Friday, July 08, 2011

Barbecue Chicken Pizza

Hungry? Your mouth is watering, isn't it?

Remember when I said I wouldn't make pizza again because it was always disappointing?
Well, Pillsbury saved the day.  I tried a refrigerated, ready-made crust and it turned out great. I used the thin crust version because I that's how I like it.  I even rolled it out a little more to make it a bit thinner.  Then I just turned up the edges before topping.

Caramelized Vidalia Onion (I used half of a medium sized onion)
3 Chicken Tenders or 1 Chicken Breast
Original KC Masterpiece Barbecue Sauce
Fresh Mozzarella (we didn't use homemade but I can't wait to try)
Fresh Cilantro, chopped (if desired)
Garlic Powder
1, ready made, life saving, Pillsbury pizza crust.
Olive Oil

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Spoon a little sauce into a small ovenproof dish, lay chicken down on sauce and smother the top of the chicken with more sauce.
  3. Bake for about 15-20 minutes until the sauce is getting good and brown and chicken is cooked all the way through. When you take out the chicken, turn up the heat to 500.
  4. Drizzle about a tablespoon of oil on your cookie sheet or pizza pan.  Roll out the crust, turn up the edges and sprinkle with garlic powder or whatever seasonings you like.
  5. Slice Mozzarella super thin and arrange on the crust.  One 8 oz. package was enough for this size crust but I did add a little additional shredded mozzarella cause I like it extra cheesy.
  6. Slice the chicken into bite size pieces and arrange on the crust.
  7. Sprinkle onions on the crust (you could do them raw but I love the flavor the caramelization gives).
  8. Drizzle on a little more sauce if desired.
  9. Bake for about 12 minutes, or until the crust is brown and cheese is good and bubbly.  I set my timer for 5 minute increments and check periodically.
  10. Before serving, sprinkle with cilantro.
  11. Eat, enjoy, and then wish you'd made two.

**First made by PW, then tweaked by me.**

1 comment:

katie+brandon said...

mmm....So if I catch the soonest flight out there, I could be ther for dinner...tonight? ;)