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Mar 13 / Amy

Recipe 8: BBQ Chicken Pizza

Behind on posting the outcomes again, imagine that! 😉  I’m honestly just impressed that I’ve managed to make it this far trying a new recipe each week, and documenting the steps along the way.

For Week 8, I wanted to make a BBQ Chicken Pizza.  Josh really likes that kind of pizza, and I was ready to try something other than my standard ham and pineapple.  I figured this recipe from Honest & Tasty would be worth trying.  I found it on Pinterest awhile ago, and decided to finally put it to use.

Because I like to take the easy way out, I didn’t make the homemade dough that she did – but she has a fairly simple recipe if you’d like to try it out.  I opted to buy some pre-made dough at Publix, that it tried and true in our house.  Love their stuff!

I started on the chicken first, baking it covered in Stubb’s Sticky Sweet BBQ sauce.  It was our first time using Stubb’s, but it won’t be the last.

I baked the two chicken breasts for around 20-22 min, and pulled them out.  They looked good!

Smothered and baked

Smothered and baked

 

While the chicken was baking, I pulled out our cast iron pizza stone that I purchased on Amazon awhile back.  We’ve used it many times, but I feel like every time it has been used, we’ve had a different outcome (all good, just different).

I originally was going to follow the steps we normally take to pre-head the dough, but decided to try something new after I floured the stone… After reading a few things online, I wanted to bake our pizza at 550F, instead of 400F.  So once the chicken finished, I went ahead and put the pizza stone in the oven and set the temp to 550F to let the stone start getting hot, because I didn’t preheat it while the chicken was baking.

While the stone was heating up, I took some parchment paper and laid out the dough.

Once it was spread out, I smeared some more of the Stubb’s BBQ on the dough.

Spreading out the Stubbs BBQ

Spreading out the Stubbs BBQ

After letting the chicken rest, I cut that up and placed it on the pizza dough, along with fresh mozzarella, red onions, and cilantro.

Ready to bake!

Ready to bake!

When the oven indicated it hit my desired temp, I carefully opened the oven and slid the parchment paper onto the pizza stone.  The parchment paper I had indicated it could be baked up to 400-something degrees, but everything I read online indicated it’d be safe for a short period of time at a higher temp.

I baked the pizza for 10 minutes at 550F, while keeping a close eye on the parchment paper.

The aroma in the kitchen was delightful.  I couldn’t wait to take our pizza out of the oven!

Finished product!

Finished product!

Guys, this is probably the most perfect pizza that’s ever come out of our oven.  The crust was SPOT. ON.  I will forever more bake pizza crust at 550F, unless it’s the dead of summer…then we may just order out.  The kitchen got a bit warm, but it was totally worth it.

 

Verdict:

We will *absolutely* make this again.

Our ratings:

Amy – 5 out of 5 stars.  So. Freaking. Good.  I am not a huge BBQ Chicken pizza fan, but this was really, really, really good.

Josh – 5 out of 5 stars.  Perfect score from Josh!  Really, it should be the second perfect score…but taking away for the smoke during the scallops event kept me from a perfect score. 😉  Happy husband with this recipe, and he definitely interested in having this recipe again in the future.

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  1. Bita @ Honest & Tasty / Mar 13 2016

    Hi Amy! Thanks for trying out my recipe! I am thrilled you all loved it and it looks delightful! I haven’t had it in a while but you’ve inspired me to revisit this goodie! :) By the way, what a great idea to document the new recipes you find and test, week by week! That’s so cool! xx -Bita

    • Amy / Mar 13 2016

      Thanks for stopping by! We are definitely big fans of this one. :) The testing of recipes has been a fun challenge, and great to give me new ideas for things to plan for dinner during the week. I just got tired of making the same things over and over again!

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