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Spicy Chicken Appetizer Pizza

 Spicy Chicken Appetizer Pizza
This flavorful pizza from Michelle Martin of Waterville, Ohio uses marinated chicken and a surprise ingredient, almonds, to pack a tasty punch.
12 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + marinating Bake: 15 min.


  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 cup chopped green onions, divided
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 prebaked 12-inch thin pizza crust
  • 1/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds


  • In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, soy sauce, 1/2 cup onions,
  • garlic, 1 teaspoon oil, pepper and cayenne. Pour 1/2 cup into a
  • large resealable plastic bag; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to
  • coat; refrigerate for 30 minutes. Cover and refrigerate remaining
  • marinade.
  • Drain chicken, discarding marinade. In a large nonstick skillet over
  • medium heat, cook chicken in remaining oil until no longer pink.
  • Combine cornstarch and reserved marinade until blended; stir into
  • skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until

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Spicy Chicken Appetizer Pizza (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • thickened. Remove from the heat.
  • Place the crust on an ungreased baking sheet; top with chicken
  • mixture. Sprinkle with cheeses. Bake at 400° for 12 minutes. Top
  • with almonds and remaining onions. Bake 2-3 minutes longer or until
  • cheese is golden brown.
  • Yield: 12 slices.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 143 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 327 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 10 g protein.
Wine: Medium-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer