“Pizzafied” Chicken with a Spicy Basil Tomato Sauce

I got the idea for this recipe while working out at the gym.  One of the nearby TV’s had a cooking show on and when I glanced up from my book I saw the chef putting what looked like tomato sauce on a chicken breast.  I continued to watch while she added some vegetables, pepperoni and string cheese and it looked almost like a pizza.  I later looked it up on the Internet and they had called it “Pizzafied” Chicken.  You could put almost any kind of topping on this and next time I will probably experiment with some other options.  I made this a tomato basil sauce because we had leftover basil to use up.

 3 – Chicken boneless breast pounded to about 1/2” thickness

Season the chicken with pepper, garlic salt and onion powder (or minced onion), then set aside

 Pizza sauce

6 – Garlic cloves, minced

1/4 cup – Small yellow onion, chopped

Sauté the garlic and onion on low heat with about a ½ tbsp of olive oil until the onion is translucent.

In a blender puree the following ingredients while you are sautéing the garlic and onion;

2 – large Roma tomatoes, cored and roughly chopped

3 oz – fresh basil, roughly chopped

dash cayenne pepper

1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

1/4 tsp garlic salt

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp ground pepper

1/4 tsp ground oregano

2 tbsp olive oil

After the garlic and onion are ready, add them to the rest of the ingredients in the blender and puree until smooth.

Put the sauce back into the sauté pan on very low heat to warm it up while you cook the chicken.

 Fry the chicken breast on medium heat in a very small amount of olive oil.  They should only take about 4 minutes per side.  Once they are done, turn down the heat and spoon pizza sauce over each breast covering completely. 

Top each of the chicken breast with shredded Mozzarella cheese and cover the pan until the cheese melts, it will only take a couple of minutes.

Sprinkle the top of each breast with some fresh chopped basil and serve

 

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