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Thank you for visiting my blog...and for allowing me to share with you my addiction. I love to collect recipes. I love to read cookbooks. I have been collecting recipes for as long as I can remember, and on any given day there are one or two (or more!) cookbooks residing on my nightstand!

This blog is chronicling my adventure as I fulfill my resolution of trying (at least) one new recipe each week. I hope that you enjoy!

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Butter Chicken Pizza - VH Excite Your Dinner Giveaway

Recently Addicted to Recipes was selected to take part in the VH Excite Your Dinner Tour!  Talk about excitement in our house!  When our box of goodies arrived, we were just thrilled.  Inside we found some great ingredients to make delicious family meals (including recipes!...right up my alley!) as well as a fun games and crafts for our family.
 
Dinnertime at our house can be rather crazy.  With two working full-time parents, a Kindergartener and a toddler...by the time dinner rolls around we are all usually tired, hungry and sometimes a little cranky.  I am a big planner when it comes to meals, I find it so helpful when trying to find ways to make the dinner hour less stressful.  And when the box arrived from VH, I knew that a few of our dinner meals were easily planned!  Woohoo!
 
We decided to try the VH recipe for Butter Chicken Pizza.  We love pizza, and we love butter chicken - seemed like a perfect fit for us!
 
Here is the recipe (Recipe Courtesy of VH)
 

Butter Chicken1/2 cup VH Butter Chicken Sauce
1/3 cup plain yogurt (we used Greek)
1/2 teaspoon  minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
Cooking spray
1 prepared thin crust pizza crust or Naan Bread
1 cup pizza cheese, shredded and divided
1/2 cup spinach, fresh
1/4 cup red onion, sliced
24 cherry tomatoes, cut in half

Directions
Pre-heat oven to 425.

Stir together VH Butter Chicken Sauce, yogurt, garlic and salt.

Mix 3 tablespoons of the yogurt sauce with chicken pieces.  Set aside remaining sauce. Cover and marinate chicken for 15 minutes.

Spray a small skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Add marinated chicken pieces; stir-fry until no longer pink inside; about 5 minutes.

Spread reserved yogurt sauce over pizza crust. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of the cheese. Layer the spinach, onion, cherry tomatoes (cut side up), and cooked chicken. Top with the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese.

Bake directly on the oven rack for 12 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbling. Remove from the oven and let sit for 2 to 3 minutes before cutting into slices.

Enjoy!

VERDICT:
This was a HUGE hit at our house.  Everyone really enjoyed the pizza.  I liked that the sauce wasn't so "tomatoey" - an issue that I sometimes have with restaurant pizza.  This really was so good, and something that we WILL make again!

One of the tips on the recipe card was to try the pizza on Naan bread, which we did (we LOVE naan bread!) - and it was so so so good! 

I'm really thankful to LaQuita from Just Us Girls for passing the VH Excite Your Dinner opportunity along to Addicted to Recipes...and I am pleased to be paying it forward to one of my favourite Canadian bloggers, Tara from Noshing with the Nolands. If you aren't familiar with either of their blogs, you really should check them out!

And now, for more VH EXCITEMENT!  It's YOUR TURN to enter to WIN a VH Prize Pack! (ARV $25).  Easy Rafflecopter is below (you may need give it a moment to load).  Giveaway is open to CANADA ONLY and closes on December 7, 2012.  Winner will be contacted by email and will have 24 hours to respond to claim their prize.  GOOD LUCK!

 
 
 
Disclosure – I am participating in the VH Excite Your Dinner blog tour by enCompass Media on behalf of Con Agra Foods. I received compensation as a thank you for participating and for sharing my honest opinion

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