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BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe

A Slice of Heaven: BBQ Chicken Pizza

Who says you have to choose between barbecue and pizza? Not us! Imagine sinking your teeth into a smoky, savory slice of BBQ Chicken Pizza, where the sweetness of barbecue sauce melds with gooey cheese, tender chicken, and a crispy crust. Let’s embark on a culinary adventure that combines the best of both worlds into a pizza that’s bursting with flavor.

The BBQ Chicken Tango

First up, let’s talk about our star player: the BBQ chicken. It starts with a simple seasoning of salt, pepper, garlic powder, and a hint of smoked paprika to give it that irresistible smoky flavor. Then, it’s cooked to perfection and coated in a generous layer of your favorite BBQ sauce, infusing every fiber with sweet, tangy goodness.

Crust and Toppings Galore

But what’s a pizza without the perfect crust? For our BBQ Chicken Pizza, we recommend a pre-made dough or your favorite homemade recipe, rolled out to that ideal thickness where it’s neither too thick nor too thin. As for toppings, think beyond the chicken. Red onions add a pop of color and a sharp contrast, while a mix of mozzarella and cheddar cheese forms a blanket of melty delight you can’t resist.

The Art of Assembly

Now, let’s get down to business. The assembly is straightforward yet fun. A base layer of BBQ sauce on the crust sets the stage. Scatter your seasoned and sauced chicken over the top, followed by those vibrant red onions, and finish with a generous helping of cheese. It’s a symphony of ingredients ready to be baked into a masterpiece.

Ready, Set, Bake!

Into the oven it goes, where the magic happens. The cheese bubbles, the edges crisp up, and the aromas waft through the air, signaling that your BBQ Chicken Pizza is almost ready to steal the show at your table.

Ingredients

  • 1 pizza dough (store-bought or homemade)
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce, divided
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded or diced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to the temperature specified by your pizza dough recipe or packaging, typically around 450°F (232°C).
  2. Season the cooked chicken with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and smoked paprika.
  3. Toss the seasoned chicken with half a cup of BBQ sauce until well coated.
  4. Roll out the pizza dough on a floured surface to your desired thickness.
  5. Spread the remaining half cup of BBQ sauce evenly over the crust, leaving a small border around the edges.
  6. Distribute the BBQ chicken pieces evenly on top of the sauced crust.
  7. Sprinkle the sliced red onion over the chicken.
  8. Combine the shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese, then spread it over the chicken and onions.
  9. Place the pizza in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and golden, and the crust is crisp.
  10. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a couple of minutes before slicing.
  11. Serve hot, and enjoy your homemade BBQ Chicken Pizza!

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