Saturday, September 10, 2011

Barbecue Chicken and Arugula Pizza

Makes 4 ~9 inch pizzas.

Pizza Dough (From Mario Batali)
- 3 1/4 cups of flour
- 2 tsp yeast
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 cup warm water
- 1/4 cup white wine
- 2 tbsp olive oil

- 1 can San Marzano tomatoes
- minced garlic, shallot
- sliced BBQ chicken
- bocconcini mozzarella
- arugula

- olive oil
- lemon juice
- lemon zest
- shallot
- honey
- soy sauce
- salt, pepper

1. Prepare dough - combine all ingredients and mix with hands until dough pulls away from bowl. Knead for 5 minutes. Oil clean bowl, add dough and turn to coat. Cover with cloth and set aside for 1 hour to rise. Punch down.
2. Prepare toppings - thinly slice chicken and mozzarella. Strain tomatoes. Sautee garlic and shallot in olive oil, then add tomatoes. Heat to simmer and reduce sauce.
3. Prepare rounds - divide dough into 4 pieces and shape into 9 inch rounds. Heat grill to high. Place rounds on grill for ~2 minutes first side until lightly brown. Flip over for ~30 seconds then place on pan to cool.
4. Make pizza - spread thin layer of sauce on rounds. Top with chicken and mozzarella. Put grill on low. Heat until cheese melted. Combine ingredients for dressing. Dress arugula and use to top pizza.