Lose the bun and move shredded barbecue chicken onto a pizza crust for a tasty fusion of Italian and Tex-Mex flavors.
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 small skinless, boneless chicken breast half
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. barbecue sauce
1 (11-inch) pizza crust (14 oz. package)
1/2 cup grated smoked Gouda
1/2 cup grated mozzarella
3 tablespoons sliced red onion
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
How to Make It
Warm oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and cook, turning once, 5 to 6 minutes per side, until just cooked through. Transfer to a cutting board. When cool enough to handle, cut into 1/2-inch cubes. Toss chicken with 2 Tbsp. barbecue sauce in a bowl.
Position a rack in bottom of oven and preheat to 450°F. Place pizza crust on a large baking sheet and spread with remaining 1/2 cup barbecue sauce. Sprinkle with half of both cheeses, arrange chicken on top, and then add remaining cheese and onion.
Bake until cheese is melted and golden brown, 20 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro, cut into slices and serve hot.
This pizza was FANTASTIC and simple! I already had pizza dough made and in the freezer, so putting the rest together was a piece of cake! I do think this tastes a lot like California Pizza Kitchen's BBQ pizza or for those of you familiar with Winter Park, CO...it tastes like Hernando's BBQ pizza! YUMMY!
Delicious! My husband was beside himself! I grilled the chicken and had intended to do the pizza on the grill as well but got caught in a thunderstorm. I used my pampered chef pizza stone in the oven and the crust was super crispy. next time I will do it on the grill and maybe substitute crumbled blue cheese for the Gouda. good bbq sauce is a must.
This was so easy and delicious! I cooked the chicken in the crockpot smothered in BBQ sauce so it made the prep time even faster. If you like the California Pizza Kitchen version of this you will LOVE this one you can make at home. Can't wait to make this one again!
Eat Well. Lose Weight. Live Healthy. Delicious and healthy recipes customized for you!