I think it's funny that the Chizza is basically a Chicken Parmesan, but in the same respect, a Chicken Parmesan is basically a Chicken Pizza, so who's really at fault here? Politics aside, I truly believe that adding pineapple to this creation really elevated the dish providing a unique sweet refreshing taste to chicken.
450 Calories Per Chizza
Prep: 10 minutes
Soak @ 40°F: 12 hours
Deep Fry @ 350°F: 5 minutes
Bake @ 400°F: 10 minutes
Serving Size 1 Chizza
Total Fat 17g
Total Carbs 20g
Dietary Fiber 2g
- Start by butterflying your fat chicken breast. Fold it open and then pound it out with a meat tenderizer until the chicken is uniformly the same thickness roughly 1/4" thick.
- Soak the chicken in a buttermilk bath with salt & pepper and refrigerate over night. This acts as a brine allowing the salt to tenderize and moisten the chicken bringing all the protein fibers together.
- For the seasoned flour mixture I like using store bought chicken breaders. If those are not available for you, it's generally a mixture of 1 Cup Flour, 1 Tsp Salt, 1/4 Tsp Pepper, 1 Tsp Garlic Powder, 1/2 Tsp Cayenne, 1 Tsp MSG and 1/2 Tsp Paprika.
- To give this a pizza flavor, I also added in 1 Tbsp of Parmesan cheese, 1 Tbsp of Italian Seasoning & 1 Tbsp of Tomato Powder.
- Dunk your chicken into the breading and once fully coated, spoon in a few drops of the buttermilk to add nice little breading crust balls on to the chicken for texture and taste.
- Now deep fry at 350°F for 5 minutes. Flip halfway through if necessary.
- Drain and place on a baking sheet where we will now add the tomato sauce, cheese and pizza toppings.
- Bake at 400°F for 10 minutes or until the cheese is fully melted.
- Cut into quarters and eat it. Should taste like chicken parm with pineapple. I guess the only difference really with fried chicken is that you can eat it with your hands.
- Congrats on waiting 12 hours to eat this. I caved and drove to KFC.
Disclaimer: Nutrition Facts are estimated through MyFitnessPal and should act as a general guideline and in no way represent any actual facts.