The first time I ate BBQ chicken pizza was on Martha's Vineyard during the summer of... well, let's not say how long ago that was. I had never heard of this combination before and thought it sounded strange. Nevertheless, there was a restaurant serving personal pizzas and there I was trying this pizza for the first time. If time travel were real, I think this is a place and time I would revisit.
The Basics about BBQ Chicken Pizza
The tang of the barbecue sauce hit me first. Then the gooey, stretchy, perfect cheese. And the crust - to.this.day.best.crust.ever. The red onion was exactly the right balance. The cilantro? I don't think I even knew what cilantro was yet, but I knew I needed to have more of it. And as I mention in the video - if you're anti-cilantro (and I know there's many of you out there), you can always use basil instead. Just as delicious!
I love how easy this bbq chicken pizza is to make. Store-bought pizza dough left out overnight to proof. Your favorite barbecue sauce. Rotisserie chicken. Red onion, cilantro (or basil!) and lots of cheese. We are all capable of making gourmet dinners with simple ingredients. This easy BBQ Chicken Pizza recipe is a fine example of this.
I always make two since we love it so much! Just cut the recipe in half if you only want one. I cook with leftovers in mind. We need to have dinner and at least a couple of lunches out of one recipe. I also try to cook things where if we do have too much of something - it freezes well. It's not always possible, but with this pizza recipe you can do this.Print