Friday, January 6, 2012

Chicken Pizzas

It has been almost a year since we eliminated gluten and casein from our family's diet. I remember one of my first thoughts was, "What am I going to do about pizza? My kids love pizza night!"

One of the first pizzas I tried making was one I used to make with a regular wheat flour crust. Chicken Thai pizza. It was easy to adapt to GFCF because it didn't involve cheese. I just needed to find a good pizza crust recipe. It didn't take long before I found it! Now we have pizzas at least 2-3 times a month.This is Bean's favorite. Chicken garlic pizza. Whenever I make chicken, I make up extra for pizza night and I always make extra pizza crusts to freeze ahead. That makes pizza night much easier.

For the garlic sauce, I make a roux with olive oil or ghee, GF flour blend, fresh garlic, adding chicken broth and a milk substitute (usually coconut) until it is the right consistency. I throw in some cut up cooked chicken and then spread the mixture on the pizza crust. Sprinkle with seasoning and bake for 8-10 minutes. No cheese needed!

The rest of the family prefers the Chicken Thai pizza. I stock up on this gluten free Thai peanut sauce whenever I find it on sale so I always have some on hand. I usually add about a tablespoon of natural peanut butter to this sauce and spread it on the baked GF crust and then coat the chicken with the mixture. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts and bake for 8-10 minutes.

Take out of oven, top with chopped green onions, shredded carrots and cilantro and serve immediately.

I know I've posted these pizza recipes before but good meals need to be repeated often. ☺

1 comment:

  1. The Chicken Thai looks so good, especially with that fresh cilantro on top! But, since we can't even have peanuts in the house, I'm going to have to stick with Bean's favorite. It sounds delish, too!



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