It took me several tries to make a good homemade pizza. I hate to admit those Digiorno pizzas are pretty tasty. They're super convenient, but they loaded with bad stuff. I wanted a pizza that was delicious and wasn't a complete departure from my clean eating mission. I think this fits the bill.
1 Bag refrigerated whole wheat pizza dough (I used Trader Joe's... but I hear they don't sell it anymore. If you can't find whole wheat, regular white flour dough works just as well.)
1/2 14 oz. Jar of pizza sauce
1 8 oz. Bag of shredded cheese (either get one labeled "pizza blend" or some mozzarella blend)
1 Chicken breast, boneless, skinless
1/4 tsp. Basil
1/4 tsp. Oregano
3 Baby Bella mushrooms
1 Roma tomato
Whole wheat flour
Good sharp chef's knife
- Cook the chicken breast with a little seasoning. I find that steaming it in a covered pan works well. It doesn't require any added fat and it pulls apart nicely when it's done.
- Preheat the oven to the temperature indicated on the pizza dough bag.
- Follow the directions on the bag of pizza dough to prepare the dough. I had a trouble getting the dough to stretch out the way I wanted without tearing holes in it until I found this video...
- Spray the baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
- Place the stretched dough onto the baking sheet.
- By now your chicken breast should have cooled enough to cut up into small pieces. You can make the pieces whatever size you like for your topping but I find smaller is better.Alternatively, you can use a couple of forks and shred the chicken.
- Place the chicken in a bowl.
- Chop the tomato, mushrooms and avocado and add to the chicken and set aside.
- Use a large spoon to spread the pizza sauce over the crust.
- Add the cheese, spreading it as evenly as you can over the pizza sauce.
- Add your other toppings, making sure to cover all but the raised edges.
- Place the pizza into your preheated oven and bake for the recommended time.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool ~10 minutes.