Sunday, April 29, 2012

BBQ Chicken Pizza

My mom is a blessing to our family.  She lives about two miles away and she sees the little Beanes all the time.  They love her.

That being said, she is not without flaws.  She loves pizza, but she only loves "real pizza".  She likes her pizza to have a crispy  thin crust, pepperoni, and 'white' cheese.  By 'white' cheese, she means a package of mozzarella cheese. 

I like to be a little more adventurous with food.  I like to order food in a restaurant that is a little different and I like to make food at home that is a little more adventurous than my mom likes. 

One night, we invited her over for pizza.  She was so excited to come.  She left a little upset with me. 

I made BBQ Chicken pizza, which is delicious.  She was expecting 'regular' pizza.  When she saw the pizza was not loaded down with pepperoni, she was confused. 

I tried to explain that BBQ Chicken Pizza was not all that unusual and that most people have eaten it and loved it. 

She ate some.  She liked it.  She ate another piece.  She liked it. 

She said that it was good but it was not pizza. 

Lesson learned:  When you invite my mom over for BBQ Chicken Pizza, call it a sandwich or something. 

One batch of Beer Batter Pizza Dough, or your favorite pizza dough.
One bottle of BBQ sauce, I used Kraft with honey
One package of Purdue Shortcuts chicken.
3 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
5-6 slices of bacon, fried crisp
1/2 cup chopped or red onion
1/4 cup of cilantro, chopped

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. 
Make your pizza crust, roll it out and get it in your pan. 
Prick the pizza dough with a fork several times, so it won't bubble up while it is baking.
Bake the pizza crust 10 minutes.
Take the pizza crust out of the oven and let it rest until you are ready to dress it up.

Use some kitchen sheers and cut the chicken up into cubes.

Pour the bottle of BBQ sauce over the chicken.

Give it a little stir.

Spread it over the pizza crust.  Now it is time to dress it up!

Sprinkle the cheese over the top.  Sprinkle the onion, cilantro, and bacon over the top of the cheese.

Bake the whole thing at 425 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until the cheese starts to brown a little.

Let is rest just a few minutes and then slice it up and serve!  This is so good.  Just don't tell my mom it is pizza.

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  1. Your pizza looks delish! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week. Hope to see you again next Sunday ~EMM

  2. This looks and sounds delightful!

  3. I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:

  4. Yum! I love bbq chicken pizza..thanks for sharing!

  5. The pizza looks great but I love your mom's reaction!! Sounds like something my mom would have said.

  6. I love BBQ chicken pizza and yours looks awesome! Pinning.

  7. One of our favorite kinds of pizza! Yum!

  8. We love those "sandwiches" around here ;) As a matter of fact, that may be our favorite kind of "sandwich"! I'm definitely checking out the beer batter dough recipe :) Thanks for sharing!

    Have a great week,

    Erika from Southern Belle as an Army Wife

  9. love it! thanks for sharing with us again!

  10. My goodness that looks delicious! We have a pizza place downtown that has a pizza buffet with all sorts of whacky combos (mac . cheese pizza, lasagna pizza) My fave is their Chipotle chicken pizza. Looking at this recipe, I think its almost the same except they drizzle a chipotle cream sauce over it all. I think I'm going to have to try this! Oh- and my mom is the same way. I tried to make green bean casserole from scratch (without cream of mushroom soup- but with a home made cream sauce) and she insisted that was NOT green bean casserole. =OP If you have a moment, I'd love for you to link up at Sweet Sharing Monday It'll be open till noon on Thurs!

  11. I live for bbq pizza! We loved having you come to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll be back again soon! -The Sisters

  12. This looks delicious. I have pinned it. Thank you so much for sharing it.Have a great weekend. Jo-Ann

  13. Looks really good. I always enjoy a BBQ pizza. Veggie, pesto, or BBQ are my favorite kinds of pie. Your crust looks really good too.

  14. Your pizza sounds so wonderful! I'm thrilled to be featuring it on tomorrow's "A Little Birdie Told Me..." at Rook No. 17!


  15. This looks so scrumptious! I love BBQ pizza oh so much. Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  16. Hi Mamie,
    Your BBQ Pizza looks awesome! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have had a great week and come back soon.
    Miz Helen

  17. Looks sooo good! We make this all the time - especially during the summer! It tastes extra good on the grill. Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!


  18. WOW! This looks really good. I was browsing for Pizza Recipes, I am going to have a home-made pizza for an upcoming Filipino Party for my sister.

  19. it's detailed with pictures.. i like it!