Deep Dish Italian Chicken Pizza

1 recipe pizza dough (enough for two thin crust or one thick crust) My recipe here.

1 t. olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 lg. leek, white and light green parts, cut in half lengthwise, rinsed well and thinly sliced

8 oz. mushrooms, sliced

salt and pepper to taste

3 lg handfuls of baby spinach

1 pint or 1 (15 oz) can crushed tomatoes

2 T. tomato paste

1 T. Italian Herb Paste

salt and pepper to taste

1 1/2 c. cooked white meat chicken sliced into bite size pieces

2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese

1/4 c. grated parmesan cheese


Heat olive oil in a skillet over med high heat.  Add the garlic and leeks.  Cook stirring until fragrant and softened.  Add the mushrooms.  Season with salt and pepper and cook until liquid is released and evaporated and the mushrooms are golden and soft. Add the spinach and cook until wilted.  Remove from heat and set aside.


Place the tomatoes, tomato paste, Italian herbs, salt and pepper in a skillet over med high heat.  Cook until thickened and reduced.  Remove from heat and set aside.


Spread pizza dough into a 10x15x1" baking pan.  Top with the tomato sauce.  Cover with the chicken. Layer the mushroom mixture over all.  Sprinkle with both cheeses and bake in a preheated oven for 15-20 minutes until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted and bubbly.