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12.18.2010

BBQ Chicken & Bacon Pizza


 BBQ Chicken Pizza is my favorite kind of pizza. Hands down. My hubby and kids love it too, so there are always a bunch of happy faces in our house, whenever I make it!

   This pizza dough recipe is the bomb diggity. It comes from thee amazing Ree Drummond (Pioneer Woman). It is by far the best homemade dough I've ever eaten, and it is the only kind I'll make. I am officially hooked!

   My kids love it when I make the dough, roll it out into their own personal size, and let them put on their own toppings! They have a blast getting to create their own pizza :)  If you haven't made your own pizza at home, than I suggest you do asap. There's just nothing like it!





BBQ CHICKEN & BACON PIZZA

PIZZA DOUGH: (Makes 2 crusts)

1 teaspoon Active Dry or Instant Yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water
4 cups All-purpose flour
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil


TOPPINGS: (Enough for 1 pizza)

1 large boneless, skinless Chicken breast, cooked and shredded
4 slices of cooked Bacon, chopped
1 cup, plus 3 Tablespoons Barbecue Sauce, divided
3 1/2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup thinly sliced Red Onion
3 Tablespoons fresh Cilantro, chopped



FOR PIZZA DOUGH:  Sprinkle yeast over the 1 1/2 cups warm water. Set aside.
In a large bowl combine flour and salt. Drizzle in olive oil and stir until combined with flour. Next, pour in yeast/water mixture and mix until combined. (You can do this by hand or with a stand mixer, with paddle attachment, on low speed)

Coat a separate mixing bowl with a light drizzle of olive oil, and form dough into a ball. Turn to coat dough in oil, then cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Let dough sit, and double in size for at least an hour or so.

Take only HALF of dough, and press into a 16 inch pizza pan or cookie sheet. (Dough will be thin)
Top with your favorite pizza toppings. FOR BBQ CHICKEN PIZZA, see below:


*For other half of dough, use for a 2nd pizza or cover tightly with plastic wrap, and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

TOPPINGS for BBQ CHICKEN PIZZA:  Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spread 1 cup of the barbecue sauce over the pizza dough. Sprinkle 3 cups of the mozzarella cheese on top. Toss the cooked, shredded chicken in the 3 tbs of barbecue sauce. Sprinkle the chicken, bacon and onion over the cheese. Top with remaining 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese.
 Bake for 10 minutes. Remove pizza from oven, sprinkle with cilantro. Return to oven and bake 5 more minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is bubble. Let stand 5 minutes.
Slice with pizza cutter and serve! :)












































11 comments:

(Nicole) The Very Hungry Caterpillar said...

mmm Love it Holly it looks so good!

Jacqueline said...

So nice to meet you! I love Pizza Factory and I love St. George. We are up in Orem. I am your newest follower!
Your pizza looks fabulous. We will have to try it. I like the garlic chicken one at Pizza Factory and of course their breadsticks. If you develop a recipe for their breadsticks, let me know.

HollyL said...

Jacqueline, Glad u like my blog :) I actually have found a copycat recipe for PF's AMAZING breadsticks.. I'll try and post it soon and let u know when I do!

megan @ whatmegansmaking said...

oh wow this pizza looks awesome! I like pretty much any kind of pizza. I love to make personal size ones too :)

jennaseverythingblog said...

All I can say is--yum! This looks so savory and delicious and kid-friendly. I love the sprinkling og green on top--it makes it look so fresh and appealing.

Tiza said...

Looks so delicious! I really like BBQ chicken pizza. I'll have to try this over the weekend.

Siggy Spice said...

Oh, oh, ohhh...I think I MUST try this! I have been using my breadstick dough as a pizza crust, which is fabulous, but the honey and the no rise (really?!) has me intigued for sure!

pinkfrosting_xo said...

Yummy! Wish I could try your food . . . it all looks amazing! xo

Jes said...

Made this for dinner tonight :-) scored huge with the hubs!

Had to stop by and give you my regard; your site is amazing, I'll be trying more of the recipes. Keep up the good work!!

~Chris~ said...

I have to admit I'd love to have the time to make crust, but I cut corners and bought premade crust (Thank you Pillsbury dough boy!). I also got the chicken from a rotisserie chicken (Thank you Kroger!).

Anyway, we usually buy this type of pizza from Jet's Pizza...which costs us like $32 (because of course you have to have cheesy bread and salad to go with it).

I really loved this pizza...next time I will have to put some garlic on my crust (too dry) but I can live with it. Plus it was fun to make it with my son.

Holly L said...

Chris, glad you liked the pizza! This one is my favorite! Don't blame you for using Pillsbury! I use it a lot too when I don't have time. But nothing compares to the homemade, and you won't have a problem with the crust being dry. When you have time you need to try it :)