Looking for a unique gourmet pizza? Balsamic chicken pizza with blue cheese and spinach on an olive oil and garlic base might be just the thing!

Balsamic Chicken Pizza with Blue Cheese and Spinach

Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Caroline Lindsey
Looking for a unique gourmet pizza? Balsamic chicken pizza with blue cheese and spinach on an olive oil and garlic base might be just the thing!
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Ingredients

For the marinade

  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

For the pizza

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 large or 2 small
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 flatbread pizza crusts or 1 large pizza crust
  • 8 oz ball fresh mozzarella
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 handfuls fresh baby spinach
  • 2 oz blue cheese crumbled
  • Balsamic reduction for drizzling

Instructions

  • Combine marinade ingredients in a large ziploc bag with chicken breasts. Marinate for at least an hour or overnight if possible.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Preheat skillet to medium high heat or indoor grill (like The Griddler) to high heat. Cook chicken breast 7 minutes per side. Let rest for 5 minutes and then dice into small bite-sized pieces.
  • Combine honey and vinegar in a medium bowl and add diced chicken. Toss to coat.
  • Brush flatbread or pizza crust with olive oil and minced garlic (make sure the garlic is evenly distributed). Top with slices of the mozzarella and the chicken.
  • Bake pizza for 10 minutes. Remove from oven, add spinach, and bake for an additional 5 minutes. 
  • Top with blue cheese and drizzle liberally with balsamic reduction. Enjoy!

Notes

If you don't have balsamic reduction, you can make a thickened balsamic vinegar for drizzling in a ratio of 2 tbsp vinegar to 1 tbsp honey.