Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Chicken Pizza Balls

Source: Based on a recipe from Lauren's Kitchen 

  • Chicken (For two of us I used two chicken tenderloins) 
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Olive Oil
  • Italian or Pizza Seasoning (Garlic, Basil, Oregano and Parsley)
  • Pizza Dough (I used one bag of store-bought dough)
  • Pizza Sauce
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400°.  Grease a pie pan.
  2. Cook chicken, breaking the pieces into small chunks.
  3. Flatten a piece of dough to approximately a 2" diameter circle.
  4. For the dairy-free version, add a small dollop of pizza sauce (too much makes the balls too messy). For the non-dairy-free version, add a small dollop of shredded mozzarella cheese.
  5. Add a couple pieces of chicken on top of the sauce/cheese.
  6. Curl up the edges of dough, stretching it enough to form a ball. Roll it slightly in your hands to help it keep the ball shape. Push all of the edges together on the bottom.
  7. Place in pie pan, with seam on the bottom.
  8. Drizzle olive oil and Italian Seasoning over the top.
  9. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 400°. (I baked mine for 20 minutes)
  10. Serve with pizza sauce.
Our Reviews:

Makes a great appetizer! According to Lauren's Kitchen, they can be pre-made and refrigerated or frozen, though I haven't tried this.

Shelley: The dairy-free balls were a little messy to make because of the sauce. Next time I will make these balls larger and with less sauce. The balls with cheese were very easy to assemble. 

Ryan: Delicious. Filling. Would make a good appetizer. Not overly cheesy, but this isn't a bad thing. Maybe try with sausage.

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