Napoletana Thin Crust Pizza with Grilled Chicken and Bacon Marmalade

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I love pizza. A couple weeks ago, The Kid and I decided to try a hoity toity (<—– another official Quest Term) pizza place near us. This place has a pizza certification from Italian chefs with Associazone Verace Pizza Napoletana. Pinkies up! They use special flour, ingredients and techniques to make this pizza.

I have to admit it was pretty good. The best pizza I’ve ever had? Meh, I don’t know if I’d go that far but I’d definitely make the trip again. Since I’m not always in the mood to drive that far on a weeknight, I came up with my own non-Italian certified version using ingredients I already had on hand. I’ll call it Accidental Verified Pizza Napoletana, how about that? 😉

One thing to note: Apparently typical Italian pizza either doesn’t have cheese on it or it has a very minimal amount in the form of buffalo mozzarella blobs strategically placed on the pie. It’s not like the pizzas found here in American loaded with cheese and extra cheese. The sans cheese option made it perfect for both me and The Kid. Feel free to add your own cheese if you like the cheesier American version better.

Napoletana Thin Crust Pizza with Grilled Chicken and Bacon Marmalade Napoletana Pizza

  • 1 pre-made thin pizza crust
  • 1/2 cup fire roasted tomato and garlic tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup bacon marmalade
  • 9 oz grilled chicken breast, sliced
  • Fresh basil, sliced

Follow the directions on your pizza crust and preheat your oven to the indicated temperature. Ours required 450 degrees. Spread the crust with the tomato sauce, bacon marmalade, chicken, and basil leaves. Bake according to directions. Ours took 12 minutes.

Makes 3 servings (1/3 pizza per serving) at approximately 309 calories each – 25g protein, 32g carbs, and 9g fat.


  • I used Newman’s Own tomato sauce because I love the flavor of it and it has fewer unpronounceable ingredients in it. I also love their marinara sauce. You can use your leftover sauce to make shrimp vindaloo. Obviously you can use whatever sauce you like. It’s easy like that.
  • I usually get the pre-made pizza crusts at either Walmart or Target. Both have ones that we like and come in packs of two. I keep them in the freezer for those nights when I don’t have time to waste and want pizza.
  • The bacon marmalade was leftover from a batch that I made earlier. Bacon marmalade is addicting and freezes well. You’ve been warned.

Pizza like this is so easy to throw together and takes no time at all. It also tastes much better than the delivery kind and you can get as wild as you want with your toppings. Um, yeah. You can’t get bacon marmalade on a delivered pizza. 😉

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