Recipe: Chicken Parmesan Pizza
A frozen garlic bread loaf and deli fried chicken strips ensure this quick and easy pizza supper will be ready for the oven in only 15 minutes.
At Southern Living, we think supper should be quick, easy, and delicious. Here's what's for supper. [MUSIC] Hi, I'm Rebecca from the Southern Living test kitchen. Forget pricey pizza delivery, and try our easy five ingredient, chicken Parmesan pizza. This recipe is perfect for nights when you don't have a dinner plan. Because you can stop by the store on your way home to get the ingredients you'll need. While the pizza bakes, you'll have plenty of time to prepare a fast Caesar salad to go with it. Several convenience items will help pull together this supper in no time. First, I'll arrange a package of frozen garlic bread, butter sides up, on a baking sheet. I'll bake the bread at 400 degrees for eight to nine minutes, or until it's slightly browned. This will ensure a crispy crust that will hold up to the toppings I'll be adding. Next, I'll spread pizza sauce over the garlic bread. The recipe calls for canned sauce, but feel free to substitute your favorite jarred sauce. I like to use marinara spaghetti sauce, because it's something I always have on hand. Now I'll cut deli fried chicken strips into half inch pieces, and arrange them over the pizza sauce. Then, I just sprinkle the chicken with shredded Italian cheese blend. If you already have sandwich fixings on hand, such as mozzarella or provolone cheese slices, you can use them instead. Just tear them into small pieces and sprinkle on the chicken. Finally, sprinkle with chopped fresh basil. I like to add additional basil just before serving, too. So I chop a little extra and set it aside. Try slicing the basil instead of chopping. This is called a chiffonade. It's simply thin strips, or shreds of herbs. It looks pretty, and really adds a fresh note to the pizza. Now I'll put the assembled pizza back into the oven for about ten more minutes. Or until the cheese melts. Once the pizza is done, I'll serve with the Caesar salad, and a glass of sweet tea. This recipe is so easy to prepare. And best of all, it only required five ingredients. For more weeknight recipes and supper solutions, pick up a copy of Southern Living magazine, and visit southernliving.com.