Barbeque Chicken Pizza

Probably one of my favorite pizzas of all time is BBQ Chicken Pizza (especially from CPK). Something about the smoky chicken, red onion and cilantro just speak to me. I have attempted to recreate this in the past and just haven't been super impressed.....I found this recipe and decided to give it one more try. OUTCOME: Total success! We all loved it. It was fun to work on it as a family and then enjoy the results. I really think the BBQ sauce makes all the difference. I have tried using some of the "cheaper" brands and they just didn't cut it. I happened to find some "Stubbs" on clearance at Target and that is now my new favorite. Of course you could always make your own and that would be good as well. Who needs to go out now?!! Enjoy!

Dough (makes 2 14" pizzas):
1 1/4 cup lukewarm water
1 package yeast or 2 1/4 teaspoons
1 teaspoon sugar
2 large eggs, beaten
4-5 cups flour
2 teaspoons salt
I also added about 1/2 tsp of garlic salt, basil leaves, and thyme!

Stir yeast and sugar into warm water. Let stand about 10 minutes until foamy.
In large bowl mix eggs and salt, add yeast mixture. Add flour a cup at a time, just until dough pulls away from bowl. If using mixer, continue mixing with dough hook attachment until smooth and elastic. Put dough in large oiled bowl, and sit in warm place for about 1 hour or until doubled.

3 chicken breasts, cooked and chopped or shredded
BBQ sauce - your favorite
2 1/2 cups shredded smoked Gouda cheese (I omitted this because it wasn't available and we really didn't miss it)
2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/2 cup chopped cilantro

To assemble:

Preheat oven to 425-450 degrees. Important to have the oven HOT when placing pizza in oven.
Place the chicken in about 1/4 cup barbeque sauce and let sit for a few minutes. Roll out the pizza dough into a 14" circle and place onto a pizza pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray or dusted with cornmeal. Spread about 3/4 cup of barbeque sauce onto the crust. Top with half of the chicken, half of the Gouda and mozzarella, red onion and cilantro. Repeat the process with the ingredients on the other crust. You should have two 14" crusts and assembled pizzas.
Bake at 425 for about 12-15 minutes on lower half of oven, or until cheeses are melted and bottom of crust is golden.

1 comment:

Hannah said...

Mmmmmm...I do love pizza! I'll have to try this out!!