Skip the takeout and enjoy this delicious homemade chicken margherita pizza on your next pizza night! Made from scratch, the homemade pizza dough is topped with grilled chicken, tomatoes, mozzarella and fresh basil.
Between two pieces of parchment paper, pound chicken breast to an even thickness, approximately ¾ of an inch thick. In a small bowl, mix ½ tablespoon of olive oil, 1 minced garlic clove, ¼ teaspoon dried oregano, ¼ teaspoon dried basil, ¼ teaspoon salt, and ⅛ teaspoon pepper. Pour into a ziplock sandwich bag, add the chicken breast and massage to coat chicken in spices. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix the remaining 1 ½ tablspoons olive oil, 2 minced garlic cloves, ½ teaspoon salt, ⅛ teaspoon pepper, and ¼ teaspoon dried oregano. Stir in the quartered grape tomatoes and set aside.
To make the pizza dough, whisk together the warm water, sugar, and yeast. Let stand for five minutes until frothy. In a medium bowl, combine 1 ½ cups of flour, garlic salt, and remaining 1 teaspoon dried oregano. Add yeast mixture and stir to combine. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead for five minutes, adding the extra flour by the tablespoon until the dough is smooth and elastic. You may not need to add all of the remaining ¼ cup of flour. Form dough into a ball and cover with a damp tea towel until you finish cooking the chicken.
Preheat grill and preheat oven to 450℉. When grill is hot, turn heat to medium and grill the chicken breast for four minutes per side until it is no longer pink on the inside. Cool for a few minutes and slice into bite sized pieces.
Roll pizza dough into a circle on a 15” pizza stone or pan, leaving the edges slightly thicker. Bake the dough at 450℉ for 5 minutes. Remove from oven.
Using a slotted spoon, spread tomatoes evenly over the pizza crust. Discard the remaining liquid. Place mozzarella slices over tomatoes. Spread chicken and fresh basil on top of cheese. Return to oven for 10 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Remove from oven and slice. Serve immediately.
To make this recipe even quicker and easier, use a large thin pre-baked pizza crust and pre-shredded mozzarella cheese.
If you like a thicker crust pizza, use a 12 inch pizza stone or pan.
If you’d rather not grill the chicken, you could also cook it under the broiler or fry it.