Thursday, October 6, 2011

Semi Homemade Strawberry Balsamic Chicken Pizza

Sometimes you run across a recipe that you just know will be a winner.  That is the case with this one.  I found this recipe for Balsamic Strawberry Pizza with Chicken and bacon and could tell that it was going to become a fast favorite of mine.

I was right!  This is a wonderful recipe.  I have made it twice now.  Both times I had to tweek the recipe.  Not because the recipe needed tweeking  but because I had some ingredients on hand to use and my time played a factor too.  So I changed up the original recipe to a Semi-Homemade version.  I pretended to be Sandra from Semi Homemade with Sandra.  I felt like a celeb.  I am sure that if you follow the original recipe it would be incredible.  I just had to make the following changes due to time and ingredients on hand.

I already had some of this in the freezer so I just let her thaw and rolled her out.
For the Sauce:
1/2 cup Smuckers Strawberry Syrup
1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
1t Sweet Chili Sauce

1 package of Perdue Shortcuts carved chicken Breast
1/2 cup thinly sliced sweet onion
12 ounces shreaded Italian Blend Cheese
1/4 cup fresh Cilantro, finely chopped
1/4 cup fresh strawberries, finely diced
1/4 - 1/2 cup Hormel Real bacon bits

Roll our pizza dough on lightly floured surface.  Move to pizza pan and bake in a preheated oven at 425 degrees for 12 miuntes.  Remove from oven. 

Place balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 4-5 minutes, or until reduced to half the original volume and the mixture is thick and syrupy. Add strawberry syrup and sweet chili sauce and mix well. Set aside to cool.
Combine chicken with 2 tablespoons of the balsamic-strawberry mixture and mix to coat all chicken with sauce. Pour rest of sauce onto pizza dough and spread to cover. Leave a 1 inch border all around the edge.
Place about 3/4 of the cheese on top of dough and spread to cover sauce evenly. Scatter chicken, bacon and sweet onion over cheese to distribute evenly. Scatter remaining cheese over this layer.

Bake the pizza at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes.  When the cheese is bubbly and the crust is golden brown it is ready.  Watch it closely so it does not burn.

 Remove from oven and let cool slightly, 1-2 minutes. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and fresh diced strawberries.

Take a look at this bad boy up close.

It truly is a wonderful dinner!  I think you should make it tonight. 

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  1. Darn,we already had dinner! However there is always tomorrow night :) This sounds delish,thanks for sharing.

  2. How unique and it looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper! Have a blessed week :)

    Everyday Mom's Meals

  3. Such an original idea! This looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  4. This sounds intriguing. I can't wait to make the pizza dough and the pizza itself. Thanks for linking up to Hunk of Meat Monday.

  5. such a refreshing delicious pizza yummy :) come see me at

  6. This recipe is so yummy! Thanks for the newest link-back. O'm your newest follower. =)

  7. I Love your recipe! Would you come over to Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow and share your tasty recipe with us?
    I hope to see you there!

  8. What a delicious looking recipe and I am also excited to try that beer batter pizza dough! Just stopping by from Sweet peas & Bumblebees link up. So glad I did!
    -Robyn from

  9. Wow. This sounds interesting, and delicious. Especially for summer. Please link it up to my Must Try Monday linky party, if you'd like. By the way, the Beer Battered Pizza Dough you use is our absolute favorite! I found it from the same blog. It grills great, too. Have you grilled it?

  10. I'd never heard of a pizza with strawberries, but this sounds delicious!

  11. New "chick" following you. This looks so good. Such a unique pizza. Very impressed with this one.

  12. That looks amazing! Doesn't matter that I just had breakfast - I'm still drooling at the screen!

  13. This looks so delicious! I love the combo of strawberries and balsamic vinegar, but never thought of combining them on a pizza! I'm pinning this recipe :)

    Have a great weekend!

    Sarah from

  14. Hi Mamie,
    This is a great pizza, it looks delicious! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  15. Wow! What a fantastic flavor combination. I've never had the strawberry-balsamic vinegar combination but I've seen it often on Food Network. This sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  16. Sounds delicious! Thanks so much for linking up at A Little Nosh!

  17. This looks spectacular!

  18. Whoa, what a cool recipe! This is really thinking outside the (pizza) box. :-) Thanks for sharing!!!!

  19. Hi! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Tuesday! Just wanted to let you know that I am featuring your recipe at tomorrows party! Please stop by and grab a featured button, also hope you will link up again,

  20. Olá!!
    gostaria de seguir seu blog...dá para por um tradutor na página!

  21. Your pizza looks wonderful! Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites. I'm featuring you this week. Come by and grab my featured button if you'd like one.

  22. Hi Marnie, well that makes a change from the usual Hawaiian type pizza. Will have to make it sometime. I found and am now following you through My Romantic Home and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  23. This sound really good. I like strawberries and balsamic vinegar , I would love it if you shared your recipe here:


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