homemade dough recipe
1 Tbs. olive oil
1 Lb. chicken, diced into bite-size
1-1/2 cups fresh arugula leaves
1/2 cup red onion, thinly sliced
1 cup tomato, diced
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Salt and black pepper, to taste
For the Sauce:
1 Tbs. unsalted butter
1/2 Tbs. whole wheat flour
3/4 cup cold milk
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1 clove fresh garlic, finely minced
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Dash of ground black pepper
Preheat oven, according to temp. stated on your dough package. Place rolled out dough onto a greased pizza pan.
If using raw dough or homemade recipe: Pre-cook the raw pizza dough partially, prior to applying the toppings. This avoids the crust from getting under-cooked or soggy. I usually cook it at 400 degrees, for about 8-10 minutes. Then apply my toppings and cook for an additional 15 minutes, at 400 degrees F.
If using pre-made, already cooked pizza crust: Just apply your toppings and cook according to package directions.
To make the sauce: In a medium saucepan melt 1 tablespoon of butter, over medium to low heat. Whisk in flour, garlic, onion powder, and salt. Continue whisking until mixture gets thick and bubbly. Slowly whisk in the milk, and continue to whisk for 5-10 minutes, or until mixture begins to thicken. Once thickened, stir in the 1/3 cup of Parmesan cheese and black pepper. Once cheese is melted, remove pan from heat and set aside to cool slightly.
While sauce is cooling, cook diced chicken in 1 tablespoon of olive oil, in a large pan over medium heat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and cook until not longer pink. Add arugula, and continue to cook, just until arugula begins to wilt. Set aside.
Whisk sauce again, then pour it over the crust. Sprinkle 1 cup of Parmesan cheese on top. Spoon the chicken and arugula mixture over the Parmesan cheese. Then, sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Add the onion and tomato over the top.
Cook according to the instructions on your package of pre-made crust or follow the instructions on your homemade dough recipe. Cheese should be melted and bubbly.