Though I love to cook, there are some days I’m simply too tired from the day’s activities to do so. On days like that, I skip the traditional meal of a main dish and two sides and opt for something much easier to prepare.
This BBQ Chicken Pizza is one of our favorite quick meals. It doesn’t take a lot of prep work and can even be made with leftover chicken. This is the basic recipe, but as usual you can add any ingredients you like to make a pizza that suits your family’s taste.
BBQ Chicken Pizza
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 boneless chicken breast, diced
¾ cup barbecue sauce
1 (16 ounce) package pre-baked pizza crust (I use a Boboli.)
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
½ cup thinly sliced red onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
Heat the sesame oil in a skillet over medium heat. Place the chicken breast in the skillet, and top with 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce. Cook 10 minutes, turn, and top with the remaining barbecue sauce. Continue cooking 10 minutes, until juices run clear. Cool slightly, and cut into chunks.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Spread barbecue sauce evenly over the pizza crust. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Arrange cooked chicken chunks and red onion slices over the top.
Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Remove from heat, sprinkle with cilantro, and let sit 10 minutes before slicing.
Photo: Courtesy of disneymike
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