Saturday, October 9, 2010

BBQ Chicken Pizza

This pizza crust recipe was part of a wedding gift from our good friends the Reyes family. It is our favorite crust, and this is my new favorite pizza. I typically have all these ingredients on hand, whereas I don't always have pepperoni. If you consider pizza healthy, than this one falls into the perfection category. Enjoy!

BBQ Chicken Pizza
1 Tbl. yeast
2 cups warm water
4 + cups of flour
1-2 Tbs. brown sugar
1 tsp. salt

2 chicken breasts or 6 chicken tenders
BBQ sauce
1 onion
mozzerella cheese

Preheat oven and pizza stone to 475. Dissolve yeast in warm water. Mix sugar, salt, and flour then add yeast mixture. Mix and knead until soft. Add more flour if necessary. It should not be too sticky. Let rise in a greased bowl if you have time. Oil hands and divide dough in 2. Set one half aside for another pizza. Using the other half, form a disk and roll out. Prick crust all over with a fork and bake for 3-4 minutes to help make the crust crispier.

*Note: I have found that cornmeal helps the dough from sticking to the pizza stone. If you roll the dough out on a pastry mat then you can use less flour which helps the texture of the dough. Also you can flip the rolled out dough off of the mat onto the hot pizza stone instead of having to transfer it by hand. (That is if you don't have one of those nifty wooden paddle things a lot of people use with pizza stones. :-)

Marinate chicken in BBQ sauce for several hours then bake with the sauce in a 350 degree oven until done (about 30 minutes). Discard the sauce the chicken cooked in. Dice the chicken, onion, and pineapple. After crust has pre-baked, top pizza with more BBQ sauce, then chicken, onion, pineapple, and cheese.  Cook until bubbly and crust is golden brown.


Rebecca & Taber said...

OHH Julie! You're making me hungry. We should be neighbors so you can cook for me and I can... I don't know, clean your bathrooms! ;)

Nate and Julie said...

Rebecca, you've got yourself a deal!

Jen said...

Oh, yes it is the best! I am so happy you agree! xoxo