I chose to make this pizza solely based on the frozen strawberries in my freezer that need to be used before the end of the semester. I am so glad I bought those strawberries now- they led me to this moment, this pizza. I definitely know how I am going to use the rest of them- with this pizza.
BALSAMIC STRAWBERRY PIZZA
Originally The Café Sucré Farine
1/2 cup water, 110°F
Granulated sugar, to taste
1/2 red onion, sliced
Meanwhile, puree frozen strawberries in a food processor. If needed, add sugar until at desired level of sweetness. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine strawberry puree and balsamic vinegar. Bring to a boil, and then reduce the heat to low. Let simmer for 6-9 minutes, until thickened. Remove from heat and let cool.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Coat pan in olive oil and add chicken breast. Cook for 4-5 minutes, until no longer pink. Add more olive oil if needed. Add Canadian bacon and onions. Cook for 4-5 additional minutes, until onions are softened and Canadian bacon is crispy. Remove from heat.
Prepare a pizza stone or spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray. Roll pizza crust to desired thinness. Spread balsamic strawberry sauce evenly on crust.. Top with mozzarella, red onion, chicken, and Canadian bacon. If desired, brush crust with olive oil. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until crust is golden brown. Remove from oven and top with chopped cilantro if desired.