Gourmet BBQ Chicken Pizza

Pizza is a big deal at our house.  We love pizza and all kinds.  I have really come to love (imagine that)  BBQ chicken pizza.  The first time I ever had BBQ pizza, I was hooked!  It has been my preference of pizza ever since.  We enjoy experimenting with different kinds of toppings, instead of the traditional meat and red sauce pizzas.  Pizza can be gourmet, and it can be made at home.

Here’s what you’ll need for BBQ Chicken Pizza:

Caramelized Onions:

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 onion cut into slices

See instructions below:

 

Pizza Ingredients:

1lb pizza dough (store-bought or homemade)

1 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce

1 cup shredded rotisserie chicken

1/2 cup caramelized onions

½ cup chopped tomato

½ cup chopped roasted red peppers

3 tablespoons chopped sun dried tomatoes

1 cup shredded fresh mozzarella cheese

1 cup shredded smoked cheddar cheese

1 tablespoon dried basil

1 cup roughly chopped arugula

 

Garlic Butter Sauce:

3 tablespoons melted butter

1 tsp garlic powder

½ teaspoon dried dill

Combine the ingredients.

 

Start by working on the caramelized onions.  Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan on medium heat.

Start by working on the caramelized onions. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan on medium heat.

Add the sliced onions to the pan.  Cover and let cook down for about 10-15 minutes.  Stir occasionally.

Add the sliced onions to the pan. Cover and let cook down for about 10-15 minutes. Stir occasionally.

The onions will reduce and look golden brown.

The onions will reduce and look golden brown.

Roll out the pizza dough into desired shape.  Par-bake the dough in the oven on 425 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes.

Roll out the pizza dough into desired shape. Par-bake the dough in the oven on 425 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes.

Spread the BBQ sauce on the dough.

Spread the BBQ sauce on the dough.

Chop up ingredients.

Chop up ingredients.

Top pizza with cheeses.

Top pizza with cheeses.

Next, top pizza with the onions, chicken, roasted red peppers, and sun dried tomatoes.  Sprinkle on the dried basil all over.

Next, top pizza with the onions, chicken, roasted red peppers, and sun dried tomatoes. Sprinkle on the dried basil all over.

Brush the Garlic Butter Sauce onto crust.

Brush the Garlic Butter Sauce onto crust.

Bake pizza on 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-15 minutes.

Bake pizza on 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-15 minutes.

Top pizza with fresh arugula.  Cut pizza into slices and serve.

Top pizza with fresh arugula. Cut pizza into slices and serve.

 

Ingredients:

For the Caramelized Onions:
2 tbsp unsalted butter
1 medium onion, cut into slices

Melt 2 tbsp of butter in a saucepan on medium heat. Add the sliced onions to the pan. Cover and let cook down for about 10-15 minutes. Stir occasionally. The onions will reduce and look golden brown.

For the Pizza:

1lb pizza dough (store-bought or homemade)
1 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce
1 cup shredded rotisserie chicken
½ cup caramelized onions
½ cup chopped tomato
½ cup chopped roasted red peppers
3 tbsp chopped sun dried tomatoes
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 tbsp dried basil
1 cup roughly chopped arugula
Garlic butter sauce *see recipe

*Garlic Butter Sauce:
3 tbsp melted unsalted butter
1 tsp garlic powder
½ tsp dried dill

Combine the melted butter, garlic powder, and dried dill in a small bowl. Stir to combine.
Pizza Directions:
Preheat the oven at 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Roll out the pizza dough on a lightly floured surface to desired shape. Par-bake the dough for about 5-10 minutes.

Remove the dough from the oven carefully; use your oven mitts, it will be hot! Spread the BBQ sauce all over the dough. Next, pile on the toppings: chicken, caramelized onions, chopped tomato, roasted red peppers, sun dried tomatoes, shredded mozzarella cheese and basil.

Brush the outer crust with the garlic butter sauce using a pastry brush.

Bake pizza on 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.

Carefully remove the pizza from the oven; use your oven mitts as it will be hot! Top the pizza with the chopped arugula. Cut pizza into slices and serve.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 comment for “Gourmet BBQ Chicken Pizza

  1. due date calculator
    May 2, 2014 at 6:09 am

    I could go for some biscuits and gravy right now

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