BBQ Chicken Pizza

I love making pizzas because they are so easy, fun, and delicious. I feel mildly adventurous when I experiment with different toppings, as you know from my post on breakfast pizza. Here is a spicy, tangy treat that is great for non-morning hours (although I’d eat it for breakfast too!).

To start, pre-heat your oven to 500ºF. Then, shred or chop up some cooked chicken and douse it with barbeque sauce. 

Also chop up half a red onion. What a labor of love- this onion made me cry and also turned my hands purple!

Next, stretch out your pizza dough as thinly as you can. I used pre-made dough from the market, but you can make your own if you prefer. Lay the dough down on a greased pizza pan or stone (or any other kind of baking sheet you have) and drizzle the top of it with olive oil. Spread the oil all around. Yummy already!

Add some BBQ sauce to the top of the crust and spread that around as well. It will act as the sauce component for this pizza. My sauce was on the spicier side and gave the pizza a nice kick. Then, sprinkle your pizza with mozzarella cheese. I used shredded cheese, but slices work too. Top the pizza with your BBQ chicken and chopped red onion. Make sure everything is evenly distributed so you get goodness in every bite!

Now your pizza is ready to bake! Put it in your heated oven on the lowest rack. Let it bake for 8-10 minutes or until your cheese starts to brown and the crust turns golden. 

Take your pizza out of the oven and sprinkle it with chopped cilantro. Oh la la. Slice it and serve immediately. This pizza is easy to love and enjoy, so have fun! I have the most fun when I’m eating it with good friends and washing it down with Skinny Girl margaritas!

Shopping list:

  • Pizza dough
  • Chicken- 1 to 2 cups, cubed or shredded
  • BBQ sauce- 3/4 to 1 cup
  • Red onion- 1
  • Mozzarella cheese- 1.5 cups
  • Cilantro
  • Olive oil

This recipe was guided by the Pioneer Woman.

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