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Basil Blowout – Prep-Ahead

Prepare these ingredients for the 3 recipes on a day when you have more time, like on Sunday morning, so that when you get to your meal on a hectic weeknight, you are steps ahead.
Author Carrie Tyler


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 garlic head 5-6 cloves
  • ¾ cup of freshly grated parmesan
  • 1 large onion
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 cup Sliced mushrooms
  • 1 Medium Carrot
  • 8 oz Pizza Dough 8-9oz (fresh or frozen)


  1. Chicken Prep: Cut chicken into 1 inch by 2 inch pieces and separate into 2 refrigerator bags for use later with 2 recipes
  2. Peal and mince 5 cloves of garlic and store in fridge for use in all three recipes
  3. Grate ¾ cup of parmesan cheese and keep in storage bag in fridge for use in 2 recipes
  4. Slice 1 cup of mushrooms and store in fridge
  5. Dice Carrot and store in fridge
  6. Pizza Dough – If it is frozen, put in fridge 24 hours prior to cooking flatbread meal to thaw properly

Make Caramelized Onions

  1. Slice Onion in thin slices.
  2. Add to a hot pan with 1 Tbls oil and stir in 1 tsp of salt and 1 tsp of pepper
  3. Stir continuously stir while on medium heat until soft and caramel color, approximately 10min
  4. Cool and store in refrigerator until Flatbread night