Quick Meals For A Busy Diva!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Peach and Gorgonzola Chicken Pizza

So...you woke up super early to get ready for work. You had a long 9+ hour work day. You pushed through a 1 hour workout. You fought traffic to make it home. Now what? It's dinner time! 

But wait...your dinner didn't prepare itself, but you're hungry...and tired! What do you do now? Well, you can hit the drive-thru of your favorite fast food restaurant (no good!). Or you can order pizza or Chinese takeout (a better option!). Or you can prepare a quick meal that is healthy and satisfying (win!). 

Welcome to a brand new feature on the Chronicles...Quick Meals For a Busy Diva! Every now and again, I hope to share a few recipes with you of quick meals that I make when I'm in a time crunch...which happens more often than I would like to admit. Each featured meal will take no longer than 30 minutes to make, and are great for the entire family if necessary. Also, each meal veers on the healthy side, which is perfect for all of you Divas out there who are watching your figures!

Up first, the Peach and Gorgonzola Chicken Pizza! This recipe is one of my favorites from Cooking Light magazine. It is deliciously filling, and surprisingly low in fat and calories. And get this...prep time is only 20 minutes...I swear! So check out the Peach and Gorgonzola Chicken Pizza, and let me know how you like it!

1 (10-ounce) pre-baked thin pizza crust
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided 
1 cup shredded cooked chicken breast 
1/3 cup (about 1 1/2 ounces) crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
1 medium unpeeled peach, thinly sliced 
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
Cooking spray 

1. Preheat oven to 400°.
2. Place pizza crust on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Brush 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil evenly over crust. Top evenly with 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, chicken, Gorgonzola cheese, and peach slices. Top with remaining 1/4 cup mozzarella. Bake at 400° for 11 minutes or until crust browns.
3. Place vinegar in a small saucepan over medium-high heat; cook until reduced to 2 tablespoons (about 5 minutes). Drizzle balsamic reduction evenly over pizza. Cut pizza into 8 wedges.

That's all! Quick and easy, and perfect for busy Divas. This recipe serves 4 and is only 384 Calories per serving. If you would like to see this and other great recipes, check out Cooking Light Online. 

So, what do you think of this new feature? Are any of you interested in sharing some of your quick meal recipes with everyone? If so, email me (theprodiva@gmail.com)!



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