Chicken and Broccoli Pizza With Lemon Peppercorn Sauce
1/2 inch large red onion, cut half, then sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 cups of fresh broccoli florets
2 cooked chicken breasts, thinly sliced
kosher salt and black pepper
Once your onions, broccoli, and chicken are cooked, and your cheeses grated (please grate your own-there are very few instances when pre-grated is okay! huge HUGE flavor and texture difference for the price.) it's time to make your sauce. This sauce is essentially a flavored roux. A roux is a cooked mixture of fat and flour and many sauces and gravies begin with one. Master a roux and you are halfway to making a delicious sauce.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Wash the lemon well.
Cut the lemon in half.
You'll need two medium sauce pans. Put the peel and the milk and half & half in one of the sauce pans.
Then very slowly, whisk in the half & half and milk mixture.
Cook like this for 5 minutes or so, or until the flour no longer tastes raw (stick your finger in there and taste!).
You'll need less than 1/2 teaspoon of lemon zest.
Put the pizza shell on a cookie sheet or pizza stone and spread out the peppercorn lemon sauce thinly on it.
Top with broccoli, red onion, and chicken.
Add shredded cheddar, mozzarella and the last of the parmesan.