Tuesday, July 24, 2012

California Pizza Kitchen BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe

(makes 2 pizzas) Crust: Ingredients: 1 teaspoon Instant Or Active Dry Yeast 1-½ cups warm water 4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup olive oil Directions: Sprinkle yeast over 1 1/2 cups warm (not lukewarm) water. Let stand for a few minutes. In a mixer, combine flour and salt. With the mixer running on low speed (with paddle attachment), drizzle in olive oil until combined with flour. Next, pour in yeast/water mixture and mix until just combined, and the dough comes together in a sticky mass. Coat a separate mixing bowl with a light drizzle of olive oil, and form the dough into a ball. Toss to coat dough in olive oil, then cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and set it aside for 1 to 2 hours, or store in the fridge until you need it. Pizza: Ingredients: 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 (20 oz) bottle of BBQ sauce Olive oil, for drizzling Salt, for sprinkling 1 (16 oz) block Mozzarella cheese, sliced thinly 1/2 whole red onion, cut in half and sliced very thin Chopped cilantro, to taste
Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Salt chicken breasts on both sides, then place in an ovenproof dish. Pour BBQ sauce over the breasts and turn them over to coat. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until chicken is done. Remove from oven and cut into a fine dice. Set aside. Increase oven temperature to 500 degrees. Roll/stretch out one pizza crust. Lay it on a sheet pan drizzled with olive oil. Drizzle a little olive oil on the crust, then sprinkle on a little salt. Spoon a couple of tablespoons of extra BBQ sauce on the crust and spread it evenly. Top sauce with half the sliced mozzarella. Sprinkle on half the diced chicken and thinly sliced red onion. Sprinkle again with a little salt, then bake for 15 to 17 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and toppings are bubbly. Remove from the oven and sprinkle on plenty of chopped cilantro. Cut into squares and serve immediately. Repeat with other crust and other ingredients, or save for another time

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