Tuesday, January 29, 2013

BBQ Chicken Pizza

     My daughter, Jamie, makes the best bread sticks ever!  Sometimes she makes cheese bread sticks.  Sometimes she makes herbed bread sticks.  Nobody makes bread sticks like Jamie's bread sticks.  When we get together as a family (and there are a lot of us), she can't make enough cheese bread sticks to satisfy everyone.  One year for Christmas, she sent me the dry ingredients for her herbed bread sticks.  What a clever and delicious idea.  (Her's are better than mine were, but that wasn't her fault.)
    But this recipe isn't about bread sticks--it's about BBQ Chicken Pizza, also Jamie's recipe.  The crust is made from her bread sticks recipe.  It will make two round pizzas.  The directions are for a bread maker, but you can mix and knead by hand, as well.  So get ready to get a little flour on your apron.  (Terry)

Mix and then let sit 10 minutes in a bread maker:  2 C warm water, 2 TB yeast, 1/4 C sugar.
Add:  2 TB oil (optional), 2 tp salt, 4 C flour.  Mix in bread maker for 10 minutes.  Roll or pat out onto cookie sheet or baking stone.  Sprinkle with garlic powder and Parmesan cheese.  Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.  Cut into strips.  Or could put shredded cheddar cheese on top before baking.  Or you can pat the dough out for pizza at this point.
NOTE:  This is how I have adapted Jamie's recipe for pizza.  Place dough in refrigerator overnight.  When ready to make pizza, take out of fridge, divide dough in half, and let sit at room temperature for 1 hour.  Dough will now pat out onto your round pizza pan or baking stone without being so elastic that it keeps bouncing back.  But I have also made pizza without putting it in the refrigerator overnight.  Either methods makes great tasting pizza.

Cook in frying pan until chicken is no longer pink:  1/4 C BBQ sauce, 1 chicken breast, cut into small pieces.
Spread additional BBQ sauce over pizza dough as you would pizza sauce.  Top with a small amount of Mozzarella cheese.  (This will help anchor the toppings.)
Put on toppings:  chicken, red onion, cashews, pineapple tidbits, green pepper slices, etc.
Top with Mozzarella cheese and bake at 350.

1 comment:

  1. oooooh can't wait to try this one!!!