Pulled Chicken And Vegetable Upside Down Pan Pizza

When you make homemade pizza, the first thing you probably do is roll out the dough. Next, you usually coat the dough with sauce and then top everything off with cheese and other toppings. But have you ever thought of switching things up a bit and going in reverse? In this convenient upside down pan pizza recipe, the delicious toppings come first and the pizza dough comes last. It might sound a little bit crazy, but the end result is ridiculously delicious! Our upside down pizza starts off off with juicy pulled chicken and fresh veggies, gets covered in sauce and pizza dough, and baked in the oven in a single pan. Incredible flavor, less dishes – what do you have to lose?! It turns out getting a little topsy-turvy in the kitchen is the way to go!

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cooking Time: 90 minutes
Difficulty Level: Easy

You'll Need:

For the pulled chicken:

  • 7 oz chicken breast, cooked & pulled
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 sprig of rosemary 
  • ⅓ cup chicken broth

For the pizza dough:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1½ cups plain yogurt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt

For the sauce layer:

  • 2 tbsp pizza sauce
  • ⅔ cup bread crumbs

For the toppings:

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ½ red onion, sliced
  • ½ head of broccoli, chopped
  • 4 oz cherry tomatoes, halved
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 4 oz cheddar, cubed

For the topping:

  • 2 cups chopped herbs (e.g. parsley, mint, cilantro & dill) 
  • 3 tbsp plain yogurt

Here's How:

1. For the pulled chicken, cook the chicken breast briefly on both sides in a 10-inch oven-safe frying pan with little bit of vegetable oil. Add the rosemary and garlic cloves to the frying pan and deglaze it with the chicken broth. Cover the frying pan and let everything cook on low heat for 1 hour, making sure to flip the chicken breast over several times while it cooks. Remove the garlic and rosemary from the pan and use 2 forks to pull the cooked chicken. While the chicken is cooking, prepare the pizza dough. Pour the flour into a heap on a clean work surface, then make a well in the center. Fill the well with the plain yogurt, baking powder, and salt, then cover the ingredients in the well with flour and knead the mixture by hand until a smooth dough forms. Roll the dough out into a thin circle, spoon an even layer of pizza sauce on top, and sprinkle it with bread crumbs.

2. Once you've pulled the chicken, set it aside and cook the sliced red onion and chopped broccoli in the frying pan with a little bit of vegetable oil. Season the vegetables with salt & pepper, then add in the halved cherry tomatoes and stir everything together. Add the pulled chicken and cubed cheddar cheese and distribute all of the ingredients evenly throughout the pan.

3. Place the pizza dough on top of the toppings in the frying pan, making sure the side with the tomato sauce is facing downwards. Lightly press the pizza dough down onto the toppings.

4. Brush some vegetable oil over the top of the pizza dough, transfer the oven-safe frying pan to the oven, and bake the upside down pizza at 350°F for 30 minutes.

5. Once the pizza has finished baking, flip it over onto a cutting board or serving dish. Top the upside down pan pizza with plain yogurt and chopped herbs to serve.

Yogurt, pulled chicken, vegetables, and cheese – this upside down pan pizza really puts all other pizzas to shame. It's always a great idea to switch things up in the kitchen!

Get the recipe for the Ground Beef & Mashed Potato Spiral Pizza featured in the bonus video.


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