Barbecue Chicken Pizza
Yield: 4 servings
For the Crust:
  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 2½ cups bread flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • ½ cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast- cooked and shredded
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 1 teaspoon oil or butter
  • dash of brown sugar
  • ½ cup shredded or sliced smoked buffalo mozzarella
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • More BBQ sauce and Ranch dressing to for drizzle
  • Chopped parsley or cilantro (optional)
  1. First start the onions:
  2. Evenly slice the onions into ¼ inch strips. Head a skillet to medium-high heat and warm the butter or oil. Add the onions and stir to lightly coat with the oil. Spread them into a thin layer on the pan and let them cook until soft.
  3. Add a bit of salt and a dash of brown sugar. Turn the heat down to medium-low and let them cook down, stirring occasionally while you prep the dough. The key to caramelizing onions is not stirring them too much so they can brown, but of course not letting them burn.
Meanwhile start the dough:
  1. In a large bowl combine the yeast, 2 cups of bread flour and salt. Stir together and then add the oil and water. Use a spatula to stir until a shaggy dough has formed.
  2. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until a stiff dough has formed. Add the addition ½ cup flour if dough is sticky.
  3. Transfer dough to a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a clean dish cloth. Place somewhere warm and let proof for 30 minutes or until puffy and doubled in size.
To assemble:
  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. Lightly oil the bottom of a 12-inch cast iron skillet, and turn the proofed dough into it. Use your fingers to press it down and up the sides an inch or two.
  3. Spread the BBQ sauce onto the dough, leaving a small border around the edge.
  4. Add the caramelized onions, shredded chicken and then cheeses.
  5. Bake on a lower shelf for about 15 minutes, or until crust is golden and cheese is bubbly.
I would highly suggest making a big batch of caramelized onions as they are so good and can be used for everything! It will take a bit longer but it's really worth it! I used this tutorial on Simply Recipes to help me out.
Recipe by The Baker Chick at