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BBQ Chicken Pizza (Smoked & Grilled)

Two techniques for grilling BBQ Chicken Pizza outdoors -- one on a smoker, and one on a hot charcoal grill. (The recipe below is for 1 pizza. If you would like to do the smoked vs. grilled pizza challenge, like we did, then double the recipe to make 2 separate pizzas)
Cuisine Pizza

Ingredients

  • Pizza dough your favorite homemade dough, or store-bought
  • ¼ cup bbq sauce your favorite homemade or store-bought (I use this homemade sauce for this recipe)
  • ¼ cup pizza sauce or tomato sauce
  • 1 cup leftover smoked chicken shredded, or the equivalent of 1 full chicken breast grilled and shredded
  • ½ medium red onion sliced into thin strips
  • 1 medium tomato diced (about ½ cup worth)
  • ½ cup shredded cheese my favorite combo is ½ cheddar, ½ smoked cheddar, more or less depending on your cheesy preferences
  • ¼ cup feta or cojita cheese
  • Diced scallions for garnish
  • Diced cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  • Slice and prep all of your ingredients in advance, either in your kitchen, or in the great outdoors (aka your backyard)

For the smoked pizza (cooked on a pellet smoker)

  • Place pizza stone on smoker and bring to a high heat (400 degrees) to warm up pizza stone.
  • Mix the bbq sauce and tomato sauce in a small bowl.
  • Roll out the pizza dough very thin (about ¼ -1/2 inch thick), on a slid-able pizza peel.
  • Layer the dough with the bbq/pizza sauce mixture, shredded chicken, onion, tomato, and cheeses.
  • Slide onto pizza stone, reduce heat to 300 degrees and cover. Cook until the crust is where you want it (about 25-25 minutes). See instructions above for further guidance. Cooking on a lower temp will garner different results than high heat, but will infuse with nice smoked flavor.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro and scallions.

For the grilled pizza (cooked on a hot charcoal grill)

  • Pre-heat your outdoor grill to medium heat.
  • Mix the bbq sauce and tomato sauce in a small bowl.
  • Roll out the pizza dough very thin (about ¼ -1/2 inch thick).
  • Brush the dough lightly on both sides with olive oil.
  • Grill the dough on both sides for about 1 minute (or less) per side (just long enough to make light grill marks on the dough, but not to cook it completely).
  • Remove the dough from grill and begin to add your ingredients. Start with your sauce, then layer with chicken, onion, tomato, and cheeses.
  • Slide back onto the grill. Cook for approximately 8 minutes (see instructions above for the method).
  • When the dough is crusty and cheese is melted remove from heat.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro and scallions.
  • Slice and enjoy the heck out of this pizza!