Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Barbecue Chicken Pizza!

Here's the super easy pizza I wanted to show you the other day! I personally love these pizzas much more than a frozen pizza.  Delivery and carry-out gets so expensive, especially if you are married to an Italian like me! You just never know how a frozen pizza is going to turn out, and I love that Jason and I have made this discovery. Ok, I admit it.  We are probably way behind on this, but I'll share anyway.

These pizza crusts are the best.  They have whole wheat, regular, and thin crust.  We actually love them all.  The thin doesn't make you feel like you are eating pizza toppings on a cracker, and the thicker crusts aren't too thick.  This is a photo of the whole wheat crust, but we used a thicker crust this time.
I boil my chicken for 20 minutes so that it is cooked all/most of the way through before putting it on the pizza:

I always put a very thin coating of olive oil on the crust.  This keeps the edges from burning, and from the sauce absorbing into the crust making it too soggy.
Add on the barbecue sauce!
Once the chicken is finished boiling, cut into bite-sized pieces or shred and sprinkle all over the pizza.  I put the majority of my ingredients under the cheese to prevent them from drying out and burning. (An old trick I learned from working in a restaurant.)

Jason and I decided we wanted a fresh green pepper on this one:

As well as some mushrooms:

Then cover with mozzarella cheese.  It's also yummy to mix in some cheddar cheese too!!  We topped this pizza with banana peppers for a bit of spice.  I put these on top of the cheese since they can dry out a bit without losing their flavor.

Bake at 450 for about 12-15 minutes (just keep a watch on it!).
Then you are all ready to enjoy!

Super easy, and Jason and I are constantly eating pizza.  We buy regular sauce and pepperonis, canadian bacon, etc. for other pizzas as well.  We have saved a ton of money by not paying for delivery anymore! I also feel like they are a bit cheaper than frozen as well.  Each package of crusts come in twos, pepperoni's make 4-5 pizzas, etc.  You definitely get more for your money, it tastes fresh, and is super easy!! :)


Amy Lynn said...

Looks yummy! Except for the veggies - ew... We make homemade pizza on whole wheat crusts too, but I have never seen that brand, I'll have to look for it. It's hard to find whole wheat crusts down here. Oh, and I hope you made more than one of those, cuz I know you can PUT DOWN SOME PIZZA! hahaha.

Shannon said...

man oh man, paige.. that looks GOOD! loooove those ingredients!

littledaisymay said...

That looks delicious! We love pizza but have never made one...seeing yours now makes me want to try :)

katie + bret said...

Wow - I am not a huge fan of pizza but that looks super yummy!! Good job girly!

(Love your counter tops!)

Jorden and Kristin said...

that looks really easy and delish!

Annie said...

YUM!! i love homemade pizza and this one looks delicious!!

i just realized i have never boiled chicken to cook it, i'll have to try that.

Laura and Ryan said...

This looks delish! Thank you so much for the recipe!

Anonymous said...

oh my, that looks sooo good. yum!!