Barbecue Chicken Pizza
If you’ve been around Practical Stewardship for awhile, you know I love quick, easy, and healthy, AND I love re-puposing food (and other stuff). So I love that this is a recipe that if you think ahead, you’ll have a super quick meal using leftovers.
I love to cook a chicken and have lots of leftovers for recipes such as this. When I crock-pot a whole chicken, the meat turns out so moist and ready to use in a variety of foods.
This recipe is super flexible, and I am writing it quite generically because I always use just what I have. Basically you want enough barbecue sauce to cover the dough. You really don’t need a lot of meat for this recipe, and you can use the barbecue sauce to really stretch out the meat~thrifty thinking! You can also make this very meat-dense, just make sure to saturate the meat in barbecue sauce.
Also, since the barbecue sauce keeps the chicken nice and moist, be generous with the sauce before topping the pizza with the rest of the ingredients. Learn from my experiences. I have used the barbecue sauce first and topped it with the chicken to my dismay~dry, dry, dry meat and no happy campers.
You can use your favorite pizza dough with this recipe. Here is a quick 4 ingredient yogurt pizza crust, and here is a longer vegan sourdough pizza crust if you need. But if you have your own favorite pizza crust recipe or use store bought dough, by all means, use it! I also like using tortillas for pizza crust because we keep tortillas stocked or in the freezer, so it makes putting these pizzas together super simple, and then you’ll have barbecue chicken pizza roll ups.
This is a great game day recipe, too, and super portable if you need.
Barbecue Chicken Pizza
- shredded chicken (or pork or beef)
- barbecue sauce
- Mozzarella cheese
- red onions, sliced
- garlic cloves, whole or coarsely minced
- pizza crust or tortillas
- Place pizza dough on a pizza stone or tortillas on a baking sheet.
- In a medium bowl combine a generous amount of barbecue sauce and shredded meat.
- Top with cheese, onions, and garlic cloves as desired.
- Bake pizza dough pizzas at 450 degrees for approximately 12 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Alternatively, broil tortilla pizza roll ups at 500 degrees for approximately 4 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Have you ever made your own barbecue sauce?