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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Pantry Cleaning BBQ Chicken Pizza

Simple and delicious BBQ chicken pizza using things you already have. Makes approx. 1 10" pizza.

1/2 cup water between 80-105 degrees
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp active dry yeast
1 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp olive oil
Cornmeal for dusting

1 6oz can tomato paste
1 cup water
2 Tbsp molasses
2 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp cumin
1-2 tsp hot sauce
1/2 tsp black pepper

6oz cooked and shredded chicken (to shred, boil for 30 minutes in water spiked with garlic salt, let cool, and shred by hand.)
1/4 cup of your barbecue sauce
4oz shredded cheese (I enjoy sharp cheddar for BBQ)
Assorted toppings of choice (onion, green pepper, garlic, cilantro, etc.)

To make crust, stir sugar and yeast into water. Let sit for 5 minutes, until foamy.
In a bowl, combine flour and salt. Add olive oil and yeast mixture. Stir with a rubber spatula until ingredients hold together and turn out onto a floured surface. Knead for 7-10 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Let rise in a covered oiled bowl for 1 hour. After it has doubled in size, punch it down and let it rest for 5 minutes.

To make the sauce, combine ingredients in a saucepan and stir over medium heat until heated through. Set aside.

In a bowl, combine shredded chicken with 1/4 cup of your barbecue sauce.

Preheat oven to 425 and sprinkle a cookie sheet with cornmeal. Stretch dough into a flat circle; pinch the edges and carefully rotate in one direction until it becomes a flat circle.

Place crust on cookie sheet. Poke several fork holes in it, then add the sauce. (you probably won't use all of it.) Add half the cheese, then the chicken, then the rest of the cheese, then the veggies.

Bake in the preheated oven for 14-16 minutes. Enjoy!