Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Chicken Caesar French Bread Pizza


You did read correctly Chicken Caesar French Bread Pizzas – this is another foray into the savoury side of things for Cakeyboi! My Sweet ‘n’Easy Chicken Curry I posted a couple of months back was a big hit, so I thought I would do more savoury dishes – on occasion.

I was thinking what I could make for dinner for Disneyboi the other night. He LOVES Chicken Caesar Salad, but I wanted to change it up a bit. How about having it on French bread?


So much nicer than those pre-packaged French bread pizzas, which come out of the oven all hard and tasteless. Mine is full of flavour and is what I would term a white pizza. There is no tomato sauce, just (shop-bought) light Caesar dressing, rocket, parmesan cheese, fried bacon lardons and oven-baked chicken breasts. The crouton part comes in the way of the crusty fresh baguette (white or wholegrain) this lovely concoction sits on top of.
It’s really easy to knock together and looks quite impressive for a simple supper solution.



You could of course make your own Caesar dressing, but if you are short on time, or quite simply can’t be bothered, the shop ones are very tasty. I used little pancetta lardons for the bacon, but good old smoked back is fine too.

I used rocket instead of the traditional iceberg as rocket has way more flavour and holds up better under the heat of the grill.

I used fresh parmesan from the block for this. With some grated and some sliced on top. This is the part that will melt under the grill and keep it all together.



Disneyboi was impressed and asked that I make it again sometime. So that, ladies and gentleman, is a huge recommendation for you!

Here’s how I made it;


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Chicken Caesar French Bread Pizza
Chicken Caesar Salad on top a crusty french baguette, grilled to perfection
Ingredients
  • 1 medium french baguette
  • 2-3 tablespoons light caesar dressing
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 80 grams approx. bacon lardons
  • a couple of handfuls rocket leaves
  • parmesan cheese (to taste)
Instructions
Place the chicken in a foil wrap and pop in the oven for 30 minutes at 180C. Add the lardons to a hot frying pan and cook until crispy. Drain excess fat on kitchen paper. Cut the baguette into 4 equal slices. When the chicken has cooled, cut into small cubes. Make the 'salad' by combining the cubed chicken and bacon with the dressing, rocket and grated parmesan. Layer up on each piece of bread and with a vegetable peeler, slice parmesan strips on top. Place under a hot grill until the cheese has melted and is bubbly. Finish with some black pepper and more grated parmesan.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 pizzas


16 comments:

  1. A very inventive twist on a classic salad. I would love to have this for lunch :-) x

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    1. Better than a chicken and bacon baguette Charlene!

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  2. Oh la vache! Cakeyboi you've done it again. I mean made me hungry just before bedtime.

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  3. I love this french bread pizza!

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  4. Gorgeous pizza, Stuart. Caesar Salad is one of my faves too.

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    1. Thanks Janice, I love it too (probably as it isn't that healthy lol!)

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  5. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy30 August 2014 at 12:56

    I love this! So creative.

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  6. This sounds like a fab lunch - love it! :)

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  7. This is JUST amazing - what a GREAT and very CLEVER flavour combination! Karen

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    1. Thanks Karen, really appreciate your comment x

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  8. clever idea - and a nice idea for lunch !

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  9. Chicken caesar is one of my favourite things - I love the tang of it. What a great idea - do you deliver? I normally take my lunch at about 12.30 so if you could time if for then that would be good!

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