Thursday, June 11, 2009

Jamaican Jerk Chicken Pizza


1/2 cup Kraft Spicy Honey BBQ sauce
1 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1-2 Tbs hot sauce (depends on how hot you like it)
2 Tbs Molasses
Juice of 1 orange
1 Boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 Tbs vegetable oil
1 Red Bell Pepper, roasted and sliced
3 green onions
12 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
1 refrigerated pizza crust
1/4 cup cornmeal


To roast the red bell pepper, pre-heat the broiler in your oven. Place your top rack at the highest level. Wash and dry the pepper. Place it in the oven, directly under the heating element. Allow it to roast for 5-7 minutes per side. Once the top side is black, rotate it around and roast on the next side until black. Repeat this until blackened all over. Once it is mostly blackened, remove it from the oven and place in a small bowl. Cover the bowl immediately with plastic wrap. The plastic wrap will trap the steam and will release the skin from the flesh of the pepper. Allow the pepper to sit for at least 10 minutes. Peel the blackened skin off the pepper. Remove the stem and seeds. Cut into 4 pieces and thinly slice. (you can buy roasted red peppers in a jar, but it is more expensive than making it on your own, but it is easier and faster. So, pick whichever method works for you)

While the pepper is roasting in the oven, make the BBQ sauce. Stir together the BBQ sauce, cloves, cinnamon, allspice, hot sauce, molasses and orange juice. Set aside.

Pre-heat a medium skillet over medium heat with 1 Tbs vegetable oil. Thinly slice the chicken breast. Add to the pan, salt and pepper the chicken. Cook until chicken in cooked through. Remove from pan and set aside.

Pour the BBQ sauce into the pan, and reduce heat to med-low. Simmer for 5 minutes until sauce is thickened and flavors developed.

Sprinkle 1/4 cup corn meal onto a baking sheet. Roll out the pizza dough onto the pan. Once the pepper is done roasting, set the oven temperature to 400 degrees and put the pizza dough into the oven and cook for about 5 minutes - until lightly golden brown all over.

Remove the dough from the oven. Spread sauce over dough. Sprinkle on 8 oz of the cheese. Place the chicken and sliced red bell peppers onto the pizza. Sprinkle with the remaining 4 oz of mozzarella cheese.

Bake in the oven about 5 minutes - until cheese is melted. While pizza is in oven, thinly slice the green onions. When pizza is done baking, remove from oven and sprinkle with green onions.

Slice and serve.

Serves 4

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