Last night I was given the task of coming up with a recipe for a product that was sent to me in the mail. This is a fairly new company and they asked me to try their product and come up with an easy recipe that would be perfect to share at a party–and what says party like pizza?
You can buy the Saucy Mama products on line at this site:
but in a pinch you could use the sweet vidalia onion salad dressings that I have seen locally in the grocery stores. This is just one of the products that they sent me–they have a HUGE selection of excellent marinades, mustard, gourmet olives and more on their site. If you would like to win a couple of products, just leave a comment here after my post and I will randomly choose a winner and mail (or drop off, depending where you live) a selection for you to try.
So, here is the recipe I created using their Saucy Mama Sweet Onion Marinade:
Cheese Lover’s Saucy Mama Chicken Party Pizza
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced in to bite sized pieces
1-12 oz bottle Saucy Mama Sweet Onion Marinade
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups thinly sliced leeks
3 cloves garlic, minced
1-homemade or prepared one pound ball pizza dough
3-4 small sliced canned or leftover cooked potatoes
1-small onion, sliced in to rings
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup shredded fontina, mild cheddar or jack cheese
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
2-3 tablespoons freshly chopped chives
Salt & Pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Move oven rack to the bottom third of the oven and insert a pizza stone or overturned large baking sheet.
In a small bowl, combined sliced chicken and 1cup Saucy Mama Sweet Onion Marinade and set aside. In another small bowl, combine 1/2 cup Saucy Mama Sweet Onion Marinade, dried thyme and cream cheese. Mix together until smooth and season with salt and pepper to taste and set aside.
In a large skillet over medium heat add olive oil, garlic and leeks and aaute until leeks are tender and translucent, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
In the meantime, stretch pizza dough on a pizza peel or back side of another large baking sheet that has been floured or sprinkled with cornmeal. Spread Saucy Mama Sweet Onion Marinade and cream cheese mixture on to dough to cover, leaving 1” uncovered to form the outer crust. Top mixture with cooked leeks and top leaks with a single layer of sliced potatoes. Add the onions in a single layer.
Sprinkle on mozzarella cheese. Drain chicken from Sweet Onion Marinade and place on pizza in a single layer. Top chicken with shredded fontina and season with salt and pepper.
Slide pizza on to preheated pizza stone or baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes until crust is golden brown and chicken is cooked through. Remove from oven and sprinkle on grated parmesan and chopped chives. Allow to rest 5 minutes before slicing in to small squares or slices to feed your guests. Enjoy!