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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