Whenever I go grocery shopping, I always return home with rotisserie chicken because I’m usually too exhausted to cook after an hour spent at the store wandering from alley to alley. In addition of acting as a troubleshooting option when you are too tired to cook a meal, rotisserie chicken can be added in almost every recipe. Whether it’s in salads, quiches, pizzas or pasta, rotisserie chicken can’t go wasted.
Our fridges are Ali Baba’s caves when it comes to leftovers. And with a little bit of imagination it’s possible to transform leftovers in some of the most appetizing dishes. Since I had some rotisserie chicken leftovers in my fridge from my last trip at the grocery store earlier this week, I decided to make a good use of it and add them in a quick and simple pizza recipe for a lazy weekend with family and friends. I also had leftover homemade pizza dough in the freezer, so all I had to do was to use everything I already had in my pantry and fridge.
Prep: 10 min Cook: 15-20 min 6 Servings
425 g of Pizza dough
2 breasts of rotisserie chicken leftovers, shredded
1 cup of Mozzarella cheese, grated
3 tablespoon of pizza sauce, I used store bought sauce
2 tablespoons of Pesto
2 tablespoons of Romano cheese, grated
1 tablespoon of dried Oregano
1 tablespoon of chili flakes
Preheat the oven at 375° F.
Roll out the pizza dough in the desired shape, I made a square pizza. Transfer the dough on a baking tray (or pizza tray) floured with semolina.
Lightly brush the entire surface of the dough with olive oil. Dust chili flakes and oregano over the dough. Spread pesto then pizza sauce. Place shredded pieces of chicken evenly. Add mozzarella. Finally sprinkle the top of the pizza with grated Romano cheese.
Let in cook in the oven for 15 minutes or until the pizza dough is perfectly cooked.
Once the pizza is cooked, transfer it on a serving board and cut to serve.
To add some freshness, top the pizza with arugula or corn salad.
If you can’t make your own pizza dough, it’s always ok to use a store-bought one.