Best BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe
Easy to Make Barbecue Chicken Pizza
Need a quick, yet impressive recipe to feed the family or serve as an appetizer for a neighborhood gathering? How about barbeque chicken pizza?
This is super easy and inexpensive. It tastes even better than the options at your local restaurant and is a whole lot cheaper! You can throw together this homemade BBQ chicken pizza using a pre-made pizza shell, left-over chicken, bottled barbecue sauce and cheese.
Its possible that you already have all the ingredients in your refrigerator right now.
For a unique spin on homemade pizza fare, read on. You may not ever go out again!
Ingredients for Barbeque Chicken Pizza
Ingredients you will need include for barbeque chicken pizza:
- Boboli shell or your own baked pizza crust
- Pre-cooked, shredded chicken
- Pizza cheese (mozzarella and parmesan)
- Feta cheese, crumbled
- Thinly-sliced red onions
- Thinly-sliced green peppers
- Fresh rosemary and/or other herbs
- Sliced black olives (if desired)
- Sauteed sliced mushrooms (if desired)
- BBQ Sauce (any bottled brand that you enjoy)
Cook Time for BBQ Chicken Pizza
Before You Begin Making Barbeque Chicken Pizza
The most important decision to make before you start your barbeque chicken pizza is whether you will be making your own pizza crust.
Boboli has a great shell that you can buy, pre-made, at the grocery store. It comes in regular and whole-wheat options (which I prefer as a diabetic). If you desire to bake your own crust, there are many recipes and options for you. The video to the right has some excellent instruction.
Once your shell is baked and/or otherwise ready, place it on a round pizza pan. Spread 1/2 cup of barbecue sauce over the top, leaving about 1/2 inch around the edges. Next, add your chicken. One of the easiest methods is to purchase a pre-baked chicken at the grocery. Simply cut away the meat and shred. Alternatively, you can use leftovers from the super Marinated Grilled Chicken recipe.
On top of this, add some crumbled feta cheese, thinly sliced red onions and sliced green peppers. Top with 1-2 cups of a blend of shredded pizza cheese, mozzarella, parmesan and cheddar, to taste. It is always nice to add freshly chopped herbs, such as rosemary, basil, tarragon, and/or thyme. Alternatively, you can add sliced black olives and/or sauteed sliced mushrooms, if desired.
You are almost ready to enjoy your barbeque chicken pizza!
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How to Make Your Own Pizza Dough
A Variation on the Homemade Pizza Recipe Making Your own Dough
If you are baking your own pizza dough, you will want to follow the appropriate instructions. Generally, plan on baking the crust for 10-15 minutes at 425 degrees. Allow to cool. If you are using a Boboli crust, no need to pre-heat or bake beforehand. Simply remove from the package and place on your baking sheet.
After you have added the toppings as described above, bake your barbeque chicken pizza in a 425 degree oven for 10-15 minutes, until cheese is bubbly. Remove and allow to sit for 3 minutes. Place onto cutting board and slice. Get ready to enjoy!