You can make pizza dough from scratch, but prebaked pizza crusts - available in many supermarkets - are an easy shortcut.
1 pound boned, skinned chicken breasts
1/3 cup prepared barbecue sauce
Salt and pepper
4 slices bacon (4 oz. total), cut into 1-inch pieces
2 baked pizza crusts (7 to 8 in., 5 oz. each)
1/4 cup cream cheese (2 oz.)
1/4 cup canned diced green chilies
1/2 cup shredded jack cheese
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon hot chili flakes
How to Make It
Rinse chicken and pat dry. Place in an 8-inch baking pan and coat with about 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake in a 350° regular or convection oven until no longer pink at the center of the thickest part (cut to test), about 20 minutes. Let stand until cool enough to handle, then tear into bite-size chunks. In a small bowl, mix with remaining barbecue sauce.
Meanwhile, in a 10- to 12-inch frying pan over high heat, stir bacon until browned and crisp, about 5 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towels to drain.
Place pizza crusts on a 12- by 15-inch baking sheet. Spread each with about 2 tablespoons cream cheese. Spoon chicken in sauce evenly over both crusts; top with bacon, green chilies, jack cheese, and hot chili flakes.
Bake pizzas in a 400° regular or convection oven until cheese is browned and bubbling, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a board and cut into wedges.
I'm giving it a 4* because I'm sure that's what it would be if prepared the way you are supposed to prepare it. I left out the pepper flakes because I was afraid it would be too spicy. Instead it turned out rather bland (a 3*). It's a great concept, and especially easy if you use rotisserie chicken from the deli.
Made this last night and liked it a lot, but thought baking the chicken and shredding it was too time consuming for and end result that looks like a "quick meal." Next time I'll use leftovers or even canned chicken. I also used some store-bought wheat naan instead of individual Bobolis, and I liked that variation a lot.
This was delicious! While I kept the main base of ingredients, I did change some things: omitted the green chiles and red pepper flakes, and added red onion instead. I also used smoked mozzarella cheese. I'll definitely make these again.
I made this with boneless skinless chicken breast. I cut it up in to smallish pieces and then mixed with some barbuque sauce and a bit of Frank's Red Hot an cooked in the oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. I used fresh pizza dough, so spreading the cream cheese on was difficult, so I spread it in a few places and then mixed some up with the chicken to make it a bit creamier. I topped the dough with the chicken, green chiles and cheese (I left out the pepper flakes, because I didn't want it to be too spicy) and baked...turns out I forgot the bacon and didn't remember until I went to clean up.
It turned out delicious...nice smokey. Nothing like pizza pizza is what my husband said, but still very good. We both gave it four stars!
Quick, easy, yummy.
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