Saturday, April 5, 2008

BBQ Chicken Pizza

Before it went in the oven
After it came out.
All cut up and looking soooooo good.
1 prepared pizza crust
1/2 cup bbq sauce, divided ( Any kind is good just pick your favorite bbq sauce. I used Tony Roma's famous bbq sauce.) ( Don't use more then a 1/2 cup or the crust will get soggy.)
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1 large chicken breast, cooked and shredded
1 1/2-2 cup mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
Preheat oven to 400. If you have a pizza stone (they make the best pizzas), put it in the oven to preheat as well. Toss shredded chicken with 1/4 c bbq sauce. Remove hot pizza stone from oven and sprinkle with corn meal. Roll or toss dough and place on stone. Spread remaining 1/4 c bbq sauce over dough. Arrange onion slices over sauce. Spread chicken over onions then top with cheese. Bake 20-25 minutes or until crust is golden brown. (That time is for a pizza stone - if you are using a cookie sheet, it may be a shorter time) Sprinkle with fresh cilantro and slice into 8 wedges.
In case you don't have a good pizza dough recipe, here is the one I like:
1 cup very warm water
1 tsp sugar
1 Tbs yeast
3 Tbs oil
2 1/2 c flour
1 tsp salt
Dissolve sugar in warm water then sprinkle yeast on top and float for 1 minute. Stir in yeast and proof (let it sit) for 10 minutes- yeast should foam. Stir in oil, salt and flour and knead for 10 minutes. Place dough in oiled bowl and let rise for 1 1/2 hours.
The Results:
Oh soooooo good. I loved this pizza. You can really do whatever pizza you want with this crust but I wanted to try the bbq pizza. I used a pizza stone. I got a pizza stone for my wedding 6 years ago and have NEVER used it till today. It made the BEST pizza. I only cooked mine for about 17 minutes. Make sure to check it. I think 20-25 minutes is way to long. I guess it depends on your oven.
* I got the recipe from one of the recipe blogs I contribute to

1 comment:

Melanie said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog! Are you willing to share your peanut butter cup recipe? I'd be curious to look at a "real" recipe to see if I want to make any changes.

By the way, your recipes are fantastic! I can't wait to look through your site even more (the chocolate chip cookies are bookmarked for sure!).