Monday, April 11, 2011

BBQ Chicken Pizza

Hooray for Monday!  I'm just trying to get myself enthused here for the work week.  It's taking some doing.  It will be a busy week for me, work wise.  A Board Meeting tonight, a General Membership breakfast tomorrow and then a BAH (business after hours) mixer on Thursday.  Then on Friday, the Handyman and I leave for Reno for the weekend with friends to celebrate her birthday.  (that part will be fun!)

I wanted to share this with you in case I don't get back to my blog for the rest of the week. 

A few weeks ago, I made this BBQ Chicken Pizza.  A friend had given it to me a couple of years ago, but it had gotten overlooked many times over the course of the years and it's too bad, because it was really good. I don't know why, but for the longest time, the thought of bbq sauce on my pizza turned me off.  Then it kind of dawned on me while looking at the ingredients for this pizza---I like everything on here, why wouldn't I like it all together in one easy hand held (sometimes I used a  fork--it's kinda messy) meal!?
I tried it, I liked it.  I really liked it.  This particular recipe could even handle more bbq sauce than it says to use.

This recipe calls for a pre-made pizza crust, which is really easy and they are not bad, but if I had the time  (weekend vs weeknight) I would make  my own pizza crust, as it is so much better.

BBQ Chicken Pizza

1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts 
1/3 cup bbq sauce 
salt and pepper (to taste)
10 slices of bacon, cut into 1" pieces
2 pre-baked pizza crusts
8 oz cream cheese
1/4 cup diced chilies
jack cheese
hot pepper flakes

Place the chicken on a baking sheet and coat with bbq sauce--bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.  Let cool, then cut into chunks and coat with more bbq sauce.  Cook bacon.  Spread the crusts with the cream cheese and spoon the chicken in sauce over crust.  Top with bacon, chilies, cheese, pepper flakes and tomatoes.
Bake at 400F degrees for 15-20 minutes.

I only  used one crust and modified the ingredients.  You use as much cheese as you like.  It's simple and good.


Kate said...

This looks and sounds wonderful! Great idea...and with bacon! Sounds delicious.

Karen said...

I've never thought that bbq would be good on a pizza either, but I was thinking bbq sauce with tomato sauce, mozzarella, etc. Now I see that by using cream cheese, jack cheese, bacon and chilies it just makes it a totally different kind of pizza. I'll have to try this - it sounds really good!

Brenda said...

Debbie - yum!! I love bbq chicken pizza but for some reason have never made it. Love the addition of the cream cheese and green chilies! I might have to make this this coming weekend........

bermudaonion said...

Our nephew loves barbecue chicken pizza, but I'm not a fan of barbecue sauce on my pizza. Yours looks delicious.

~Jess said...

I'm a traditionalist when it comes to pizza, BBQ sauce just doesn't sound too appealing to me....but it would probably be really good :-)

sadie said...

Jess it's so good!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I never thought I would like bbq sauce on a pizza but I tried it one night with some leftover chicken and I loved it! This recipe sounds even better. I will have to try this out.

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