My son had his senior project due and we were going to make Monster cookies (see my last post) but unfortunately I was sick out of nowhere and he chose BBQ chicken pizza instead. He had practiced making several things and took pictures (thank god) while he was doing it. He scored an 88% on his project...Way to go Charlie... I am proud of you and I love you....
You can use leftover rotiserrie chicken, or get the kind in the deli made to put on salads, or leftover roasted chicken etc.. use what you have anything will work. This pizza is also great with leftover BBQ pulled pork....YUM instead of the chicken...again use what you have.
Also, you can add other toppings to this, mushrooms, bacon anything.... it is all good :)
BBQ Chicken Pizza with Carmelized onions and garlic
Pizza dough (you can use your favorite, frozen, or make your own, my very first blog is about pizza dough, you can reference that look in the 2010 folder)
1 cup BBQ sauce
1 onion, cut in half and thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
3 cups shredded mozzerella cheese
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese, (save 2 tablespoons)
1 T. butter
1/4 cup thinly sliced green pepper
2 cups cooked leftover chicken, chopped
seasonings of your choice ( I used garlic & herb no salt seasoning, salt & pepper, pinch of red pepper flakes)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Oil pizza pan and sprinkle with cornmeal. In saute pan heat 1 tablespoon both olive oil & butter in pan, add onion slowly carmelizing onion for about 4-5 mintues, add green pepper and cook for around 3 minutes. Add sliced garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes or until garlic softenes and becomes fragrant. Turn off heat and let mixture cool slightly. Place dough and press out in a layer with a slight lip on edge of pan. Poke dough with fork (to avoid over rising when baking). Take 1-2 tablespoonfuls BBQ sauce and mix with chopped chicken add seasonings to chicken mix well ( I don't heat the chicken up because it will heat up when it bakes). Take remaining sauce and spread in a thin layer over pizza crust. Sprinkle cheese over top. Sprinkle chicken & onion mixture over top. Bake for around 20-25 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted. When pizza comes out of the oven sprinkle with parmesan cheese.