Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Brussels Sprouts and Chicken Pizza

My love of brussels sprouts is well documented.  As is my love of pizza.   Last summer, I had the famous brussels sprouts pizza from Motorino's in New York.  The recipe below is very loosely based off of that pizza, but trust me it is a poor imitation.  The pizza at Motorino's is divine.  This pizza is very good, but different.  I think the key is that we needed much more and much better quality olive oil and of course pancetta.  The recipe below is well worth trying.  It is tasty and if you like brussels sprouts, you will definitely like this!

Brussels Sprouts and Chicken Pizza

1 flatbread crust
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 cloves garlic
1 pinch red pepper flakes
1 cup shredded brussels sprouts
Salt and pepper
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast, cooked and shredded
1/2 cup part-skim mozzerella cheese, shredded
1/4 cup goat cheese, crumbled

In a small bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons olive oil, minced garlic, and red pepper flakes.  Let sit while you prepare the chicken and brussels sprouts.

Preheat oven to 400°F or 425°F depending on the directions for your flatbread.

If the chicken is already cooked, shred it into bite sized pieces. If you need to cook the chicken, season it with salt and pepper and cook it in a non-stick pan over medium-high heat for 6 to 7 minutes per side. Let the chicken cool slightly, then shred using a fork.

Wash brussels sprouts.  Cut off bottoms and peel outer layers.  Using a sharp knife, cut the brussels sprouts into thin strips or put through a food processor until shredded.  Season the brussels sprouts with salt and pepper.  Mix with one tablespoon olive oil.

Brush the flatbread with the olive oil mixture.  Spread the brussels sprouts and chicken over the flatbread.  Sprinkle the cheeses on top of the pizza.

Cook based on the directions of the flatbread or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

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