Creamy BBQ Chicken Pizza

This is a warning. The ingredients you are about to read may cause the following side effects: extreme weeping, sudden heart palpitations, tongue shock, blurry vision, then completely going blind, loss of hearing, dizziness, loss of consciousness, regained consciousness, only to be struck with an intense desire to climb onto your rooftop and sing to your neighbors, doing the twist and shout, and running down the street in a hot pink tutu and glitter Go Go boots.

I put cream and butter in the BBQ sauce. Uh huh.

Hey real quick, see that little horn thingy on my crust right above this word? That kind of bugs me. I really need to get better at the shaping of my pizzas. They’re never pretty and round and restauranty. They always end up looking like a jank country. I saw this amazing new pizza dough recipe this weekend on America’s Test Kitchen, where you don’t even have to roll it out at all! You just press and finger knead (ew?) and stretch and press it out until it’s a flawless gorgeous circle. And it never snaps back! But it has to be in the fridge for an entire 24 hours. WHAT. no.

But yes. I put cream and butter in the BBQ sauce. yyyyyyyyesIdid.

But not in this next photo. I decided to toss the chicken with some straight up BBQ sauce so that when you eat the pizza, you’d be smacked upside the head and onto the floor with some extra flavor punch in your face and body and life.

I’m only thinking of your well being. Aren’t I so sweet?

So yeah, I totally put cream and butter in the BBQ sauce. But not just ANY BBQ sauce, pigeons. I live in KC, where BBQ is taken just about as seriously as tomorrow’s election results. So, at the risk of losing friends and followers, I’m now going to tell you what brand of BBQ we prefer in this house. Before I tell you though, I need to say I like all the sauces for different reasons. But in my heart, in my beliefs, I vote for . . .  Arthur Bryant’s.

That felt good! I need a sticker.

Have I told you about putting cream and butter in the BBQ sauce yet?

Because I did. I put cream and butter in the BBQ sauce.

And then it put me in orbit shock space town.

I’m dead serious about the roof dancing, you guys.

Hey, take a guess what’s in the BBQ sauce!

I’m just kidding.

Creamy BBQ Chicken Pizza:

What it took for 2 (roughly) 10-inch pizzas:

* 1/2 of this pizza dough recipe
* 2 chicken breasts, poached and chopped
* 1 Tbs extra-virgin olive oil
* 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
* 1 Tbs. butter
* 1 Tbs. all-purpose flour
* 1/4 cup heavy cream
* 1/2 cup favorite bbq sauce, 2 Tbs. divided
* 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
* good handful cilantro, for garnish

Preheat oven to 400.

Toss the chopped chicken with 2 Tbs. bbq sauce. Set aside.

Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium high. Add the onions and sauté until softened and slightly charred, about 8 minutes.

In a small saucepan, melt the butter. Add the flour and whisk until combined, 30 seconds. Add the cream and whisk until it starts to thicken, 1 minute. Add the bbq sauce and whisk until combined, smooth and creamy, another minute or so. (you can do this part after your dough is rolled out if ya want)

On a clean, floured work surface, roll out each dough ball until it’s roughly 10 inches in diameter. Evenly spoon the creamy bbq sauce over each crust. Top with chopped chicken, sautéed onions and the shredded mozzarella cheese.

Slide onto a pizza stone (if you have one) and bake roughly 15 minutes, or until the cheese is browned and bubbly on top.

Garnish with fresh cilantro, slice and inhale the entire thing when no one is looking.

Not that I did that. I totally did that.


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37 Responses to Creamy BBQ Chicken Pizza

