Grilled Pizza with Roasted Garlic Chicken and Citrus Vinaigrette

 

This is one of those meals I could make every week and not get tired of it.  I love homemade Naan bread, but this grilled pizza definitely makes the cut as well.  Using the leftover garlic infused oil from the roasted garlic paste just made sense.  Why not?  It adds a subtle garlic taste without being overwhelming.

The vinaigrette is a perfect pairing, it really lightens it up and adds a fresh citrus flavor.  We’ve also made the salad with red leaf lettuce instead of the spinach, and I think romaine would be good as well, or even a mix of greens.
Serve the pizza with the chicken and salad and let everyone make a kind of taco or wrap out of it, adding the vinaigrette to the salad beforehand, or serving on the side.

Grilled Pizza with Roasted Garlic Chicken and Citrus Vinaigrette

For the pizza:
1 batch pizza dough
reserved garlic oil, or olive oil

Raise dough as usual in recipe.  Separate into 8 balls.
Roll out each dough ball on an unfloured surface to about 8-10 inches across.  Brush with garlic oil.  Grill over medium heat (I used a grill pan).

Cook for a couple minutes on each side.  It’s ready to flip when it starts to bubble.

Brush with the garlic oil.
Keep warm in a tortilla keeper if desired.

For the Chicken:
4 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
1 1/2 T olive oil
salt and pepper
4 T roasted garlic paste

Coat the chicken with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Grill over medium heat (again using a grill pan or outdoor grill) for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until cooked through.   Spread with garlic paste and et rest.  Cut into strips.

For the Salad:
8 cups baby spinach
1 1/2 cups diced mozzarella cheese
1 1/2 cups tomato wedges
1/4 cup red onion, slivered
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan

Toss together.  Toss with vinaigrette or serve on the side.

For the Citrus Vinaigrette:
2 lemons (about 1/3 cup juice)
1 orange (about 1/3 cup juice)
1 shallot, diced
1 1/2 cups olive oil
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper

Juice the lemons and orange.  Combine in a blender with shallot and salt and pepper.  With motor running, add the olive oil in a thin stream until creamy.  Adjust seasoning if needed.

Recipe adapted from Michael Chiarello

 

 

 

 

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  1. Sandra Billette says:

    Love this…saw a few things I’m going to try This Week! It’s hard to find Gluten Free and esp. Sugar Free recipies that EXCITE me anymore!!!

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