I love how easy, customizable and fun pizza is! There is almost no limit to the toppings, sauces and cheeses you can add. You can even make dessert pizza if you need a sweet end to the meal. How many foods can smoothy move from main to dessert?
Since we are huge Pizza Friday folks we are always tinkering and throwing things on a crust to find the next big hit. The BBQ Gouda Chicken Pizza was one of Jim’s inventions from years ago. I can’t even tell you where he got it from or why he made it, but I can tell you this. It is delicious!
Smoked gouda cheese is usually located in your grocery store’s speciality cheese section and in my experience, most people working there know a bit about cheese and are happy to help you find what you need!
BBQ Gouda Chicken Pizza
Prep Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes | Serves: 4
- 1 12 inch pizza dough (store bought or homemade)
- 1 lb. smoked Gouda cheese, cut into thin strips (found in speciality cheese section of store)
- 2 cups cooked chicken breast, cut into bite sized pieces
- 1 cup BBQ sauce (Original flavored)
- 1/2 cup onions, cut into thin strips
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees
- Sprinkle cornmeal all over pizza pan and gently place dough on pan.
- Spread BBQ sauce all over dough
- Sprinkle Gouda over the sauce, arranging so it is fully covered in cheese
- Sprinkle chicken over cheese
- Arrange onion strips over chicken
- Place in oven and bake 10-12 minutes, checking after 10 minutes
- If pizza is not fully cooked after 12 minutes, bake until cooked through, checking ever minute or so (pizza can burn FAST!)
- Remove pizza from oven and remove to a cutting board
- Cut pizza and fight over who gets the first slice!
- If you don’t have any cooked chicken breast ready, add about 15 minutes to the prep time to cook up some chicken. I usually have to do this as chicken gets eaten fairly fast in my house!
- If you have some time and are feeling ambitious, give a from scratch pizza dough a try. It really just gives it that little extra burst of flavor! It can be done in under an hour with this recipe!