Recipe that I am going to talk about today came from Enjoying Healthy Foods Blog, see the reblogged post below!
So I spent a good two hours or so yesterday trying to figure out what I wanted to make for dinner. I wanted to do something that I could make, and reheat for a couple of subsequent meals. Finally, while cruising Fast Paleo I found an awesome recipe for a meatza. Every recipe I have seen for meatza’s thus far were beef based and not poultry. So naturally…I was intrigued.
So I went to my local Whole Foods for some chicken. I got 3 pounds of whole chicken breasts, (side note, I can easily
spend my entire paycheck on meat at the whole foods butcher and not even care). I had breasts in the freezer, but I didn’t have time to defrost it so I just went out and bought some fresh ones.
The recipe called to boil the chicken. I had never boiled chicken before, so this was a completely new concept for me. I cut the breasts in half, and trimmed the scraps off of the breasts. I mainly wanted to make sure I had 6 equally sized pieces of breast for cooking. I boiled some water, and placed the breasts in the water for about 15 minutes (or until the chicken starts to float).
Now, my parents were gracious enough to give us a food processor when my girlfriend and I moved into our new place. It had never been used and worked great! It took me a while to figure out how to set it up, mostly out of my own stubbornness and lack of a desire to read the directions. Nonetheless, after some swearing…banging and almost slice and dicing I got it set up. I shredded the breasts two at a time. They shredded like butter. Since this was my first time shredding chicken, it was quite easier than I thought it would be!
Now that the shredding is done it is time to make the eggs and seasoning to give the chicken that bonded, doughy
texture. I followed the recipe to a “T” and mixed 4 eggs with some Italian seasoning and some minced garlic. It smelt amazing, like sneeze in your jeans kind of amazing.
After you mix the egg with the chicken you bake the meat for about 12-15 minutes. Then you remove the chicken from the oven and add toppings to your liking.
I definitely cheated on this meal. I added low fat mozzarella with pizza sauce and red peppers. I was going to add some more vegetables but unfortunately I just didn’t have any on hand and I was in no mood to actually go back out and buy some.
After you add your raw toppings the meatza goes back into the oven for another 15 minutes or so. After that it is simple as removing it from the oven and letting it cool to serve. It had cooled enough for me after about 2-5 minutes.
The recipe said that this would make about the size of a large cheese pizza. It was dead on. The difference was, I couldn’t eat the whole thing. Back when I would chow down on pizza like it was my job…I would put away a large cheese pizza like it was no one’s business. My girlfriend and I shared this for dinner. We both were pleasantly surprised at how satisfying and filling the meal was.
We each had a 2″ by 4″ section of the meatza, and we had just felt like we ate a full Thanksgiving day dinner.
If you are looking for fun Paleo recipes, I would definitely recommend this one. I re-blogged the recipe below, and the actual link to the recipe is at the top of this post.
For all you food porn addicts out there, here ya go:
A nice little view of the final product!