Wednesday, June 22, 2011

BBQ Chicken and Pineapple Pizza

I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaaack!

Oh how I've missed my blog! The end of the school year is always chaotic as I try to write my final exams, clean out my classroom, and read portfolio evaluations. Throw my own two young children into the mix and most days I'm happy just to eat, let alone prepare a blog post.

But! Yesterday, I said goodbye to my 97 favorite 9th graders (well, the ones who showed up) and today I am ready to blow the dust off of this blog.

I've been making my own pizza on Fridays (I have many more to come!) and I am loving the tradition. I recently purchased a round stone from Pampered Chef and it has changed my life. My dough comes out so much better now, and I'm actually planning to buy a second (and maybe a third!) so that I can do double duty. My husband and I love trying new variety, but the kids keep asking me for "regular" pizza.

Anyway. This BBQ Chicken and Pineapple Pizza has been a favorite for sure. What a delicious flavor combo! It's so perfect for this time of year, and it's so easy to put together (especially if you cheat like I did and use canned pineapple).

BBQ Chicken and Pineapple Pizza
slightly adapted from Sing for Your Supper
  • 1 batch pizza dough
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 chicken breasts, fully cooked and shredded
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce, plus more for brushing on the crust
  • 1/4 cup ranch salad dressing
  • 1 can crushed pineapple or pineapple tidbits
  • fresh cilantro, chopped, about 1/3 cup (I omitted)

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Stretch dough across pizza stone or tray and bake for 7 minutes.

Toss the cooked, shredded chicken breasts with the BBQ sauce. Set aside.

Brush the pizza crust with a thin layer of BBQ sauce, then spread on the ranch dressing. Top with the cheddar cheese and mozzarella cheese, then the chicken and pineapple. Bake for about 15 minutes, until all the cheese is melted and the crust is golden brown. Top with the chopped cilantro. Makes 1 pizza.


  1. Welcome back! I have that pizza stone- somewhere but I don't cook so it's tucked away for someday when I meet someone that wants to spend time in the kitchen.

    I'm not a fan of fruit with my meat so maybe I could just leave the pineapple off...


  2. That looks awesome. I'm with you on a desire for another pizza stone.
    I just clicked +1 for this post. What does that do for you? For me?? LOL

  3. I have NO idea! But thanks? :)

  4. Great minds think alike. About 3 days after I posted my chicken wing recipe on the blog, Mike and I made homemade BBQ chicken pizza. OMG, it was so freakin' good. I have to confess, I think I liked it more than our wing pizza. LOL

  5. Yum! I LOVE BBQ Chicken Pizza - like SERIOUSLY one of my faves. The pineapple is an added awesomeness.... so good! And sometime the Boy and I will add crumbled (turkey!) bacon and instead of cilantro, I'll throw a teeny bit of basil. Although NOW I must get a pizza stone as everyone I know who has one swears by it. Delish!

    Welcome back!


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