I was never much of a pizza lover growing up. I would eat it at birthday parties and the occasional school lunch, but for the most part, it was never really my thing. But barbeque chicken pizza? Now that I can dig. I remember ordering this dish at California Pizza Kitchen when I was younger and being so excited to find a unique pizza that I liked so much. So when Eric, the pizza aficionado & former Buddy’s Pizza employee suggested we make our own version, I quickly agreed. With the combination of the sweet & tangy barbeque sauce, the tender chicken & the fresh spinach, it is a meal we both loved. We later bragged to our friends about how delicious and inexpensive our homemade pizza was. We also listened to Frank Sinatra while making it. And later…we probably watched TV. Just another crazy night for these two hooligans!
Ingredients: Makes 1 medium pizza
- Refrigerated, thin crust Pizza Dough
- 1 1/2 cups barbeque sauce
- 1/12 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 2 slices pepper-jack cheese, chopped into small pieces
- 1/2 a medium sized red onion, sliced
- 1/2 cup chicken, fully cooked and sliced into pieces
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- salt & pepper (to taste)
- 2 tablespoons fresh spinach
- 2 teaspoons parmesan cheese
- Roll out pizza dough on a cookie sheet or pizza pan and bake in a 400 degree oven for 5 minutes.
- In the meantime, in a skillet over medium heat, saute sliced onions & chicken with chili powder, oil, salt & pepper until onions are slightly tender. (I used “Carving Board” Brand chicken which worked really well)
- Spread barbeque sauce onto slightly baked crust. Add mozzarella & pepper-jack.
- Next add onions, chicken & spinach. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
- Bake for an additional 15 minutes.