Nothing is better than a fast and tasty meal during the week. I really enjoy white sauce pizza, it is a different taste with lots of personal options available. When making the sauce it is important to taste it for seasoning. Add it little by little as you cannot take it out if you over do it.
Chicken, White Sauce Pizza
1 Naan bread package (2) or 1 medium size pizza crust
2 chicken breasts, cooked and seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder. Sprinkle with a pizza seasoning.
8 cloves of garlic roasted– it is very important to roast and get that sweet flavor, raw will not cut it in this recipe. (see below for how to roast garlic bulbs)
1-2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1/4 cup half and half
1/2 cup milk
1 small squeeze of Sriracha sauce (in ethnic dept.)
Parmesan Cheese – this will vary, just use handfuls
Pizza Seasoning 1-2 teaspoons
2 -3 cups pizza cheese mix or mozzarella cheese shredded
1 medium red onion finely chopped or make them caramelized – using white onions (see below for how to)
Preheat oven to 450 degrees with pizza stone.
Cook chicken breast with sprinkling of salt and pepper, pizza seasoning. Let cool, thinly slice or cut into smaller pieces, set aside.
In same skillet, melt butter in small skillet on medium low heat. Add flour and whisk until it is mixed well. You are now making a “rue”. Slowly add half and half and milk, yogurt, cook until thickened, add a large handful of Parmesan cheese, add the roasted garlic and squeeze of sauce. Season with sprinkling of pizza seasoning, salt and pepper and. Taste and season to taste.
Put naan bread on a piece of parchment paper. You will be making 2 separate pizzas. Spread with white sauce, sprinkle more Parmesan cheese on top. Add onions, the mozzarella cheese.
Using a large spatula, pizza paddle or flat sided cookie sheet, slide the pizza on the parchment paper onto the stone. Bake until golden brown and cheese is bubbling. About 8-14 minutes. Keep an eye on it so it does not burn.
As soon as it out of the oven, sprinkle with a good handful of chopped parsley. Serve!!
options: add other pre-cooked veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, pureed squash, fried potatoes.
Add different meats like turkey, chicken or turkey sausage.
How to roast garlic:
Cut off top of garlic head about 1/2 inch. Drizzle with olive oil. Place in a piece of tin foil and wrap or in a garlic roaster. Put in a pre-heated 350 oven from 40-50 minutes or until very soft. Let cool. Unwrap and squeeze it out of the garlic skins. Mash fine with a fork and season with salt and pepper.
How to caramelize onions:
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 medium yellow onions, halved and sliced paper thin (about 4 cups)
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Melt the butter in a large frying pan over medium-low heat until foaming.
- Add the onions, and let them cook, stirring rarely, until they are deep golden brown and caramelized, about 45 minutes. Season well with salt and pepper, remove from the pan, and let cool.