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Jamaican Jerk Pizza

 

Ingredients

Pizza Dough

(We made ours from scratch, but you can use your favorite store-bought brand.)

  • 1 TBs yeast
  • 1 1/1 tsp sugar
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • 2 ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1 ¾ cup boiling water
  • 2 cups flour

Jamaican Jerk Pizza Sauce

  • 1 8 oz can of tomato sauce
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • ½ TBs Reggae Spice Jamaican Jerk Instant Wet Marinade (we used Sweet and Sassy here)
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic salt

Toppings 

  • 1 pkg bacon
  • 2 whole chicken breasts
  • 2 TBs Reggae Spice Jamaican Jerk Instant Wet Marinade (Sweet and Sassy)
  • 1 tsp Reggae Spice Booyah Dry Seasoning
  • ½ small red onion
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 5 stalks green onion
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese

Directions

            Place chicken breasts in a Ziploc bag, seal and pound into a ½ inch thickness. Add 2 TBs Reggae Spice Jamaican Jerk Instant Wet Marinade and 1 tsp Booyah dry seasoning. Shake until coated, set aside. Using a cast iron skillet, cook bacon to desired crispness. Wrap in paper towel and set aside. Wipe out pan and add 1-2 TBs olive oil. Set to medium heat and once hot, add chicken. Sear for 3-4 minutes. Flip and turn down to low heat. Place lid on top and let cook for 10 more minutes. Once done, turn off heat and DO NOT remove lid for another 10 minutes. Letting the chicken rest leaves it juicy and flavorful!

           Preheat oven to 450 and place both peppers directly on rack. Let roast while preparing dough. In a small bowl mix yeast, sugar, and warm water. Let rise while in a bread mixer or in a large bowl combine salt, shortening, boiling water, and 2 cups flour. Add yeast and mix. Add 4 more cups flour and mix well. Dough should come cleanly off the sides of the bowl. Avoid adding too much flour. Cover with towel and let rise 15 minutes.

            Take peppers out of the oven when charred and plunge into ice water. Remove the skins, stem and seeds. Slice into strips. Cut up red and green onion, and any other desired vegetables. Also cut bacon and chicken into chunks or strips.

            In a separate bowl, mix all ingredients for Jamaican Jerk Pizza sauce. Set aside.

            Coat baking sheet or pizza stone in olive oil and separate dough into 2 pizzas. Roll out dough into ½ thickness (We rolled ours out a bit thinner for a thin crust) and paint with olive oil. Add sauce, mozzarella cheese, and other toppings. (We like extra cheese on top of our toppings)!

            One at a time, place pizza in oven and bake 10 to 15 minutes. Crust should be a golden brown when finished. Remove from the oven, cut, and serve. Enjoy!

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