Oh the things we do for pizza.
Now that my eyes have been opened to a whole new world of pizza, I'm not sure I want to go back. And here we are doing it again.
Not only do I love BBQ Chicken Pizza better than Pepperoni Pizza, but now I don't want to go back to normal pizza. I want to always have BBQ'd BBQ Chicken Pizza. We can just call it Grilled BBQ Chicken Pizza for ease though.
Things are so much simpler in the USA. You can get a good quality pizza dough for cheap and still have it taste awesome, and you can even get grilled chicken pieces so you don't even have to do the extra work! That's exactly what I wanted for this pizza, since I know that if you guys are going to be making it for Labor Day, you will want something easy, so I made this as simple as it could possibly be! The hardest thing you have to do is cut up the onion (and roll out the dough if you don't get it pre-rolled), but that's it folks! Super simple and literally knock-you-back-in-your-seats delicious!
Let's get to making it.
make your own (PS, don't pay attention to the horrible pics of back then), but I was looking for easy on this one. Completely up to you.
Make sure you (or your helper) oils the pizza dough really well before throwing it on the grill, so it doesn't stick to the grids, then place the oiled side down on the grill and repeat on the other side. You don't want to skimp on the oiling process. That could become a mess!
Let the oiled side grill up until it gets a nice golden brown grilled look. Am I saying grill too much? Should I use another word? Or should I just keep rambling on like I always do?
Oh yes, if your barbecue is anything like my parents', you may need to turn the pizza around a few times so it doesn't burn too much on one side of the dough.
Grab your favorite BBQ sauce, pre-shredded cheese (we used Mozzarella and Parmesan), a package of grilled chicken (found in the deli section of the store), and your sliced red onion.
Once your ingredients are all on the pizza, check the bottom of the dough to make sure it isn't burning, and close the grill lid and let the cheese melt on top of the pizza. Check every couple minutes to see the progress of the pizza. Pull off the grill once the cheese is melted and the bottom of the dough is golden brown.
This is a super easy one for having friends over for Labor Day. Make sure if you are grilling, you make some pizza while you're at it! You will be the life of the party with these ones :)
- pizza dough
- your favorite BBQ sauce
- pre-shredded cheese (we used Mozzarella and Parmesan)
- package of grilled chicken pieces
- sliced red onion
- Turn your grill on high for five minutes, then clean the grids with a steel brush. Turn grill to low
- Brush grill grids with olive oil.
- Roll out dough if not done already, and oil one side of the dough generously. Throw oiled side down on the grill.
- Oil the other side of the dough well. Check on the bottom of the dough and turn if needed so one side doesn't burn. Shut lid if needed to warm up.
- Once the under side is golden brown, turn pizza over using a couple spatulas (turn carefully), and while that side is browning, add pizza ingredients to top, starting with BBQ sauce, then cheese, chicken and onion. Add extra BBQ sauce for garnish on the top.
- Close lid and let cheese melt, checking every couple minutes to ensure no burning on the bottom of the dough. Turn if needed.
- Take off grill using spatulas onto a cookie sheet and let cool a couple minutes before cutting and eating.
- Enjoy warm.