bbq pizza

Since moving to Texas, this northern girl has had to make a lot of adjustments … Macintosh Apples are rare, the Friday night fish fry is not a special, there are no Spotted Cows (beer or actual), and you feel the need to at least like Mexican food (Tex-Mex), Barbecue, and Ahi Tuna Towers.  I honestly was told in clinic, after telling a patient I don’t really like barbecue, to never to say I don’t like BBQ to a patient – he may not respect my opinion on his dermatologic issues either. So, I set my heights on trying, and at least learning to like (I was wishing to enjoy) prepared styles of bbq. It’s all in the sauce, and I found one! Austin’s finest BBQ and Pizza.

I love pizza, so to start my barbecue adventure this way, was a safe-er bet.  I actually found this recipe on my friend’s website, A Food Driven Life, and decided to try it out!  Let me tell you, it was a little work, more waiting for the yeast to rise and chicken to cook, than actual work but I would recommend it to everyone! Hence, me repeating the post.


Pizza Dough
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 package yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup bread flour
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 skinless chicken breasts, bone-in
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • BBQ sauce
  • corn
  • Fresh Mozzarella

Start by mixing the pizza dough. In a liquid measuring cup, mix one cup of warm water, yeast, and sugar. Let it stand there for a few minutes to get all foamy.  In a mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt. Pour in the warm water and mix. Add the honey and oil. Knead together until combined. If the dough is too sticky, add a bit more flour. Cover the bowl and let rise for about an hour and a half.

Now, cook the chicken.  Preheat the oven to 300. Heat 1-2 tablespoons olive oil in a dutch oven  over medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts, browning all sides. Then, add onions and bbq sauce (1 cup or so) and a little more olive oil. Cover the pot and place in the oven. Bake for an hour and a half, and remove from the oven.  Simple!
After taking out the chicken, increase the oven temperature to 450.  Place the pizza stone/baking sheet in the oven to heat it up.
Now it’s time to roll out the dough.
Make it as thin as possible (you won’t go wrong), about 1/4 inch thick or so! Then, brush the top with olive oil and a little salt.  I brushed my baking sheet with olive oil and a little flour. Then bake crust at 450 degrees for 8 minutes.
Meanwhile, pull chicken off the bone (it will fall off).  You’ll have extra chicken for sandwiches tomorrow, too! So yummy!
Take the pizza dough out of the oven.
And add toppings!
BBQ Sauce
Corn & Mozzarella
Bake the pizza at 450 for about 10-12 minutes, until the crust looks crisp and the cheese is slightly browned. It’s so fun to watch the cheese bubble!   It tastes as good as it looks! Delicious! Maybe this will give me the courage to wear my cowboy boots (which I bought in September and haven’t worn yet) out in public while yelling – I love barbecue!
Also, I don’t suggest starting this recipe after work. Which I did. Twice. We ate at 8 and 8:30, respectively. But it was worth the wait each time!

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