So, riddle me this… would you guys be okay if we made a joint decision that we should all eat grilled pizza for all of summer?
More specifically, Grilled BBQ Chicken Pizza?? Please say yes. Grilled pizza for those of you who have yet to experience it is a game changer!
If you have a grill, preferably a charcoal grill, it’s beyond really simple. Step numero uno: roll out your dough and then give it a little brush with some olive oil. Next: gently transfer the dough onto the piping hot BBQ and let it cook for just a few moments on each side until there are grill marks and the dough starts to bubble. Lastly: take it off the grill (carefully), top it with whatever you want, and throw it back on for a hot second to melt the cheese.
Boom. Grilled BBQ Chicken Pizza!
I’ve been keeping the ingredients on hand to make this Loaded BBQ Chicken Salad but things took a delicious turn when it became a Grilled BBQ Chicken Pizza instead. My only regret is inviting people over for dinner. Because it meant no leftovers for me the next day. #fail
Grilled BBQ Chicken Pizza
- 1 lb pizza dough
- olive oil for brushing
- 1/2 cup store bought BBQ sauce
- Fresh mozzarella cheese, torn
- 1 cup shredded cooked chicken
- 1/2 cup corn, cut off the cob
- 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
- small handful of cilantro
- small handful of chopped green onions
- kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
- Prepare a gas or charcoal grill to high heat. Brush the grill with a bit of oil.
- Shape the dough into 2 medium-ish pizzas while on a clean floured surface. Let the dough sit for 5 minutes and then re-form to make sure it’s as big as you’d like. Place the pizza dough on a lightly floured rimless baking sheet, or pizza peel.
- Transfer the dough over to the grill, and slide the pizza dough directly onto the grill. Grill the dough for about 2 minutes with the lid closed. Using a pair of tongs, lift the lid, and flip the dough over onto the other side and cook for about 2 minutes more. The dough should be golden brown with grill marks on both sides.
- Once the dough is cooked, remove it from the grill and place it back onto the baking sheet.
- Brush the olive oil over the top side pizza and then spread the BBQ. Arrange the mozzarella, shredded chicken, corn and red onion and place back onto the grill until the cheese has melted.
- Using tongs, remove the pizza from the grill and season with salt and pepper as needed. Top with the cherry tomatoes, cilantro, green onions and serve immediately.