Make the Best Homemade Chicken Pizza

Homemade Chicken Pizza

Preparation

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 130 mins
  • Total: 160 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Cooking Method: Baking
  • Recipe Cuisine: Italian

Ingredients

  • 1 and 1/3cupwarm water
  • 2 and 1/4teaspoonsinstant yeast
  • 1tablespoongranulated sugar
  • 2tablespoonsolive oil
  • 1teaspoonsalt
  • 440 gramsall-purpose flour
  • 1teaspooncornmeal
  • 2tablespoonsextra virgin olive oil
  • 3clovesgarlic
  • 1red onion
  • 1 and a halfcuppeeled tomatoes
  • 1tablespoon tomato paste
  • 3tablespoonsfresh basils leaves
  • 1teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2tablespoonsBBQ sauce
  • 1cupcooked chicken
  • 1cupKalleh filla filla processed cheese
  • 3/4cupKalleh gouda cheese
  • 1small red onion
  • to garnishfresh cilantro

This is an amazing recipe for a delicious homemade chicken pizza with tangy BBQ flavor, red onion slices, and Filla Filla processed cheese. The homemade dough and marinara sauce are the magic touches of this recipe. If you like cheesy, savory, and flavorful pizza with chewy/crispy crust and hearty topping, you must try this tasty chicken pizza. 

This homemade chicken pizza is easy to make and assemble. Making the dough from scratch will give you a memorable taste, which you will make all the time. This incredible chicken pizza will be a huge success for your weekend gatherings or special occasions. You can mix and match different cheese for your favorite taste. 

Instructions

Step 1

To make the best dough for a homemade chicken pizza first combine the yeast with sugar and warm water. Let the mixture stand for almost 10 minutes until bubbles appear on the surface. Choose a large bowl and mix the all-purpose flour, sugar, and salt. Make a well in the middle and add the olive oil and the bloomed yeast mixture. Use a spoon to combine the ingredients until it starts to clump and forms a shaggy dough. Once combined and hydrated, dust the work surface with flour and place the dough onto it. Then use your hand and knead it for 10-15 minutes. Roll the dough on top of itself and then push forward. Rotate until it is fully incorporated.

Step 2

The dough is done when it has a soft, smooth, bouncy texture. If you press the dough, it springs back right away. Form it into a taut round. Now drizzle a large bowl with olive oil and place the ball-shaped dough in it. Make sure you coat the dough thoroughly. Cover with plastic wrap, and let rise for at least one hour. When ready, punch down the dough, and place it on the lightly floured work surface. Knead it for one or two minutes. Lightly flour the dough and cover with a kitchen towel, and let rise for the second time for about 30 minutes.

Step 3

In the meantime, let’s make the best marinara sauce. Of course, you can use a store-bought jar of sauce, but this homemade recipe is terrific, which gives you an incredible taste for the best chicken pizza ever. In a saucepan, heat two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil till it is simmering. Now add the finely minced onion. When the onion is softened and translucent, add the garlic and cook it until it is fragrant. Now add the peeled tomatoes, oregano, tomato paste, sugar, and stir them frequently. Let the sauce simmer for 15 minutes on medium flame, then add the chopped fresh basils and remove from the heat.

Step 4

Preheat the oven to 475°F (246°C). The red onion will add lots of flavor to this pizza. Use a sharp knife and slice it very thinly. To cook the chicken, one skinless, boneless chicken breast is enough. Once cooked, shredded into bite-size pieces, season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. Then add two tablespoons of BBQ sauce to it, and combine well.

Step 5

When the dough has rested, place it on the working surface and use a rolling pin to stretch it. Press the dough into a thin round. You can make it as thin as you desire.

Step 6

Dust your pizza pan with cornmeal, and arrange the pizza round correctly on it. Use your finger to push dents into the surface, and spread it evenly. Brush the shaped dough lightly with olive oil. Top the dough with 1/3 cup of the marinara sauce and spread it thoroughly. Toss the shredded cooked chicken, top that with the remaining marinara sauce, scatter them all around the pizza. Add the thinly sliced onion over it. Top that with Kalleh Filla Filla processed cheese and Kalleh gouda cheese.

Step 7

Put the pizza in the preheated oven and bake it for 12-15 minutes until the surface is golden brown and the cheese is bubbly. Remove from the heat and sprinkle with minced fresh cilantro. Slice the delicious chicken pizza and serve sided with fries, vegetables, or a hearty green salad.

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