BBQ Chicken Pizza (Like California Pizza Kitchen)
thin-crust pizza with bbq sauce, chicken breast, sliced red onions, and
freshly chopped cilantro — like California Pizza Kitchen’s Barbecue
2 large, thin pizzas
For the crust:
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons oil
3 to 3 1/2 cups bread flour or all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon dry yeast
For the toppings:
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce (we like Sweet Baby Ray’s)
Butter, for greasing the sheets
16 ounces (4 cups) shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 of a red onion, thinly sliced
1 cup (or more!) fresh chopped cilantro
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place chicken breasts in a baking dish and
coat with BBQ sauce, using about 1/2 a cup of the sauce. Bake uncovered
for 25-30 minutes or until chicken is done. Remove from oven and allow
to cool for a bit; slice chicken thinly and set aside. Reserve extra
sauce from the dish for serving, if desired.
2. To make pizza crust, combine water, salt, and oil in a medium-size
mixing bowl. Add a cup of the flour, then stir in the yeast and another
cup of flour. Add enough remaining flour to make a dough and knead for
5-10 minutes, adding flour as needed to make a smooth, elastic dough.
*To make this dough in the bread machine: Add crust ingredients in
the order listed and select the DOUGH cycle. Use dough when cycle is
complete, or, remove dough after it is formed (and stop the dough cycle
from finishing the rising time).
3. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Divide pizza dough in half. Liberally
butter two baking sheets (11×15-inch or 13×18-inch). Spread dough onto
the sheets. (If dough is too thick to spread, you can use a rolling pin
to roll the dough into a rectangle and then place on the sheet.)
4. Spread 1/4 cup of BBQ sauce over each crust. Spread half of the
mozzarella cheese over each pizza, followed by the sliced chicken breast
and red onions. Sprinkle with fresh cilantro.
5. Bake pizzas at 450 degrees for about 12 minutes — until toppings are browned and crust is lightly browned on the bottom. Cut pizza into squares and serve with fresh cilantro and extra bbq sauce from the chicken dish, if desired.
This recipe is from Tammy’s Recipes.