Chicken alla pizzaiola

Give pizza night a delicious new twist!

Made in the style of a pizza, you can get this dish on the table in 40 minutes flat. Best of all it’s pretty healthy, looks great and your whole family will love it!




Preheat oven to 180°C fan-forced (200°C conventional). Season chicken breast with salt and pepper, then rub all over with half of the olive oil. Heat a heavy-based pan over medium heat. Sear chicken for 5 minutes, turning several times, until well browned. Set aside.


Pour remaining oil into same pan. Cook onion, garlic and herbs for 5 minutes, stirring, until tender. Stir in tomatoes, sugar and vinegar. Simmer, stirring, until tomatoes begin to burst. Season with salt to taste.


Arrange bread slices in a roasting pan. Top each piece with a chicken breast and drizzle liberally with sauce. Bake for 15 minutes. Sprinkle over cheese and bake for a further 10 minutes, until melted. Scatter with
basil and pine nuts to serve.

Chicken alla pizzaiola
Chicken alla pizzaiola (Credit: Photography Rob Palmer)

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