Saturday, May 22, 2010

Weekend Recipe: Barbeque Chicken Pizza

I've followed The Pioneer Woman's crazy antics and delicious recipes for several years now, and this one I could not resist sharing with you after making it earlier this week:

PW's California Pizza Kitchen BBQ Chicken Pizza
(how's THAT for a mouthful?!?)

1 whole Recipe For Pizza Crust (mine Makes Two Crusts) 
2 whole Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts 
½ cups Barbecue Sauce 
Olive Oil, For Drizzling 
Salt For Sprinkling 
16 ounces, weight Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, Sliced Thinly 
½ whole Red Onion, Cut In Half And Sliced Very Thin 
Chopped Cilantro, to taste
    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.

     Click here for original recipe, including the pizza crust recipe she used.

    **DP Editor's note:
    I made the following changes:  I cut the chicken up into small pieces and cooked it in bbq sauce in a frying pan on the stove rather than baking or grilling it. I made this for lunch one day and we had to hurry to get back to work on time. :)  I also omitted the cilantro.



    Breezi said...

    We made this same recipe on Monday.... ohh DELISH! (You should try it with the cilantro. It just makes it that much better....)

    Amy said...

    I guess I will have to add cilantro to my garden so I can try this one! Looks great!

    Also have you even checked out Little birdie secrets?

    They have some fun tutorials sometimes.