Homemade BBQ CHicken Pizza

March 26, 2013

BBQ pizza is a guaranteed winner among children and adults. This homemade version uses store bought pizza dough that is coated in your favorite barbecue sauce, shredded chicken, cheddar cheese, and pineapple.  Once out of the oven, sprinkle fresh chopped cilantro to garnish the pizza.  With a little help from the store, BBQ chicken pizza can become a go-to meal during the week.

BBQ Chicken Pizza
Recipe Courtesy LeMoine Family Kitchen

Ingredients:

1 lb store bought pizza dough
3 large chicken breasts
1 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce (homemade BBQ sauce)
1 cup pineapple, chopped (I used canned because the fresh were no where near ripe)
1-1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
big handful cilantro, chopped
 
Directions:
 
In a slow cooker set to low, add the chicken breasts and BBQ sauce. Cook for approx 3-3 1/2 hours. Once its down to the last hour, using tongs and a fork shred the meat and stir to coat with the BBQ sauce. At this point, if it appears a little dry you can go ahead and add in a little more BBQ sauce. You want just enough to coat well.
 
Oven at 500 degrees.
 
If you don't have a pizza peel and stone no worries! This can just as easily be made on a sheet pan/ cookie sheet pan. Either way you'll want to dust the peel or pan with a thin layer of flour to prevent sticking. Spread the pizza dough out into a lovely rustic shape! I use a small roller to help me out.
 
If you are using a cookie sheet, you will build the pizza right on there. If using a peel and stone, build the pizza on the peel (as shown in photos). Top with cheese (I happened to have mostly white cheddar on hand), pulled chicken (a single layer- remember the rest is for yummy sandwiches), chopped pineapple and half the cilantro. If you are using a pizza peel and stone this is when you gently want to work the pizza onto the stone, it takes practice to get really good (if you didn't sprinkle enough flour it will stick!). Cook for approx 8-10 minutes, until the crust is golden brown. Once its out, top with the remaining cilantro.

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