Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Surprise Taste Sensation

I mentioned yesterday a recipe that was a winner at our house. It was Chicken-Corn Pizza. I am not a huge pizza fan - can take it or leave it - but I LOVE chicken and I also am a new fan of goat cheese. (Don't stop reading yet...) If you had told me even a few months ago, I would admit to liking..or even trying goat cheese..I would not believe it. But, it is true. There is a dish at Carrabba's restaurant that a server talked me into trying - a chicken dish with roasted red peppers (YUM) and goat cheese on top. I thought, worse case I'll scrape the cheese off the top. Oh No. It was heavenly. I had always assumed goat cheese was very sharp or pungent, tasted awful, and that I hated it - but I'd never tried it. It is none of those - it is delicious. So when I came across this recipe with chicken...and corn...and goat cheese - well, what's not to love?!? But, the kicker is Hubbie loved it too!! It is a keeper at our house.

1 12-inch packaged prebaked pizza crust (oh yea, and you don't have to make your own crust...just gets better and better!)
1 cup ricotta cheese
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 10oz. pkg. frozen whole kernel corn in butter sauce
1 6oz. pkg. refrigerated cooked chicken breast strips
1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
2 tsp. tarragon
1 tsp. bottled minced garlic
1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
1 can sliced olives - totally did not use these (yuck!)
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

1. Preheat oven 450 and line baking sheet with tin foil. In bowl, combine ricotta, Parmesan and black pepper. Spread on crust leaving space around edge. Bake 5 minutes.
2. Transfer corn and sauce from package to bowl and microwave on high for 3 minutes. Stir and cook one minute more. Stir in chicken, sweet pepper, tarragon and garlic. Remove pizza from oven and spoon corn mixture over ricotta mixture.
3. Top with goat cheese and bake five minutes more until lightly browned. Sprinkle with parsley before serving.

8 comments:

  1. I love pizza. Love making my own dough, finally found a recipe that is perfect! I have never thought to put chicken or goat cheese on top!!! But I love that restaurant, so it must be good!!!

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  2. We love pizze around our house, too! I've never tried goat cheese before...maybe it's time to step out of my box and give it a whirl! Sounds pretty yummy to me! :)

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  3. Goat cheese is definitely wonderful!! This sounds really good and similiar to a recipe my son makes but he drizzles BBQ sauce on it as well. It is sooo good. Now I am thinking pizza sounds pretty good and it is soo early still. SIGH...haha Have a wonderful day...Hugs, Deb

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  4. Hungry now! This recipe sounds good. I've never had goat cheese and I would definitely not put the olives on it, either!

    I like your new background!

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  5. Hi Jenn,
    Somehow I managed to leave my comment on the wrong post. So if you would go over to the one on is my service a hinderance, you will find a new comment there. Sorry,
    don't know how I did that!
    That pizza sounds interesting. I have never had goat cheese either,
    and I am like you were, I am gonna share a pizza recipe today too.
    Have a good one, hon,
    Blessings, Nellie

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  6. Sounds delicious! I want to try this one for sure. Thanks for sharing. Love & blessings from NC!

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  7. HMMM!! I can't say that I don't like goat cheese since I have never tried it! But pizza is a favorite and there isn't many ways that you can mess it up! This sounds like one to try!

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  8. sounds interesting! i've only tried goat cheese once and i hated it. of course there are several goat cheese varieties out there so maybe i would like a different one like on the pizza. i'll keep that in mind!

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