Pan fried whole wheat pizza

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Recently came across this recipe of Pan-fried Pizza on BBC Food. This is my take of that, with whole-wheat base and some chunky chicken pieces bedded on the delicious tomato relish from Mishalle’s by The Cooking Doctor.
Roll the dough into a thin disk (slightly thicker than the Roti/Indian flat bread) and toss them on the pan just as you would with the roti. Choose the topping of your choice; I finished it off in the oven on grill mode till the egg were set and chicken got slightly grilled. My little one is an absolute pizza fan, and who isn’t? Just an alternate way for some healthy and delicious pizza!

You need –

For the dough –

  • Whole wheat flour – 1.5 cups
  • Olive oil – 1 tablespoon
  • Baking powder – ½ teaspoon
  • Water – as required

Topping

  • Chicken topping
    • Chicken fillet – 300 grams, cut into small pieces
    • Bell pepper – thinly sliced, 1 cup
    • Onion – 1 small, fnely sliced
    • Garlic – 3 large pods, minced
    • Smoked paprika – 1 teaspoon
    • Tomato relish – 2 tablespoons (I used Mishalle’s)
    • Dried Italian herbs – ½ teaspoon
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • Olive oil – for stir frying
  • Egg – 3
  • Cream cheese – 5 tablespoons
  • Fresh coriander leaves to garnish

 

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How to –

Make the dough -In a large bowl sift together the flour and baking powder. Mix in the oil and add enough water and make smooth dough. Cover with a kitchen towel and let it sit undisturbed for about 30 mins.

To make the chicken-

In a heavy bottom pan heat oil. Add the minced garlic and stir briefly and tip the onion and continue to cook till translucent. Add the dried herbs, paprika and sauté for a minute. Now add the relish and continue to cook for another minute or so.

Add the chicken, season with salt (you may add about 2 tablespoons of water if the mix is dry) and pepper and cook till the chicken is cooked through. Add the bell pepper and cook till tender and mixture is almost dry.

To make the base –

Heat a heavy bottom frying pan.

Divide the dough into 3 equal parts and shape into a thin disc (use your hands or rolling pin).  Now drizzle some oil on the pan and transfer the rolled dough. Cook till golden, Flip over and cook the other side. Remove and set aside. Cook the remaining dough as well in the same way.

Assembling –

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Pre-heat the oven to 200°C on grill mode.

Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Place the cooked base on the baking tray and spread the cream cheese equally on the 3 base and then the chicken leaving the space in the centre to crack the egg. Crack the eggs in the middle and bake for 8-9 minutes or till the eggs have set as per your liking.

Remove and garnish with some fresh coriander and serve.

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12 thoughts on “Pan fried whole wheat pizza

  1. I’ve never actually made pan fried pizza before but it looks really delicious. I would make a nice dish for brunch or an afternoon snack when the pizza munchie hit.

  2. thank u darling for being my first customer and for all the support you have given me. I lost words when I thought of us standing for 5 hours at farmers market ! And love the end results of the relish, so gonna try this soon!

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