BBQ Chicken Pizza

Jessica’s birthday was last weekend but she was out of town. We wanted to go somewhere to celebrate with her on Wednesday but she had a test she had to study. Since we’re all on really tight budgets, she said she had a coupon for a medium sized pizza from Double Dave’s. I had some chicken in the fridge, and Brandi thought that maybe making some kind of chicken pizza would complete the pizza party. I picked the first recipe I found on BBQ Chicken Pizza.

The new ingredient to me this time were molasses and cilantro. I grew up on A LOT of cilantro as it’s a very popular in Vietnamese cuisine and I love Mexican food. But I’ve never officially cooked with it. (I’m really intimidated by Vietnamese cooking, I must start tackling that soon.) Molasses is new to me too. I only used a teaspoon of my new bottle of molasses. I think I’m going to try molasses sugar cookies as my next baking adventure. This was an easy weeknight dinner. Easy cleanup and fast! Recipe follows with my modifications in a bit. I cutback the brown sugar because reviews on mentioned it was too sweet.

I would make this again for friends. I, myself usually don’t crave BBQ chicken pizza. It wasn’t too sweet with less brown sugar and I’d keep that modification.

Edit: Alan had a couple of slices last night and he said it was “awesome.”

This is the chicken sauce mixture on my prebaked pizza crust.

I sprinkled onions on one side planning on giving the option of slices with no onion. I screwed up and didn’t mark what side had onions. Doh!

Recipe called for one cup cheese, I used 2 cups!

Baked and done!

Jessica takes pictures of her birthday pizzas.

Recipe serves 8

3 boneless chicken breast halves, cooked and cubed
1 cup hickory flavored barbeque sauce
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon molasses
1/3 cup 1/8 cup brown sugar
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
1 (12 inch) pre-baked pizza crust
1 cup smoked Gouda cheese pizza cheese mixture, shredded
1 cup thinly sliced red onion white onions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). In a saucepan over medium high heat, combine chicken, barbeque sauce, honey, molasses, brown sugar and cilantro. Bring to a boil.
Spread chicken mixture evenly over pizza crust, and top with cheese and onions. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

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