BBQ Chicken Pizza

Last night, Ren and I decided to make “dueling” pizzas. We made BBQ Chicken and Buffalo chicken pizzas to see which we one liked better. Needless to say, it was a draw. They were both outstanding. I made homemade dough for these pizzas, but that was totally not necessary. I don’t know why I feel the need to make things harder because any store-bought dough or premade crust would be fine.  We also grilled a bunch of chicken to use on both pizzas, but for an easy weeknight meal, a rotisserie chicken would be perfect.  The thing that I liked the best about the BBQ pizza was the lime sauce that you drizzle over it. Even though it was a bit unconventional, it really made the pizza stand out.  This is another great recipe from Cook’s Country magazine.

BBQ Chicken Pizza

Serves 4

1 rotisserie chicken , skin discarded, meat shredded into bite-sized pieces (about 3 cups)
1/2 cup barbecue sauce-We used Stubbs spicy BBQ sauce. That sauce ROCKS!
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro-Again, no cilantro here
1/2 red onion , sliced thin
5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
1 (1-pound) ball ready-made pizza dough-Or, homemade if you are a nut like me.
1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
1/2
cup sour cream
2 tablespoons juice from 2 limes-

1. Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and heat oven to 500 degrees. Combine chicken, barbecue sauce, and 2 tablespoons cilantro in medium bowl. Toss onion, 1 tablespoon oil, ¼ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper in small bowl.

2. Brush additional 2 tablespoons oil all over rimmed baking sheet. On lightly floured surface, roll dough into 16- by 9-inch oval (about ¼ inch thick) and transfer to prepared baking sheet. Brush dough with remaining oil and bake until dough begins to brown and bubble, about 6 minutes.

3. Scatter chicken mixture over dough and top with onion mixture. Bake until onion begins to brown, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle cheese over pizza and bake until melted, about 5 minutes. Transfer to cutting board. Whisk sour cream, lime juice, and remaining cilantro in small bowl, then drizzle over pizza. Slice and serve, passing sauce at table.

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One response to “BBQ Chicken Pizza

  1. Kim

    Holy delicious! I LOVE BBQ pizza. This looks so good.

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