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Prosciutto Pizza Margherita with Grilled Chicken

Prosciutto Pizza Margherita with Grilled Chicken. A thin crust margarita pizza base is used to build this incredible prosciutto pizza with a combination of flavours in what may become your ultimate pizza combination.

Prosciutto Pizza Margherita with Grilled Chicken

Prosciutto Pizza Margherita with Grilled Chicken

This prosciutto pizza may just become your new favourite combination of flavours ever on a thin crust pizza. It’s so intensely flavourful.

The Margherita Pizza is said to have been invented in Naples by a local baker in 1889 to celebrate a visit to the city by Italy’s Queen Margherita. The three original toppings were said to represent the colours of the Italian flag; basil for the green, tomato for the red and mozzarella for the white.

Homemade prosciutto on a white cutting board.

I now use my homemade prosciutto for this recipe.

I do make a Margherita Pizza that is true to those original ingredients which is quite delicious. Here though, I have added a couple of extra flavour elements to this prosciutto pizza that work very well together.

The roasted tomato jam as a base has the full natural sweetness of the tomatoes. This is brought out in the cooking process which works as a great counterpoint to the saltiness of the kalamata olives, prosciutto and Parmesan cheese.

All of this is supported by a fantastic crispy, chewy, thin crust that I’ve grown just a little too fond of these days.

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Prosciutto Pizza Margherita with Grilled Chicken

 

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Grilled Chicken and Prosciutto Margherita Pizza
Prep Time
2 hrs
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 10 mins
 
Prosciutto Pizza Margherita with Grilled Chicken - a thin crust margarita pizza base is used to build this incredible combination of flavours in what may become your ultimate pizza combination.
Course: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: pizza, prosciutto
Servings: 8 individual pizza
Author: Barry C. Parsons
Ingredients
For the Pizza dough (Makes sufficient for 6 or more individual pizzas.)
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp instant rise yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups lukewarm water
  • 2 tsp sea salt
For the Roasted Tomato Jam
  • 6-8 large vine ripened tomatoes diced
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
For the Pizza Sauce
  • 3 cups Roasted Tomato Jam
  • 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp crushed chili sauce or 1 tsp chili flakes optional if you don't like spicy hot sauce or adjust to taste
Additionally you will need
  • sliced grilled chicken
  • fresh mozzarella slices
  • fresh basil leaves
  • thin sliced prosciutto
  • pitted kalamata olives
  • julienned red peppers
  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • cracked black pepper
Instructions
For the pizza Dough.
  1. Place all ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer equipped with a dough hook. Mix for 5 -10 minutes on medium speed. You may need to add a little more flour, a tablespoon at a time until the dough doesn't stick to the sides of the bowl.
  2. Alternatively stir together with a wooden spoon before turning out onto a floured bread board and kneading for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Cover the dough and allow to rise for about an hour until about doubled in size. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead for another few minutes. Divide into 6-8 equal portions, form into balls and let rest for about 10-15 minutes before stretching or rolling the dough out into about 10 inch rounds.
To prepare the roasted tomato jam
  1. Toss together all ingredients in a shallow baking dish and bake at 350 degrees F for about an hour stirring occasionally until most of the liquid has reduced off the tomatoes are the consistency of jam.
To prepare the Pizza Sauce
  1. You can use the Roasted Tomato Jam as is but for extra flavour and a hit of spice, mix it with the balsamic vinegar and crushed chili paste.
To put the pizza together
  1. Preheat your pizza stone in middle rack of your oven for half an hour at 450 degrees F.
  2. Place one round on a wooden peel that has been well sprinkled with cornmeal. The cornmeal will allow the pizza to slide off the peel (I’ve even used a thin piece of cardboard in a pinch if you do not have a peel.) Make sure your pizza is sliding on the cornmeal base before adding your toppings.
  3. Spread sauce over the pizza dough before adding the
  4. sliced grilled chicken
  5. fresh mozzarella slices
  6. fresh basil leaves
  7. thin sliced prosciutto
  8. pitted kalamata olives
  9. julienned red peppers
  10. freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  11. cracked black pepper
  12. Shake your peel to make sure the pizza is not stuck. Slide the pizza onto the hot stone, shaking it slightly in a back and forth motion as you slowly retract the wooden peel. Bake for about 8-10 minutes or until the bottom is evenly brown and the top cheese begins to brown slightly. Remove from oven and allow to stand for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

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Anonymous

Tuesday 22nd of January 2013

Made this recipe for dinner last night....such a great combo of flavors. The Roasted Tomato Jam paired w/ the balsamic vinegar & chili made an amazing base for all the toppings. I used a premade crust, just for time sake & it turned out great as well. I also added thinly sliced red onion & served it w/ a garden salad made w/ a lemon basil dressing...delicious! This will definately be on my table again soon!

bed frame amish

Friday 12th of November 2010

This looks good! Love the toppings so much. Thanks for sharing a very nice idea!

Barry C. Parsons

Wednesday 21st of July 2010

It is soooo good. The roasted tomato jam is what makes it I think...plus an incredible crust of course.

Thomas Andrew

Wednesday 21st of July 2010

How funny I find this recipe today and I was planning on making pizza tonight. I just have to go out and get some proscuitto. :-)

Thanks!

Anonymous

Thursday 1st of July 2010

Oh my, that looks almost TOO good! Wow!

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