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Deep-Dish Chicken Pizza

 Deep-Dish Chicken Pizza
I've been making this versatile pizza recipe for my family for decades. It's the only one we make and is also wonderful meatless—with eggplant and zucchini instead of chicken. Hot roll mix makes for a delightful crust! It's a great party pizza. —Edward Smulski, Lyons, Illinois
12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 25 min. + standing


  • 1 package (16 ounces) hot roll mix
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 large green pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Prepare roll mix according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a
  • large skillet over medium heat, cook chicken in 1 tablespoon oil
  • until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.
  • In the same skillet, saute the mushrooms, peppers, onion and
  • seasonings in remaining oil until vegetables are tender. Return
  • chicken to the pan.
  • Roll dough into a 17-in. x 12-in. rectangle. Transfer to a greased

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Deep-Dish Chicken Pizza (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan; build up edges slightly. Spread
  • sauce over dough. Top with chicken mixture and cheeses.
  • Wrap and freeze for up to 2 months or bake at 375° for 25-30
  • minutes or until crust and cheeses are lightly browned. Let stand
  • for 10 minutes before serving.
  • To use frozen pizza: Thaw in the refrigerator. Uncover and bake at
  • 375° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand for 10
  • minutes before serving. Yield: 12 pieces.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 328 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 598 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 21 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 medium-fat meat, 1 fat.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.