Monday, June 18, 2012

Barbeque Pizza--Secret Recipe Club

The Secret Recipe Club is a great place to find new blogging friends. You are assigned a blog, you have several weeks to stalk that blog and decide what yummy recipe you will make. On reveal day you post the recipe and give a shout out to the 'secret' blog! My blog this month was Ma, What's for Dinner?  Boy can I relate to this gal. I may be an empty nester now but I do have 6 children. They were all young once and dinner was there every day!! Alex has some great kid friendly recipes. She even has a cookbook. So if you have kids this is a blog you will enjoy. Alex also has some fun craft projects.
I will have a houseful of grand children this week. I'm sure I will turn to Ma, What's for Dinner?
I made BBQ Chicken Pizza. It was delicious--a crowd pleaser for sure!
Alex's recipe looked yummy, she made her own barbeque sauce. But I was in a hurry so I took a few shortcuts. I also scaled the recipe down to feed two. I still came up with a BBQ Chicken Pizza that we both enjoyed. I will make Alex's sauce soon--it looks delish.

Easy BBQ Chicken Pizza
1  ball pizza dough, purchased or homemade. I have used both but we just prefer homemade. I use Pioneer Woman's recipe. I love that it can hang out in the fridge for a few days. I make a batch and divide it into 3 balls. This makes a perfect size pizza for two. This dough freezes great too. I love having pizza dough in the freezer--it's a jump start to a great meal.
1-2 cups chicken, grilled or from a rotisserie chicken
1/3-1/2 cup barbeque sauce, Sweet Baby Ray's is our choice
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup sliced red onion
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and sliced thin
1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
Olive oil

Heat oven to 450 degrees. Drizzle some olive oil on a pizza stone roll dough as thin as you like it! We like thin crust pizza. Brush dough with olive oil. Bake in very hot oven until dough just begins to brown, about 6 minutes.
Mix together chicken, barbeque sauce and 2 tablespoons of the cilantro.
Scatter chicken mixture over partial baked dough. Top with onion and pepper. Bake about 8-10 minutes. Sprinkle cheese over pizza and bake a few more minutes until melted.
Whisk together sour cream, lime juice and remaining cilantro.
Serve pizza with sauce! It's delicious.

Why the sauce??? My son always pulls out the ranch dressing when we have pizza. He insists in dipping his pizza in ranch! I was reading in a America's Test Kitchen cookbook. They suggested serving this Lime Cilantro sauce with Barbecue Chicken  pizza. I tried it--it's a winner. So I guess my son isn't the only one who 'dips' his pizza!
I just realized that last month I also made Pizza for SRC! It was a Thai Chicken Pizza. I can't tell you how many times I've made it! So SRC really is a great place to find new and exciting recipes.


Melissa said...

Yummy! I love BBQ pizza, and this recipe sounds like a hit!

Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos said...

Oh this looks divine! BBQ Pizza is always a winner in my house :) Great SRC pick!

danielle marie said...


Ive never had BBQ pizza but now I absolutely must :-)

Teri said...

This looks so delicious. I love BBQ chicken pizza. Great choice!

Unknown said...

Sounds like dinner to me.

Kathy Walker said...

We would love this! Great SRC choice...pinning this one!

Unknown said...

I want some NOW!

Erin said...

I love Alex's blog! Your chose a delicious recipe to make. Your pizza looks heavenly!

Our Eating Habits said...

That looks like a great pizza recipe. One of my favorite foods for sure!

Lisa | Authentic Suburban Gourmet said...

Delish! One of my favorite pizza flavors and so simple too. A huge bonus. Glad to be part of SRC group C with you!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

This pizza looks excellent, Cindy! I'll have to check out PW's pizza crust...I'm still on a mission to find one worth repeating! Yummy SRC post~

Lisa~~ said...

We love homemade pizza and this one looks delicious.

If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my group "A" SRC entry: Candied Popcorn.

Cook Lisa Cook

Eliotseats said...

That crust looks so nice and crisp. Great looking pizza!

Gloria - The Ginger Snap Girl said...

I tackled BBQ chicken salad and now I think I need to take on pizza. Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce is awesome. Good luck with your house full grandchildren this week. Sounds like fun!

Anonymous said...

I would love this for lunch :)And wow, 6 kids - that must have been an experience!

Ma What's For Dinner said...

OH this makes me soooooo happy! I'm so thrilled that you picked one of my favorites and that it turned out so well for you. This is why I love SRC, now I get to poke around your fab blog for awhile!

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

Angie - Big Bears Wife said...

BBQ Chicken Pizza is amazing! I love this recipe! Great pick!

Franchise Brisbane said...

It seems wonderful on photos! I was looking for something to put on bbq this weekend for gathering with friends. I think this is exactly what i need!

Jenn said...

Yummy! I have been wanting to try a BBQ pizza and this one with cilantro sounds perfect.

Katrina said...

BBQ pizza is a favorite around here. I just made one the other day with some leftover BBQ Chicken we had. Looks great!

Unknown said...

We really love the way you shot Barbeque Pizza
You are really not just a food blogger, we think that you are a professional food photographer.

As a food photography site, we're always looking for best food pictures to feature on our site

Why don't you submit yours and make other people hungry.
You know it’s fun to make others hungry. Especially when they are so hungry they finally want to create your recipe. :)
It is worth the try. :)

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