Quick and Easy BBQ Chicken Pizza
Everybody loves pizza. It may sound daunting to try making something like this yourself at home, but it doesn't have to be.
I chose BBQ chicken for this recipe because it's my husband's favorite and one of the more difficult varieties to make. I figured if you could make this, every other kind would be easy peasy.
One of the best things about this recipe is that it's so easy to make. You don't have to have tons of complicated ingredients, you can make something unique every time with the ingredients you have, and it only takes about 20 minutes.
Start it off with your own homemade pizza crust and finish it off with healthy fresh ingredients and you'll have a meal the whole family will cheer for. At our house, we even like allowing each member of the family to pick out their own ingredients and essentially make their own favorite pizza flavor.
Half and Half Option
Even better, if you have picky eaters in the house that like different kinds of pizza but can't eat enough to have their own personal pizza, you can easily make them all half and half pizzas.
My favorite pizza is mushroom with extra mushroom, and my husband likes Hawaiian or BBQ chicken. I love veggies and he would rather not have any vegetables on his.
So I fix the problem, and give us both what we want most, by splitting the pizza in half. I put my favorite sauce and my toppings on one side, and I put his favorite sauce and toppings on his side.
- 1 pizza crust, homemade or refrigerated
- 1 bottle your favorite bbq sauce
- 1 large chicken breast, cooked and chopped
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare a pizza pan by spraying it generously with cooking spray.
- Prepare your pizza crust, by either making my Homemade Pizza Crust recipe, rolling and stretching it out, and pre-baking it for 6 minutes at 425 degrees F, or removing a refrigerated pizza crust from the package and following the package directions.
- When ready, spread your pizza crust generously with your chosen barbeque sauce.
- You then have a choice. Are you a cheese on the bottom and toppings on top kind of person? Or are you a toppings on the bottom and cheese on top kind of person?
- For this recipe, I sprinkled the chicken evenly across the pizza first, and then spread my cheese across the top.
- Pop your pizza in the oven for about 12 minutes (just watch it closely).
- Cut it into 8 pieces, and serve hot. Yummy!
- My husband likes it with extra barbeque sauce for dipping. Enjoy!
|Serving size: 1 slice of pizza|
|Calories from Fat||72|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 8 g||12%|
|Saturated fat 4 g||20%|
|Carbohydrates 6 g||2%|
|Sugar 2 g|
|Fiber 1 g||4%|
|Protein 11 g||22%|
|Cholesterol 32 mg||11%|
|Sodium 440 mg||18%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
My husband was so surprised! I was able to split this pizza in two and make a tomato and asparagus pizza for myself.
Since making this recipe the first time, we've repeated it for several of our friends for dinner, allowing them to make their own pizza, and splitting one of our own. And we used my Homemade Pizza Crust recipe to make it that much better.
We had tons of compliments on not only my pizza crusts, but also on the fun and personal experience this interesting dinner idea gave them.
This would make a really fun party idea, allowing each guest, or couple, to come into the kitchen and make their own pizza. You could make it an assembly line, with a number of scrumptious toppings, a variety of different sauces, and even fresh pizza dough that they could roll out themselves, if you wanted to.
And imagine the possibilities making this with kids!
Yummy and fun! What more could you ask for?!
Easier and Healthier Options
Making your own pizza crusts may sound daunting and intimidating when you could just order out and have hot and ready pizzas at your door in 30 minutes. Did you know that you could make your pizza crusts ahead of time, just like you can buy them at the store?
Just roll them out and bake them for 6 minutes or so, just enough to cook them through but still be able to load them up with toppings and pop them back in the oven for a quick dinner one night. Freeze them on the pizza pan so they keep their shape, and then pull them off, wrap them up in several layers of plastic wrap and a layer of foil and you've got a pizza crust or two for anytime you need them.
You can even make them healthier by using coconut oil, whole wheat pastry flour and honey instead of the traditional white flour, sugar and olive oil. I like to add flaxseed (ground or whole), garlic and cheese into my pizza crusts.
Why stop there? Since originally posting this recipe, I have begun canning and preserving. So now I can use my Homemade Marinara Sauce, frozen shredded chicken breasts, and other canned items like my Homemade BBQ sauce using honey instead of sugar, pineapple, peppers, and even diced tomatoes.
Be on the lookout for all of my personal canning recipes for some of these yummy creations.
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