Chipotle Barbecue Chicken Pizza

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Chipotle Barbecue Chicken Pizza is a sweet and slightly spicy twist on the classic Barbecue Chicken Pizza we’ve all had a million times. Use leftover barbecue sauce or chicken to make this recipe even simpler.

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Happy Monday! I hope you had a great holiday weekend. Did you eats lots of barbecue, fruit dessert, and consume other patriotic things like corn on the cob and red, white and blue drinks?

To celebrate the Fourth, we watched our neighborhood parade, which is awesome by the way. Friends describe it as very Norman Rockwell and I have to agree. Each street designs and makes its own float for the parade. Following the parade, everyone walks down the streets to a huge block party with running races (for people of all ages), wheelbarrow races, egg tosses, and other fun activities. This year was my favorite one yet. Hurricane Arthur stayed on the fringe and we were able to enjoy some unseasonably cool weather which made hanging outside that much more enjoyable.

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If you look closely, you can see a few eggs mid-toss. The wheelbarrow races usually end in one large heap!

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These creative little wagon rockets took home first place for the Bay Ridge Baby Boom Parade Float. It was so cute to see about 20 of these wagons filled with babies and toddlers.

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We enjoyed the rest of the weekend with friends and even did some boat grilling at a raft up. It was so much fun and goes down as one of the best weekends on record so far.

That being said, today is Monday so I have a super easy recipe that can be assembled in minutes so you can spend your time reminiscing about the fun of the holiday weekend. And, if you happen to have leftover barbecue sauce or barbecued chicken, then this recipe just got even easier!

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.

Start by rolling out the dough on a greased cookie sheet. You can use a rolling pin or your hands. For the dough, I used this recipe from Spicy Perspective, but you could easily use store bought dough. When I made Sommer’s recipe originally, I made a huge batch and then I kept the extra dough balls frozen individually in the freezer.

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Once the dough is rolled out to your preferred shape, you’re ready for toppings. Add a tablespoon of olive oil and rub it over the crust.  In a small bowl, combine about ½ cup of the barbecue sauce with 1 tbsp of chipotle in adobo puree. You can find chipotle in adobo on the Mexican aisle of most grocery stores. Since it is spicy, most recipes use a spoonful but not to worry. I like to puree or rough chop the entire can worth of adobos and sauce and keep it in a storage bag in the freezer. Then, whenever you need a some, you can thaw it quickly and add it to any recipe.

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Spread the chipotle barbecue sauce over the dough in a thin layer.

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In the same bowl that you used to combine the chipotle in adobo and sauce, add the pulled chicken. Add a little sauce (a tablespoon or two) and stir to combine.

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Add the chicken to the pizza.

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Now, top the pizza with the shredded cheddar. Add the thinly sliced jalapeno on top of that.

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Bake for 15 minutes at 500 degrees or until cooked to your liking.

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Top with green onions and cilantro and enjoy!

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Chipotle Barbecue Chicken Pizza

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 1 pizza

Serving Size: 6

Chipotle Barbecue Chicken Pizza is a sweet and slightly spicy twist on the classic Barbecue Chicken Pizza we’ve all had a million times. Use leftover barbecue sauce or chicken to make this recipe even simpler.

Ingredients

  • 1 pizza dough (homemade or store bought)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup to ¾ cup of barbecue sauce, divided
  • 1 tbsp chipotle in adobo puree
  • ¾ cup shredded leftover or rotisserie chicken
  • 1 cup white sharp cheddar, shredded
  • 1 jalapeno, thinly sliced (with seeds)
  • green onions for topping
  • cilantro for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.
  2. Start by rolling out the dough on a greased cookie sheet. You can use a rolling pin or your hands.
  3. Once the dough is rolled out to your preferred shape, you’re ready for toppings. Add a tablespoon of olive oil and rub it over the crust.
  4. In a small bowl, combine about ½ cup of the barbecue sauce with 1 tbsp of chipotle in adobo puree.
  5. Spread the chipotle barbecue sauce over the dough in a thin layer.
  6. In the same bowl that you used to combine the chipotle in adobo and sauce, add the pulled chicken. Add a little sauce (a tablespoon or two) and stir to combine. Add the chicken to the pizza.
  7. Now, top the pizza with the shredded cheddar. Add the thinly sliced jalapeno on top of that.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes at 500 degrees or until cooked to your liking.
  9. Top with green onions and cilantro and enjoy!
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Comments

  1. Kendra says

    Looks amazing. I could eat it now and its 6 am. The parade and festivities looks like so much fun and the rockets were unbelievable!!! Great neighborhood!!!!

    • Bri says

      Kendra, our neighborhood is the best! It’s so fun to be a part of such a great event. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. says

    Hi Bri!

    Sounds like you had a great 4th of July with a bit cooler weather. Nice =) I love this BBQ recipe, seems so easy. Plus I can use the leftover rotisserie chicken sitting in the fridge and ironically, it’s BBQ flavor so it will work perfectly with this recipe. Great idea freezing extra dough balls for later use in the freezer, I will definitely be doing that. It so cheap to make your own dough, I need to be doing that more instead of buying stuff at the store that is more expensive! Thanks!

    • Bri says

      Laura, Perfect timing on your leftovers! I love buying store bought dough, but it is so easy to make at home with just a little planning.

  3. says

    Saw this on instagram earlier today! You’ve got me drooling AND craving this now! I absolutely love this combination in pizza! There is a local restaurant that serves something like this on flat bread! SUPER yummy. This with thicker crust sounds amazing! Pinned for later 😉

  4. says

    OMG! How did you know my weakness was BBQ chicken pizza! This looks amazing and although I just ate dinner I wish I had one of these right now! I almost forgot how much I loved it until I saw this post! It looks like you had an awesome 4th of July :)

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