Pizza is the staple of any college student’s diet, so I decided to try and make a whole wheat pizza as a way of making a personal favorite healthier. So here are easy directions for delicious Whole Wheat Pizza with Chicken.
What you’ll need:
- 1 Cup of HOT water (around 115° F)
- 2 1/4 tsp of active dry yeast
- 1 tsp of granulated circle
- 2 1/2 Cup of white whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp of salt
- Olive oil
- One large bowl
- One small bowl
- Baking pan
Cook Time: 25-30 minutes Prep Time: 75 minutes
First combine the hot water, active dry yeast, and the sugar in the small bowl. Allow the yeast to proof and mix well with the other ingredients.
Next, add 2 1/4 cups of the whole wheat flour to a large mixing bowl (leave 1/4 cup out for now) with the salt. Slowly add the yeast mixture to the large bowl. And then continue to mix until dough stops sticking to side. If the dough keeps sticking, begin to add part of the 1/4 cup of flour you left out.
Once the dough is all mixed well, make sure it is shaped into a ball. Also lightly grease the bowl with olive oil. Then cover the dough bowl and allow to rise until it doubles in size. This should take around 45-60 minutes.
While this is proofing, I thought about my toppings for my pizza. Now you can use whatever you want, however I wanted to add some protein and made some grilled chicken cutlets. I just used olive oil, salt, and pepper to season the chicken and cooked it in a pan. I cut into strips for easy topping.
Once the dough has proofed and risen, then preheat the oven to 425°F. Prepare a baking sheet with a little olive oil on the pan. Then shape the dough to the desired size and thickness of crust. Before adding any toppings, bake the dough for about 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, remove from oven and add toppings. I used canned sauce because it was easier, but any kind of marinara sauce will work. I then add the chicken on top of the sauce, then mozzarella cheese, more chicken, and more cheese. (I do this because it adds a nice cheesey chicken bake)
Then bake until desired crispness, around 15-20 minutes. Let cool and then enjoy!
I added a little extra cheese to the top and some sauce to dip! I hope you enjoy this healthy alternative to a classic!