Saturday, January 26, 2013

BBQ Chicken Pizza

As the temperature was heading down and resting at 0, I decided it was time to attempt a BBQ chicken pizza.  Having a hot oven on a cold night never is a bad thing either.  I did enjoy it even though I was attempting more of a flat bread crust...I'll keep working on that.

BBQ Chicken Pizza

Crust ~

1 cup warm water
2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
2 tbsp
2 tsp salt
3 cups flour

Combine warm water, yeast and sugar and let sit for 10 minutes.  Add in salt and extra virgin olive oil and stir into flour.  When well combined, cover and let sit for 15 minutes.

Pizza Toppings ~

2 chicken breasts, cooked and diced
1/2 cup BBQ sauce ~ make sure it's a good sauce
1 cup Cheddar Jack shredded cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup Mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup BBQ sauce
3 slices bacon, cooked and diced (optional)
1/4 cup red onion, diced (optional)

Stir 1/2 cup BBQ sauce into cooked chicken.  Get all your other ingredients ready to go as you preheat your oven and pizza stone to 400°.  When heated, spread out the dough and baste with 1/4 cup of BBQ sauce.  Add chicken and bacon, onions (if desired) and cover evenly with the three cheese.  Bake for 15 minutes.