On Sundays, we have roast chicken dinner, then eat the leftovers in various dishes during the week (we usually have enough leftovers for 2 additional dinners). I was starting to run out of ideas for leftover chicken and decided to play around with some chicken pizza recipes. The result: this BBQ chicken pizza. It takes about 5 minutes to throw together and bakes in a flash.
The flavor combinations are really awesome, and definitely not your typical pizza flavors. Did I mention that it’s easy? Because it’s really really easy.
Here’s What You’ll Need;
-enough pizza dough for one medium sized pizza (I use a honey whole wheat pizza dough recipe)
-BBQ sauce (I made a homemade version using this recipe)
-leftover chicken (I used a combo of white and dark meat); chopped
-1/2 cup of grated mozzarella
-1/2 cup of grated gouda (i used a smoke gouda. highly recommend)
-1/2 cup of caramelized onions (one large onion + 2 tbs butter+30 minutes of your time = yum)
-salt and pepper (optional)
Preheat your oven to 425°. On a greased baking sheet, press, roll, flatten, or stretch your dough to your desired shape and size.
Spread the BBQ sauce over the top of the dough. Sprinkle mozzarella over sauce.
Next, add your onions and leftover chicken. Sprinkle gouda over toppings. Add a few grinds of salt and pepper (if you’d like).
Bake for 15 minutes on the center rack.
Let cool for 5 minutes before cutting and serving.
**If you have a pizza stone: place the stone on a lower rack and heat stone first. Bake pizza for 7 minutes on baking sheet, then use a pizza peel to transfer pizza to baking stone. Bake additional 5-6 minutes. Remove using pizza peel**