It was love at first sight. Ever since I stumbled upon the pre-made pizza doughs at both Trader Joe’s and Fresh&Easy, I haven’t been able to stop trying new pizzas…pesto pizza and goat cheese and roasted tomato pizza…
Making the pizza is insanely easy. All you need is: a bag of pre-made pizza dough of your choice (I went with TJ’s whole wheat dough), shredded cheese (a quattro formaggio blend for this one), some chopped red onion, barbecue sauce, chicken and cilantro.
I started out with kneading the dough while the slices of chicken breast soaked in barbecue sauce cooked in the oven. Of the entire process, this was the most time consuming (and it didn’t take much time at all).
Once the pizza stone was heated, the dough was stretched out and the chicken was cooked, I took the stone out of the oven and threw the dough onto it. I slathered on some barbecue sauce, followed by a few pieces of chopped red onion, then a generous helping of cheese, finishing off with the cooked chicken:
I let it bake in the oven at 450° for about 8-10 minutes (watch it carefully, it cooks quickly!):
Finally, I topped it off with fresh chopped cilantro:
Of all of my experiments with pizza, this is by far my favorite. Absolutely delish. I have to give some serious kudos to the barbecue sauce itself. I picked up a bottle of D’s Original BBQ Sauce at Whole Foods a while back. The sauce is just the right amount of sweet and tang, bottled up together to create barbecue sauce perfection.
Easy. Yummy. Filling. Fantastic. I kind of want to whip this up again already and I just made it a day ago…
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