Good morning! Today, I’m sharing one of my all-time favorite, easy recipes. It tastes gourmet, but it’s really something you can whip up in the kitchen in no time: BBQ Chicken Pizza (with cilantro).
It tastes a lot like California Pizza Kitchen’s recipe. In other words, it’s the bee’s knees – cat’s pajamas – shiznit – jam – bomb diggity – best.
If you’ve discovered the magic of making your own pizza, which I highly recommend doing, then you’re going to love the simplicity of this delicious variation. Matt and I eat homemade pizza every Sunday without fail. Since we eat it so often, I like to mix it up sometimes with random veggies thrown time or the below recipe.
- 3/4 c diced chicken, cooked
- 6-8 oz pizza sauce
- 1 medium pizza crust
- 3/4 c BBQ sauce, divided
- 2 c mozzarella cheese
- 2 Tbs fresh cilantro
- In a bowl, mix 1/2 c BBQ sauce with the pizza sauce. Spread mixture onto pizza crust.
- Top with diced chicken and then mozzarella cheese. Drizzle with leftover BBQ sauce.
- Bake for the designated amount of time for crust.
- Once cooked, top with fresh cilantro and serve!
I like to use my own crust and sauce recipes that are made from scratch because it’s so cost effective, but you can use store-bought dough or crust and sauce. I just love customizing my own pizzas, even if it means buying some of the ingredients pre-made. Also, a little tip for you. If you want to drizzle the BBQ sauce on top in a pretty way, I highly recommend filling a sandwich bag with the BBQ sauce, cutting a little hole at the corner, and then squeezing it out that way. It’s a super easy piping alternative that doesn’t require any fancy equipment.
OR, if you don’t care what your pizza looks like, globbing spoonfuls of BBQ sauce is just as delicious – it just won’t be as evenly distributed. Do what feels right. Follow your heart.
Also, I highly recommend the fresh cilantro on top. Is it necessary? Nah. But it adds a little something extra that I highly enjoy.
Enjoy! And make sure to check out my homemade pizza sauce and easy, yeast-free pizza crust if you’re interested in making your own stuff from scratch. It’s really not that much work, and it saves money. Woo!