Pizza with Goat Cheese, Thyme & Honey Lime Chicken

By Ann Fulton

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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 Honey Lime 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!
  • Pizza crust, homemade or your favorite store-bought
  • Honey Lime Chicken, sliced or shredded (see link to recipe)
  • Manouri cheese or your favorite goat cheese, cut into thin slivers or crumbled (see note)
  • fresh thyme, chopped
  • honey
  • 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.
  • Locally, I buy the Manouri cheese at Mandros.
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  2. Bert

    Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wanted to
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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!