How to make a pizza: Chicken Overload Pizza Recipe

Ingredients:

Base: (2-4 pizzas)

  • 300gms All purpose flour
  • 2 tsp Yeast
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1/2cup Tepid water
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1tbsp Oil
  • 1 cup Pizza Sauce
  • 200gm Mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 2 tbsp Capsicum/bell peppers, sliced
  • 1/4 Onion, sliced
  • 3tbsp+ Chicken tikka/roast chicken/barbecued chicken/chicken sausages
  • 1.5tbsp Olives, sliced
  • 1tsp Oregano
  • 1tsp Chilli flakes
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2tbsp Extra virgin olive oil

Method:

  • Mix a little tepid water and sugar in a cup. Add the yeast granules/beads/live culture. Give it a little stir to encourage the yeast. Do not disturb it thereafter. Cover this mix and leave it in a warm place till it becomes frothy and swells up. It may swell up to more than double it’s original volume. So make sure you use a cup/bowl with adequate space. It should not take more than 15minutes. If it does not raise/swell/become frothy, discard it and begin with a fresh batch of yeast.
  • Make a relatively moist dough using maida, milk, salt, oil, activated yeast mixture. Don’t use all of the milk at once. Add little by little because the consistency will vary depending upon the amount of gluten in the flour which will depend on the age/quality of your flour. Yiu can also adjust the consistency with some water if required. This dough is not as firm as a chapati/ roti dough. It is not like cake batter/dosa batter either. It is moister than the regular Indian bread dough. Moisten this dough with oil and keep aside to rise. Keep it in a larger container because it will double in volume very soon. You can check after an hour or so.
  • Once it rises, punch it down and let it swell again for the second time This should take around 20minutes approximately.
  • Divide the dough into 3-4 parts/balls for 3-4 pizzas depending on the size you would like/your oven/dishes can accommodate. I have two ovens. One is an OTG and the other is a convection oven which is smaller. So I make a huge one in the OTG and a small one in my microwave at the same time. I save the remaining dough in the fridge for the next day or bread-like dishes. You can keep it refrigerated for 24 hours or freeze this dough for a month.
  • Flatten each dough piece and keep stretching whilst dusting flour over it to prevent the dough from sticking to your equipment/container.
  • I suggest you flatten it on the tray you will be using to bake. I cannot toss and stretch dough the way they make roomali rotis or authentic pizza bases. If you fall in my category, this is a good trick to avoid the acrobatics.
  • If you like thin crust like I do, just stretch it a whole lot more.
  • Now make a lot of holes with a fork into the pizza bases. This helps with cooking the base evenly.
  • Brush the edges with some extra virgin olive oil. It will crispen on those edges. If you don’t like crispy edges, omit this step. Extra virgin olive oil is expensive here. It just adds some flavour to the pizza. You can substitute with any other oil too.
  • Spread your pizza sauce all over the base leaving just about 0.5-1cm from the edges. If you’re making your own sauce like me, make sure it’s already made and cooled and make a thick sauce, not a runny one.
  • Generously sprinkle grated mozzarella cheese all over the base leaving about 1-1.5cm from the edges. I love mozzarella. So I’m very generous with this step.
  • Now start drizzling your toppings. There is no rule here. You can add whatever you like capsicum, cooked chicken bits, salami, chopped sausages, olives, jalapenos, corn, onions, sundried tomatoes….whatever you have. It’s a great way to use leftover meat from roasts and grilled/tandoori items. Just remember if you are using thicker pieces of veggies, you will need to cook them before baking or just cut slim pieces/ slices. I used some Sichuan chicken that I had fried and reserved while I was cooking some Chinese food. I also used some chicken tikka leftover and readymade frozen sausages. Use whatever meats/veggies you prefer. You can just omit meat and make a vegetarian pizza with vegetarian toppings.
  • Drizzle salt, pepper, oregano, chilli flakes evenly all over the uncooked pizzas.
  • Place your prepared tray on a wire rack in the oven and cook at 250°C for 15-20 minutes in total.
  • Basically, use the highest setting you have available(220-250°C) for 12-15minutes with only the baking function and then another 5minutes using both top and bottom heat.

I hope you enjoy cooking and eating/serving this dish.

