August 17, 2011

RECIPE: Barbecue Chicken Pizza (single serving)

I was craving BBQ chicken pizza for the longest time, and the frozen lean cuisine one I tried was terrible. I played around with tortillas to make them seem more crust-like... and discovered that pre-baking them makes a fabulous pizza crust! Don't skip the pre-baking... it's what makes it more like a pizza instead of like a soggy tortilla with toppings ;)

The type of barbecue sauce you use can either make or break this recipe. Pick a sauce you love, otherwise you probably won't enjoy the pizza. I use Sweet Baby Ray's Hickory & Brown Sugar.

BBQ Chicken Pizza

1 tortilla or flat bread (shown in the picture is white lavash bread)
3 oz. cooked chicken, torn into chunks (I bought a bag of frozen chicken breast strips)
2 Tbsp. good barbecue sauce (I love Sweet Baby Ray's)
1-2 paper thin slices of red onion, roughly chopped
1 oz. cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 375. (While it's preheating, I usually prep the other ingredients). When it's preheated, put the tortilla on a baking sheet (no oil or anything) and put it in the oven for 5 minutes. Flip it over, and heat for another 5 minutes. It'll be stiff and crispy, but still a little pliable. Meanwhile, combine the chicken, barbecue sauce, and onion in a small bowl and microwave for about 30 seconds just to heat it a little and soften the onion. 

When the tortilla is ready, spread the chicken mixture on the tortilla--it may seem skimpy, without enough sauce or something, but don't add more sauce. It'll be TOO saucy.  Top the whole thing with the cheese. Bake for another 5 minutes or so, until the cheese is melted. Cut into quarters.

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