Last week, hubby and I went to a new place for pizza, one of those specialty pizza places with ravioli pizza and buffalo chicken pizza and everything you can imagine. We got a BBQ chicken pizza, and although it was good, it wasn’t worth the $12 we spend on the 8-inch pizza. Not enough toppings, not enough oomph, just not impressive.
It left me wanting to make my own version. It’s one that I’ve made before, many times. It’s flavorful and colorful, and it’s different. And I was pretty sure it was better than the one we got from that pizzeria.
First, boil up some chicken. I used thin-sliced chicken breasts this time.
I use a store-bought pizza dough. I’m sure homemade would taste better, but this is just easier.
Now for the color. One red onion, though not the whole thing. Half, I suppose, or maybe less. I’ve paid less attention to measuring each time I’ve made this.
And then a jar of pepperoncini peppers, which are near the pickles in the grocery store, if you decide to try this recipe out. It took me a while to figure that out the first time I made this. I used a whole jar this time, but it was probably a bit much.
It sure makes a mess to slice them up.
Here are the onions and peppers together
And for some green, add a bunch of fresh cilantro.
I put it in a food processor to get it chopped up really small and nice.
Back to the chicken. It was just about done at this point.
I chopped it up with a big knife into lots of little pieces.
I put it in a bowl and mixed in a bunch of BBQ sauce.
Spread some more BBQ sauce on the pre-cooked pizza dough.
Top it with the chicken…
And a whole bunch of cheese…
After it’s baked for a while, the cheese gets all melty and bubbly.
I spent more than $12 putting this together, but the pizza was far better and far more filling so I think that’s okay. If you decide to make it, let me know how it goes!