No matter how good the local pizza joint is, there is nothing like preparing your own pizza. Even if it is not as good as the pizza delivered to your home, the sense of accomplishment makes up for it. You also get to customize it the way you want and you can be very sure about the authenticity of the ingredients used.
In this article, we will tell you how to make one of the most popular variants of specialty pizzas available today, bbq chicken pizza. This homemade bbq chicken pizza does not require anything fancy and all the ingredients are stuff you can find very easily. Without further ado, let us dive right into the ingredients and the steps involved in preparing this pizza.
1.) Homemade pizza crust (Check our pizza dough recipes).
2.) 1/3 cup + 2 Tablespoons your favorite BBQ sauce.
3.) 1 cup cooked, sliced chicken breast (about one 8-ounce breast)
4.) 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese.
5.) 1 cup shredded smoked gouda cheese. …
6.) 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced.
7.) fresh cilantro, for topping.
Step by step instructions
1.) Pre-heat your oven to 400°F if it has a nonstick pan and to 425°F for all other types of pans. Use a pan that is preferably 15″X10″x1″. Spray it with some with cooking spray.
2.) Prepare the crust by unrolling the dough on the pan. Start at the center and move outwards. Press the dough into a 15″X10″ rectangle. Bake till you get the desired crispiness. We recommend a duration of 9 to 10 minutes or until the crust becomes golden brown.
3.) Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix chicken and barbecue sauce until chicken is nicely coated with the sauce.
4.) Sprinkle 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese over the partially baked crust. Spoon and carefully spread chicken mixture evenly over cheese. Top it off with red onion and the remaining cup of cheese. Bake for about 8 to 11 minutes. A good indicator of the baking being enough is the cheese has melted and the crust is golden brown. Sprinkle with cilantro. To serve, cut into 6 rows by 3 rows.
You can now understand why the BBQ chicken pizza is a popular variant of pizza when it comes to being homemade. The ingredients are easy to procure and the preparation does not involve anything complicated. It is all very simple and there is plenty of room for error. So, if you feel like surprising someone or are in the mood to try out something new, try preparing this pizza. Not only is it very easy, it is highly rewarding as well.