Roasted Garlic, Chicken and Spinach White Pizza

Roasted Garlic, Chicken and Spinach White Pizza

Recipe by Maria Vergara
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

20

minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • 8 (1-ounce slices) fresh mozzarella cheese

  • 4 cups chopped spinach

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 1 cup ricotta cheese

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil

  • 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal

  • 1 (13.8-ounce can) refrigerated classic pizza crust

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes, optional

  • For The Roasted Garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 head garlic

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions

  • Cut head of garlic, about 1/4-inch, to expose tops of garlic cloves. Place garlic head, cut side up, in a sheet of foil. Drizzle with olive oil; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Place into oven and roast until cloves are golden brown and tender, about 35-40 minutes. Let cool before squeezing cloves from skin; reserve and mince 8 garlic cloves.
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Lightly coat a baking sheet or pizza pan with olive oil.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper, to taste. Add chicken to the skillet and cook, flipping once, until cooked through, about 3-4 minutes per side. Let cool before dicing.
  • Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in the skillet. Stir in spinach until wilted, about 2-3 minutes; season with red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together ricotta cheese, thyme, oregano, basil and reserved garlic cloves; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Working on a surface that has been sprinkled with cornmeal, roll out the pizza into a 12-inch-diameter round. Transfer to prepared baking sheet or pizza pan.
  • Top with mozzarella, dollops of ricotta mixture, chicken and spinach.
  • Place into oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheeses have melted.
  • Serve immediately.
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