  1. Heather @ Heather's Dish November 5, 2012 at 8:35 am #
    i want, i need. and maybe a straw for the sauce?
  2. Kristi Rimkus November 5, 2012 at 8:53 am #
    This is my husband's favorite type of pizza. Great idea to add butter and cream to the sauce. I'll bet it tastes fantastic. This is on my must-make list for sure!
  3. Cookbook Queen November 5, 2012 at 9:07 am #
    I'm thinking I need this for breakfast. Do you agree??
  4. Deborah November 5, 2012 at 9:19 am #
    You, my friend, are a genius. I need this in my life!
  5. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite November 5, 2012 at 9:26 am #
    I love when you make Pizza! Too bad I would like some right now.
  6. Christina November 5, 2012 at 9:26 am #
    Ah Bev, poor, silly, silly Bev. Thinking that KC knows BBQ. What? Seriously, let's talk....TEXAS for just a stinking minute. I think WE know BBQ. Although, I will admit that I am drooling a bit with desire for this pizza. I will forgive you your mis-step with the "who knows BBQ", and continue to think you are a rock star!!
  7. Erin@LawStudentsWife November 5, 2012 at 9:44 am #
    Did you say cream and butter?? lol. How can this not be finger-licking amazing.
  8. Rhona @ Mrs Ellwood's Simple Life November 5, 2012 at 10:20 am #
    I didn't think BBQ pizza could get any better... then you added cream and butter to the sauce. You hero you! In my book, the addition of butter makes anything better... I can't believe I didn't think of this before! Thank you for showing me the error of my ways. Yum!
  9. Morgan November 5, 2012 at 10:27 am #
    Creamy BBQ sauce? That is sincere genius. I never thought my favorite novelty pie could get any better, but you just proved me wrong!
  10. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie November 5, 2012 at 10:29 am #
    I love BBQ chicken pizza, but I've never had a creamy style! Yum.
  11. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction November 5, 2012 at 11:14 am #
    I love the idea of a creamy bbq sauce! This is one incredible pizza!
  12. Dixya @ Food, Pleasure and Health November 5, 2012 at 11:29 am #
    wow, i love the idea of adding cream to the bbq sauce, I am always on the hunt for good pizza dough recipe and this seems like a great one to use. i am craving these now!!
  13. Lori @ RecipeGirl November 5, 2012 at 11:38 am #
    My kinda pizza. Which is TOTALLY TORTUROUS since I'm in the middle of a X*^*$I@F cleanse right now. Ugh.
  14. Cassie | Bake Your Day November 5, 2012 at 2:34 pm #
    Paul will D.I.E. for this.
  15. DessertForTwo November 5, 2012 at 2:43 pm #
    You, me, this pizza. Together for ever and ever.
  16. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel November 5, 2012 at 3:18 pm #
    BBQ chicken pizza is my absolute faaaavorite and who care if it has a horny crust so long as it tastes amazing ;)
  17. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking November 5, 2012 at 3:26 pm #
    You had me at cream and butter.
  18. Katie @ Blonde Ambition November 5, 2012 at 3:35 pm #
    One of my favorite bars makes a mean BBQ Chicken Pizza that we order every. time. Next time I'm there I'm going to demand cream and butter in my bbq sauce!
  19. Kari@Loaves and Dishes November 5, 2012 at 5:19 pm #
    I like pizzas that aren't perfectly round, it looks more artisan!
  20. Julie @ Table for Two November 5, 2012 at 5:43 pm #
    even though i read the disclaimer, i still went on and read it and i'm about to have a heart attack. sike. but seriously, this looks INCREDIBLE. my favorite type of pizza. i get it every time we get pizza!!
  21. Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana November 5, 2012 at 6:58 pm #
    I love the way you write, I always find myself laughing out loud when I read your posts :) That pizza, and the sauce...mmm, love it!
  22. Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen November 5, 2012 at 7:50 pm #
    I love BBQ chicken pizza! I also like your janky country pizza shape. It looks more rustic and on-purpose that way!
  23. Katie November 5, 2012 at 8:54 pm #
    BBQ chicken pizza is my hands down all time faaaavorite. And then you went and added my two most favorite ingredients on TOP of that. You, my lady, are rad.
  24. Sandy @ RE November 5, 2012 at 9:10 pm #
    My all-time favorite pizza. Ever! Save me a slice! :)
  25. Karly November 5, 2012 at 9:56 pm #
    Wow, that barbecue sauce looks so creamy! What'd you put in there to get it like that?
    • Bev Weidner November 6, 2012 at 6:27 am #
  26. Kevin (Closet Cooking) November 6, 2012 at 7:11 am #
    Now that is a tasty looking pizza!
  27. Jessica November 6, 2012 at 9:04 am #
    In my face. That's where this should be.
  28. ruthie November 6, 2012 at 11:56 pm #
    My pizzas always come out shaped like duck feet. Really biiiig duck feet. I don't know if I could stand it if one came out round. However,. I've got to say....butter and cream in the BBQ sauce? Brilliant! You are a culinary genius.
  29. Anonymous December 23, 2012 at 9:07 pm #
    I made this tonight. My husband said it was the best home made pizza I've ever made!! :)
  30. Kady December 31, 2012 at 5:40 pm #
    I have made a lot of BBQ chicken pizza and this is by far the best I've made!! Butter and heavy cream should obviously be added to everything because, WOW...amazeballzzzz! Happy new year!


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