A little kick goes a long way
Grilled Chicken Pizza
This time of year is about celebrating fresh, simple, flavorful food with friends and family. The trick is to spend less time in the kitchen so you have more time to enjoy the sunny weather.
Cooking through the warmer months is easy once you’ve found your go-to, all-purpose flavor. The right seasoning should have a comfortable familiarity and be versatile enough to enjoy in endless recipes.
One family favorite is Lawry’s Seasoned Salt. Just a shake will kick-up any meal with fabulous flavor and vibrant color. New this year, Lawry’s Original Seasoned Salt Marinade adds a modern zing to warm-weather favorites, capturing the essence of summer’s essential seasoning
For effortless, savory meals, look to these simple tips:
- • On the go. Add a personal, homemade touch to your family’s favorite snacks by combining pretzels, peanuts, cashews and popcorn with a sprinkle of your go-to seasoning.
- • On the grill. Marinades infuse chicken, steaks and veggies with robust flavor. If you’ve grown tired of grilled chicken, remember your grill is as flexible as your seasonings. Try reinventing chicken supper as a grilled pizza topped with delicious marinated chicken breast for a simple, creative, al fresco supper.
- • For a crowd. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue or feeding a whole block party, Lawry’s Seasoned Salt delivers crowd-pleasing flavor to all your favorite recipes. For that signature zing, add a shake to potato and pasta salads.
Grilled Chicken Pizza
Yield: 8 servings. prep time: 15 minutes, refrigerate: 30 minutes, cook time: 20 minutes
1 pound—boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1/2 cup—Lawry’s Original Seasoned Salt Marinade, divided
1—prepared thin pizza crust (12-inch)
2 cups—shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
2 plum—tomatoes, thinly sliced
1/4 cup—thinly sliced red onion
Place chicken in large re-sealable plastic bag or glass dish. Add marinade, turn to coat well. Refrigerate 30 minutes or longer for extra flavor. Remove chicken from marinade, reserve marinade.
Grill chicken over medium heat 6 to 7 minutes per side or until cooked through, brushing with 2 tablespoons of reserved marinade. Cut chicken into thin strips.
Place crust on grill, close lid. Grill over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes or until grill marks appear on bottom of crust. Carefully flip crust over using tongs or spatula.
Brush crust with remaining 2 tablespoons marinade. Layer crust with 1/2 of cheese, grilled chicken, tomatoes, onions. Cover with remaining cheese, close lid. Discard remaining marinade.
Grill 3 to 4 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is browned. Check pizza often to avoid burning. Rotate pizza, if necessary. Slide pizza onto baking sheet. Slice and serve. Sprinkle with crushed red pepper or oregano, if desired.
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