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Jan 7, 2011

Frozen Friday: California Pizza Kitchen - Garlic Chicken Pizza

California Pizza Kitchen's frozen Garlic Chicken Pizza features a crispy, thin-crust pizza topped with a bordelaise butter sauce, white chicken cubes, mozzarella cheese, onions, roasted garlic, and parsley for $6.49.

It's fairly quick to cook in the oven (about 10 to 12 minutes) but suffers from a major problem: it's really dry. The crust is like a desert bereft of any oasis (sauce); there's just cheese, chicken, and veggies. There's supposed to be a butter sauce but I guess it blended with the cheese and there was no butter flavor.
The result is a bit like eating really dry crackers with cheese but not as good. CPK's Chicken Garlic Pizza really needs sauce to offset the dryness. I guess more cheese might have done the trick as well.

The chicken was a little dry but relatively plentiful; the main flavor was garlic though.
The Sister felt the pizza was too garlicky but I like garlic. Still, I would have rather had a slice of garlic cheese bread.

One pizza is meant for three people but it's smaller than the box suggests.

Nutritional Info - California Pizza Kitchen Frozen Garlic Chicken Pizza - serving size - 1/3 pizza (119g)
Calories - 280 (from Fat - 90)
Fat - 10g (Saturated Fat - 4.5g)
Sodium - 670mg
Carbs - 32g (Sugar - 2g)
Protein - 16g


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5 comments:

  1. I think they go on sale for like around $3.50 to $4.00 but that isn't so great when you can just buy a pizza fresh from $5 or $6. CPK is definitely a "premium" frozen food brand.

    I like to cook on occasion (too lazy nowadays) but pizza is one of those things that seems to turn out better when I buy it from a pizzeria.

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  2. I stay away from the CPK frozen pizzas unless they are on sale at a substantial discount (I'm talking buy one get one free). I don't see much difference between them and other frozen pizzas that cost half the price.

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  3. My favorite would have to be one of the cheapest: Totino's! Then again, I grew up eating them so I might be a little biased.

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  4. $6.50?!? Dang! I never understood CPK... it must be a restaurant or "premium" brand or something.

    You like to cook, BE? I bet you could make one of these pretty easy and certainly solve the dry problem. Butter sauce or ranch dressing. Maybe even lite ranch. Parm sauce even...

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  5. 6.xx for frozen pizza is crazy! i like cpk but will only pay 3.99 on sale and when i have coupons. i have a bunch in my freezer with the last sale. bruce can finish 1 whole pizza by himself.

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