Thursday, July 24, 2008

BBQ Chicken Pizza

Last night I made BBQ Chicken Pizza using the leftover roasted chicken from the other night. It turned out Great! MMM

The Menu:
BBQ Chicken Pizza

The Original Recipe:
I first had this recipe from Pampered Chef. Of course, I use my own "tools" and what-nots here at the house, and it turns out just delish!

Smoky Barbecue Chicken Pizza
1 package (10 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust
1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Colby & Monterrey Jack cheese blend, divided
2 cups chopped cooked chicken
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion

1.Preheat oven to 425°F. Roll pizza crust into a 12-inch circle on Classic Round Stone using lightly floured Baker's Roller™. Sprinkle crust with 1 cup of the cheese.
2.In Classic Batter Bowl, combine chicken and barbecue sauce; toss to coat. Dice bell peppers using Chef's Knife. Thinly slice red onion using Ultimate Slice & Grate fitted with adjustable thin slicing blade. Top crust with chicken mixture, bell pepper and onion. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.
3.Bake 15-20 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
Yield: 8 servings

The Way I Made it My Own:
I just switched it up a bit. My whole family loves this.

Again, I used the leftover roasted chicken from the other night, so I didn't do exactly as my recipe states, but close! I just threw the onion and bell pepper in with the chicken and reheated the chicken in the microwave a bit, added the sauce, and followed the directions from there... Yummy!

BBQ Chicken Pizza

3 Chicken breasts, cubed
2/3 cup Barbecue sauce
1 (13.8-ounce) package Pizza dough
1 cup Shredded mozzarella
3/4 cup Shredded Parmesan
1/2 Medium red onion,chopped
1/2 Large green bell pepper , julienned
2 cloves Garlic, chopped

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Add chicken and saute until golden brown. Remove from heat. In a small bowl, toss chicken with 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce, onion and green pepper. Set aside.
Roll out dough and place on a greased sheet pan. Spread with garlic and remaining barbecue sauce evenly over pizza dough. Sprinkle chicken mixture, mozzarella, and Parmesan over top. Bake for 20 minutes or until cheese bubbles.

Cook's Notes
*for a crispier crust, bake the dough on the cookie sheet for 20 minutes before adding toppings. Top and bake an additional 15-20 minutes.
* A great way to use leftover roasted chicken pieces!

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