Chicken Bacon Apple Fig Pizza
with goat cheese, zucchini ribbons, sweet onions and a maple balsamic drizzle … Inspired by ChinDeep … plus a collection of fig recipes
Or perhaps, since I “cheated” on the crust and used a tortilla in place of the pizza crust, we should call it a Tortizza? Whatever you call it, it’s easy, delicious, and on the table in a jiffy.
I wanted to make the Bacon Fig Grilled Pizza that ChinDeep posted, but I didn’t have time to make up a crust and start up the grill and all that, so I just pulled out a tortilla, put it on my pizza stone and it made a marvelous super-thin-crust for a pizza. If you want a thicker crust, you can certainly use your own recipe for crust or even a store-bought crust or perhaps some Naan (flat bread) in place of the tortilla. The toppings would be delightful on just about any crust you can imagine.
We had some rotisserie chicken in the fridge, so I used some of that on the pizza. I can’t begin to tell you how delightful balsamic roasted figs are, especially when they’re paired with maple roasted apple slices, juicy chicken, salty bacon and creamy goat cheese. Your taste buds will be singing when you eat this. If you have several mouths to feed, plan on making a few of these Tortizzas because they’ll go fast.
- 1/2 - 3/4 of a honeycrisp apple, sliced very thin
- 2 - 3 fresh figs
- A bit of real maple syrup
- A bit of balsamic vinegar
- 1 large flour tortilla (for the "crust")
- Shredded Italian blend of cheeses
- 2 - 3 Tablespoons chopped cooked chicken
- 1 slice bacon, cooked & crumbled
- 2 - 4 Tablespoons of goat cheese crumbles
- Several very thin slices of sweet onion (such as Vidalia)
- A few fresh rosemary leaves, chopped fine
- A sprig of fresh thyme leaves
- A few zucchini ribbons (made by "slicing" zucchini with a vegetable peeler, optional)
- Put your pizza stone in the oven and preheat the oven to 400 F. Spray a small baking pan with a lip with cooking spray, then lay the apple slices on one side and the figs on the other. Brush the apple slices with maple syrup and drizzle a bit of balsamic vinegar over the figs. Bake for about 8 minutes or until the figs and apples are tender.
- Set the oven temp to 450 F. When it is hot, slide the tortilla directly on the stone. Bake for about 5 minutes or until the tortilla starts to get crisp. Remove from oven by sliding onto a pizza peel or cutting board and flip over. Sprinkle the tortilla with shredded cheese, then arrange the apple slices and figs around the tortilla. Sprinkle with chopped chicken and bacon, then add the onion slices and goat cheese. Sprinkle it all with the herbs and top with a few zucchini ribbons.
- Bake at 450 F. for about 5 - 7 minutes or until the goat cheese is melted and the edges are brown.
- Slice and serve immediately.
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If you happen to be lucky enough to have a bunch of FIGS and don’t know what to do with them, here’s some inspiration from some of my foodie friends:
Southern Fig Jam from Cooking with Mary & Friends
Fig Butter from Cooking with Mary & Friends
Fig Oatmeal Breakfast Bars from My Catholic Kitchen
Fig Newton Cocktail from My Catholic Kitchen
Fig Dessert Tart with Goat Cheese from La Difference Catering
Roasted Balsamic Fig Bruschetta from La Difference Catering
Bacon Fig Grilled Pizza from ChinDeep
Goat Cheese Stuffed Figs from From Garden to Soup Bowl
Bourbon Fig & Apple Sauce from Life Currents
Warm Goat Cheese Salad with Phyllo & Dried Figs from Hadia’s Lebanese Cuisine
Brown Sugar Fig Pop Tarts from Stephie Cooks
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