I love the smell of the rising dough.
I love that my kids can help with layering the toppings.
I love that it's cheaper than store bought or delivery!
Just a couple of weeks ago I shared my recipe for Chicken Alfredo Pizza. Another one of our favorites is this BBQ Chicken Pizza. This time I followed the Pioneer Woman's recipe for basic pizza crust, however, I used bread flour instead of all purpose flour. Honestly I like the dough better with the bread flour. It makes the crust light and fluffy. But you can use whichever one you prefer or what you have on hand. I've used AP flour a zillion times and it still comes out amazing!
BBQ Chicken Pizza
Recipe written by The Chef Next Door
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Pizza dough (use your favorite recipe, PW's recipe above or you can buy frozen pizza dough)
1 1/2 cups shredded chicken, either from a store bough Rotisserie chicken or chicken you have cooked at home
1 cup BBQ sauce
1 1/2 cups Sharp Cheddar cheese
Half of a red bell pepper, cut into thin slices
1/4 cup chopped or thinly sliced red onions
Dash or two of red pepper flakes
Make your pizza dough and let it rise for at least an hour. (If using frozen pizza dough, make sure it is thawed out completely) Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.
Once your dough is ready to go, roll it out on a floured board until it's reached your desired thickness and shape. (There is no right or wrong here, this is your creation!) Move your dough to a pizza stone or baking sheet.
Spread the BBQ sauce on your pizza dough, then lay the shredded chicken on top of that. Add the red pepper strips and red onion, then sprinkle the Cheddar cheese over the top. Finish it off with a sprinkling of red pepper flakes, using as much as you like.
Bake the pizza in the oven for 12-15 minutes. Watch it carefully as ovens vary and you don't want it to burn!
Remove the pizza from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before slicing.