Anything made in a cast-iron skillet just seems to always taste great and the same goes for this Cast Iron Italian Chicken Pizza.
I have visited several great pizza cities including New York City and Chicago over the years. It was after those experiences I knew I wanted to master the art of pizza making. When you get the opportunity to taste some of the best across the country, it’s only right that you relive that experience at home.
There are several different ways to prepare pizza and using a cast iron skillet is my favorite. The result is a great combination of texture and taste – straight out of our oven. Also, this gives the pizza more depth that is perfect for piling on extra layers of cheese, vegetables, meats, etc.
Tips when making the Cast Iron Italian Chicken Pizza:
It all starts with the dough because this is what literally keeps it all together.
I tend to use pastry flour when forming my dough because it doesn’t dry out your pizza dough and makes the handling of the dough a lot easier.
I use a specific Organic pizza sauce on most of my pizzas, but feel free to use your sauce of choice if for some reason you are not able to locate the brand used in this recipe.
Cook your ground chicken until the meat begins to turn white then remove from the heat to avoid overcooking.
Once you add your dough to the cast iron skillet, load it up with all those great ingredients then top off with cheese and olives.
For a tasty pizza night, give this Cast Iron Italian Chicken Pizza a spot on the dinner table. Enjoy!
Spread pastry flour over kitchen counter top. Place the fresh dough onto flour and begin to shape dough into a circle using hands. Finish shaping and flattening with roller to a diameter of 13 inches.
In a large bowl, add ground chicken and italian seasoning and mix well with hands. Cook ground chicken in medium-heat pan until chicken is cooked; breaking the meat apart as it cooks.
In a cast iron skillet(paid link), coat the bottom with olive oil and add your rolled dough into the skillet. Fold any excess dough over skillet edge. Spread your pizza sauce evenly over the bottom of the crust.
Chop your Monterey cheese block into small cubes and spread half over the pizza sauce. Add half of your cooked chicken to the skillet and spread evenly. Add the remaining Monterey cheese over the chicken.
Add more chicken to the pan saving a hand full to the side for topping. Add all of the mozzarella shredded cheese. Top the cheese off with remaining ground chicken, chopped black olives and parsley flakes.
Bake in oven at 400 degrees for 18 minutes. Allow pizza to cool, then serve.
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:18 minutes
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I'm Eric --- a husband, father, Louisiana native, and lover of Tex-Mex and double-stacked burgers. On this site, you'll find Southern recipes I learned from my grandmothers using simple, approachable ingredients.