Friday, July 2, 2010

BBQ Chicken Pizza

Do you ever make pizza at home? If not - you definitely should! You can get crazy with it and come up with all sorts of different and delicious combinations! Here is one of our absolute favorites. I've made it on the crust recipe below as well as on individual flat breads you can buy in the store. This recipe is perfect for using up leftover grilled or rotisserie chicken (or roasted chicken from your freezer) from earlier in the week.

2 cups diced cooked chicken
1 cup bbq sauce (or more if you like)
1 yellow or red bell pepper, sliced
1/2 onion, thinly sliced
2 roma tomatoes
4 slices bacon
2 tbs fresh parsley, chopped
2 cups cheese (I've found mozzarella or 2 % cheddar to be best)

1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons oil
2-1/2 cups flour

Preheat oven to 425. Dissolve yeast into warm water, wait 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients, prepare crust and roll out onto a pizza sheet. I've found that if you put butter or oil onto your roller it will not stick to the dough. (Also, I usually cut this crust in half because we like a thin crust - your call!) Bake crust for 10 minutes, remove and set aside:

Dice bacon and saute in a sauce pan with sliced onion (if you like a stronger onion flavor, save the onion slices to be layered later - my family likes them cooked) until bacon is crispy and onions are tender.
In a bowl combine chicken, BBQ sauce, bacon and onions. Make sure the mixture is really saucy, add more sauce as needed.
Spread mixture onto partially baked crust. Evenly layer bell pepper and tomato slices on top of mixture.
Top with cheese.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is golden. Remove from oven and top with freshly chopped parsley.
Slice and Enjoy!

1 comment:

Nonni said...

I made the pizza crust tonight!!! It was awesome!