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Southwest BBQ Chicken Pizza

Southwest BBQ Chicken Pizza - roomfortuesday.com As many of you know, Emmett and I took a trip back to Ohio a few weeks ago to visit family. We had a list of favorite restaurants we wanted to hit up before heading back to Utah. At the top of that list in Dayton was Dewey’s Pizza… one of our long time favorites! I had been craving my favorite southwest pizza and it definitely did not disappoint. Fast forward to three weeks later- we’re back home, with a beautiful new kitchen we love putting to use, and I figured I would try to recreate that pizza because it’s SO perfect for summertime. I’m not going to lie- I nailed it. This recipe is super good and it’s a festive summertime favorite that tastes as amazing as it looks. Click through for my southwest BBQ chicken pizza recipe!

Southwest BBQ Chicken Pizza - roomfortuesday.com

INGREDIENTS
  • pizza dough, I use pre-made “plain” from Trader Joe’s (pictured above)
  • 1/4 cup sweet corn
  • 1/4 cup black beans, drained
  • olive oil, for drizzling
  • 1 chicken breast, grilled or baked- then sliced
  • 1 red pepper, sliced and roasted
  • BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • salt & pepper, for seasoning

Southwest BBQ Chicken Pizza - roomfortuesday.com Begin by turning your dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Allow it to rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Southwest BBQ Chicken Pizza - roomfortuesday.com Next, roll out the dough, hand toss, or stretch it fit your desired shape on the pizza stone. I have this pizza stone and love it!

Southwest BBQ Chicken Pizza - roomfortuesday.com I typically roll the edge to form a crust, which helps keep the toppings corralled. Drizzle olive oil over the dough. Using the backside of a spoon, evenly smooth it around.

Southwest BBQ Chicken Pizza - roomfortuesday.com Next, add the mozzarella and cheddar cheese, sprinkling it evenly over the dough.

Southwest BBQ Chicken Pizza - roomfortuesday.com Move the pizza aside and grab your red pepper. Thinly slice the pepper and roast or sauté it with a drizzle of olive oil, salt, and pepper, until it’s soft, fragrant, and beginning to blacken.

Southwest BBQ Chicken Pizza - roomfortuesday.com Once the pepper is roasted, grab your favorite barbecue sauce and drizzle it over the cheese. I prefer the brown sugar BBQ from Trader Joe’s, pictured above.

Southwest BBQ Chicken Pizza - roomfortuesday.com Next, evenly disperse the red peppers, corn, and black beans. Feel free to use as little or as much toppings as you’d like! It’s really a matter of personal preference.

Southwest BBQ Chicken Pizza - roomfortuesday.com Thinly slice the grilled barbecue chicken breast and place it on top of the pizza.

Southwest BBQ Chicken Pizza - roomfortuesday.com Now is the time to add more sauce, if you feel inclined to do so. I prefer a saucy pizza, while Emmett is into less.

Southwest BBQ Chicken Pizza - roomfortuesday.com Bake the pizza at 425 degrees for 30 minutes- or until the crust begins to brown.

Southwest BBQ Chicken Pizza - roomfortuesday.com This is what my pizza looked like upon pulling it out of the oven…

Southwest BBQ Chicken Pizza - roomfortuesday.com This pizza is a little tangy, a little sweet, the perfection of summertime, and one you’ll want to make over and over again! Emmett and I personally think it’s best served with an ice cold beer. It’s really the perfect weekend indulgence. It kind of feels like the adult version of our college lives… pizza & beer, but now we have a more sophisticated palette. Haha!

Southwest BBQ Chicken Pizza - roomfortuesday.com Homemade pizzas are always fun to assemble and this one is quick and easy if you get the pre-made crust! Let me know what you think if you decide to give it a try. Are there any other BBQ chicken pizza fans out there? If you’re gluten free- substitute the crust for your favorite GF option… this also makes a great salad- just replace the crust and toss it with greens instead.

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  • Reply
    Peggi
    July 22, 2019 at 5:17 am

    Isn’t it fun to nail a favorite restaurant meal at home? I still long for a particular salad dressing at our favorite Egyptian place; the chef would NOT share the recipe. I confess that we are not a big bbq household, but I like to think that pizza and beer is a timeless menu! Good to see your beautiful new kitchen being put through the paces. I’ll be interested in a range review after you’ve been using it for a while. Happy (hot!) Monday!😎

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      Sarah
      July 22, 2019 at 10:30 am

      So fun! I like this pizza as a salad too. I’m just all about the barbecue in the summertime. I’ll definitely do a range review soon, but so far- we’re loving it! Happy Monday… stay cool :)

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    Jen
    July 22, 2019 at 7:47 am

    ah Dewey’s what a treat! But since it’s 3 hours away, I’ll make this instead. Thanks Sarah, looks delicious!!

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      Sarah
      July 22, 2019 at 10:31 am

      Yesss!! Dewey’s is the best :) Enjoy!! xo

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    lora
    July 22, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    Hi, Do you put your pizza stone in the oven after the oven is already hot? Most pizza stones need to heat up with the oven which is why I usually build my pizza on parchment paper and transfer it to oven once the oven and stone are hot. Just wondering if this stone can take the heat differential without breaking?

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      Sarah
      July 22, 2019 at 2:33 pm

      I usually build it on the stone, then put it directly into the preheated oven. We’ve been using it for years and haven’t had any breaking! Hope this helps :)

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