Pizza is a classic that pleases everyone, especially kids. Here on Normal Cooking, I’ve experimented with a few different and unique pizza recipes. My favorite so far was the shrimp and pesto pizza, but the enchilada pizza and chicken bacon ranch pizza were all big hits too! Bar-b-que pizza is fairly common and might not be as unique as those other pizzas, but it’s still a delicious deviation from your typical pepperoni.
My husband LOVES to grill bar-b-que chicken. It’s one of his favorite go-to meals. He knows that as the weather turns cooler, we won’t be using the grill as much, and he’s trying to squeeze as much grilling as he can into these last few warm days! To mix things up, we took his classic bar-b-que chicken and threw it on some pizza crust with lots of cheese, BBQ sauce, onions, and cilantro. The result was amazing! This would also be great if you happened to have some leftover chicken in your fridge that you want to use up.
- 2 chicken breasts
- 1/4 red onion, sliced
- 1 handful fresh cilantro
- 2 C mozzarella shredded
- your favorite bbq sauce
- pizza dough (you can make your own or buy pre-made dough)
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- Olive oil
- Brush bbq sauce on the chicken and grill until cooked through; cut into bite-sized pieces. Leftover chicken works well too.
- Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to about 1/4 - 1/2 inch thick. Place the dough on a lightly floured baking sheet or pizza stone. Drizzle the dough with olive oil.
- Evenly sprinkle the minced garlic over dough. Add a layer of bbq sauce. I used almost a cup-worth, but start with less and add more if you think it needs it. Add the mozzarella, cilantro, red onions and pieces of chicken. Add one more generous handful of cheese over everything
- Bake for about 10-15 minutes or until the edges of the dough have lightly browned and the cheese is bubbling.
- Serve hot. Drizzle on more bbq sauce if you like and garnish with fresh cilantro.
If you don't have a grill, you can dice the chicken into bite-sized pieces, rub it in salt & pepper & olive oil, and sear & saute it on the stove until it is thoroughly cooked and lightly browned. Then mix it with bbq sauce in a bowl.
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