Pizza with Goat Cheese, Thyme & Honey Lime Chicken

Years ago, a friend who runs a local cooking school called Essen suggested topping a grilled pizza with Manouri cheese, honey, and thyme. Manouri cheese is a Greek goat’s milk cheese with which I was not  familiar at the time.  What threw me, however, was the honey. Honey on pizza?  I like to mix sweet and savory flavors in salads, however…so why not on pizza?

As it turned out, the combination was outstanding, and I have made a similar pizza many times in the years since.  When I threw leftover Lime Honey Chicken into the mix, I was thrilled.  The added protein made the pizza into a hearty meal and the flavor combination was sublime.

Feel free to use a grilled pizza crust–I love the whole wheat version–or your favorite store-bought crust or flatbread.  I like to grill extra Lime Honey Chicken one night and use the leftovers for the pizza later in the week.

Pizza with Goat Cheese, Thyme & Honey Lime Chicken
This pizza is a perfect way to stretch a piece of leftover chicken–especially my favorite Lime Honey Chicken–into a second meal. There is no need to measure the ingredients. With the chicken and cheese, top as lightly or heavily as your taste buds and appetite dictate. I do keep the drizzle of honey light but thorough. Chopping the thyme will release more of the herb’s flavor and a light touch of sea salt is the perfect finishing touch!
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  1. Pizza crust, homemade or your favorite store-bought
  2. Lime Honey Chicken, sliced or shredded (see link to recipe)
  3. Manouri cheese or your favorite goat cheese, cut into thin slivers or crumbled (see note)
  4. fresh thyme, chopped
  5. honey
  6. sea salt
  1. Cook the pizza crust according to the recipe directions.
  2. Top with the desired amount of chicken and cheese. Heat in a 400-degree oven for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Remove the pizza from the oven and drizzle the honey lightly over the entire pizza. Sprinkle with chopped thyme and sea salt to taste.
  1. Locally, I buy the Manouri cheese at Mandros.
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    1. Ann

      I hope you can find it, Jennifer. Manouri is delicious all by itself, too! And I agree…simple things are often the best!

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