7. Recipe: BBQ Chicken Pizza
Pizza is an all-time favorite, but many folks steer clear because it can be a carb nightmare! But you can whip up a healthy pizza by using whole wheat pizza crust, a combo of whole flavorful cheese with lower fat cheese, lots of veggies, and chicken. Serve with a green salad on the side and you have a well-balanced meal.
Skill level: Beginner
Start to Finish: 30 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15-20 minutes
1 pre-baked whole wheat pizza crust (or 4 pieces of whole wheat pita bread)
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
2 cups chopped or shredded rotisserie chicken
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1 bell pepper, sliced
1/2 cup thinly sliced leeks
Chopped fresh cilantro and scallions
1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. Place pizza crust on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.
3. Top crust with BBQ sauce, chicken, cheese, peppers and leeks. Drizzle lightly with olive oil, transfer to oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and scallions.
Recipe and photo by Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC.
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