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
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.