Recently, I asked my daughter and my family to move in with me. To my delight, they said yes. In doing so, I have access to my grandsons, two adorable dogs and as a bonus his Presto Pizzazz pizza oven.
I had never seen one, because I eat very little pizza unless someone else is cooking it. The first night my grandson made some pizza and I was hooked. Not only did the frozen pizza taste like to go, but I liked the idea of what I could cook in the oven.
In the days that followed, I tried several of my grill recipes. I had to make little or no adaptation to make them taste the same, if not better, than before. Soon I was preparing full dinners on the Pizzazz oven. If you own any of these amazing devices, try this recipe.
Grilled chicken strips
1 lb uncooked chicken strips
1/4 cup virgin olive oil
1 T Mrs. Dash [flavor of your choice]
3 large potatoes [washed and cut in 6 wedges each]
2 medium tomatoes [sliced]
1/2 cup of parmesan
6-8 basil leaves [opt]
It is not necessary to preheat, but you can spray PAM on the surface of the oven.
Using two zippered plastic bags, divide the olive oil into them. First and foremost your chicken. Close it with your hands, move the chicken until each piece is lightly coated. Open the bag and pour in the Mrs Dash, close and repeat until the chicken is coated with spices. Turn on the Pizzazz oven and start arranging your chicken.
In the other bag place your potato wedges and do the same as the chicken. Make sure each piece is coated with olive oil. Place them around the oven, skin side down. You may need to be careful when placing food on the oven, you need to keep the surface balanced to ensure even cooking. The potatoes and the chicken cook at about the same time, 5 to 7 minutes depending on their thickness. It is not necessary to turn them over as the oven heats on both sides.
About two minutes before the end of the first food, you can place the tomatoes on the oven. You may need to move some of the other items to make room. If you can’t find room for the tomatoes at this time, you can put them in the oven after the potatoes are cooked. You can also use a piece of foil under your tomato slices if they are juicy, it could make a bit of a mess on your counter.
Place a slice of tomato with a few basil leaves, then sprinkle cheese on top. Once the cheese has melted, the tomatoes are ready to be put on a plate. This meal for 4 people but can be easily adjusted.
In total, with the preparation and cooking time, the meal took me about 30 minutes.