Grilled Pizza

Monday, August 29, 2011 - Posted by Jullie at 10:39 PM
Summer is such season for grilling, and since hubby loves to use his new toy I thought maybe we should combine 2 of his favorites: grilling and pizza. We always wanted to grill pizza, I guess that's the natural step after making oven baked stone pizza. So I used my favorite homemade pizza dough recipe from Annie's Eats (here) and combined some favorite pizza toppings. 

Tonight we made 2 pizzas; Chicken Pesto and Margherita.

Chicken pesto pizza:

After the dough is ready I split in half for my two pizzas.


Meanwhile, I made my special pesto sauce and sauteed the marinated chicken.

Then, while the grill is pre-heating, the flour is rolled out onto a large wooden cutting board, generally sprinkled with flour (you may use the counter).
Once the grill is ready, we transferred the pizza dough onto the grill, and toasted on low-medium heat for 2 minutes on one side of the dough. Then, take the crust off the grill and brush on the pesto sauce.


(love those grill marks!)

After you brush on the pesto (on the cooked side), start decorating the pizza with mozarella cheese and chicken spread over the crust. Place the crust back on the grill with the uncooked side facing down and cook for another 8 minutes.
Keep an eye on the grill to make sure you don't burn the crust!

The finished product! 

Margherita Pizza:

same steps as before but instead of pesto we put brushed a little bit of EVOO, then spread the mozarella cheese, sliced tomatoes and fresh basil right before the pizza is ready. 
(hubby doing a fine job of slicing)


And that's it! Super tasty and easy to make!

Hope you get to try it!
-Jullie