Barbecue Chicken Flatbread Pizza

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Since it’s Monday night football, and the Packers are playing – and the Brewers are playing in the playoffs against the Dodgers, I thought it would be a good night for a homemade pizza. Go Packers! Go Brewers! How can both our favorite teams be playing on the same night, at the same time?!

I found a new pizza crust at Trader Joe’s and it’s like a big flatbread. I grabbed it a couple weeks ago and threw it in the freezer because I knew I’d want to make a homemade pizza with all the great football and baseball games to watch. I really like this new crust by Trader Joe’s.  A big plus for me, besides the taste, was that the crust has just 150 calories for 1/4 of the crust, which I don’t think is bad at all.

I started out by baking 3/4 pound of chicken tenders that I seasoned with kosher salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes before brushing it with barbecue sauce. I baked the tenders at 375 degrees for 25 minutes.

While the chicken was baking, I sliced 1/3 of a red onion, 3 jalapeños – removing the seeds, and shredding close to 1/3 pound of gruyere cheese. Once the chicken was done and had cooled a couple minutes so I could handle it, I cut it into bite size pieces.

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I spread some barbecue sauce onto the crust and simply topped it with the cheese, onion, jalapeños and chicken and placed it into a preheated 425 degree oven for 12 minutes.

Once it was done, I sprinkled freshly minced cilantro over the top for garnish.

This pizza had a nice kick to it, without being too hot. There was definitely a lot of flavor in this one – and that’s a good thing :).

Ingredients

1 flatbread pizza crust
3/4 pound chicken tenders (approximately 1-1/2 cups)
1/3 pound gruyere cheese, shredded
1/2 cup barbecue sauce, divided
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4-1/3 red onion, sliced
3 jalapeños, sliced (seeds removed, if desired)
cilantro, minced

Directions

  1. Sprinkle tenders with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Brush with 1/8 cup barbecue sauce.
  2. Place tenders in a preheated 375 degree oven for 25 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Once chicken is done, raise oven temperature to 425 degrees.
  3. Cut cooked chicken tenders into bite size pieces.
  4. Spread 1/2 cup barbecue sauce onto flatbread. Top with shredded cheese, sliced onion, jalapeños and cooked chicken.
  5. Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for 12 minutes.
  6. Top with minced cilantro.

Enjoy!

Until next time, Kris

 

 

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