BBQ Chicken and Hickory Smoked Bacon Pizza

1
Diane Hopson Smith

By
@DeeDee2011

This was like having a BBQ sandwich, only it's on a pizza crust topped with cheese.

Hope you enjoy! We sure did!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
4 to 6
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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BREADMAKER WHOLE WHEAT PIZZA DOUGH

1 c
water (80 degrees f/27 degrees c)
2 Tbsp
evoo
1 Tbsp
sugar
1 tsp
salt
1 c
whole wheat flour
1 1/2 c
bread flour
1 tsp
active dry yeast

PIZZA FILLING

1 lb
pizza dough (homemade or store bought)
hickory smoked bacon, fried and crumbled
1 large
chicken breast, cooked and shredded (the chicken weight before cooked was 3/4 of a pound)
chicken rub or an all purpose seasoning salt
salt and pepper to taste (optional, if you use a chicken rub with salt and pepper in it, don't add add'l salt and pepper)
1/2 to 3/4 c
bbq sauce (use your favorite)
1 1/2 c
mozzarella cheese, shredded

How to Make BBQ Chicken and Hickory Smoked Bacon Pizza

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Lightly spray pizza pan with PAM.
  • 2PIZZA DOUGH: Place ingredients in pan of bread machine in the order they are listed.
  • 3Select 1-lb setting and then select dough cycle and start your machine.

    NOTE: While dough is kneading, prepare pizza filling.
  • 4Once machine has finished it's work, oil hands and stretch dough by allowing the dough to hang from your hand while turning it slowly in a circular motion. Once the appropriate size or close to size you need, lay onto pizza pan, pierce a few times with a fork. Press edges out as needed to fit your pan. If you are already a pro with pizza and can toss, then toss your pizza dough. I've not mastered that yet! Bake for about 8 to 10 minutes; remove from oven and top with pizza filling.
  • 5NOTE: do not roll out the pizza dough or you will have a tough dough.

    NOTE: If using store bought dough, prepare as instructed on package.
  • 6PIZZA FILLING: Fry bacon, drain on paper towels and set aside. Reserve bacon drippings.
  • 7Cut chicken breat into medallions or strips about 1/4 inch thick, maybe slightly thickery. Fry chicken in about 2 tablespoons of the hot bacon grease over medium heat, flipping a couple of times. Reduce heat to med/low and continue cooking for about 5 minutes or until chicken is done. Turn heat off and let chicken cool in bacon grease. Once cool enough to handle, drain chicken pieces on paper towels.
  • 8Shred chicken with hands or 2 forks. Place in bowl and add about 1/4 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce, toss to combine; set aside.
  • 9Spread 1/2 cup of BBQ sauce over pizza dough. Top with chicken and bacon; top with cheese.
  • 10Return to hot preheated oven for an additional 10 minutes.

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About BBQ Chicken and Hickory Smoked Bacon Pizza

Course/Dish: Chicken, Meat Appetizers, Pizza
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids




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