About this Barbecue Chicken Pizza
Alright, I’ll admit this pizza is not health food. I mean, boneless skinless chicken breasts are low in fat and high in protein, but when they’re accompanied by a bunch of bacon and cheese, well, bye-bye healthy food. But if you’re going to order out for pizza anyways, why not make your own delicious BBQ pizza? It’s so much better!
PS Buy whole wheat pizza dough, if you want healthy!
Begin with a ball of pizza dough. If you like, make your own, but I like to buy a frozen ball of dough. Thaw it overnight in the fridge and it’s ready to roll out. If you’re using a big sheet pan like I do, you’ll need two balls of dough.
Use precooked chicken breasts. I use my Instant Pot to make cooked chicken and I almost always have some in the freezer. You could also use rotisserie chicken. Fry up a bunch of chopped bacon and drain it on paper towels.
Okay, next comes chopped red onion. You can either put the onions on the pizza raw or cook them first in a bit of the bacon grease. It’s all a matter of preference.
Pile everything on the pizza crust, and top it with lots of shredded cheddar cheese. Bake the pizza until it’s golden and bubbling.
If you can, let that baby cool on the counter for just a few minutes or everyone will burn their mouths. It’s really good garnished with sliced green onions. They add a touch of freshness and the green looks great on the pizza.
- 1 ball pizza dough (2 balls, if you use a sheet pan for deep dish pizza)
- 1/2 cup bottled barbecue sauce (or to taste)
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and diced or shredded
- 12 oz. pkg. center cut bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
- 3/4 cup chopped red onion, (about half of a large onion)
- olive oil
- 2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
- sliced green onions to garnish (optional)
- Preheat oven to 425°F. Roll out dough and place on well oiled pan.
- In skillet over medium high heat, brown bacon until crispy. Remove bacon to a plate covered with paper towel to drain the fat.
- Optional: Remove all but 1 tablespoon of the bacon grease from the pan, place back on medium high heat, and saute onions until soft and transparent. If you prefer, you can also leave the onions raw.
- Brush crust all over with barbecue sauce. Arrange chicken, bacon, and onions on pizza crust. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
- Bake for 20 minutes until crust is crispy and cheese is bubbly. Let cool slightly before slicing and serving. Garnish with sliced green onions, if desired.
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