Do you like making pizza at home but don't want to spend too much time in the kitchen? Then, you can't beat how easy this BBQ Chicken Pizza is with five pre-made ingredients. You will be eating a delicious barbecue pizza in under 20 minutes. I love the combination of flavors from the smoked gouda and the citrus and tangy flavors from the Smoky Orange BBQ Sauce. Easy 1-2-3 recipe.
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Hello my friends, this week it's pizza day! Or I will call it "Pizza Month" because during the last three weeks, we have ordered pizza three times, and if that wasn't enough pizza, I also made homemade pizza without going to the supermarket. I had in my pantry all the five ingredients I needed to make this EASY BBQ Chicken Pizza.
I have a secret… I love more involved recipes and I enjoy doing everything from scratch. But with my full time job and this new baby that we are creating called “Spoonabilities,” I don’t have the time to spend in the kitchen with elaborated recipes and lots of steps. Lately I have been feeling that I deserve to take some shortcuts and cook quick bites that still have bold flavor. I decided to do this easy, 1-2-3 fast and delicious BBQ Chicken pizza. The best part is that all the ingredients were already made and I just had to assemble them and put it in the oven. This is a perfect bite for a movie night, an award party with friends, a sports night or easy entertainment parties with “0” stress.
I always keep pre-made pizza crust in the freezer just in case I want to make a special pizza or flat bread. I also had some leftover cooked chicken, red onions, smoked gouda cheese, and some barbecue sauce. This time I had two different barbecue sauces in the refrigerator; Smoky Orange BBQ Sauce, and Roasted Pineapple Habanero Sauce. Either one of those would go perfectly with this pizza, but I knew the combination of the complex flavor from the smokey orange and the smoked gouda, would make it AMAZING!!!!
The last recipe I did with the orange barbecue sauce was a meatball "recipe," which I feel guilty calling a “recipe” because it was so simple. I took some already cooked and frozen meatballs out of the freezer and I just had to throw them in the pan with the barbecue sauce for 25 minutes. You can serve these meatballs as an appetizer for your next party or as an entree with some mashed potatoes.
Preparing Easy Orange BBQ Chicken Pizza
To prepare this BBQ Chicken Pizza, take the pizza crust out of the freezer and spread the barbecue sauce evenly on the crust, then the shredded chicken, thin slices of red onion, and grated smoked gouda. Yes, it's an easy and quick pizza!
This recipe is so versatile because you can add any other topping you like such as pineapple or peach. From the very first bite you can taste the sweet and tangy flavor from the BBQ sauce, the citrus hints from the orange, the meaty chicken, the smoky cheese flavor from the Gouda, and the sweet and mild flavor from lovely bright red colored red onion.
I promise starting tomorrow we will be eating a lot of more healthy foods especially grilled vegetables, chicken, salmon and different kinds of salads. We may just ease our way into it with a Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Stuffed Chicken. You will see them pretty soon here on the blog with my new beautiful plates and boards. I don't know if I told you this before, but I get crazy when I see trendy plates, cups, serving dishes, EVERYTHING at the different restaurants. Geoffrey gets embarrassed when we are sitting at a restaurant for dinner, and I start to lift plates, bowls or anything on the table to see the name of the manufacturer. How else am I supposed to know where to get them?
Looking for More Pizza?
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- Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Stuffed Chicken
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BBQ Chicken Pizza is super easy to make. You just need to buy all the ingredients pre-made and ready to assemble. This delicious pizza takes less than 8 minutes to prepare, and can be done in the oven or on your outdoor grill. The flavors of this barbecue pizza recipe are very complex with the combination of the smoked gouda and red onion, but the Smoky Orange BBQ Sauce is the ingredient that gives it the kickass citrusy, tangy flavor.
This is the first pizza that I ever made and It's really quick to make with all the ingredients pre-made and ready to assemble.
- 3 cooked chicken breast, shredded
- ½ bottle of Smoky Orange BBQ Sauce
- 1 (12 inch) pre-baked pizza crust
- 1 cup smoked gouda cheese, shredded
- 1 cup red onion, thinly sliced
- Spread the BBQ Sauce evenly over pizza crust, and top with chicken, cheese and onions.
- Bake in a preheated 425-degree oven (220 C) for 15 to 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
- Prep Time: 8 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Category: Appetizer
- Cuisine: American
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