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BBQ sauce, sweet peppers, red onions, chicken all a top homemade pizza crust for a BBQ chicken pizza that will have you coming back for more.
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BBQ Chicken Pizza

Pizza with bbq sauce, sweet peppers, red onions, gooey mozzarella cheese, and chicken for a delicious easy bbq chicken pizza for dinner tonight.
Course: Pizza

Ingredients

Pizza Dough

  • 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour (shifted and divided)
  • 2 TBS white sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp yeast
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 TBS oil (olive or canola or vegetable)
  • 2 TBS corn meal

BBQ Chicken Pizza

  • 1 batch pizza dough
  • 2/3 cup bbq sauce (use your favorite - we like a sweet one for this recipe)
  • 1 chicken breast (cooked and shredded)
  • 1/3 red onion (sliced thin)
  • 1/2 yellow or orange pepper (sliced thin)
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 4 stems cilantro (chopped)

Instructions

Pizza Dough

  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees with pizza stone inside
  • Mix together yeast, salt, warm water, and sugar until dissolved
  • Let sit for 5 minutes
  • Mix in 1/4 cup at a time of the flour into the wet ingredients (leaving out 1/4 cup flour for later)
  • If using a mixer, let the dough hook knead and mix the dough for about 5 to 8 minutes - otherwise knead and mix by hand for 5 minutes
  • Now hand knead in the remaining 1/4 cup of flour a little at a time until the dough is not sticky but not dry (you might not use all the flour)
  • Form dough into a ball - you can save about 1/3 to 1/2 of the dough for a 2nd pizza
  • Sprinkle corn meal over the pizza peel - this helps the pizza dough not to stick
  • Place ball of dough on the pizza peel
  • Let rest for 5 to 10 minutes
  • Tap the dough down with your fingers until it is flatten slightly
  • Spread the dough into a circle using your hands kind of in a windshield wiper motion until it is the size you want (if you are confident, toss the dough to widen)
  • Top with favorite pizza toppings

BBQ Chicken Pizza

  • Preslice pepper and red onions
  • Shred mozzarella cheese
  • Shred or cut cooked chicken into bite size pieces
  • Spread 1/3 cup or more if needed of BBQ sauce over the pizza dough
  • Sprinkle 1/4 of the mozzarella cheese over the BBQ sauce
  • Layer on top of the cheese, yellow pepper, red onions, and shredded chicken
  • Top with the remaining mozzarella cheese
  • Slide onto the pizza stone or baking sheet in the 500 degree preheated oven
  • Bake for 10 minutes
  • Remove from oven with pizza peel
  • Top with chopped cilantro
  • Let cool for a couple of minutes before slicing and serving