This dish was inspired by a sale recently on BBQ Sauce at Ralph's for 99 cents. I used Fresh & Easy's refrigerated pizza dough marked down to 99 cents also. Let the refrigerated dough rest for about 20 to 30 minutes on the countertop so it can come to room temperature. This will make it much easiery to work with. Bake the crust for about 5 minutes on 450 degrees before adding toppings, otherwise it's difficult to get the dough totally cooked through before the toppings burn. Next, cook a single boneless skinless chicken breast on the stove top in a little bit of olive oil. Slice breast thinly and mix with a couple tablespoons of your favorite Barbecue sauce.
Spread some extra BBQ sauce down in place of tomato sauce. Top with BBQ chicken mixture, thin slices of red onion, copious amounts of grated mozzarella and gouda cheeses, and sprinkle with chopped fresh cilantro. Bake at 450 degrees for another 5 minutes or until cheese melts and crust is golden brown. For a full printable recipe, try Barbecue Chicken Pizza from MyRecipes.com. Served here with a tasty chilled Viognier called Honey Moon from Trader Joes for only $4.99 a bottle. Don declared the meal, "Awesomeness." When I described this recipe to a coworker today she mentioned a similar gourmet pizza from her local pizzaria that uses buffalo sauce on the chicken instead of barbecue sauce and in addition to the sliced red onions also has chopped celery and ranch dressing for dipping. Now that sounds like a version I'd like to give a try also! If anyone beats me to it, let me know how it turns out.