BBQ pizza, in most cases chicken is easy and addictive. This bbq pizza recipe uses the oven, but you can easily use a bbq grill. Also, this barbecue pizza uses a fresh dough, but if you do not have time
or are just that lazy, use a pre-packed pizza shell like Boboli, or foccacia. Either way, the finished product will be far superior to delivery pizza at a fraction of the price.
And, if you use a pre-packaged shell, this recipe can be done in as little as 15 minutes! No matter which dough you choose, you will still have that kitchen pizza smell that will get the kids running.
Finally this bbq pizza uses a secret ingredient- a creamy garlic sauce that blends with the bbq sauce- really really good.
If you do not have one, I highly recommend a pizza stone- they really improve the finished product.
Pizza Dough (skip down if using a pre-done shell)
8 oz. warm water (100 degrees)
1 package yeast
1 tsp kosher salt
1 Tbs. olive oil
1 tsp sugar
3 cups flour
Mix yeast and water and sugar together until dissolved. Let the mixture sit for about 10 minutes until a froth forms.
Put the rest of the ingredients in a food processor bowl. Process while pouring in the water.
The mixture should form a sticky ball that pull away from the sides. Remove to aniled
bowl and let rest in a warm place for 30-45 minutes.
Remove and cut the dough into equal pieces. Work the dough in your hands to form a ball. Set
balls again to rest for 20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 500 degrees. If it goes higher, do it! I cook mine at 550 degrees.
On a floured surface roll the balls into almost 12 "discs or ovals or amoebas.
Now let's top the bbq pizza:
Barbecue Pizza toppings:
1.5 cups cooked chicken mixed with approximately 1/2 cup of your favorite bbq sauce
Sliced red onions (very thin)
2 cups mozzarella or jack cheese
BBQ sauce (approx 2/3 cup)
Garlic Sauce (optional)
For garlic sauce, mix 3 cloves crushed garlic with about 1 cup mayonnaise. Thin out with about 2-3Tb. water)
First, put about 2/3 cup of bbq sauce on the shell and follow with about 1/3 cup of the garlic sauce. I use squeeze bottles as they make it easier, but you can use a spoon or your fingers.
It should look like a Jackson Pollack painting.
Next lay down the cheese, sprinkle the chicken on top and finish with the onions. The onions will cook and not be very sharp, but put as much as you'd like. Slide your pizza into the oven and bake.
For raw dough: 12 minutes at 550 degrees.
For a pre-cooked shell about 8 minutes.
It's your pie, so let it go as long as you'd like.
Remove and sprinkle on cilantro!
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