Friday, February 15, 2013

Pizza with Dried Tomatoes, Feta, and Chicken

Every summer I dry some of the tomatoes from our garden.  My five-year-old actually enjoyed just snacking on them sometimes (they come out crisp), but I also really enjoy having a ready supply of these tasty morsels available all winter - and basically for free.  Here I combined them with feta and chicken for a savory winter pizza.  Skip the chicken for a lighter vegetarian version.

1/2 cup dried tomatoes
1 14-inch pizza crust
olive oil
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1 1/2 cups cooked shredded or diced chicken
2-3 oz. crumbled feta
1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
2-3 oz. shredded mozzarella (optional)

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Place the dried tomatoes in a bowl and pour enough boiling water over to just cover them.  Let them soak for 5-10 minutes, then drain and, if desired, chop.

Pain the pizza crust lightly with olive oil.  Spread the tomato sauce over it, then add the chicken, dried tomatoes, feta, and rosemary.  Top with the mozzarella, if using.

Bake for 15-18 minutes, until the crust is done and the cheese begins to brown.

Serves 3-4.

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