I found another AMAZING blog club to belong to recently. It is called called The Secret Recipe Club. How much more bad-ass do you get than that? Well, in the world of blogging I guess?
Each month, our ingenious organizer, Amanda of Amanda's Cookin sends each of us a secret e-mail with the name of a blog. At that point it is our job to go through and pick a recipe that we want to recreate. It was so exciting to go through my selected blog this month - The Life & Loves of Grumpy's Honeybunch. How awesome of a name is that to start off? Please take a moment to look through some of Shelby's recipes - they are all right up my alley and she takes great pictures to boot! I'm not going to lie, I picked recipes posted in the last three months because I would have had way too many options to choose from if I kept browsing...
The recipe that I chose to replicate is BBQ Vegetarian Chicken Pita Pizza except I omitted the vegetarian part (and the healthy part apparently)! It was a dinner that I will surely make again, especially because it came together so quickly. Don't you just love when quick-cooking recipes taste like a million bucks?
2 pieces pita bread
1 cup BBQ sauce, separated (choose your favorite store-bought version)
3/4 lb chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces
1/2 small onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup Hormel real bacon bits
Sliced jalapeno peppers (optional) - they made their way on my pizza!
1/2 cup Shredded Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheeses
Cut up chicken breast into bite-size pieces and place in a zip-lock bag with 3/4 cup BBQ sauce. Let marinate in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cook marinated chicken in a frying pan for 5-6 minutes or until no longer pink (this depends on how big you cut your pieces. Place pita bread on cookie sheet and spread 2 tablespoons of BBQ sauce over the top of each (1/4 cup total will be used). Layer pita pizza as follows: chicken, onion, jalapeno, cilantro, bacon bits, cheese. Place in oven and bake 5-10 minutes or until cheese melts and pizza is as brown as you would like it to be!
This pizza came out so good that I decided to cheat and make another one of Shelby's recipes. Surprise! I made the Simplest Pasta Ever - and boy was that name true! It was probably one of the easiest pasta dishes I've ever made and it sure was delicious. It had very "Italian" flavors with the freshly grated Parmesan cheese, garlic and fresh basil running through it. I will be making that dish over and over again. You can quote me on that.