Saturday, July 4, 2009

Ditch The Takeaway - Pizza

Cooking food at home, from scratch, sounds harder than it is and a lot of people rely on takeaway meals as their staple diet.

If you're eating takeaway more than once a week, I strongly urge you to try these alternatives.

The recipes in the Ditch The Takeaway series will have good, healthy, tasty food on your table in under 30 minutes, at a fraction of the cost, salt & fat content, of a takeaway meal.

Whether you pick it up or have it delivered, you will wait at least 30 minutes between deciding what you want, and sitting down to eat it.

If you're still getting takeaway in the mistaken belief you "can't cook/have no time to cook" then read on...

Chicken Pizza:

1 packet Lebanese flatbread
1 jar tomato puree (often called sugo or pomodorro)
300g chicken breast/thigh meat (roughly 1 breast or 2 thigh pieces)
1 tbspn Olive oil
1 yellow capsicum,
1 red capsicum
1 head of broccoli
1 zucchini
1 medium onion
garlic cloves to your taste
Add any other veggies you enjoy!

Set oven to 180 degreesC & heat a pan to medium heat.

Chop chicken into small pieces and brown in a pan
(use spray olive oil to coat the pan without adding too much oil)

Chop the veggies into bite sized pieces: slice any 'round' veggies like zucchini into circles.

When chicken is cooked through remove from pan and set aside.

Cook veggies in the pan until they start to soften then remove from heat.

Place the flatbread on a pizza tray, cover with tablespoon of olive oil, then tomato puree.

Add your veggies & chicken pieces to build your pizza.

Cover with a moderate handful (I'm looking a you Big Hands!) of grated cheese and place in the oven for 10 minutes, or until the cheese melts.

Eat & enjoy, and you didn't even have to tip the Pizza Guy!

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