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
|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|
||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.