Friday, March 4, 2011

BBQ Chicken Pizza

Did you make my BBQ Shredded Chicken in the crock-pot yet?
If you did and are wondering what to do with any leftovers ~ make pizza!

Just top your favorite pizza crust with BBQ Chicken, red onion and cheese or add your favorite toppings. Looks like I added green pepper to this one too.

I am constantly trying new recipes for pizza crust, but here is one of my favorites:

Really Simple Pizza Dough
recipe from Smitten Kitchen

Makes enough for one small, thin crust pizza. Double it if you like your pizza thick and bready.
1 1/2 cups flour (can replace up to half of this with whole wheat flour)
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon active dry yeast
1/2 cup lukewarm water (may need up to 1 or 2 tablespoons more)
1 tablespoon olive oil

Stir dry ingredients, including yeast, in a large bowl. Add water and olive oil, stirring mixture into as close to a ball as you can. Dump all clumps and floury bits onto a lightly floured surface and knead everything into a ball.
If you are finding this step difficult, one of the best tricks I picked up from my bread-making class is to simply pause. Leave the dough in a lightly-floured spot, put the empty bowl upside-down on top of it and come back in 2 to 5 minutes, at which point you will find the dough a lot more lovable.

Knead it for just a minute or two. Lightly oil the bowl (a spritz of cooking spray perfectly does the trick) where you had mixed it and dump the dough in, turn it over so all sides are coated, cover it in plastic wrap and leave it undisturbed for an hour or two, until it has doubled in size.
Dump it back on the floured counter, and gently press the air out of the dough with the palm of your hands. Fold the piece into an approximate ball shape, and let it sit under plastic wrap for 20 more minutes.

Sprinkle a pizza stone or baking sheet with cornmeal and preheat your oven to its top temperature. Roll out the pizza, toss on whatever topping and seasonings you like.
Bake it for about 10 minutes until it’s lightly blistered and impossible to resist.


Note - If you want a really quick and healthy crust - use a whole wheat tortilla. 
Thats what I do when I'm starving and don't want to take the time to make pizza crust :)

Happy Friday!

7 comments:

  1. OMG!!! Does that look great!!!!!! We'll be trying that for sure!

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  2. YUMMMMMMMMMMMM ! thanks for sharing I LOVE your blog !

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  3. This is going on my must make list! Bbq chicken pizza is one of my favorite pizza flavors! Looks incredible! :)

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  4. That looks so good! I'm always looking for a good pizza crust recipe, too. I can't wait to try this one!

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  5. My all time favorite pizza. Looks wonderful!

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  6. Now this is my kind of pizza!!!

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  7. This looks so good! I'm going to try it.Pizza Equipment

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