Wednesday, March 11, 2009

BBQ+Chicken+Pizza=my favorite!

Here's a recipe for BBQ Chicken Pizza that I made about a month ago. Instead of going out for Valentine's day dinner I decided to make this tasty little pizza instead. This was a pretty tasty recipe. The dough wasn't my favorite so next time I think I'd try a different one. It was pretty thin (I probably rolled it out too thin) so next time I would make it round and use my stone that I know is packed somewhere. Enjoy! I would've included a picture, but it wasn't all that great looking because it was rectangle, sorry!

Original BBQ Pizza (adapted from California Pizza Kitchen)
From: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes

1/3 cup + 1Tbs warm water
3/4 tsp yeast
1 tsp sugar
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 Tbs olive oil

1 boneless, skinless chicken breast half (*I used a rotisserie chicken from Costco)
1/2 cup bullseye original bbq sauce
1 1/2 tsp olive oil
1 cup shredded mozzarella
1/2 cup grated gouda cheese (smoked is best)
1/2 cup sliced red onion
2 tsp finely chopped cilantro

Start the dough one day before you plan to serve the pizza. In a small bowl or measuring cup, dissolve the yeast and sugar in warm water. let sit for about 5 mins. use a fork to stir the liquid,add the olive oil, gradually adding more flour, until all the ingredients are combined. when you can no longer stir it with a fork, use your hands to form the dough into a ball. Knead for 10 mins. Form the dough back into a ball and coat it lightly with oil, and place in a clean bowl covered with plastic wrap. let the dough rise for two hours. Punch down the dough and place it into your refrigerator overnight. Take the dough out 1-2 hours before you plan to build the pizza so that it gets to room temp. 

Cut the chicken into bite sized cubes and marinate in 1/4 cup of the bbq sauce for two hours in the refrigerator.

When the chicken is marinated, preheat the oven to 500 degrees. Heat a small frying pan with about 1 1/2 tsp of olive oil. Saute the chicken in the pan for about 4 mins. or until no longer pink.

Form the dough into a ball and roll out on a floured surface until thin and 10 inches in diameter. Spread the remaining 1/4 cup bbq sauce over the the crust.

Sprinkle 1/2 cup of mozzarella and all of the gouda cheese over the sauce. 

Add the chicken next, then red onion. Sprinkle the remaining mozzarella around the center of the pizza. Bake for 10-12 mins. Top with cilantro

*I saved a lot of time by having the cooked chicken. I just tossed it in some bbq sauce and put it on the pizza.