Fun Recipes for Summer | White Chicken Pizza – Garlic Knots – Tomato Salad

Atlanta Bloggers LawrysWhat’s better than getting together with a bunch of amazing bloggers and cooking a meal together. Something I’ve only done with close friends and it involved one person cooking and others bringing something. But this night we all had a part of the cooking. It was so fun I want to start doing it every month!

We gathered together to create some fun recipes as a part of “A Fabulous Summer of Flavor,” a contest sponsored by Lawry’s. Our theme is “On Vacation” Not just your typical sprinkle on french fries though. Who better to help us with that then Piera of Jolly Mom. The lovely Dawn from My Home Sweet Home took these amazing pictures. (Aren’t they amazing?) Also joining us was Renee from Cutie Booty Cakes, Lisa at Life with Lisa and Diane of Turning the Clock Back.

We wanted to do something off the wall so we made White Chicken Pizza, Garlic knots and a yummy tomato salad.

Lawrys Seasoning Salt Marinade

Lawrys Seasoning Salt Marinade

White Chicken Pizza Recipe

What you will need:

2 Chicken Breasts

Lawry’s Seasoned Salt Marinade

5 cloves of garlic, finely minced

3 Tbsp of olive oil

1 large bunch fresh spinach

1/2 small red onion, sliced thinly

2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

1 Homemade Pizza Dough

Shredded Chicken

Shredded Chicken

Directions:

Marinade chicken in Lawry’s Seasoned Salt Marinade (overnight is best, but a few fours will work).
Cook chicken on grill pan until done and then shred.
Roll out pizza dough very thin and brush the top with olive oil and add minced garlic. Add fresh spinach, mozzarella cheese, red onion, and chicken. Don’t overload your pizza with toppings–it’s best to keep it light.
Cook your pizza on a pizza stone or quarry tiles in an oven t

Rolling Dough

I got to be the dough roller!

hat’s been preheated to 500 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown around the edges.

Recipe makes 2-3 pizzas, depending on how thin you roll out your pizza.

Balsamic Herb Tomato Salad

Ingredients

2 pounds tomatoes, cut into

Cutting Tomatoes

Cutting Tomatoes

wedges

1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced

1/3 cup Lawry’s Balsamic Herb Marinade

Parmigiano Reggiano

Tomato Salad

Tomato Salad

Directions

Combine the tomatoes, scallions and marinade in a large salad bowl and toss to coat. Top with freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano.

 

 

Garlic Knots

Ingredients

Dough

Dough Knots

Dough Knots

1 3/4 cup warm water

1/4 cup olive oil

1 tsp sea salt

1 Tbsp sugar

1 1/2 Tbsp active dry yeast

5 1/2 cups all-pupose, unbleached flour

Garlic Knots

Coating the Knots

Garlic Coating

1/4 cup olive oil

4 Tbsp unsalted butter

6 cloves garlic, finely crushed

1/4 cup finely chopped fresh Italian parsley

Parmigiano Reggiano

Lawry’s Seasoned Salt to taste

Directions:

Garlic Knots with Lawrys

Sprinkle Lawrys Lightly

Combine water, olive oil, sea salt, sugar, and active dry yeast in a large bowl. Mix to dissolve yeast.
Add flour and mix until well combined. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a lint free towel and set in a warm spot to proof until doubled in size. At this point, you can refrigerate the dough for a few days if you want to make it ahead of time or go ahead and begin making the knots.
Divide the dough in two balls to make it easier to handle. Roll the dough into a rectangle about 5″x16″ and 1/2 inch thick. Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut the rectangle into 1/2″x5″ strips.
With floured hands, roll each strip back and forth to create a rope. Tie into a knot–over, under, and through– and place on sheet pan lined with a silpat or parchment paper.
Make the rest of the knots, cover pans loosely with a towel or plastic wrap and place in a warm spot to rise before baking. You want the knots to double in size (approx.)
Preheat oven to 500° F. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden.
While knots are baking, make garlic coating. Gently warm olive oil, butter, and garlic in a small saucepan. Add chopped parsley and set aside.
Remove knots from oven, place in a large bowl and toss with garlic coating OR brush the coating on. Season with Lawry’s Seasoned Salt to taste and freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano.

 

If you aren’t drooling on your keyboard from reading the recipes perhaps you should look at the pictures. It was so delicious.
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Did I mention that we are competing with other Mom Blogger across the country for the best recipes?

 

Disclaimer: This post is part of a compensated campaign with The Motherhood and Lawry’s. The Lawry’s seasonings  in this post were provided to me free of charge by the manufacturer and I was compensated for my time. All opinions expressed are mine and mine alone.


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  1. I would love doing this every month – it was such a blast!

  2. I use Lawry’s in my homemade burgers quite often.

  3. These look awesome! Of course, I just began a diet of just fruit and veggies today so ANYTHING would look awesome! JK!
    Bernice

  4. I tweeted! @womanonajourney

  5. I’m one of your friendly competitors but darn it, that looks DELICIOUS!!!

  6. @RebeccaEParsons could not use the monkey for some reason but tweeted anyway…yummm…now my daughter lives in duluth and would love to play with you guys!!!

  7. i use Lawry’s SS on meats of course, but also in savory recipes and chocolate chili!!!

  8. That pizza looks totally amazing! What a horrible thing to show me right at dinner time! – lol Great job!

  9. Tweeted (SeriousKrystyn).

  10. Those dough knots look yummy. Usually we use it on baked fries.

  11. Looks so good!

    I tweeted through my hootsuite acct., but had trouble with your Shareaholic link above. (Got an error message.)

    I also posted this to my facebook page for Mundane Magic.

  12. Tweet

  13. Tweet!

  14. You guys look like you had a ton of fun! The food looks great! I am from the virtual team, just checking out the competition. :-)

  15. Meghan – I’m in Atlanta! I don’t get to watch tv too much these days, but I may tune in more now that I know you’re on Fox 5! The pizza looks AMAZING! I’ll have to adapt it to my new gluten-free diet, but it’s on my list of things to try. Does Lawry’s offer gluten-free products?
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  16. garlic knots – yummy!!!!!! I love Lawry’s and its always been a staple in my kitchen!

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