BBQ Chicken Pizza

By Ness on September 15, 2008 | Dinner

Long gone are the days when I could pop into a pizzeria and order a few slices of pie or meet the ladies for lunch at CPK. But who needs CPK when you can make your own kick ass BBQ chicken pizza? But does it taste as good? Hell yeah it does and it is gluten free to boot. On the downside you need a bit of time to put this bad boy together but believe me it is well worth it.

½ large red onion coarsely chopped
5 Tbs BBQ sauce (I love Trader Joes Bold & Smoky Kansas City Style Barbeque Sauce)
2 Tbs fresh cilantro chopped
¾ cup shredded smoked gouda
1 fresh smoked mozzarella ball sliced into ¼ inch thick slices (*If you are the proud owner of a Cameron Stovetop Smoker then I suggest that you smoke your own mozzarella cheese using hickory chips. I also like to smoke my chicken a bit too before I grill it up.)
2 small boneless skinless chicken breasts

1 batch of your favorite Pizza Crust my preference is Karen Robertson’s Recipe

Grill chicken on barbeque using medium heat. Cook until almost cooked through (about 8-10 minutes). Remove chicken from grill and cut into ¼ inch slices. Chop up red onion and cilantro and set aside. Shred smoked gouda and slice mozzarella into ¼ inch slices.

Prepare pizza crust per instructions

Preheat oven to 400

Lightly bake pizza crust for about 10 minutes. Spread BBQ sauce evenly in the middle of the pizza crust. Sprinkle smoked gouda to cover BBQ sauce. Randomly place slices of smoked mozzarella on top of gouda. Scatter chicken slices evenly around the pizza. Add chopped onion and a generous dose of cilantro. Bake in oven for another 15-20 minutes or until cheese is thoroughly melted. Let stand for 5 minutes, use a pizza cutter to slice and enjoy.