Thursday, September 25, 2014

BBQ Chicken Pizza a la Seriously Delish

I'm back with another recipe from the new cookbook "Seriously Delish" from How Sweet Eats and this time we are talking about pizza. BBQ Chicken pizza to be exact. We have been on a serious pizza kick here in the new house, making something about once a week, and yesterday I bought the last package of black mission figs at my local farmer's market, so keep a lookout for a possible sweet pizza coming up real soon! Meanwhile, I have been brought down by the bug this week. I get sick twice a year. Once in the spring when the first hot day of summer comes around, and again when the summer heat fades away and we are greeted with cool crisp mornings. And the mornings have been quite nice lately, which would explain my head cold. Luckily I have awesome co-workers who send me home to rest and an even awesome-r (not a word, I know) boyfriend who makes me soup and tea and makes me rest instead of cleaning dishes or doing laundry. So make this pizza while I'm sick in bed so I know that at least someone is eating delicious pizza instead of drinking hot water and ginger around the clock. 

BBQ Chicken Pizza

  • 1 pizza dough
  • corn meal for sprinkling
  • 1 1/2 cups bbq sauce
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup shredded chicken
  • 1 cup fresh corn, cut from kernel (could also use canned or frozen)
  • 1/2 jalapeno, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Prepare a large flat baking sheet of pizza stone by sprinkling corn meal all over it so that the dough doesn't stick.

Allow the dough to come to room temperature while the oven pre-heats and you prepare the chicken. 

In a large pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add in the onion and allow to cook and soften for about 5 minutes. Add in the garlic, chicken, and 1/2 cup bbq sauce. 

Stretch the pizza dough out into about a 15-inch circle. Place onto the prepared baking sheet or pizza stone and bake in the oven for 5 minutes.

Remove from the heat and spread the rest of the bbq sauce all over the pizza (as you would with marinara sauce). Top with the shredded cheddar, then the chicken/onion mixture, the corn, and then the sliced jalapeƱo.

Bake for 20 minutes or so, until the crust is deep golden brown and the cheese is bubbly. Let cool for 5 minutes before topping with the chopped cilantro, slicing, and serving. 



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