When the weather is hot and muggy, one of the easiest things you can do of course is order a pizza. Sure, I do it just like everyone else does, but making your own pizza can be quick and easy and you can control all of the ingredients so you can make the type of pizza that you really enjoy. If you don’t want to turn the oven on, you can just as easily make one on the grill using a pizza stone. I cam across this very simple recipe last week at My Baking Addiction for a quick and easy barbecue chicken pizza that you can put together very easily using leftover chicken and a store-bought pizza crust to have a great tasting pizza for the family in under 20 minutes.
Barbecue Chicken Pizza
1 store-bought pizza crust or homemade pizza crust (such as Food Processor Pizza Dough)
1/2 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce (or homemade barbecue sauce)
1 cup cooked and shredded chicken
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
1 bell pepper (any color), seeded, cored and sliced thin
1 3/4 cups Monterey Jack shredded cheese or mozzarella cheese
Place a pizza stone in the oven and preheat the oven to 475 degrees. Allow the pizza stone to heat for 30 minutes. Allow the pizza dough to come to room temperature and stretch the dough into the shape that you wish. Alternatively, place the pizza dough onto a foil-lined or oiled baking sheet.
Spread the barbecue sauce onto the pizza crust, leaving about a 1/2-inch border around the edge of the pizza. Add the shredded chicken, red onion, and bell pepper on top of the barbecue sauce. Top the pizza with the shredded cheese.
Bake the pizza in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the pizza crust is a deep golden brown. Cut the pizza into squares or slices and serve.
I also added a couple of dashes of some mesquite seasoning to the pizza to give it some extra kick and barbecue flavor. I really liked the mix of the barbecue sauce with the red onion and the peppers ( I used red pepper because that is what I had on hand) and this was a very easy pizza to put together using some the leftover chicken I had. you could also make use of rotisserie chicken this way or even some leftover pulled pork if you happen to have any and I think it would be great.
That’s all I have for today. Check back next time for another recipe. Until then, enjoy the rest of your day and enjoy your meal!