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Grilled Pizza: Chicken, Red Onions, and Cream Cheese

Last weekend I was out and about, shopping, taking care of business. When I finally came home and pulled up into my driveway, as I opened the car door to get out, a big whiff of grilled food just about knocked me out.

It was beautiful! Summer is here!

Bob, the neighbor, was grilling steaks. Robert, the neighbor across the street, was grilling burgers and kebabs. And I, the only female on the block hanging out next to R2D2, was about to grill something… or just about everything that I saw in my fridge. I was hungry, I was inspired, I was ready to eat!

In case you haven’t met, this is R2D2 – my grill.

I took out some chicken, some veggies, salads… Hubs then came out and suggested I grill the pizza that I wouldn’t stop talking about.

That would be this pizza – Kim, from Liv Life, one of my absolute favorites,  grilled a pizza dough made with semolina flour and topped it with cheese and pepperoni. Deeeelish! But I had neither semolina flour, nor pepperoni.

I went to the next best thing. My favorite pizza dough that comes in a package,  (don’t judge, it’s delicious!) and my favorite topping – cream cheese!

 

Grilled Pizza with Chicken, Red Onions, and Cream Cheese

You will need:

1 Betty Crocker Pizza Crust mix

1/4 package (2 oz.) cream cheese

1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced

1 grilled chicken breast, seasoned with your favorite seasoning, shredded

1 small red onion, sliced

1/2 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded

Olive oil for the grill

Directions:

Preheat the grill on high.

Prepare the dough and shape it on top of a cutting board or a flat baking sheet. Lightly flour the surface so that the dough does not stick.

When the grill is hot and ready, brush the grates with some olive oil.

Slide the pizza dough off the baking sheet and onto the grill.

Close the grill and cook the dough for about 2 minutes.

Check if the dough is browned underneath. If it’s not browned, give it another minute.

Take the dough off the grill with some tongs and put it on top of the cookie sheet or cutting board. Let it cool.

In the meantime prepare all your toppings.

Turn the pizza crust over, browned-side up.

Spread the cream cheese over the entire pizza crust.

Add the red onions, the shredded chicken, and the mushrooms.

Top with the shredded mozzarella cheese.

Put the pizza back on the grill.

Turn the heat down to medium-high, and close the lid.

Cook for about 3 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and melted.

Pull the pizza off the grill onto a cutting board and let it rest for a minute or so before cutting it.

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By Katerina Petrovska

Recipe Contributor // Personal Blog: Diethood

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