This pizza is incredibly flavorful and so very easy to throw together for a weeknight or weekend meal. A simple salad would be great with this, too, with a quick dressing of olive oil, lemon juice, salt & pepper. Cam and I loved this pizza so much we literally devoured it in about 5 minutes. I wish I was kidding!
Rub the chicken in bbq sauce and grill until cooked through; cut into bite-sized pieces. Cam did this part for me — he is amazing on the grill! Leftover chicken works well too. If you don’t have a grill, you can dice the chicken into bite-sized pieces, rub it in salt & pepper & olive oil, and sear & saute it on the stove until it is thoroughly cooked and lightly browned. Mix it with bbq sauce in a bowl and set aside.
Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to about 1/4 – 1/2 inch thick. Place the dough on a lightly floured baking sheet or pizza stone. Drizzle the dough with EVOO. Evenly spread the minced garlic over it. Next add a layer of bbq sauce. I used almost a cup-worth, but start with less and add more if you think it needs it. Add the mozzarella, cilantro, red onions and pieces of chicken. Add one more generous handful of cheese over everything if you have it — pecorino or parmesan — and bake for about 10-15 minutes or until the edges of the dough have lightly browned and the cheese is bubbling.
Serve hot. Drizzle on more bbq sauce if you like and garnish with fresh cilantro. Enjoy!
Thank you so much to Amanda for yet another delicious recipe.
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