Friday, August 7, 2009

BBQ Chicken Pizza

OK, here's a crowd pleaser.... BBQ chicken pizza just like California Pizza Kitchen!!!

pizza dough (I use the whole wheat or plain dough from Trader Joe's)
BBQ sauce (use your family's favorite)
Red Onion, thinly chopped
Cilantro, chopped
Mozerella Cheese, grated
Shredded Chicken (pre-cooked of course!)

Let me start off by saying I don't use measurements for this recipe, I just eyeball the whole thing. If you like a lot of cheese or a little sauce, whatever your preferences, make it to suit you! Moving on, I usually crock pot my chicken (see BBQ shredded sandwich recipe) so I don't have to worry about cooking the chicken specifically for the pizza. (Another side note, I usually make 3-4 chicken breasts in the crock pot and split the chicken between two meals- this and shredded BBQ chicken sandwiches- to save time, energy and headache during the week!)

Now, if you get the pizza dough from Trader Joe's you are going to use a little flour and roll it out. Spray your cookie sheet before placing the dough on there or it will never come off in one piece. Pour some BBQ sauce on and spread it around with the back of a spoon, add some chopped cilantro, thinly sliced red onion, sprinkle on your shredded chicken, and then your mozerella cheese. (I like to put the cheese on last because it holds everything else on the pizza when you eat it). Bake it in the oven per dough instructions (Trader Joe's instructions are 450 degrees for 15 minutes, approximately). I watch it and pull it out then the cheese is melted and the crust is toasted.

Serve with a green salad and enjoy!

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