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Pepperoni and Chicken Pizza

Ingredients

For the base

  1. All purpose flour – 2 cups
  2. Yeast – 2 tsp
  3. Sugar – 1 tsp
  4. Olive oil – 1 tbsp
  5. Salt as required
  6. Water – 3/4 cup

For the sauce

  1. Strained crushed tomato (Pomi brand) – 200 grams
  2. Garlic – 2 pods
  3. Olive oil – 1 tbsp
  4. Sugar – 1 tsp
  5. Oregano
  6. Dried basil
  7. A pinch of salt

For the topping

  1. Chicken – 300 grams
  2. Cayenne powder – 1 tsp
  3. Salt – 1 tsp
  4. Garlic powder – 1 tsp
  5. Pepper – 1/2 tsp
  6. Chilli flakes – 1/4 tsp
  7. Lemon – 1 tsp
  8. Yoghurt – 1 tsp
  9. Pepperoni – 200 grams
  10. Bell peppers – 1 small
  11. Mushroom – 5
  12. Corn – 1/4 cup
  13. Black olives – 1/4 cup
  14. Garlic butter – 2 tbsp
  15. Oregano
  16. Dried basil
  17. Mozzarella cheese

Method

For the base

  1. Mix yeast and sugar in lukewarm water to activate yeast
  2. In a big bowl add flour, olive oil and salt. Mix well. To this add the active yeast mixture.
  3. Knead well for 10 minutes
  4. Place the dough in a bowl greased with olive oil and cover it with cling wrap, and let it rise for at least 2 hours
  5. Once risen, knead again for 2 minutes and let it rise for an additional hour

For the sauce

  1. Heat a pan, add olive oil, crushed garlic, pomi tomato sauce, sugar, salt, basil and oregano
  2. Simmer for a few minutes and put aside to cool

For the topping

  1. Marinate the chicken with the cayenne powder, salt, garlic powder, pepper, chilli flakes, lemon and yoghurt for 30 minutes
  2. Once marinated, fry the chicken until golden
  3. Shred the chicken and put aside
  4. Sautee the sliced mushroom and at the end, add in the bell peppers and corn and put aside.

Putting it all together

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 220°C
  2. Flatten the dough with your hands or using a rolling pin
  3. Brush the dough with melted garlic butter
  4. Spread the tomato sauce and cover the dough with it
  5. Add the pepperoni, chicken and veggies (in that order)
  6. Top it with basil, oregano, chilli flakes and a generous amount of cheese
  7. Drizzle some olive oil and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the cheese starts to golden-brown
  8. Enjoy!

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