Friday, June 24, 2011

Chicken and Artichoke French Bread Pizza

My one and only experience with artichokes is spinach and artichoke dip. Man, the yummiest appetizer in the world!! So, when I found this recipe I was curious to try it out. Oh man... talk about heavenly!! Do you see how much cheese is on this thing? How can it not be heavenly?? There was a lot of chopping and prep work, but oh so worth it!! Let me tell you - we had leftovers and my son has been asking to eat them for lunch for the past couple of days - that's how good it is! :)

The one complaint that I had was something that I did myself. I used miracle whip instead of mayo... I am usually a miracle whip girl and don't mind substituting it for mayo at all, but this time it was a mistake. I didn't like the sweet undertone taste that I kept having with each bite. I would definitely stick with the mayo.

Chicken and Artichoke French Bread Pizza
(recipe found at

1 loaf french bread
1/2 cup mayo
2 teaspoons garlic seasoning
2 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1 cup cooked chicken, chopped
1/2 cup spinach, finely chopped
1 tomato, chopped
1/4 cup red onion, chopped
1 cup marinated artichoke hearts, chopped
1 tablespoons juice from marinated artichoke jar

In a small bowl, combine the mayo and garlic seasoning. Slice french bread open. Slather the mayo mixture all over. Place the bread on a cookie sheet and top with 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese on each piece.

Evenly distribute the chicken, spinach, tomato, red onion and artichoke hearts over each bread half. Sprinkle with the remaining cheeses. Drizzle artichoke juice over the top of each pizza. Bake at 400 for about 15 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and browned.

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