Recipe of the Month: Sicilian Chicken White Pizza

Ingredients:

13-oz. dough ball for large 12” to 14” pizza

3.5 to 4.5 oz. classic Alfredo sauce

4 oz. seasoned precooked chicken pizza topping

7.5 oz. mozzarella cheese

3 oz. cooked mushrooms, sliced
(sauteedor from a pouch or can)

Sauteed onions (optional)

Instructions:

Hand roll your dough ball to 12” or 14” diameter.Evenly spread Alfredo sauce on the dough and cover with mozzarella cheese. Distribute chicken topping evenly around the crust to make sure there will be chicken in every bite.Add mushrooms sparingly. (Sautéed onions make a great addition.Precooking onions and mushrooms adds another dimension of flavor to the final product.) Place in preheated oven and bake at 450˚ to 475˚ for 7 to 10 minutes. Remove and enjoy!

The Mighty Chicken

Chicken is the perfect meat topping for pizza makers looking to create a better-for-you pie without sacrificing an iota of flavor. Low in cholesterol and saturated fat, high in protein, chicken is one of the world’s most popular meats. A 2014 study by Priceonomics found that consumers now eat more chicken than beef. Precooked and seasoned chicken toppings offer additional convenience and flavor. Take advantage of chicken’s good reputation in your marketing strategy:

Cash in on chicken’s versatility. From traditional yet savory sauces like barbecue and Alfredo to more exotic offerings such as Thai, Jamaican jerk and pineapple/jalapeño flavors, the possibilities for chicken-topped pizzas are nearly limitless.

Create a special section on your menu. Many health-conscious guests will search for chicken-topped pies on your menu. Make it easy to find them!

Promote new chicken pizzas on social media. Shoot high-quality photos of new specialty pies and post them on your social media around mid-morning and mid-afternoon (when customers are thinking about lunch and dinner).

Emphasize the healthy aspect of chicken in your posts.