Chicken Cordon Bleu Pizza

Good Morning Friends! We have successfully made it mid-way through the work week. Isn’t that a relief? Well, I hope it is for some of you. I never understood the made-it-to-mid week-light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel shtick. Especially when I was in school, it seemed like all of my deadlines were redlining and it sent me into a critical frenzy to finish everything by Friday. Back then, I wished Monday would have stayed around forever.  For those of you who do not have any looming deadlines this Friday, C.E.L.E.B.R.AT.E. for you have made it half way through the dreaded work week.

Yesterday I wrote about Oven Roasted Chicken and how easy it was. It was delicious, and aside from having to handle an uncooked chicken body, it was kind of fun checking off a milestone in foodie world. After all of that effort, we ended up having a ton of leftover chicken. By the time Nick got home on Friday night he was tired and wanted to pass out. He had enough energy to eat a little something, tell me he was proud of me for cooking it, and then he traveled off to dreamland.

A lesser person would have been disgruntled to have gone through all that disgusting raw bird preparedness for a few lousy bites, but I was too obsessed with the fact that I did it, that our roof could have blown off and I would have giggled.

I knew I needed to figure out something to do with the leftover chicken. To be honest, I am not a fan of eating leftover chicken, turkey, etc., unless it is disguised in some way. I have always been that way. It hit me over the weekend that I was going to make some sort of pizza using that chicken. So today I have a delicious Chicken Cordon Bleu Pizza for you!

Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 1/8 pizza
Calories: 175
Fat: 9.4 g
Carbohydrates:  8 g
Fiber: .8 g
Protein: 14.6 g
Points+:  5

Here is what you will need:

  • Homemade Pizza Dough, found here
  • 4 ounces chicken, cubed
  • Ham pieces, 2 medium thick rounds, julienned
  • ½ can tomato sauce
  • ½ jar pizza sauce
  • Italian Seasoning, to taste
  • Garlic Powder, to taste
  • Basil, to taste
  • 2 cups Swiss cheese, shredded
  • Corn Meal

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F
  • Warm the pizza and tomato sauce together, add the Italian seasoning, garlic powder and basil, to taste, and allow the tomato sauce to get warmed through
  • Chop the chicken into small pieces and julienne/chop the ham into small pieces

  • Roll the dough ball into a circle or whatever shape you like
  • Lightly grease your pizza wheel and sprinkle some corn meal on it so that it lightly coats the bottom of the wheel
  • Place your pizza dough circle on the pizza wheel
  • Using a ladle swirl the pizza sauce all over the pizza dough so it is completely coated
  • Crumble the chicken and ham all over the pizza

  • Sprinkle the cheese all over the top so it is completely covering the chicken and ham

 

  • Cook for about 30 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and cooked through
  • Remove, cool and EAT!!

 

This was such a great pizza idea! It was the perfect way to eat up some leftovers, create a delicious pizza flavor and have fun with my panda bear on Monday! It was refreshing to see him home at 5pm on Monday evening. {Though 5pm is still late, considering he leaves at 5am, but I won’t go there.}

I think this is a great way to get your kids involved, show them that leftovers are not cringe-worthy and they get to eat delicious pizza. Seriously, try it!

Until Next Time,

Happy Pizza Makin’

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