This BBQ chicken pizza is close as I can get to a proper “old skool” pizza cooked in a pizza oven, the BBQ packs much more heat than you can achieve with a domestic oven and that smokey flavour adds something that can not be replicated. You do need a little help though with something like a pizza stone or steel, those of you with a good memory may remember I did a test on a new bit of kit I was sent to test a while ago and worked on my Margherita pizza. Go take a look I was kinda gushing but I loved my Pizza Steel and this BBQ chicken pizza is a perfect example as to why it works for me. I am sure that other options are available however I have not used them so can’t offer any thoughts on brands.
For many food bloggers this recipe would probably be broken down into two or three recipes, but if there is one thing I hate about online recipes and that is having to visit multiple pages or even sites to cook dinner. So staying true to keeping my site about the way I cook here it is from start to finish, I have left the overall timing blank, because it is a two day recipe with 10-15 minutes required here or there but it is all pretty simple and it is awesome. I am sure there are some that will be shocked, nay angered at my use of shop bought BBQ sauce on this shredded BBQ chicken pizza, well tough, if you wanna make your own fill your boots, I even have 2-3 knocking around here on my site in different recipes.
This recipe for me is an ode to a local pizza restaurant, pizza is pretty much the only food you can get in a restaurant in these parts that are not traditionally Hungarian (I don’t class burger or gyros joints as restaurants). We don’t have them that often but my favourite place does a pizza called the Kentucky and it is largely this, BBQ sauce, Cucumber, Chicken and Gouda Cheese and I LOVE it… Not just a little but, so much that I have not ordered any other variety of pizza there since I first tried this, I always swap a slice with my wife to try something and none has come close to the warm and fuzzy feeling this gives me. The flavours are simple and I just cannot get enough of them.