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BBQ Chicken Pizza

BBQ Chicken Pizza

This is a sweet and savory pizza, sure to please your cravings. Serve this pizza with a crisp glass of white wine and a simple green salad, and you have an easy anytime dinner. Don't be afraid of the long prep time-most of it is inactive time-waiting for the pizza dough to rise.
Course pizza
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 48 minutes
Servings 1 pizza
Author Dough recipe adapted from Epicurious, Pizza by Lane from With Two Spoons

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil divided + additional olive oil for oiling the bowl
  • 2 cups all purpose flour + additional flour for flouring your work surface
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup + 3 Tablespoons BBQ sauce divided
  • 1 teaspoon cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded asiago cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil sliced into thin ribbons

Instructions

  1. Add yeast to warm water, allow to sit until foamy, approximately 10 minutes.
  2. Add salt, sugar and 3 Tablespoons of olive oil to foamy yeast mixture.
  3. Place 2 cups of flour into the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with a dough hook.
  4. Turn mixer on low and slowly add yeast/olive oil mixture with mixer running.
  5. Mix until dough forms a ball around the dough hook.
  6. Remove to lightly floured surface and knead for 5 minutes.
  7. Place in lightly oiled bowl and cover with a clean kitchen towel.
  8. Place bowl in a warm, draft-free area to rise.
  9. Dough is ready when it has doubled in size, approximately one hour.
  10. While dough is rising, add chicken breasts and 2 Tablespoons BBQ sauce to a resealable bag.
  11. Allow to marinate in refrigerator for at least 5 minutes, although longer is fine.
  12. Heat 1 Tablespoon olive oil in skillet.
  13. Saute chicken for 3 minutes on each side, until cooked through.
  14. Remove to cutting board and allow to rest for 5 minutes, before thinly slicing.
  15. Preheat oven to 450ºF.
  16. Sprinkle pizza stone or stone baking pan with cornmeal.
  17. Roll dough out with a dough roller or rolling pin to fit stone or baking pan.
  18. Spread 1/2 cup of BBQ sauce over dough.
  19. Arrange sliced chicken over sauce.
  20. Sprinkle sliced onions, shredded mozzarella cheese, and shredded asiago cheese over pizza.
  21. Cook pizza until cheese has melted and dough is golden brown around the edges, approximately 10=12 minutes.
  22. Sprinkle fresh basil ribbons over pizza.
  23. Cut and serve!