Surprisingly, this non-traditional pizza was the winner this week (or at least tied with first place) in my book. The flavors of the toppings complemented each other very nicely. The caramelized purple onions give it a sweet flavor, the barbecue chicken was sweet and tangy, and the melted chunks of creamy gorgonzola added a bit more depth in flavor than just plain ole mozzarella.
I didn’t add any tomato sauce to the crust before adding the toppings. Instead, I brushed olive oil onto the crust, sprinkled some grated parmesan, then added all the toppings. I figured the bbq sauce + tomato sauce would be too overpowering together.
BBQ Chicken, Caramelized Onion and Gorgonzola Pizza
1 chicken breast
your favorite BBQ sauce
1 medium red onion, sliced thinly
4 oz. gorgonzola, crumbled
3-4 oz. mozzarella, shredded or sliced thinly
parmesan cheese, grated
1 lb. pizza dough
1) Marinate chicken breast in your favorite BBQ sauce (I used Dinosaur BBQ Sauce) for at least 2 hours. Grill, then chop into tiny pieces. Drench with extra BBQ sauce until thoroughly coated.
2) Slice red onion into thin long strands. Drizzle 1 tbsp olive oil onto skillet set on medium high heat. Add onions and cook until caramelized and brown.
3) Preheat oven to 500 degrees. On a greased baking sheet, stretch pizza dough out. Brush olive oil onto crust, and sprinkle parmesan cheese on top. Add chopped chicken breast, onions, gorgonzola and mozzarella. Bake for about 15 minutes or until crust is browned.
I didn’t take any pictures of the process.
You’ll have to bear with me as I show you these pictures instead.
I used a wheat pizza dough this time, and it was actually pretty good. Of course, we still think the regular pizza dough is the best overall, but if I had to buy any other wheat dough I’d definitely choose Trader Joe’s.
Have a great weekend.