Friday, August 10, 2012

Barbecue Chicken Pizza

Several months ago (OK, about 11 months ago...but who's counting?) we made a pizza, and it was quite the success.  As soon as the tomatoes in our garden turn bright red we are going to try that one again.  This time, we also have fresh basil in the garden (we attempted a whole array of herbs, but all the grew were basil, a little bit of cilantro, and some sage...but the basil is beautiful).  I've toyed with the idea of making my own mozzarella, too...but...let's be serious.  I'm going to have a baby in less than three weeks, that's not going to happen.  Heck, let's be real, I'm not even going to make my own crust. (By the way - any suggestions out there on pretty-darn-good store-bought crusts?)

But...the tomatoes aren't ready yet, so that whole story is yet to be written.  We were craving some almost-homemade pizza the other night and came up with this: Barbecue Chicken Pizza.

Very Easy.  Very good.

Barbecue Chicken Pizza

1/2 cup tomato puree
1/2 cup favorite barbecue sauce

6 oz. Mesquite smoked, pre-cooked chicken cut into pieces
3 oz. shredded Monterrey Jack Cheese
3 oz. canned pineapple chunks

Pizza crust: store bought, homemade, whatever.

1. Pour and spread sauce over crust.
2. Top with half the cheese.
3. Top with chicken and pineapple.
4. Finish with rest of cheese.
5. Bake according to package directions; probably about 25 mins at 425.

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