BBQ Chicken Pizza

There are so many great ways to make pizza at home. Between the toppings you can use and the ways you can cook them, the possibilities are endless. When I was growing up we would cook pizzas as a family on Fridays. It is something I will always remember.


This pizza will serve 4 people if served with a salad. Those quick already made salads in a bag are on sale all the time and are a quick addition to this meal. If you have some big eaters you may want to make 2 pizzas and just have leftovers.


Stores with Ingredients on Sale:
Tops- Heluva Good Shredded Cheese, Naturally Delicious BBQ sauce, Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Harris Teeter- Harris Teeter Shredded Cheese, Chicken, Harris Teeter Olive Oil
Vons/ Pavillions- Chicken, Lucerne Shredded Cheese
Albertsons- Albertson’s Shredded Cheese, 3 types of BBQ Sauce, Bertolli Olive Oil, Chicken
Kroger- Chicken, Sargento Cheese
Giant Eagle- Giant Eagle Shredded Cheese, Chicken
Giant- Chicken, Sargento Shredded Cheese,  Bertolli Olive Oil, Kraft BBQ Sauce
Shoppers- Kraft BBQ Sauce, Richfood Shredded Cheese
Safeway- Chicken, Lucerne Cheese
Ralphs- Ralph’s Cheese, Onions

Coupons: Save $1 on 2 Kraft BBQ Sauces
Save $1 on 2 Jack Daniel’s BBQ Sauce
Save $1 on 2 Heluva Good Cheeses

Cost: This pizza can be made for around $6 depending on what dough you use. Cheaper then you can order in for.

Quick tips:
- Feel free to add any toppings you want. Some other options that I like to use with this pizza are fresh tomatoes, cilantro, basil or red pepper.

- One way to save time is to buy a cooked rotisserie chicken from your grocery store. These are often on sale and you will only need part of it. You can save the rest for another easy meal, like chicken tacos.


 

Ingredients


1 large Chicken breast cooked and shredded
1/2 small Onion sliced
Dough
2 cups BBQ Sauce
3 cups Shredded Cheese (I like to use a combination of Mozzarella and Cheddar)
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
Garlic Powder (optional)
Onion Powder (optional)
Salt
Pepper

Instructions


You can cook the chicken anyway you want. I think the easiest and healthiest way to do it is in the oven. Preheat oven to 400 degrees, sprinkle chicken breast with garlic powder, onion powder, salt and paper. Onion and garlic powder are optional on the chicken. Spread about 1 Tbsp of bbq sauce on chicken breast and bake for about 15 min. Let cool for a couple of mins and then shred with a fork.

When it comes to choosing a dough there are a lot of choices out there. The one that I like is frozen bread dough that you can find in the freezer section of your grocery store. You can get three loaves for under $2. Its hard to beat that price. The other options include frozen pizza dough, canned dough, powder that you add water to, or you can go to your local pizza place and ask to purchase some dough.

If using frozen dough you will need to let it thaw out per the packages instructions. You can also let this dough rise if you want a thicker crust or use as is if you want a thinner crust.
Spread dough out on a baking sheet. Depending on the type of dough you may want to put a little flour on your hands so the dough doesn’t stick as you are stretching it. Try to spread the dough out as evenly as possible so that it will cook even. Poke the center areas of the dough with a fork so it won’t rise the same as the edges will.

Brush some olive oil on the dough to keep it from drying out unless it is canned dough. These already have enough oil in them so they won’t dry out. At this point cook the dough according to package instructions. I used frozen bread dough, so I baked just the crust at 400 degrees for 10 min then added my toppings of bbq sauce, cheese, chicken and onions and cooked for another 10 min or until the cheese was bubbling.  Some of the thinner dough options will not require that you cook just the crust first.

Let cool for a min before cutting to make it easier.