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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

BBQ Chicken Pizza

We really like pizza around here. We've tried, this, this and this. My newest attempt was BBQ Chicken Pizza. I've ordered it several times at restaurants but never made it at home.

Basically, you take your traditional tomato pizza sauce and replace it with bbq sauce. Next load it up with grilled chicken, two kinds of cheeses, and top it off with red onion and a sprinkling of cilantro.

Delicious and different, I loved this twist on classic pizza. The bbq sauce and chicken were like peanut butter and jelly. Just made for each other. Mixed with red onion, cilantro, and lots of cheese, this pizza will be a regular on our pizza menu. If you're feeling indulgent, crumble some crispy bacon and add with chicken.

BBQ Chicken Pizza
Adapted from Taste and Tell

1 recipe pizza crust. I used the recipe below

Slow-Rise Pizza Dough
2 1/4 teaspoons yeast
1 1/3 cup water
3 1/2 to 4 cups flour
2 teaspoons salt.

Directions for baking pizza:
Preheat oven to 475 degrees. (If using a pizza stone, let stone heat for at least 30 minutes in the oven before baking pizza.) If baking in a sheet pan, press dough onto sheet pan and top with sauce and toppings. Bake for about 12 minutes (checking often) until crust is browned and cheese is golden and bubbly. If baking on the preheated pizza stone, slide pizza onto stone and bake for about 8 minutes. Makes 2 medium pizzas.

1 boneless, skinless chicken breast, grilled and cut into bite sized pieces
1/4-1/3 cup bbq sauce (I basically spread around an amount that looked good)
1- 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup shredded smoked Gouda or cheddar cheese (I've told both and they're each delicious)
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
2 tsp. finely chopped cilantro

Preheat the oven to 475 degrees F.

Roll out pizza dough. Spread bbq sauce evenly over crust. Sprinkle  half the mozzarella and all of the Gouda or cheddar cheese. Top with chicken and onion slices. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese.

  Bake pizza for 10 to 15 minutes or until the crust is lightly brown. Top with cilantro. Makes 1 medium pizza.

Posted by: Sallie
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