BBQ Chicken Pizza – Using Up The Leftovers

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On Monday I posted my favorite recipe for Barbecue Pulled Chicken Sandwiches.  Have you made them yet?  They are oh-so-good.  However, I am a one-time eater.  I just don’t like left-overs, even when they are as good as the BBQ chicken.  BUT, on the other-hand, I don’t like to throw away food or waste it.  That leaves me regularly looking for new and exciting ways to use up a little bit of this or a little bit of that.  What do you do with leftover pulled chicken?  For me … BBQ Chicken Pizza!  Oh my word …. yum!
This shredded BBQ came from my recipe BBQ Pulled Chicken.  It is the easiest and best BBQ I have ever made.  The shredded BBQ chicken is an excellent topping for pizza.
We prefer think pizza crust.  I like making homemade crusts, but recently my Chief Culinary Consultant found these at Costco and said, “honey, lets give these a try!”  Who am I to argue? — after all these sure look easy to use.  So we bought a package and took them for a spin!  My very sweet CCC was right in suggesting this crust.  It comes in a sealed package, already half-baked.  It stays on the shelf until opened the first time.  There are four crusts in each package.  I made two pizzas and froze the other two crusts for another day.  Instead of marinara sauce, I used a little bit of BBQ sauce followed by a layer of thinly sliced mozzarella cheese, sliced red onions, and of course the shredded chicken.


After a quick bake of only about 10 minutes this dinner was ready to serve.  My sous-chef dish-washing mom was very surprised and really pleased at first bite!  She exclaimed, “Catherine! this is delicious!” (I just love that :)  The Chief was another thumbs up.  He took the first bite quickly followed by “WOW this is really good!”  I know, did he think I was going to serve him something yucky?  The pizza disappeared quickly and we continue to sing praises for a change of pace by eating the BBQ chicken pizza.  I served a few leftover pieces for lunch two days later and they were still bursting with flavor.  It’s a great change of pace for pizza and for me — it certainly doesn’t taste like “leftovers!”

Many Blessings and Happy Cooking!

BBQ Chicken Pizza!

A wonderfully delicious alternative to marinara based pizza. A perfect use for leftover shredded chicken.

Ingredients

  • 1 11
  • 3/4 cups BBQ Sauce (Homemade or commercial)
  • 6oz Mozzarella, thinly sliced (can use shredded, if desired)
  • 1/2 Small Red Onion, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cups Shredded BBQ Chicken (Can use plain shredded chicken, if prepared)

Directions

1
Place prepared pizza crust on a round baking sheet.
2
Evenly spread BBQ sauce over the pizza crust within 1/2" from the edge. Place thinly sliced Mozzarella cheese over all the crust. Top with sliced red onion.
3
Cover top of pizza with shredded chicken, spreading evenly in small amounts. Bake at 425 degrees F. for 8 to 10 minutes until cheese is bubbly and browning.
4
Remove from oven and serve immediately.

Note

(1) Plain shredded chicken can be used if you don't have BBQ shredded chicken.

(2) I use Mama Mary's prepared pizza crust but you can use any brand or make your own!

 

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