Friday night was pizza night and I have been wanting to try a BBQ chicken pizza for awhile now. I found a couple different recipes and combined them to come up with this tasty version.
I started by making my own dough (I am so close to getting it to the point where I will share it). Next up was taking about 8 oz. of boneless chicken breasts, coating it in about a quarter cup of your favorite BBQ sauce (I used Famous Dave's original) and baking for 25 minutes at 350. When cooked and cooled, dice up into small pieces.
Heat a pizza stone in the oven on the middle rack for at least 30 minutes at 450....don't ask why :-), I've read to do this and it just seems to work. Next place the dough (that has been stretched in a circle - or whatever shape mine happens to be) on a pizza peel that has a sprinkling of corn meal (this makes it easy to slide off onto the stone). Once the dough is on the peel, brush about 2 T of BBQ sauce, drizzle a little olive oil and season with some S&P. Next I scatter about a 1/2 cup of frozen corn that was thawed and dried off a bit. On top of this layer, add fresh mozzarella cheese that has been sliced thin, top with the diced chicken and red onions that have also been sliced very thin. I drizzled a little more BBQ sauce. Slide onto stone and bake for about 15-17 until crust is browned and the top is bubbly and cooked.
Prior to baking:
Top off with some cilantro and serve... be careful not to burn your mouth :-)
We enjoyed our pizza with our daughter, her husband and some tasty beverages
I really enjoyed this pizza! I would definitely make again!
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