04 March 2011

BBQ Chicken Pizza

Purchase one roll of refrigerated pizza dough and press to edges of the pan.  Make sure to smooth out any holes.  To ensure a crispier crust, stick it in the oven while it preheats so the dough bakes up first.

For a pizza this size, I use 2 chicken breasts or 4 chicken thighs, but for a 12in round, just use 1 chicken breast or 2 thighs.  Cook the chicken separately first until juicy-- I use my panini maker-- then cut into small pieces and coat with BBQ sauce.

Once the crust is slightly puffy, remove from oven and add a thin layer of BBQ sauce of your choice-- Famous Dave's is yummy-- then top with chicken, sprinkle with about 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro.  Cover with a combination of shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheeses and bake for 15 min. at 400 degrees or until cheese is melted.

Let cool for 5 min. then eat up!

If you want to add a little extra zip, slice and sweat a few red onions/

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