When the temperature is in the teens and the "feels like" on my weather channel app is in the single digits there is nothing worse than getting out of bed to go stand at a bus stop and go to work.
On days like this it takes everything in me not to pack my car and move south for the winter. But I don't... instead it has become custom to light one of my beach scented candles, blast Zack Brown Band or some other country/ summer time loving music, and cooking something delicious that reminds me of home.
This dish, although it doesn't remind me too much of home, was still fun to make. Where my condiment loyalty falls on hot sauce, Matt's is with out a doubt BBQ sauce so I knew this pizza would win him over also.
The best thing about pizza (besides it's fantastic taste!) is that there is no measuring! You just take all your favorite things and throw them on some dough! The possibilities are endless! Sometimes, don't you just want a night where you don't have to measure or really think about what you are about to put in the oven? You just want to know that it will come out tasting great? This is your pizza. Seriously, make it tonight.
Hawaiian BBQ Pizza
(no measuring, just add as much or as little as you like. Have fun with it!)
Whole Wheat Pizza Dough (I buy mine from Trader Joe's)
Colby Jack, Cheddar Cheese, Mozzarella Trio-Shredded
Let your dough sit at room temperature for 20 minutes. Season your chicken with salt, pepper, and BBQ sauce on both sides and bake until done (I usually do tender size pieces at 400 for 20 minutes). While your chicken is cooking and your dough is rising, slice your onions. I also cut the pineapple chunks in half. In a bowl mix BBQ Sauce with a little bit of pineapple juice. This will be your "pizza sauce." Once your chicken is done and cool, chop into bite size pieces.
Assembling your pizza: Make sure you flour the dough, and your hands. On an oiled pan, stretch the dough until you have the desired shape and thickness. Spread a layer of your sauce down over the dough. Add shredded cheese, onion, chicken, and pineapple chunks. Bake at 500 for about 15 minutes until cheese is melted and crust is lightly browned.
When you pull it out of the oven add chopped cilantro on top and serve!
What are your favorite homemade pizza concoctions? Let me know!