Foodie Tuesday recipe: Chicken Hummus Pizza + pizza dough recipe – healthy, easy, delish

Happy Tuesday!
I have a good – and surprisingly delish – recipe for you today.
When I was in Arizona for New Years I went to costco with my MIL. I sampled THE BEST HUMMUS I have ever tasted. I couldn’t resist, so I bought two flavors – spicy black bean, and roasted red pepper something or other. 
Holy moly cow they were good.

So good, I packed them home in my carry-on bag.
I have no shame.
I found a recipe online that said you could use hummus instead of pizza sauce so I thought I’d give it a try! WARNING WARNING WARNING: The pics are terrible…that’s why I had to cheat and snag a professional one for the first pic. Hey, I never claimed to be a food photographer, ok?! 
I swear it tastes much better than it looks!
Enjoy :)
Chicken Hummus Pizza

I decided to make my own dough for this, because it’s actually really easy and much cheaper than buying it. For a printable version of this recipe without pictures, click HERE.
Pizza Dough

2 ½ to 3C all-purpose flour
1 pkg active dry yeast (or 2 ¼t)
½ teaspoon salt
1C warm water (120-130 degrees)
2T cooking oil or olive oil
Flaxseed – a few T’s full (optional)

1. In a large mixing bowl combine 1 ¼C of the flour, the yeast, and salt; add warm water and oil. I like to add some flaxseed to mine too (sneak in some healthy stuff!) Beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 secs, scraping the bowl. Beat on high speed for 3 mins. Using a wooden spoon stir in as much of the remaining flour as you can.

2 .Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in enough remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (6-8 mins). Divide dough in half, Cover, let rest for 10 min. *You can freeze half the dough – just cover in plastic (keep it air-tight) and freeze.

Make desired pizza and bake accordingly:
Thin crust pizza: 425 degrees for 10 minutes or until light brown. Makes two 12-in pans.
Pan pizza: Cover and let rise in a warm place until nearly doubled in size (30-45 mins). Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 mins or until light brown. Makes two 12-in pans.

(Recipe is from the Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book)

Here’s the yeast I like to use. I keep it in my freezer and it lasts forever. 

I like to add flaxseed to my crust…sneak in some healthy stuff!

I make my dough in my new mixer that I got for Christmas! So much easier than kneading it by hand. You can also have a bread machine make yours for you, I got mine at a thrift store. 

I split the dough and froze half of it to use for a future meal.

For a printable version of the pizza recipe click HERE

Chicken Hummus Pizza:
Pizza dough
Corn meal
1C Hummus spread (Flavored hummus is awesome. Any brand of hummus will do.)
1 boneless skinless chicken breast
1 ½C sliced bell peppers
1C shredded monterey jack cheese

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
2. Make pizza crust above, as for a Pan Pizza.
3. Cube the chicken breast. Saute in a skillet with a few dollops of hummus, saute until cooked completely through.
4. Roll out crust and place on baking sheet or pizza pan (sprinkling a layer of corn meal on the pan first). Spread a layer of hummus over the crust. Arrange bell peppers and chicken, top with shredded cheese.
5. Bake for 10-15 mins until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted in the center.
I cubed the chicken and didn’t even have to add oil when I cooked it; the hummus was enough. 

Wow. So I know this is the ugliest pizza ever, but I was in a huge hurry. And frankly…who cares if it looks perfect or not, right?! :) Life’s too short to be a perfectionist!

Have fun adding different toppings like seasonings, garlic, red onion, mushrooms, etc. I went super plain on mine because I wasn’t sure if hummus would even be good on pizza….IT IS.

I made two pizzas, one with each type of hummus. I made half of this pizza with cheese and spaghetti sauce only (for my picky 2yr old).

The finished product! Once again, wow…sorry so ugly.

I cannot even BEGIN to tell you how delicious this was. The best part? It was even better days two and three! This would be a delicious appetizer for a party, too. 

 Who knew pizza could be so healthy?? And for the last time…yes, my pizza was hideous.
Enjoy :)

Comments

  1. Mariya says

    your pics and pizza look real! thank you for the great recipe and for making blogging look real! it’s refreshing to see a REAL home cook! :)

  2. tricia says

    This looks great. My kids love hummus and I’ve been looking for ways to incorporate more into our meals! Do you think it would be ok with left over roast chicken?

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