Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Week 33: Barbecue Chicken Pizza

I'm usually pretty traditional and habitual about my pizza (sausage and mushroom), but I wanted to try something a little different.

Barbecue Chicken Pizza

taken from Pioneer Woman Cooks

Prep Time: 2 Hours
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Servings: 12 (2 large pizzas)

1 whole recipe For pizza crust (makes 2 crusts)
2 whole boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 C barbecue sauce
Olive oil, for drizzling
Salt, for sprinkling
16 oz (weight) fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced thinly
1/2 whole red onion, cut in half and sliced very thin

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Salt chicken breasts on both sides, then place in an ovenproof dish. Pour BBQ sauce over the breasts and turn them over to coat. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until chicken is done. Remove from oven and cut into a fine dice. Set aside.

Increase oven temperature to 500 degrees.

Roll/stretch out one pizza crust. Lay it on a sheet pan drizzled with olive oil. Drizzle a little olive oil on the crust, then sprinkle on a little salt.

Spoon a couple of tablespoons of extra BBQ sauce on the crust and spread it evenly. Top sauce with half the sliced mozzarella. Sprinkle on half the diced chicken and thinly sliced red onion.

Sprinkle again with a little salt, then bake for 15 to 17 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and toppings are bubbly.

Remove from the oven and sprinkle on plenty of chopped cilantro. Cut into squares and serve immediately. Repeat with other crust and other ingredients, or save for another time.

My Notes:
We only made one pizza but still used the amounts of chicken, cheese, onion, and barbecue sauce listed above. What can I say? We like our pizza covered with stuff.


  1. I've been meaning to try this, as I think my hubby would love it. I'm not sure if I'd like it or not. Would you make it again?

  2. Yup, Greta. I would make it again. It was totally delicious, and there wasn't much BBQ sauce on it at all. I actually dipped mine in BBQ sauce.