Friday, 16 November 2012

Thin Crust Barbecue Chicken Pizza

For the barbecue sauce:

3/4 cup ketchup

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

1 Tbsp soy sauce

1 1/2 tsp vegetable oil
1 1/2 tsp honey
3/4 tsp molasses
1/8 tsp liquid smoke

1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 tsp ground ginger

For the dough:

1 envelope active dry yeast

1 cup warm water

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp sugar

2 Tbsp olive oil and more for rolling out.

For the toppings:

4 chicken breasts

Kosher salt and ground pepper

1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

1 red onion, sliced

1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped

For the barbecue sauce: Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes to an hour.

For the dough: Add the yeast to the warm water and set aside. Let it sit for about 5 minutes so that the yeast can dissolve in the water.
In a large bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, salt and sugar. Whisk to combine. Add the olive oil and the yeast mixture. Mix with a wooden spoon until the dough starts to come together. Start mixing with your hands until a ball begins to form. Turn the dough out onto the counter and begin kneading. Knead for 5 minutes and then form into a smooth ball.

Spray the inside of a clean bowl with non-stick spray. Put the dough in the bowl and let rise for 45 minutes to an hour. Once risen, spread a small amount of olive oil (about 2 Tbsp) on the counter. Divide the dough in half and roll one half out really thin and then put on a greased 10x15 inch cookie sheet. Roll out the other half and put it on another greased 10x15 inch cookie sheet.

For the toppings: Fill a large pot with water, cover and set over high heat. Once boiling, add chicken breasts. Boil uncovered for 15 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from water and set on a cutting board to cool. Once cooled, shred and put into a large bowl. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Add 1/3 cup of the barbecue sauce and toss to coat.

Set oven to 450 degrees. Spread the rest of the barbecue sauce evenly over the dough. Add the chicken, cheese and onions. Cook for 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and lightly browned.

Remove pizza from pans and sprinkle with cilantro. Cut with a pizza cutter and serve.

Recipe found here.

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