KFC's Chizza Recipe
Pizza is definitely a weakness for me. Yet, I find it stunning that I've eaten very little of it since June. Except from a small pizza from Café Citta in Cardiff to celebrate finishing my dissertation and a single piece one night while writing it, I've been pizza "free" since June. To be honest, I'm okay with it. I've figured out lots of great alternatives, like stuffed Portobello mushrooms and pizza bakes (bowls).
Recently, some friends began clamouring about KFC bringing Chizza to India (it's been in the Philippines for some time). Instantly, I was intrigued. Apparently, KFC doesn't feel the need to bring it to America quite yet. What is this Chizza I wondered! As you may have figured out, it's fried chicken topped like a pizza. Sounds amazing, yaaa?
Of course, instantly I begin contemplating how I can have this on my current regime, one in which requires me not to have breading (or bread). So I freaked out a bit. I've made fried chicken before with almond flour, but it's rather hard to find when you live in a rural food desert where only the basics are readily available. Surprisingly, I was able to locate a bag of flax meal to coat my chicken which worked out well (great texture, but a bit odd looking). Certainly, I'm convinced that real breading is even more amazing, but in either case, Chizza is a spectacularly good pizza alternative sans the crust. I'd obvious love to be trying the real thing, in Asia, but I'm going to be grateful that I can culinary travel even if in reality I can afford to do so at this time.
I'm going to provide a traditional recipe below based on what I did, but feel free to bread with flax, almond or other flour. Before I went low carb, I'd commonly use House Autry brand breader, available at most major supermarkets.
|My flax, Keto friendly Chizza version. Miam!|
Chizza recipe Ingredients:
- Chicken breasts (butterfly cut)
- Flour or breader
- 3 Eggs
- Salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder.
- Oil for frying
- Mozzarella cheese
- Toppings (Pepperoni, onions, green peppers, etc.)
- Parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 375 F (190 c).
- Preheat oil in pan (approx. 350 F).
- Take chicken breast and dip in egg then breading.
- Fry till golden brown.
- Season with salt, pepper, and onion and garlic powder.
- Check internal temperature with meat thermometer. If necessary, bake additional time on baking sheet in oven till about 170 F.
- Remove from oven and top with marinara, cheese and toppings.
- Increase oven temperature to 450F.
- Return chicken to oven and bake until cheese is brown and melted (or to liking).
- Remove from oven and season with parmesan cheese.