It’s PIZZA DAY!
Today’s Pizza will be BBQ Chicken Pizza. One of the easiest and quickest pizzas to throw together at the end of a busy work week. Sure, you could go out and pay almost 20 bucks for one at a local pizza joint….but I will show you how easy it is to make your own at home for a fraction of the cost.
To start with…you need pizza dough. Click on Whole Wheat Pizza Dough to access my recipe and that will get you started.
Next, you need a chicken…not a live one, nor a whole one, but at least one that has preferably been cooked. All you need is one large, cooked chicken breast (or 2 small ones if you are making a giganto pizza).
We like to BBQ our chicken with La Grille’s Spicey Pepper Medley spice on them, you then get that real BBQ flavour of the meat coming through on the pizza. This is also something you can do ahead of time. When we have BBQ’d chicken for dinner, I always cook one or two more than we need and freeze them for use later (another time saver for a Friday night dinner!).
Once your dough is made and it has rested and risen, slap it down and roll it out as thin or as thick as you like, we like ours thin and crispy. Lay it out on your pizza pan (or a cookie sheet will do) that has been covered in parchment paper – this keeps the dough from sticking to the pan.
Next up, bake your dough for about 5 – 8 minutes at 425F° until just starting to get light brown on the bottom. Remove from the oven.
Spread your favourite BBQ sauce on top, sprinkle Red Pepper Flakes all around, then add about a 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar/moz cheese mix on top. Add your chopped chicken and about a 1/4 cup of diced red onion. Then top with remaining cheese, about 1/2 to 3/4 cup, depending on the size of your pizza or how cheesy you like your pizza.
Stuff it back in the oven and bake until the cheese on top is melting and the edges of the crust are turning brown. Turn the oven OFF and turn your broiler ON, broil the top of the pizza for 1 to 2 minutes until brown and bubbly.
Remove from the oven, slice…serve….and devour!
I love Friday’s….