barbecue chicken pizza

barbecue chicken pizza
recipe source ~ a favorite ~ a hint of honey

1 recipe of her pizza dough
3/4 cup barbecue sauce
1/2 cup smoked gouda
2 cups mozzerella
1 cooked, boneless chicken breast half, diced or shredded*
red onion, thinly sliced (to taste)
fresh cilantro, chopped (to taste)

prepare dough according to recipe directions.  while dough is rising, you can bake your chicken breast and prep your other ingredients.

*for tender juicy chicken that won't dry out while you are baking your pizza, she suggests the following cooking method:  preheat oven to 350 degrees.  season the chicken breast with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil.  loosely wrap it in foil and place it (on a cookie sheet) in the preheated oven and bake for 30-40 minutes until the juices run clear.  after removing it from the oven, let it sit for at least 10 minutes to cool and to let the juices settle before shredding or dicing it.  at this point, you wan to use 1/4 cup of barbecue sauce to cover the chicken with.  this will also help keep it most and impart more of that delicious bbq flavor.  if you are cooking your chicken ahead of time, it will keep well in the fridge.

see her post on pizza dough for instructions on preheating your pizza stone and baking the pizza.

top prepared dough with 1/2 cup bbq sauce, then chicken, onions, mozzarella and gouda (oh, the gouda is divine!).

bake at 450 degrees for 8-10 minutes until crust is lightly browned and cheese i bubbly.

remove from the oven and let rest a few minutes before slicing.  garnish with cilantro.

(no nutritional info on this one.  sorry.  not really a meal you eat to stay healthy.  an indulgence.)

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