The *best* barbecue chicken pizza

…Brad has ever had.

Literally.

And my husband does not play around when it comes to pizza.

He later told me that when I first mentioned making barbecue chicken pizza for dinner, he thought back to how he had never had a barbecue pizza that he actually liked.

That all changed last night when he told me that this pizza was incredible and that I had to make it again soon.

Here’s how it all went down….

The Best Barbecue Chicken Pizza
(Serves 3 - 4)
Ingredients
Pre-made whole wheat pizza crust, uncooked (I used TJ's)
2/3 cup barbecue sauce (I used Stubb's)
6 oz. chicken breast
1/3 red onion, sliced
1/2 bell pepper, sliced (I used yellow)
3 cups rainbow chard, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
4 oz. pepper jack cheese
1 oz. feta cheese
2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil + more for oiling the pan
salt and pepper
Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Sprinkle chicken generously with salt and pepper and cook on medium high heat, in 1 tsp. evoo until cooked thoroughly. Remove chicken from pan and set on a plate to cool.

In the same pan, add the last tsp. of evoo and saute all of the veggies except the chard. When the onions start to soften, add the chard and toss with a spatula to turn over all the veggies.

Meanwhile, press dough out onto an oiled pan or pizza stone. Pour barbecue sauce into the center of the dough and use the bottom of a spoon to spread the sauce evenly across the dough. Add more sauce if desire.

Layer half of the pepper jack cheese on top of the sauce. Chop the chicken into bite size pieces and sprinkle evenly over the cheese. Spread the veggies evenly over the chicken. Finally, layer the additional pepper jack and feta cheese on top of the entire pizza.

Bake for 20 minutes or until your crust is golden brown.

 

Then, try to stop at only two pieces.  I dare you to.

Brad was right.  This pizza is a keeper.  The combination of Stubb’s barbecue sauce, which is a bit spicy, plus the earthiness of the chard, and the creaminess of the cheese bring so many delicious and complex flavors up in this pizza.  The toppings are out of control for this size of a pizza so it’s almost like you’re eating a cheese stir-fry with a crust.

It’s even better the next day, like most pizzas.

***

And now, it’s time for random and weird facts about Rascal.

Fact #1: Rascal likes to help finish off a watermelon.

He licks the juice off first, then tries to scrape the last little bit of flesh off with his teeth.  I stop him before he gets to the rind, but I’m pretty sure he would eat the entire thing if I let him.

Fact #2: Even when Rascal chooses to sit on Brad’s lap, he stares longingly at me the entire time. He’s so weird.

I’m pretty sure he wants me to sit close to Brad so that he can lay across both of our laps.  He really is such a needy dog.

But he’s cute.

So I readily accept his weirdness.

What’s the weirdest thing you dog, cat, gerbil, or goldfish does?

What’s the best pizza you’ve ever had? I had a slice in Corniglia, Italy that was slathered in pesto, which was ahhhhmazing.

 

27 Responses to The *best* barbecue chicken pizza

  1. That looks really good! I love that you loaded it with veggies too.

  2. Best. Chicken. Pizza. Ever.

  3. My dog sleeps completely under about 4 layers of blankets…even in the summer. She likes to burrow under the blankets in bed so that none of her body is showing. I seriously don’t know how she breathes under there!!

    • Mine too! And he lays in the sunlight under his blanket in the heat of summer, but God forbid I take him outside when it’s above 85 and make him walk a block or two. Strange dog.

  4. Lee

    My dog has this stuffed Scooby Doo toy that he has to take outside with him. He’ll run and pick it up to go outside and immediately drop it once he’s out. It’s really weird. He also sleeps on his back with his legs in the air.

  5. That pizza does sound awesome! I might make that for Greg next week!

  6. Amie

    My daschund loves watermelon too! Mmm that pizza looks amazing. Definitely going into my must try recipe list!

  7. Drooling over here. :) I used to get spinach, grilled chicken and alfredo pizza at a local place. I’m still on the hunt for a good gluten free pizza crust!

  8. My dream pizza would probably feature:
    Thin crust, pesto, buffalo mozzarella, sun-dried tomato, red onions, and some salami picante.
    MOLTO BENE!
    My dog, Pickles, likes to lick anyone’s scabs. It’s disgusting, but we’ve tried to make it seem a little lighter by pretending he wishes to be a puppy healer.
    …It’s still gross.

  9. Mmmm… This looks freaking delicious.

  10. looks great! I just made a BBQ pizza last week with leftover pulled pork, but I never even thought to add greens! great idea!

  11. My dog, Cocoa, cries/whines constantly. She is a little overweight beagle and she is so odd! Even when you pet her, she cries. It’s funny, but definitely weird…

  12. Laurie

    Wow that pizza looks so good! Need to make that soon! My doxie does weird things too, he likes to lick the sofa, bed, carpet, anything really and it drives me crazy! I constantly have to nip him in the nose to stop! I ask my vet about it and he said he probably is trying to lick my scent from there! Weird!! He also follows me everywhere in the house and gets in my or my husband’s lap! Very needy! But I love him so much!

  13. LAuren

    Can’t wait to make this for my boyfriend… a lover of everything bbq especially bbq chicken pizza! Also, I love stubbs! For great BBQ (not pizza) you and Brad should go to Boone/Blowing Rock and try http://www.woodlandsbbq.com/ i don’t even eat pork and still love it!

    • Lauren, I love Woodlands. My brother went to App and I’ve visited Boone/Blowing Rock so many times before that. However, I have to say that I’m partial to my grandfather’s barbecue. He makes his own. :)

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