BBQ Chicken Pizza (with what I had on hand)

by jrmac37

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Submitted By: Old Crow
Photo By: Melissa
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 35 Minutes
Ready In: 50 Minutes
Servings: 8
“This sweet and spicy barbequed chicken pizza has bacon, Gorgonzola cheese, and diced jalapeno pepper – and it’s husband-approved!”
INGREDIENTS:
1/4 cup olive oil
1 red onion, sliced
6 slices bacon
1 (10 ounce) container refrigerated pizza
crust
3/4 cup barbeque sauce
2 cooked chicken breast halves,
shredded
1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced, or
to taste (optional)
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon garlic powder
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
DIRECTIONS:
1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low, and continue cooking and stirring until the onion is very tender and dark brown, 15 to 20 minutes more.
2. Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate; crumble when cool.
3. Preheat an oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.
4. Press the refrigerated pizza crust onto the baking sheet to fit the size of the pan. Spread the barbeque sauce evenly over the dough, and sprinkle with the shredded chicken, caramelized onion, bacon, Gorgonzola cheese, and diced jalapeno pepper. Season with paprika and garlic powder. Top with the shredded mozzarella cheese.
5. Bake in the preheated oven until the cheese has melted and is bubbly and the pizza dough is golden brown on the bottom, 15 to 17 minutes.

I found this recipe on allrecipes.com and altered it to what I had on hand…
Trader Joe’s garlic and herb pizza crust (follow instructions for letting it rest/rolling out. used the temp on bag for cooking pizza.)
1 chicken breast from last night’s leftovers, diced up into small pieces
gorgonzola cheese (who really measures cheese?)
mozzarella cheese (enough to cover, melt and goo a little)
2 onions caramelized
spicy bbq sauce

heat up pizza stone in preheating oven.  follow instructions for pizza dough.  put onto pizza stone, top with toppings.  cook.  please learn from my husband…let this cool off a bit before taking a bite…unless you like the roof of your mouth blistered (then by all means, feel free to eat it straight from the oven).  we both went for seconds.  i’d add bacon next time.

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/husband-friendly-chicken-pizza/detail.aspx

 

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