Barbeque Chicken Pizza

Monday, February 11, 2013


This pizza is incredibly flavorful and was inspired by my friend Ash who made me one last week while Cam was out of the country for work. Thanks, friend!! It was so yummy I knew exactly what I was making him for dinner when he got home on Friday. Not exaggerating, we ate this in about 5 minutes.

Aaaand... if you're staying in on Thursday and cooking for someone you love -- your sweetheart, friend, parents, kids, roommates -- you can easily shape the dough into a heart and voila ~ a special dinner. And quick too so you can enjoy more time together. A simple salad would be great with this,  with a quick dressing of olive oil, lemon juice, salt & pepper. 


Happy Monday!

Barbeque Chicken Pizza
{serves 2-4 ... or in my case, 1 large hubby}

2 chicken breasts
1/4 red onion, sliced
1 handful fresh cilantro
2 C mozzarella, sliced or shredded {great also if you have an extra handful of shredded parm or pecorino for the top!}
your favorite bbq sauce {or mine! though I'd recommend leaving out the spices to keep it sweet}
pizza dough {or you can buy a ready-made one, especially if you live near Trader Joe's!}
4 cloves garlic, minced
EVOO

Rub the chicken in bbq sauce and grill until cooked through; cut into bite-sized pieces. Cam did this part for me -- he is amazing on the grill! Leftover chicken works well too. If you don't have a grill, you can dice the chicken into bite-sized pieces, rub it in salt & pepper & olive oil, and sear & saute it on the stove until it is thoroughly cooked and lightly browned. Mix it with bbq sauce in a bowl and set aside.

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to about 1/4 - 1/2 inch thick. Place the dough on a lightly floured baking sheet or pizza stone. Drizzle the dough with EVOO. Evenly spread the minced garlic over it. Next add a layer of bbq sauce. I used almost a cup-worth, but start with less and add more if you think it needs it. Add the mozzarella, cilantro, red onions and pieces of chicken. Add one more generous handful of cheese over everything if you have it -- pecorino or parmesan -- and bake for about 10-15 minutes or until the edges of the dough have lightly browned and the cheese is bubbling.

Serve hot. Drizzle on more bbq sauce if you like and garnish with fresh cilantro. Enjoy!

17 comments:

  1. This looks delicious Amanda - as usual! I'm adding it to my recipe bookmarks now!

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  2. Ahhh I could eat this all up right now! it looks so so good mands! xx

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  3. This is exactly what B and I made for dinner on Friday night! So so so yummy! And your pictures never fail to give me an instant craving for whatever you are capturing! You've got a gift! Love!

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  4. Delicious! Love making homemade pizza and this looks fantastic!

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  5. YUMMY! This looks incredible! Corey and I used to make pizzas all the time in Portland, but our oven is SO small in Amsterdam that we haven't made any since moving here :( I miss it!

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  6. i'm not a fan of chicken on my pizza but this is the ONLY kind of pizza that i love to have chicken on. there is a great pizza place near me that has the best bbq chicken pizza and this post makes me crave it!

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  7. pizza is always such a daunting thing to make at home! this is absolutely stunning and looks delicious. you're a great food photographer!

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  8. I used to work at California Pizza Kitchen, and this was one of my favorite pizzas!!! To make it at home, would make it be even better!

    This looks so so good!
    Emily at Amazing Grapes

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  9. This looks SO yummy!!!

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  10. This looks so amazing, I'm definitely going to have to give it a whirl. Pizza, chicken and BBQ sauce, three of my favourite things! Thanks for sharing! x

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  11. V-day dilemma solved! I'm totally going to do this... it had my mouth watering already - I just need to get my hands on some bbq sauce somehow :)

    xxx
    Jenna

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  12. the thing i miss most about not having an oven is making pizzas... restaurant bought is just not the same

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  13. I feel like pineapple would push this over the top. Or peaches. Oh man, do I want pizza now!

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  14. I tried your recipe... and bragged about it here: http://allisonmaeb.blogspot.com/2013/02/lipstick-love-notes.html

    Love from Mpls,
    Allison

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  15. that looks sooooooo good.

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  16. YUM! I am making this this week! Thanks for the inspo :)

    xo Shane

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  17. I used a couple of your suggestions--didn't have cilantro or red onion (DARN IT), but I spread on the garlic first, and we could totally taste the yummy difference it made! Also put fresh pineapple on top--my own idea--and it was SO GOOD. For a homemade pizza (dough from a can, no pizza stone, etc.), we really enjoyed it! I'll definitely be trying the onion and cilantro next time. Thank you for sharing!

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