Saturday, July 31, 2010

easy bbq chicken pizza


I know that homemade pizza is really nothing new and innovative but every time I make it, I get so excited about how easy it is and how wonderful it is to be able to control the ingredients (like fat, sugar and sodium!!!). Since lots of food is consumed in our house, (honestly my husbands eats for about 5 people and it is hard to cook things that fill him up!) we are always trying to cook things that will be somewhat healthy, fill our (HIS) bellies and taste yummy! BBQ chicken pizza is one of our favorite fun Friday night meals and I thought I would share how darn easy it is to create your own- instead of spending money and consuming enormous amounts of salt- really take a look at the sodium content in pizza!!

Start with making the dough or purchase pre made dough- a number of grocery stores sell pizza dough- even healthy whole wheat dough if you prefer!

½ package (1 ¼ teaspoon dry yeast)
1 cup warm water
1 tablespoon oil
1 tablespoon sugar
2 cups flour

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in 1 tablespoon oil, 1 tablespoon sugar and enough flour to make a
soft dough. Stir for about 20 strokes. Let rest for about 5 minutes.

Roll and stretch the dough to desired size. (Flour the surface if needed.)
Place on a pizza stone or baking sheet. I actually like to use the bottom of my cookie sheet.

Because we like our crust extra crispy, I first bake the dough for about 10 minutes at 350 degrees or until slightly brown.

Remove the crust from the oven and spread your favorite BBQ sauce- I like to use a natural, fat free, gluten free and low sugar sauce but you would never know because it's SO TASTY!

Add diced chicken

and red onions. If I had cilantro I would have added it but I am all out :(

Top with cheese (low fat want if you want to be healthy).

Bake at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes.

Cut up and serve.

This entire pizza was consumed and bellies were full :)



Janet Ghio said...

I love visiting your blog-there is always something interesting here-food, photos, fibers etc/

Bee said...

This looks so good!! You are so right about the sodium in pizza and everything else! I appreciate all the wonderful healthy recipes you share with us...Thank you!

Ruth @ Hammer and Thread said...

That is my absolute favorite type of chicken but I never think to make it myself. Thanks for the recipe
-Ruth of Hammer & Thread

Caleen said...

You make cookin look so easy and fun! We will have to try that. We are trying to eat healthier too. My kids and Hubby would love this. Thanks for sharing the recipe. The photos are great. Your hubby looks "Happy" too! Thank you for always being inspiring. I actually have made the sweatshirt like the one you had a tutorial for. My kids were in shock! :) I am no seamstress and yours is amazing but, I am happy I attempted it.. Thanks again!

Cassie Shella said...

My husband loves pizza and barbecue, I'm definitely going to try this recipe this weekend. Thanks!

SZM said...

That looks yum and I'll bet my kiddos would love it! Thank you~

Gloria said...

Oooohhh ... you make me hungry!!

Unknown said...

I love your website. Thanks for the art/ creativity inspiration as well as the sprinkles of recipes and other things that make this such a fun site!

Wendy said...

Mmmmmmm! I just ate homemade pizza, and I'm already aching to try this. Maybe tomorrow!
Thanks for the inspiration in so many areas!

Dita Maulani said...

Oh you made it again Alisa!
I can't wait to try this! Thank you thank you for sharing your recipe. Yummooo. This looks easy to make!

Tracy said...

that pizza looks amazing. and I am a new yorker and we new yorkers know our pizza! Too bad I cant cook. lol.

Kylah Marro said...

Made this tonight and my boyZ and myself LOVED it!!!! YUM YUM and more YUMMINESS!!!! i am going to post pics to my blog in a few days and will direct everyone to your awesome blog!


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