Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Pizza Tutorial

BBQ Chicken Pizza Tutorial

Ready to eat!!

Another one of our favorite meals around here is BBQ Chicken Pizza, so I thought I'd post a tutorial of how I make it in case anyone else is interested. This is one of the easiest meals that I make on a very regular basis, but still very, very tasty!

Of course, you could make this in a more "home-made, made from scratch kind of way", but that would add to the prep time. When I need a very fast, easy meal this is something I can make in way under 30 minutes.

My BBQ Chicken Pizza is modeled after one we ate at a Wolfgang Puck Express several years ago and loved!

I use one of those pre-made crusts, because they are SO convenient, but if you want to make homemade crust go for it! First I spoon some pizza sauce on my crust and then squirt on some BBQ sauce, any kind. Mix together with a spoon while spreading over top of crust.

Then I add a layer of shredded cheese. I like a combo of both cheddar and motzarella (I think it's pretty), but will use all of one kind if that's all I have on hand.

Then, the chicken. You can cook the chicken ahead of time and just stick in the fridge until time to assemble your pizza. I use 1 chicken breast, cubed. I put the uncooked cubes in a small skillet and "brown" with some BBQ sauce. Depending on how much sauce you use the intensity of your BBQ flavor in your chicken varies. I didn't use much in this picture as I was almost out, but I usually use more and cook until the sauce begins to caramelize on the chicken pieces. Anyway, this pizza is a good way to stretch a single chicken breast for an entire meal.
Very yummy!!

Then I cut little strips of sweet red onion. Adds color to the pizza and flavor.

Here is the pizza with pizza sauce/BBQ sauce combo, 1 layer of cheese, BBQ chicken and red onion. I then add another light layer of cheese on top of the chicken and onion.

Then I add some cilantro. Also adds to the color! I'm sure fresh cilantro would be better, but when I am in a hurry that usually means I don't have fresh cilantro on hand, so I just use dried. It usually moistens up while it's cooking.

Here is the pizza ready to go in the oven--with the 2nd layer of cheese and cilantro . As you can tell MK helped me with some of the cilantro as there is one big clump of it in the middle!



Tara said...

sounds good, I'll have to try it!

Betsy said...

I am so inspired by your blog I made it last night! Mike liked it! :) Thanks for the idea.

Heidi said...

I am going to try this between all the holiday cooking!!! It does look really yummy.