Okay you guys, it’s been too long since I’ve posted a new pizza recipe and we can’t have that! Seeing that today is Pizza Friday it only makes sense that I share a new recipe for one of my favorite pizzas, BBQ Chicken Pizza!
I know there are probably a hundred BBQ chicken pizzas floating around on the web, but this one, well it takes the cake! Mmmmm cake…errr, pizza, we’re talking about pizza. Sorry I got a little distracted. I’ve been really cutting back on my sweets this week and starting the slow, sore, process of getting this body back into racing shape for the upcoming running season. You’d never know that prime running season was just a few months away with the way it’s been snowing here. Thanks to all the snow and ice I was only able to get outside once this week for a run. Luckily I’ve got my trusty dreadmill parked in the basement to keep these legs moving and punish me even on the coldest and snowiest of days.
Sorry about the running tangent, but I’ve been a little consumed by it this week. If you think about it though pizza and running kind of go together, because carbs! Carbs are definitely something my body craves when I’m doing hard workouts, and pizza, well it’s probably my favorite carb, next to cake of course!
So anyways, this BBQ Chicken Pizza…AMAZING! I mean who doesn’t like BBQ chicken? Crazy people, that’s who! There are so many things I love about this pizza. I love that the sauce is barbecue sauce and that the slices of chicken are also coated in the glorious sauce. I love that the cheese on this pizza is a combination of both regular and smoked mozzarella. I mean smoked cheese, barbecue sauce…hello they were made for each other!
The final toppings on this BBQ Chicken Pizza are a healthy dose of caramelized onions, because they taste so much better than raw onions, corn, fresh pineapple chunks, and a sprinkling of cilantro to finish it off when it comes out of the oven. The sweetness of the pineapple, corn, and caramelized onions goes perfectly with the smokey cheese and barbecue sauce. Self control is hard for me with this pizza and I’m pretty sure you’ll find yourself having the same problem as well. BUT it’s Pizza Friday and you worked hard all week, so go ahead and have another slice!