-RUELHA 
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16 Comments

      1. OM Gosh Your
        Pizza Recipe Looks
        Delicious My Wife
        Doesn’t think
        Pizza is good
        For me but
        i Do Enjoy
        It.. Going to
        See if She
        Will Follow
        Rue’s Pizza
        Recipe in
        The Near
        Future i Hope
        With SMiLes
        Of Hungry
        For Pizza
        🍕 Pie!🎶😊

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        1. That’s so sweet ….she takes care of your health.🎀💐😊…that’s why you’re in such good shape…both of you for that matter….I was into health food and basic gym routines etc for a long time. I quit all of that almost 3 years ago now….now I eat and drink anything and everything….😜🤭😅….that took a lot of dedication and time. I spend that time writing and praying instead now….I can’t really do both….for me it was a phase….lasted over half a decade….but I dont see myself going back to that intensity ever again….was fun while it lasted though. I do admire people with the dedication and discipline to follow a routine….especially people like you two with bodies to prove it 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩😎😎😎😎😎🏋️‍♀️🏋️‍♂️

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          1. SMiles Your Modesty
            And Kindness is endearing
            You surely are Blessed with
            Beauty, Poise, And Grace
            Similar to my Guardian
            Angel Who Proves
            God Exists Every
            Day somehow hehe
            She Manages
            To Hide Her
            Wings
            In Her
            Bikini Pics
            Yet the Angel
            Has Demon Wings
            Too if Necessary to
            Get me ‘on Time’
            To Church and
            Any Appointment
            As Such in Life
            For in Constant
            Flow and Yes
            Heaven within
            There is literally
            No Conception
            Of time all is
            Eternally
            Birth
            Of
            Now
            In Some
            Ways i am
            Like the most
            Productive
            Human
            Ever
            In Other
            Ways Many
            Ways that my
            Guardian
            Angel
            Takes
            Care of
            i Am Both Peter
            Pan And Maybe
            The Laziest Dude
            In my County
            As all
            i Do
            Is Dance
            And Sing
            Mostly
            Naked
            Like Biblical
            King David
            Yet
            i rule no
            One And
            Ironically
            My Guardian
            Angel Rules me
            Like a Demon to
            Get me to Church
            On Time Literally
            Screaming at
            Me Get Your
            Ass off that
            ‘Bible
            Writing’
            Don’t be
            Late to Church
            The Guardian
            Angel And
            Demon
            Is
            Boss She
            Serves
            me
            And
            i Worship
            The Ground
            She Walks
            On Both
            Are
            Only
            Labors
            Of Love
            Meanwhile
            i Treat Everyone
            Like Jesus and
            She NEVER Gets
            Jealous and only
            Laughs About
            Young Women
            Who Have
            Tried
            To Get
            A Rise
            Out of
            Me aT The
            Dance Hall
            With Their
            Lovely Hips
            Yes i Am Only
            Human and She
            Wears Wings there
            Will Never Be Any
            Doubt In
            My Mind
            HeART
            SouL
            God Exists
            As Long As
            Katrina Takes
            Care of Me With SMiLes
            🤗😊🤗😊🤗😁Ain’t
            Life A Fairy Tale
            And
            A
            Bible
            Come True
            For i Am
            A Mustard
            Seed And
            The
            Rest
            Is The Tree 🌳
            As Stars in the
            Sky i Can’t Count
            The Number
            Of Angels
            God Has
            Sent
            me
            In My
            Life
            i Am
            Honored
            To Be Just
            A Man
            And
            Worship
            Woman
            In All
            The
            Wings
            She Comes 👼 😇
            If i was on A Planet
            Without Women
            i’d
            Just
            Turn
            Into
            Dust…
            SMiles ‘They’
            Can Write that
            On My Tombstone
            As That is the
            Best
            Kind
            Of Bible
            Of All
            A Record
            Of All We
            Love Breathing
            Now You Make
            Me Happy Too
            Thank You
            Lovely
            Eternally
            Young
            South
            Indian
            FRiEnD Rue
            With SMiLes 😁🙌

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            1. Wow Fred….beautiful poem
              I couldn’t stop laughing when I first read demon wings….lol…
              You two are one of the loveliest couples I’ve ever seen.. unfortunately not in person….but so lovely to read your stories ….guardian angel with demon wings lol….I won’t forget this😅🙃😂🤭🤣🤪😛….please give the angel my regards….have a lovely evening in Florida…🙏🏼💐🎀💐🎀💐🙏🏼

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