BBQ Chicken Pizza

I can’t say I made this recipe up. I generally am not one to make recipes up. I find ones I like online and sound good to me and make them. Sometimes it works, sometimes it does not. I’m sure there are a lot of pizzas like this and I cannot lay claim to it. But it came from my own head.

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Well, it actually came from this glorious BBQ’d chicken from this post. Plain Chicken has some great recipes and I used that dip as an inspiration for this pizza. You see, when I bought the chicken for the dip, I still had two breasts to use up. I wasn’t sure if Mr. FeistyEats would be on board (he is more of an all-meat or supreme pizza lover) but I thought I would like it.

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While sautéing chicken thighs for the chicken noodle soup; I baked the remaining to breasts of chicken to be used on this pizza later in the week. I cannot say it enough – prep your food in advance. It is the best thing to do to save time; and your sanity. Here are all the ingredients I used:

  • 1 can Pillsbury pizza dough (see notes below)
  • 1 – 2 chicken breasts, cooked, de-boned and shredded – pre-seasoned with BBQ spices is preferred, but not necessary
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 1/2 cup of ranch dressing
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 4 green onions, diced
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 – 1 diced tomato
  • 2 cups of shredded cheese (I used Colby Jack – mozzarella would be nice too)

Preheat your oven to 425* and bake for 20 minutes and then broil for 1-2 minutes. Again, see my comments below.

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Waiting for a piece of breast. Typical dog.

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Prowling for catnip or any small thing that might slightly move.

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Slice up your red onion. Put a teaspoon or two of olive oil in a small pan to warm up.

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I used a Pillsbury pizza crust as it was on sale for $2 at Dan’s Supermarket in Mandan. I normally would not buy this stuff. I must say it was super easy to form onto my round pan and took me only minutes. I really prefer at least 1/2 whole wheat crust. Mr. FeistyEats said Pillsbury was much, much better. If I use this again (and I most likely will if it is on sale) I would precook the crust for a while because I felt the middle was a bit soggy.

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While you sauté your onions and warm up your oven – mix together the sour cream and ranch mixture. Spread most of the mixture as the sauce of the pizza. You will have some left, which you will want for topping.

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Don’t forget your BBQ sauce! We had this sweet and smoky Ken Davis BBQ in the fridge and it was quite good. But use what you want – sweet, spicy, smoky, etc. I also had a fresh tomato from Mr. FeistyEats grandma that went well on this pizza.

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I put about 1/2 of the cheese on, blobs (very technical term, I know) of BBQ sauce, green onions, sautéed red onions, tomatoes and chicken on top.

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Looking good. Am I right or am I right? You can see the chicken has the great seasoning on it. I would recommend seasoning your chicken prior to cooking it if you can. I baked mine in a 425 oven for about 45 minutes. I simply removed any fat and all bones after the baking was done, sliced/shredded it and put it in the fridge until it was ready for this pizza. If you don’t season your chicken it will be fine.

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Add on the rest of your cheese and top with the remaining sour cream/ranch dressing mixture and a few more blobs of BBQ sauce. Bake for about 20 minutes (again, I’d put the crust in alone first for a few minutes to really crisp it up), or until your preferred doneness. We like it cooked well with a crunch.

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Come to mama.

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The crust did perform well other than it was a little limp in the middle. TWSS.

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Is that a cute towel my Mom made for me or what?

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I was experimenting with light. The two photos above on the left were with natural light and those on the right were with the dining room light on. I prefer the natural light, but guess what? We live in ND so it will be dark pretty soon from 5pm until 8am. In other words, get ready to the yellow-ish tinged photos. Unless I find time to cook on the weekend. Which isn’t looking good with our upcoming schedule.

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At this point – devour your pizza. Mr. FeistyEats prefers the crust pieces and I like the inside. It is like a match made in heaven. Someone in the house prefers SQUARE pieces of TRIANGLE pieces. This is serious business people. By the way, I hate cutting pizza, just hate it. Anyway, top with more BBQ sauce or ranch if you would like. Do not mind the odds and ends in the background. 1 leftover cookie, some blister strips, a flashlight, pills and a car phone charger. Totally normal kitchen items, right?

I think this pizza would also work well as an appetizer (cut into small bites) or also delicious grilled. Mr. FeistyEats approved! I call that a winner.

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About Feisty Eats

I love to eat, entertain, exercise and try new life adventures. I am in my 30's and have a great husband, dog (Winston) and cat (Brinklie). I love to try or make new recipes and drink new beers.
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