RecipePersonal BBQ Chicken Pizza

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 310
  • Protein: 24g
  • Total Fat: 8g
    • Unsaturated Fat:4.5g
    • Saturated Fat: 3.5g
  • Cholesterol: 35mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 40g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4g
  • Total Sugar: 10g
    • Natural Sugar: 10g
    • Added Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 1010mg

I love BBQ chicken and I love pizza, so combining the two was a total no-brainer. It’s smoky, meaty, saucy and SO darn delish. I also add thinly sliced red onion (which boasts quercetin, a powerful antioxidant with anti-inflammatory effects) for an extra layer of flavor and nutrition. And if you’re a Tex-Mex heat craver, add a drizzle of hot sauce before digging in. This DIY pizza is a must-make… and devour!

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This recipe makes 1 pizza
Ingredients:

Dough

  • • ¼ cup whole wheat flour (or white-whole wheat flour)
  • • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • • Pinch of kosher salt
  • • ¼ cup nonfat Greek yogurt *

Toppings

    • • 2 tablespoon BBQ sauce
    • • ¼ cup packed shredded chicken mixed with 1 to 2 BBQ sauce
    • • A few thin slices red onion
    • • 2 to 4 tablespoon 2% shredded sharp cheddar or Mexican blend cheese
    • • Optional chopped cilantro and hot sauce for garnish

* Drain liquid before measuring

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 450º degrees. Mist a baking sheet with oil spray and set aside.

In a small bowl, add the flour, baking powder and seasonings. Mix to combine everything.  Add the yogurt and stir until you have a crumbled mixture. Using your hands, press and fold the flour into the yogurt until all of the pieces come together to form an elastic dough. While at first the dough will be fussy and crumbly, after about a minute of pressing and folding it will come together. Form one ball about the size of a baseball.

Place the ball on the prepared baking sheet and flatten with your palm. Roll it out into a thin circle using a rolling pin or a soup can until it has about a 7-inch diameter. Your shape can be somewhat artisanal or you can make it perfectly circular by pinching the outside perimeters with your fingers.

Place in oven on middle rack for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and add the BBQ sauce on the crust and spread it out evenly. Add the saucy chicken, red onion slices and sprinkle on the cheese.  Place back in the oven for another 5 to 8 minutes until the cheese is melty and the crust is crispy and browned around the edges.  Garnish with optional chopped cilantro.

Prefer a thin crust? Try this BBQ Chicken Tortilla Pizza!