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Barbecue Chicken Pizza Recipe

Barbecue Chicken Pizza Recipe

My husband and I love barbeque chicken pizza, but I decided to take it up a notch by adding other toppings that we love, including smoky bacon and creamy Gorgonzola. My mouth starts to water just thinking about it! —Megan Crow, Lincoln, NE
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced
  • 1 tube (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust
  • 3/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 425°. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir 4-6 minutes or until softened. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 20-25 minutes or until deep golden brown, stirring occasionally.
  • 2. Unroll and press dough onto bottom and 1/2 in. up sides of a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake 8 minutes.
  • 3. Spread barbecue sauce over dough; top with chicken, cooked onion, bacon, Gorgonzola cheese and jalapenos. Sprinkle with paprika and garlic powder; top with mozzarella cheese. Bake 8-10 minutes longer or until crust is golden and cheese is melted. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 354 calories, 15 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 851 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 25 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.