Thursday, September 2, 2010

Tried It Out Thursday: BBQ Chicken Pizza

When I saw this recipe I just knew it was a keeper.  The words:  bacon, chicken, bbq sauce and pizza had me drooling.  I found this recipe over at Ma, What's for Dinner?.  She is the PRO at making delicious foods that your kids will eat (not to mention all adults also).  She is so amazing and creative. You need to check her site out! This one did not let me down.  Everyone raved about it.  They ate every bit of it.  There was even a small fight over the last piece (no trips to the ER thank goodness.).
BBQ Chicken Pizza
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and diced
2 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
8-10 slices bacon, cooked and broken into pieces
1 small onion chopped
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 cup ketchup
1 8 oz can tomato sauce
1 teaspoon dried mustard
1/4 cup brown sugar.
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
 pizza dough or one store bought dough
1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and sliced thin
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
In a medium saucepan heat olive oil over medium heat.  Add half of the onions and allow to soften, about 5 minutes. Add in garlic and cook for an additional minute or two. Season with salt and pepper. Deglaze the pan with the vinegar being sure to scrap up all the good browned bits on the bottom.
Next add in your ketchup, tomato sauce, mustard, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce. Turn the sauce down and allow to simmer for about 10 minutes (let it simmer while you get everything else ready.)
 Lay out your pizza dough and stretch it to fit a baking sheet. Stab it with a fork a few times (so it won't puff up in places) and bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and spread a thin layer of sauce leaving a one inch border around the dough. Arrange your chicken, mushrooms and onions (if desired) neatly around the pizza dough. Then arrange jalapeno (I only put this on a little edge of the pizza). Sprinkle with chopped cilantro. Top with plenty of cheese and sprinkle the bacon over top. Return to the oven and bake 8-10 more minutes or until  it is heated through and the cheese is melted.
YUM!!
*The only change I may make next time is to replace the cilantro with some fresh basil. Just to try it out!!
* I had extra bbq sauce leftover. I put it in the fridge and the kids used it as a dip for chicken.
Thanks Alex for a new family fave!!
~Tiffanee

7 comments:

  1. Hey Tiffanee! I'm so thrilled that everyone liked it. Great idea on the basil. My hubs hates cilantro (I love it) but I'll try that next time. Glad you avoided the ER! Thanks for the shout out.

    Love ya!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner
    www.mawhats4dinner.com

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  2. Sounds really GOOD!!! I just may HAVE to try this! Thanks Tiffanee, and have a great weekend! ~tina

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  3. Yummy! I love BBQ Chicken Pizza...it is the best!

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  4. Yum! This recipe sounds delicious! It will be a nice change from regular pepperoni pizza.

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  5. This looks mighty delicious! I know the family liked it. I never really got cilantro anyway so maybe it's for the better. Hey! I just gave you an award. Come on over and pick it up. Smiles.

    Haupi

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  6. I love BBQ chicken pizza. I like the idea of the basil, too.

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  7. Hehe I made this too with a whole wheat crust, it was super yummy!!!

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