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Chicken Salad Pizzas Recipe

Chicken Salad Pizzas Recipe

Sometimes it just takes a little creative spin to get the kids to gobble up an otherwise grown-up dish. Add the word “pizza” to this pretty, piled-high salad, and you won’t have to worry about leftovers. —Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:5 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder, divided
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium red onion, halved and sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 5 whole pita breads, warmed
  • 1-2/3 cups fresh arugula or baby spinach
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • 1. Combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder in a small bowl; set aside.
  • 2. Cook chicken, peppers, onion, salt and remaining garlic powder in oil in a large skillet over medium heat until chicken is no longer pink. Spread cream cheese mixture over pita breads; top with arugula, chicken mixture and oranges. Sprinkle with bacon and cheddar cheese. Yield: 5 servings.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.