Saturday, March 8, 2008

A taste of spring on a REALLY snowy day

Winter doesn't want to let go...but cilantro reminds me of spring, so we had our nice and very fun neighbors over last night for Cilantro Chicken Pizza and of course, some vino. (Not a whole lot going on in the city last night other than snow!)

2 medium marinated and baked skinless boneless chicken breast - chopped (Any marinade will work. I used a Wegmans Speedie Sauce.)
1 frozen pizza dough
2 cups shredded cheddar or other cheese blend

Cilantro Pesto (compliments of Simply Recipes)
2 cups, packed, of cilantro, large stems removed
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1/2 teaspoon chopped and seeded jalapeno chile
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/4 cup olive oil
In a food processor, pulse the cilantro, onion, chile, and salt until well blended. With the food processor running, slowly add the olive oil in a steady stream.
Add more oil as needed for your use.

1. Spread pesto over dough (follow package baking directions -- may require it is slightly pre-baked)
2. Top with chicken.
3. Sprinkle with cheese and bake -- mine took about 9 minutes.

1 comment:

Jen O. P. said...

Think I'll give this one a whirl. It's a good one for me 'cause I always buy cilantro and use some for salsa and then the rest sits in the bottom drawer of the fridge until it is blackish-green liquid. ick.