Thursday, October 15, 2009

BBQ Chix Pizza With Bacon and Pepper

When was the last time you ate BBQ pizza? No seriously. Am I just the weird one here who hasn't eaten the stuff in 6 years--- really, I can even tell you the last place I had it: Porcupine Grill.

Oh it's good stuff. We've been on pizza kicks this last year, many thanks to our neighborhood Trader Joes that sells bags of whole wheat pizza dough by the buck. With that hook up around the corner, pizzas have been coming out of our ears.


With some leftover bacon, a 2 inch square of sharp white cheddar cheese, we concocted this popular dish with our own touches. I know my photograph probably makes you want to barf, but it, honest to Pete, was deliciously messy and tasty...... Used up 3 paper towels on my own, just to clean off my mouth and fingers.... And needed a toothbrush afterwards with some strong mouthwash. That kind of deliciously messy.

So Long! Enjoy the fall leaves!!

BBQ Chicken Pizza

{...with green pepper, bacon, and Gouda}

1 store bought pizza crust or 1 pkg of store bought pizza dough
1- 2 bottles of your most beloved BBQ sauce (we went Trader Joes brand this time)
1 lb chicken breasts
1 green pepper, sliced
1 small onion,sliced
4 strips bacon, cooked and cut up
1 cup smoked Gouda cheese, shredded
1/2 cup sharp Vermont white cheddar cheese, shredded
Cilantro, to garnish

In a tight ziploc bag, pour 2/3 cup or so of bbq sauce in it along with chicken. Stick in fridge and allow to marinate for a couple of hours.

Pour chicken and marinade and juices into a baking dish and bake at 325 until chicken is just done. Let cool and cut into pieces.

Preheat your oven to 425. On your pizza stone or whatever sheet pan you prefer for pizza baking, place dough or prepared crust on it.

Spread the remaining bottle of BBQ sauce all over the surface of it. Cover it with remaining toppings in any fashion (except for cilantro) and bake until crust is golden brown and cheese is oozing over.

Garnish with cut-up cilantro and eat while it's hot hot hot!

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