rest of the ingredients on the top of it. Ricotta cheese, chicken & onions then the Italian Shredded cheese. Place back into over for another 15 minutes.
About 5 minutes before your pizza is out of the oven add the blackberry preserves and 3 Tbs water to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil letting the preserves breakdown to create a sauce. Once pizza is cooked right before serving sprinkle some chopped basil and blackberry sauce on top. And here you are….
From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!
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This week officially was the start of sports season. My son started football practice which means that except for a few weeks over the holidays my husband, who coaches most of his sports, and him are gone to practice at least 2 nights a week. Then every Saturday is a game. For football, soccer and basketball…until mid-March. So that means I need to have quick meals ready before they are back out the door again. One of my kids favorites is this Easy Chicken & Dumplings. I can get this on the table and it’s a great way to make sure he’s got good wholesome fuel to power him through his practices.
The things I use for these are usually what I have on hand in my pantry and freezer. Freezer you say? Yes, freezer. When I find carrots and celery on sale I will chop them up and put them in a plastic freezer bag and put them in the freezer. It ensures that I always have these on hand for soups. So gather your ingredients….
For this recipe use any type of shredded chicken you desire. I personally like to use chicken thighs that I cook in the crock pot with just salt and pepper then shred. I used the whole large package and had enough leftover for chicken tacos later in the week. Win! Of course though you can just as easily use leftover rotisserie chicken or cook a few chicken breasts on the stove.
Chop all your good veggies up. Add to a large pot with your 2 Tbs. butter. Saute for around 5 minutes to make onion and garlic soft. Now add your stock and water. (I use chicken bouillon versus chicken stock. This is a preferred taste for me so feel free to use either. When using chicken bouillon I usually heat water to boil and place cubes in that water to dissolve. Then then just add the remaining water separate. This is what you see in my Donald Duck cup. From one of my favorite places ever, Disney World!) Finally add your chicken.
Bring your pot to a good rolling boil for around 10 minutes. Time to make your biscuits. Add milk, oregano, thyme and the Jiffy mix. Stir to combine. Viola! Done. Easy as that! Once pot is at a rolling boil you are going to drop your biscuit mix in one spoonful at a time on top of the broth and vegetables. Drop all the way around filling up the top of the pot.
Keep the pot at a roiling boil for another 10 minutes. This is the consistency you want. The dumplings cooked completely through.
This is a perfect & easy weeknight dinner that your kids will love, trust me! And here you are…….
From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!
Thank you to Ellen Folkman from Family Around the Table for hosting this weeks Sunday Supper. Keep kids happy with these other Kid Friendly Recipes from the Sunday Supper Family.
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