Jerk Chicken Pizza with Cremini Mushrooms, Red Peppers and Caramelized Onions

Simply an amazing pizza.



Ingredients:

  • 2 Chicken breast halves, skinless and boneless
  • 1 large sweet onion
  • 1 cup old white cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 dozen cremini mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup Beginner's Jerk Marinade (for the chicken)
  • 1/4 cup Beginner's Jerk Marinade (for the dough)
  • 1/4 cup Ginger Apple BBQ Sauce
  • 4 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs chopped parsley
  • 1 batch pizza dough, store bought

Food prep notes:

  1. Marinade the chicken with 1/4 cup of the Beginner's Jerk Marinade for at least 2 hours, preferably 4 hours. (Place the chicken in a zip-lock bag with the jerk marinade).
  2. Make sure that your pizza dough is at room temperature and is completely thawed if previously frozen.
  3. You will need to buy enough dough to make a 12 inch pizza.
  4. For best results use a pizza stone (as pictured above and below) rather than a baking pan.


Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Thinly slice the onions and place in a frying pan with 2 tbs of olive oil.
  3. Slowly cook onions until browned.   Set aside.
  4. Take the already marinaded chicken and grill or fry on the stove until done.
  5. Cut the chicken into small strips (see pictures).  Set aside.
  6. Slice the cremini mushrooms and red pepper. Place in a medium bowl, add 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 table tablespoon chopped parsley.  Toss the mushrooms, pepper, olive oil and parsley all together.  Set aside.
  7. Roll out the pizza dough. Place on a pizza stone or baking pan. Brush completely with 1 tablespoon olive oil and bake for 5 minutes at 400° F.
  8. Mix the 1/4 cup of Ginger-Apple BBQ Sauce with the remainder (1/4 cup) of the Jerk Marinade in a small bowl. Take the pizza out of oven and brush the entire dough surface with the Jerk/BBQ sauce mixture.
  9. Add the old white cheddar, all the mushrooms and chopped peppers and spread all over the pizza evenly.
  10. Spread the jerk chicken pieces evenly over the pizza.
  11. Then add the caramelized onions evenly over the pizza.
  12. Add all of the feta cheese and spread evenly over the pizza.
  13. Bake in oven at 400° F for 20 minutes until crust is lightly browned and cheese is melted .

Serves 4-6 easily