LEFTOVER ROAST CHICKEN PIZZA
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This leftover roast chicken pizza tastes just as you might expect… roast chicken (or turkey) and all the trimmings, on a crispy, chewy pizza base!

Leftover roast chicken pizza with stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy and rocket.

It’s a unique way to use up Christmas roast leftovers, but also makes a tasty (and easy) meal in its own right. Just use a hot roast chicken from the supermarket and roast potatoes from the freezer section (first time I’ve tried these, they’re surprisingly tasty).

A thin crust pizza base is best here. It lets the flavours of the roast shine through, and also, carbs on carbs on carbs… thick crust not needed!

The gravy is a genius finishing touch. Don’t forget the greens for a pop of freshness and nutrition.

Full credit to Royce for this recipe idea! I can definitely see more flavour options being trialled.

 

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Leftover roast chicken pizza with stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy and rocket.

LEFTOVER ROAST CHICKEN PIZZA

Keyword: CHICKEN, MAIN MEALS
Difficulty: Easy
Serves: 4

This meal tastes just as you might expect… roast chicken and all the trimmings, loaded up on a pizza. The gravy is a genius finishing touch. Don’t forget the greens for a pop of freshness (and nutrition!).

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Ingredients

PIZZAS

  • 300 g frozen or leftover roast potatoes (10.6oz)
  • 400 g cooked roast chicken or turkey and stuffing (14oz)
  • 2 large pizza bases
  • 1/4 cup pizza paste (100g)
  • 1/4 cup jellied cranberry sauce (80g)
  • 150 g shredded mozzarella (5.3oz)
  • 1 sachet roast chicken flavoured gravy mix (24g/0.8oz)

TO SERVE

  • 40 g Mediterranean or baby rocket (1.4oz)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 220ºC (430ºF) fan bake and line two large oven trays with baking paper.

  2. PREPARE INGREDIENTS

    If using frozen roast potatoes, pre-cook in oven for 15 minutes. Shred the chicken or turkey and break the stuffing into small pieces.

  3. MAKE PIZZAS

    Place pizza bases on prepared trays and spread with pizza paste. Add chicken/turkey and stuffing. Arrange potatoes on top and dollop pizzas with cranberry sauce. Sprinkle mozzarella over the top.

  4. Bake pizzas for 12 minutes, rotating the trays halfway through, until cheese is golden and bases are crisp on the edges.

  5. While pizzas cook, prepare gravy according to instructions on the packet.

  6. SERVE

    Slice pizzas into wedges and drizzle with gravy. Serve with handfuls of rocket on the side. Add extra cranberry sauce if desired!

Recipe Notes

WINE MATCH: A Chardonnay.
GLUTEN-FREE OPTION: If using frozen roast potatoes, make sure they are gluten-free. Omit the stuffing (or use a gluten-free version). Choose gluten-free pizza bases and make sure pizza paste is gluten-free. Use gluten-free gravy mix.
INGREDIENT SWAPS / NOTES: These pizzas are a great way to use up leftovers from a roast meal, but also make an easy meal in their own right, using store-bought options. Roast potatoes sold in the freezer section work a treat, and a hot roast chicken with stuffing is perfect too. For bigger appetites, increase the number of pizzas, or add some extra salad and roast potatoes on the side.
STORING AND REHEATING: Refrigerate pizzas and reheat in the microwave. Gravy is best reheated separately and added just before serving. Add the rocket just before serving too.

 
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