Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Chicken and Peppers Tart

Well I finally tried a new recipe this week, so it's time for another installment of Tasty Tuesday. This Chicken and Peppers Tart is super easy and rather healthful too, and a nice alternative to a traditional pizza.

Chicken and Peppers Tart Recipe

Ingredients

1 Can Pillsbury Pizza Dough

1 to 1-1/2 pounds boneless chicken thighs or breasts (I used thighs), cut into bite size chunks

1/2 of a Green Bell Pepper, chopped

1/2 of a Red Bell Pepper (or yellow, it's just for color), chopped

Garlic Powder and Onion Powder (OR--2 cloves minced garlic and 1 small diced onion, whichever is your preference. I just used powder because it was quicker and easier). I didn't measure these. Sometimes I like to walk on the wild side and just sprinkle until it feels right. But if I had to guess, I'd say one teaspoon or so of each.

1 TBSP Soy Sauce

1 TBSP Olive Oil

Salt & Pepper, to taste

1 Cup 5 Cheese Italian Blend Shredded Cheese

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400° and roll out the pizza dough onto a baking sheet. If it's not a non-stick sheet, spray with cooking spray so the dough won't stick.

Add Olive Oil to the pan on medium heat. Saute peppers for a minute and then add chicken. When chicken is nearly cooked through add all your seasonings and soy sauce and finish cooking.

Use a slotted spoon to spread chicken and peppers out over the pizza dough, leaving about 1" of space all the way around the dough. Sprinkle with cheese. Then fold over the edges of the dough all the way around to form an edge/thick crust end.

Bake for 15 minutes or until crust is golden brown. I served this with a nice salad and the Hubs and I really liked it! Nice easy meal on a hot day. And there are so many ways you could vary the ingredients to make all sorts of different tarts, according to your liking. I've done a similar one with ground turkey, mushrooms, and bleu cheese. It was yummy too!