Ditch the tomato sauce and give pizza a makeover by topping with chicken, fresh peach slices and Gorgonzola cheese. A drizzle of tangy balsamic reduction provides the perfect balance to the sweet summer fruit.
1 (10-ounce) prebaked thin pizza crust (such as Boboli)
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
1 cup shredded cooked chicken breast
1/3 cup (about 1 1/2 ounces) crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
1 medium unpeeled peach, thinly sliced
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 400°.
Place pizza crust on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Brush 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil evenly over crust. Top evenly with 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, chicken, Gorgonzola cheese, and peach slices. Top with remaining 1/4 cup mozzarella. Bake at 400° for 11 minutes or until crust browns.
Place vinegar in a small saucepan over medium-high heat; cook until reduced to 2 tablespoons (about 5 minutes). Drizzle balsamic reduction evenly over pizza. Cut pizza into 8 wedges.
VERY easy to make, perfect for a weeknight meal. I used canned peaches, as peaches weren't in season yet and I really wanted to make it. I just sliced the canned wedges into thinner wedges and I thought they worked well (I'll try it with fresh peaches this summer). I also subbed prosciutto for the chicken as I was in a hurry and didn't have pre-cooked chicken available. The only negative about this is that (like many recipes) I can easily eat more than the serving size!
Holy cow, this is so good. How good it is, combined with how easy it is to make, it really is the perfect weeknight dinner. In the future, I will probably just buy a balsamic glaze rather than making one myself, but otherwise I'll do everything the same.
great pizza! i used regular blue cheese because that's what i had, and it wasn't overpowering at all. like another reviewer, threw in red onion. had some grilled chicken leftover, and my glaze came from a bottle. will make again….. pears would be good too.
Yum. I thought I could make the balsamic reduction ahead, but it turned into a hard mess, so had to repeat that step. I'm glad I did. Used a combination of Stilton blue cheese and feta as that is what I had on hand. Can't wait to try this when peaches are at their peak. Everyone loved it. Serving size is too small though!!
At first my husband said "Peaches??? On a PIZZA???" but this was truly outstanding. Using pre-cooked chicken meant it came together in a snap. And the balsamic reduction (be sure to use quality vinegar) deepened the flavor profile. We also liked the arugula salad as suggested: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/arugula-salad-50400000111972/. Will make again and again.
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