I had a vision the other day.

A vision that I’d make a beautiful paleo pizza with lemony chicken and sweet buttery almond sauce swirling around a big messy pie so good I could use it to tempt the baby next door to stop crying.

Little did I know that this little vision of my would send me on a wild goose chase the next 48 hrs.

Have you ever had a recipe just doesn’t work no matter how precisely you followed the instructions?

No matter how careful I was, my pizza crust turned out more like hummus than an actual decent bowl of dough.

Why why ??   Will I ever be able to stop the crying baby next door?

I scratched my head and paced back-and-forth.

At this point, wasn’t even sure if I sucked at baking, period, or if the baby next door just put a spell over my dough and scared my yeast fairy away.

I felt defeated. And the crying continued into the evening…………

The next day, I decided to combat the curse with something else.

Oddly enough, the sweet buttery almond smell from the flour seemed to satisfy the baby and put her at ease.  I praised Lord Jesus and celebrated with my ooh la la dance.

I can finally foresee the calm and peacefulness coming my way.

Until the baby cries again………

Lemongrass Chicken Pizza with Almond Butter Sauce
 
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Recipe type: Lunch, Dinner
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 boneless/skinless chicken breasts, slice into thin strips
  • 1 small red onions/ or shallots
  • Cherry tomatoes (as much as you like)
  • Your favorite cheese
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  • [For the chicken marinate combo]
  • 3 tbsp EVOO (aka extra virgin olive oil)
  • 2 tbsp red chilli pepper
  • 3 small shallots, sliced
  • 2 tbsp ginger
  • 1 tbsp garlic
  • 2 tbsp lemongrass (only use the white part)
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp tamari or coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp rice cooking wine (optional)
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
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  • [For the pizza dough]
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp EVOO
  • 1 ½ cups almond flour
  • ¼ cup arrowroot flour
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp your favorite dry herbs (I use dill. Rosemary will work really great too !)
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
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  • [For the almond butter sauce]
  • ⅓ cup unsalted almond butter
  • 1 tbsp tamari or coconut aminos
  • 1-2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • ½ tsp your favorite hot sauce
  • Water to thin
Instructions
  1. [Chicken]
  2. Add the chicken marinade combo to a food processor and process until a fine paste.
  3. Pour the marinade over sliced chicken breasts and marinate for 1-2 hours in the fridge.
  4. Grill the chicken over medium-high heat.
  5. Once it’s cooked through, set aside to cool, then thread into thin pieces.
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  7. [Pizza dough]
  8. Combine the wet ingredients (eggs, olive oil) and dry ingredients (almond flour, arrowroot flour, salt, dry herbs, garlic powder).
  9. Mix well until there are no lumps and set aside for about 5-10 minutes.
  10. Preheat oven to 375F, and roll the dough about ¼ inch thick.
  11. Back for 15 minutes or until the crust is firm.
  12. Set aside to cool for a bit before adding other ingredients.
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  14. [To assemble]
  15. Preheat oven to 350F.
  16. Cover the pizza crust with almond butter sauce.
  17. Add your favorite cheese, shredded chicken, shallots, cherry tomatoes and bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  18. Top with scallions & enjoy !

Make these for dinner !

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