BBQ Chicken Pizza

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Apparently my son started getting a ‘little bored’ with just plain old pizza on our Friday pizza nights.  So I, as only a true foodie would, made the most incredible Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, Feta and Spinach with a White Sauce thinking I just knocked it out of the park!

The adults thought it was off the hook.

Kids …. eh not so much. Probably an onion thing and there’s LOTS of ’em!

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So I have been tasked with making a KID FRIENDLY pizza.  And BBQ chicken was the main ingredient!  So off I went into the kitchen and concocted this now most requested pizza!

This is as simple a pizza as there is, honestly.  The hardest part (which there really isn’t one) is making the dough, which I have used this recipe for years.  But lately I’ve been too lazy to make it and found out our local pizza place sells their dough for just $1 ~ SCORE!

Here are a few tips:

  • I used a combination of mozzarella cheese AND smoked gouda.  If you can find smoked mozzarella that would work also, I just can’t ever find it.  The smokiness of the cheese enhances the bbq flavor and they pair so well together.
  • I used jarred jalapenos and next time I would use fresh.  I find the jarred jalapenos have an extra bite to them that you don’t find with fresh.
  • If there are no kids, definitely add red onions, but omit if they throw a fit.
  • Make sure your oven is hot … and I mean HOT.  Get it up to 425 – 450 and give it 10 minutes or so to really get hot.
  • And the last tip is .. get yourself a pizza stone.  They are fairly inexpensive and require very little upkeep.  They give your pizza that extra crispiness on the bottom that I love so much.
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BBQ Chicken Pizza

Ingredients

  • Pizza dough (store bought, pizza place or homemade)
  • 1-2 Cups Cooked Chicken, diced or shredded
  • 1/2 Cup BBQ sauce of your choice
  • 1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • 1 Cup Smoked Gouda Cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 Cup Onion, diced (red, yellow or white)
  • 1 Jalapeno Pepper, sliced

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450. Put a cold pizza stone in the oven and let it heat up with the oven
  2. Toss the chicken with the BBQ sauce and set aside
  3. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and roll out with a rolling pin to desired size
  4. Take the pizza stone out of the oven and sprinkle with corn starch and place the dough on the stone going around to create a crust and to ensure dough is not falling off the edge
  5. Spread a few Tablespoons of BBQ sauce on the pizza
  6. Spread 1/2 of the mozzarella cheese on the pizza
  7. Add the chicken and onion and jalapeno pepper
  8. Top with remaining cheese
  9. Bake for 10-14 minutes
  10. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, garlic salt, red pepper flakes or whatever else floats your boat

Notes

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I used all organic ingredients (when possible) when making this recipe, and hope you do too! 🙂

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