Skillet BBQ Chicken Pizza

My BBQ chicken pizza consists of grilled chicken, BBQ sauce, caramelized red onions and cheese. My personal touch is the strong cheddar and the freshly grated pepper cheese. A slight deviation from your typical mozzarella cheese. It offers slightly sharper flavors with a very soft zipper. This cheese combo paired with chicken and caramelized onions is out of this world.

Ingredients of BBQ chicken pizza

  • 18–20 ounces pizza dough
  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized cubes
  • 1/3 cup bbq sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced and caramelized
  • 2 tablespoons butter, for caramelizing onions
  • oregano for crust (optional)
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Also Read: Vegetarian Jambalaya

Direction of BBQ chicken pizza

  • Preheat oven to 500° F.
  • Meanwhile, roll out the dough into a 12-inch crust and set aside.
  • In your 15-inch cast-iron skillet over medium-low heat, caramelize the onions by sautéing lightly with butter, turning them occasionally.
  • Cook until golden and soft, about 5 minutes. Remove the onions from the pan and set aside.
  • Increase the heat to medium-high and sauté the chicken in the cast-iron pan until cooked, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper, remove and set aside.
  • Quickly rinse the pan in cold water and wipe with a paper towel, spray the inside evenly with cooking spray and set aside. Transfer the dough to the pan, leaving the 1/2 inch crust on the sides of the pan.
  • Sprinkle with oregano if desired. Cover barbecue sauce evenly and garnish with chicken, caramelized onions and cheese.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes or until the crust is golden and the cheese is completely melted.
  • Remove from oven, let cool and serve.

 

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