Thursday, July 9, 2015

Remaking Leftovers into Something Wonderful "BBQ Chicken Pizza"!

Last night was pizza night at our house.  We were actually craving take out pizza on Tuesday (our favorite is Casey's) but - trying to be diligent about saving money, I quickly made our favorite pizza dough before leaving for work (Wednesday morning) and stuck the bowl of dough in the fridge.  I use the 5-Minute-A-Day dough which I blogged about here.

Making pizza at our house involves dough, a can of plain tomato sauce spread over the dough and sprinkled with salt/pepper/garlic powder/oregano, and then topped with cheese and usually pepperoni.

Tuesday we had crockpot BBQ chicken for supper so I had one lone piece of BBQ chicken in my fridge.  I have often seen BBQ chicken pizzas on menus and on Pinterest but had never really checked out what was on it.  BBQ chicken on pizza sauce never sounded very good to me.  Well... to my surprise most people don't use PIZZA SAUCE on a pizza with BBQ chicken on it.  Duh!!!  The recipes I found just involved spreading the dough with your favorite BBQ sauce, topping with cheese, and then BBQ chicken.  I had to try it!

I'm here to tell ya... BBQ chicken pizza is delicious!  What a great way to use up leftover chicken, either from BBQ chicken, crockpot BBQ chicken, or even leftover rotisserie chicken.  It was a great, cheap way to put dinner on the table.  AND IT WAS DELICIOUS!  In fact, I brought the leftovers with me to work for lunch.  I loved it.

My husband??  He was a sceptic.  I'm not sure I convinced him because he's weird.  But he likes those frozen BBQ chicken hot pockets and BBQ Chicken Pizza is the same thing - just made flat for heaven's sake!  Trust me, it is delicious!

Here's how I made BBQ Chicken Pizza AT HOME MY WAY:

BBQ Chicken Pizza

  • Unbaked pizza crust of your choice.  Hey, you could even use a tortilla, canned biscuit, a mix, or my favorite - the 5-Minute a Day recipe for dough
  • BBQ sauce, your favorite kind (it doesn't take much)
  • Grated Cheese (I used mozzarela and sharp cheddar)
  • Chicken, chopped (leftover BBQ chicken, rotisserie chicken)

Spread your dough into a greased/sprayed pizza pan.  Drizzle on some BBQ sauce and spread evenly.  Layer on the grated cheese.  Top with the chopped chicken.

Bake at 350 until cheese is melted and crust is browning (15 minutes or so.



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