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BBQ Chicken Pizza With Cilantro Pesto

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“The key to this pizza is adding ingredients as the pizza cooks. Carmelized onions, bacon, fresh spinach and smoked cheddar, and a light cilantro sauce give this bbq pizza a California kick”
1 large pizza

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. If chicken is not grilled grill chicken and seson with season salt, cut into bite size pieces, set aside.
  2. Roll out the pizza dough, lightly olive oil the crust, transfer to a "cornmealed" pizza stone or cookie sheet and prepare the ingredients for the base sauce in a small bowl. Spread the base sauce on the dough and put in a preheated 400 degree oven for 10 minutes. This prevents a soggy pizza dough.
  3. While the dough is cooking grill onions and mushrooms on a cast iron grill (if you do not have a grill, do it in a skillet). Lightly salt to taste.
  4. After the pizza dough has cooked for ten minutes, take it out and put a 3/4 of the grated cheeses on the pizza put all of the toppings on, putting the onions and mushrooms last. Top with the remaining 1/4 of cheese. Put in the oven for another 10-15 minutes.
  5. While waiting for the pizza to cook, make the cilantro sauce topping, by blending ingredients in a food processor and placing it in a ziplock bag.
  6. When pizza is done, cut the tip of the cilantro sauce bag with scissors and drizzle over the pizza.

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