Monday, May 12, 2008

Barbeque Chicken Pizza


This pizza takes quite some effort, but TRUST ME, it is worth it. You can create shortcuts for yourself by making double batches of BBQ sauce and dough, or you can use store-bought (although I don't recommend it, the homemade stuff is the BEST!) Sorry about the picture, I forgot to take one until the pizza was almost all gone. That's how fast it goes around here!

Barbeque Chicken Pizza

Start the sauce first, it takes several hours of simmering to reduce.

BBQ Sauce Ingredients
  • 1 quart apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup margerine
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • one little squirt of honey =)
Add all ingredients to a saucepan. Bring to a rapid boil, reduce heat, and simmer until sauce is thick. I've had it take an hour, and I've had it take 3-4 hours. I don't really know what the trick is to get it reduced faster.

For the crust:

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 tbsp yeast
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Directions

Dissolve sugar in the warm water. Add yeast, and let sit 10 minutes until it is foamy. Stir in olive oil and salt. Mix in the wheat flour and 1 cup of the all-purpose flour. Knead on surface floured with the remaining flour for 10 minutes. Place in oiled bowl, and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour. Remove dough and separate into 2-3 pieces, depending on the thickness you want your dough. I do 3 parts because I like thin crust. Form into tight balls, and let rise, covered, for another 45 minutes. Lightly sprinkle countertop with cornmeal and roll the dough out with a rolling pin on top of the cornmeal so that it coats the bottom. Form crust, if desired. Place on cookie sheet or pizza stone and poke holes into the bottom of crust with a fork. Pre-bake crusts in oven for 5 minutes at 500 degrees. Remove and let cool.

For Pizza Topping

Ingredients

  • Pre-cooked chicken (cook with olive oil, salt and pepper in 400 degree oven for 30 mins)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 bunch of fresh cilantro, chopped
Shred pre-cooked chicken. Top the crust(s) with BBQ sauce, then layer the cheese, onions, chicken, and cilantro. Bake in 425 degree oven for 14-16 minutes.

1 comment:

Katie said...

This looks SO delicious!!