August 19, 2013

Gluten Free BBQ Chicken Pizza

Everyone loves pizza. Very rarely will you find someone that doesn't. I'm thrilled that my gluten free world has evolved to the point of being able to order pizza from a handful of places (gluten free lady's choice!) and have it delivered!

It's also fun to make pizza at home every once in a while. While I love making veggie pizzas with the typical tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese, it's fun to jazz it up a bit too. That's where some BBQ Chicken pizza comes in. The sweet tang of barbecue sauce, tender chicken, caramelized onions, a cheesy blend of sharp cheddar and mozzarella, and the freshness of cilantro. Anything but ordinary.

My family has been making this recipe since my pre-celiac days when we'd use a Boboli pizza crust. To gluten free this up, there are several different pre-made gluten free crusts to choose from such as Udi's, Rudi's, or Schar. Since you don't have to prepare the crust, it's pretty easy to put together and doesn't require a lot of prep work other than cooking the chicken.

BBQ Chicken Pizza

1 pre-made gluten free pizza crust. (I used Schar)
¼ of gluten free BBQ sauce (I used Sweet Baby Ray's)
1 cup of cooked chicken breast, chopped into bite sized pieces
½ cup of mozzarella cheese, shredded
½ cup of sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 small sweet onion, sliced in rings
1 tsp oil
2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped

  1. Cook your chicken breast! You can bake it, boil it, pressure cook it, grill it. Once fully cooked, chop into bite sized pieces, about 1 cup total
  2. Preheat oven to temperature listed on package of pre-made gluten free pizza crust
  3. Slice up your onion, heat up your pan, coat it with oil and caramelize those onions until they are a nice golden brown
  4. Spread your BBQ sauce all over the pizza crust; if you like a saucy pizza feel free to add more!
  5. Evenly distribute chicken pieces over sauced up crust
  6. Sprinkle cheeses on top
  7. Add those caramelized onions over the cheese
  8. Sprinkle cilantro on top of everything
  9. Pop into the preheated oven and bake per directions on the crust, usually about 12-15 minutes. You'll know when it's ready when the cheese is nicely melted
  10. Once out of the oven, cool for a few and then dig in!
What are your favorite pizza toppings?

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