Popcorn Chicken Pizza

Oh yes I did just morph together two outstanding comfort food favourites!

Nom Nom!

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My fam-bam really are spoilt, aren’t they?! I’ve taken one of our favourite snacks of wee fried chicken balls & teamed it up with arguably the best fast food of all time, PIZZA!

Start by making your pizza dough. I make my own because I need to be gluten free, but if you want to skip this step, by all means, just buy some ready made pizza bases, whatever floats your boat.

So into your mixer goes 4 & 1/2 cups of self raising flour (I use Gluten Free Flour) then in a mixing jug you’ll need to combine 2 cups of water with 2 teaspoons of yeast & 1 teaspoon of raw sugar. Give that a jolly good stir up before adding to the flour. Season well with salt & pepper then ensure you have your dough hook attached to your mixer & let her rip! If you don’t have a mixer with a dough hook then you, my friend, are going to get a fantastic arm workout as you mix & knead!

Because I use Gluten Free Flour, this dough comes together before getting sloppy again in the bowl but don’t worry about it. It doesn’t take very long to mix & then you simply pop a clean tea towel over it & set aside to rise for about an hour & a half.

Now, if you’ve gone the Gluten Free route you’ll need to blind bake the pizza base, if not, skip this bit.

Once the dough is done rising, pour it out into a big tray which you’ve greased well & spread to the edges. Into the oven it goes at 180c for a 10-15 minute blind bake.

While the base is in the oven, lets get the topping ready!

Dice up 500g of chicken thigh into little bite sized pieces. Bung that lot into a plastic bag along with some flour, salt, pepper & paprika. Shake the shizenhowzen out of it & cook off in stonking hot oil before draining on paper towel.

Now, to the PIZZA! On your base you will need a layer of grated cheddar cheese followed by the popcorn chicken & topped with even more grated cheddar cheese. Whack it in a 180c oven for half an hour.

As a final flourish before serving, drizzle sour cream all over your fabuliciouz masterpiece.

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