This was one of my Dad’s favorite things to make us, with whatever bits and pieces he had saved in the restaurant kitchen that day.
Sometimes breakfast, sometimes dinner, but never the same recipe twice!
Today: Rotisserie chicken, Alfredo sauce, fried shallots, smoked bacon, and artichoke hearts (plus a little fresh Italian parsley). Recipe below…
The great thing about this recipe is that if you can some leftover meat and/or veggies, and a little cheese, all you need to do is stop for a loaf of French Bread on the way home, maybe pick up a bottle of your favorite red or white sauce (or better, of course, make your own), and in about 10 minutes, you can have a hot delish entree ready. Add a bag of your favorite salad, and you’ve got dinner!
Chicken, Artichoke & Bacon French Bread Pizza
1 loaf of fresh French bread, halved.
2 cups shredded Italian blend cheeses.
1 cup Alfredo sauce.
2 Tbsp. freshly ground black pepper
2-3 cups Rotisserie chicken, chopped.
1 cup fried shallots (2 lg shallots, sliced).
4 slices smoked bacon, diced.
7 oz artichoke heart, drained and chopped.
Handful of Italian parsley, chopped (opt.)
Preheat your broiler on high.
Fry shallot rings in oil over medium-high heat until golden.
Combine chopped chicken, bacon, artichoke hearts, and fried shallots. Mix well and set aside.
Cut the French bread in half across the middle, then each half lengthwise. Toast under broiler until golden brown.
Trim the “top” slices so they’ll sit flat in the pan. Spread a couple of tablespoons of sauce on each slice and sprinkle with 1/2 of the cheese and black pepper.
Broil under high heat until cheese has melted, remove from oven and top with chicken & artichoke mixture, then with remaining cheese.
Place pizza back under the broiler until the top layer of cheese is bubbly. Remove from oven and allow to cool 2-3 minutes before slicing and serving.
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What would you put on YOUR French bread pizza?