PARTNER POST — Grilling season is here and it is time to explore Italian grilling with authentic ingredients from Colavita.
Grilled pesto chicken is the perfect topping to pizza dough also cooked on the grilled with fontina cheese and sun-dried tomatoes. A gourmet masterpiece.
By Winnie Abramson
Have you ever cooked pizza on the grill? It’s so quick, easy, and delicious, and makes a perfect summer meal. I’ve had a pizza stone for a long time and I use it both in the oven and on the grill. This pizza was finished on the grill itself after cooking on the pizza stone.
For the chicken: I first marinated it, then cooked it on the grill before using it as one of the pizza toppings. Feel free to play around with the cheese in this recipe: I think a smoked mozzarella would be great. You can use be creative with vegetables, as well: adding some sliced cooked artichoke hearts or grilled eggplant would be perfect, I think.
You may use store-bought pizza dough or you can make one of Colavita’s pizza dough recipes: try the classic Fresh Pizza Dough or go for something more unique (and gluten free) with the Polenta Pizza Crust or the Cauliflower Pizza Crust.
Winnie Abramson is a blogger, photographer, and freelance food and health writer. Her first book, One Simple Change, was published by Chronicle Books in December, 2013. Winnie lives with her family and numerous pets, and has a giant garden, in New York's Hudson Valley. She enjoys lifting heavy weights in her spare time.