California Pizza Kitchen BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe

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I could eat pizza for every meal of every day and possibly never get sick of it.  I just LOVE it!  It is the one meal our family eats without any complaints.  If you have ever been to California Pizza Kitchen, you know how delicious their BBQ Chicken Pizza is.
This recipe rivals even their amazing pizza!


California Pizza Kitchen BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe:
(makes 2 pizzas)
Crust:Ingredients:  
1 teaspoon Instant Or Active Dry Yeast
1-½ cups warm water
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup olive oil

Directions:
Sprinkle yeast over 1 1/2 cups warm (not lukewarm) water. Let stand for a few minutes.
In a mixer, combine flour and salt. With the mixer running on low speed (with paddle attachment), drizzle in olive oil until combined with flour. Next, pour in yeast/water mixture and mix until just combined, and the dough comes together in a sticky mass.
Coat a separate mixing bowl with a light drizzle of olive oil, and form the dough into a ball. Toss to coat dough in olive oil, then cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and set it aside for 1 to 2 hours, or store in the fridge until you need it.

Pizza:

Ingredients:
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 (20 oz) bottle of BBQ sauce
Olive oil, for drizzling
Salt, for sprinkling
1 (16 oz) block Mozzarella cheese, sliced thinly
1/2 whole red onion, cut in half and sliced very thin
Chopped cilantro, to taste

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Salt chicken breasts on both sides, then place in an ovenproof dish. Pour BBQ sauce over the breasts and turn them over to coat. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until chicken is done. Remove from oven and cut into a fine dice. Set aside.

Increase oven temperature to 500 degrees.
Roll/stretch out one pizza crust. Lay it on a sheet pan drizzled with olive oil. Drizzle a little olive oil on the crust, then sprinkle on a little salt.
Spoon a couple of tablespoons of extra BBQ sauce on the crust and spread it evenly. Top sauce with half the sliced mozzarella. Sprinkle on half the diced chicken and thinly sliced red onion.
Sprinkle again with a little salt, then bake for 15 to 17 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and toppings are bubbly.

Remove from the oven and sprinkle on plenty of chopped cilantro. Cut into squares and serve immediately. Repeat with other crust and other ingredients, or save for another time.

(Recipe from The Pioneer Woman)

And in case you were wondering, I found the cure for watery eyes while cutting onions! It seriously works! :) Super cute, right?!

 

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  1. Tina says:

    yummmy – I think I may need to make this tomorrow night…look yummy oh and the goggles are a great new trend…way to go.

    thanks for visiting my blog and following me I am here to return the favor.

    be back soon
    xo
    tina

  2. I love that pizza and have bought the frozen but it just is lacking. I bet that’s so much yummier and nice that you can make it at home. I am a little intimidated by the idea of making the crust from scratch but I bet it’s so worth it. Thanks for sharing your delicious creations on A Crafty Soiree!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Does this recipe make two pizzas or one? It is not clear, however it says to place half the cheese, onion and chicken on the crust and bake. I am currently making this and it is looking good.

  4. Rachel says:

    Could you freeze this pizza? If so, what would I need to do to reheat it? Should I leave off the cilantro when freezing?

    • Cyd says:

      Rachel, we have never frozen this pizza. We eat it up pretty quick. Not sure how it would all work. Sorry we aren’t much help on this recipe.

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