Friday, January 15, 2010

Superbowl Snack Throwdown: Mesquite Chicken Pizza Sticks

It is so hard to believe that HighLowAha's Superbowl Snack Throwdown is just a week away from its conclusion. It certainly flew by! Please visit their site to vote for our final secret ingredient.

(BOTH of my peppers went bad - please use your imagination and pretend there are peppers on this pizza!)

This week's ingredient was barbecue sauce, and I thought it was the perfect opportunity to try out this recipe for Mesquite Chicken Pizza that I've been eying on Tasty Kitchen. This is another concoction that is just so fabulously versatile. If you're a whiz in the kitchen, you can make your own pizza dough and even barbecue sauce. If you're more of a throw-together kind of cook, then grab some store-bought dough and a bottle of sauce.

I absolutely loved the flavor combination on this pizza. The smokiness of the seasoning coupled with the sweetness of the barbecue sauce... and of course, everything is made better with handfuls of cheese!

To make these a little "snackier," I cut them into strips. When I was pregnant with Ryan, Pizza Hut had come out with their "Dippin' Strips" pizza, and I LOVED them. So any pizza that's cut into strips is just perfect in my mind... and then you can dunk!

  • 1 pizza crust - homemade or store-bought
  • 7 whole Chicken Tenders
  • 5 dash(es) Mesquite Grilling Seasoning
  • 1 whole Green Pepper, Diced
  • 1 whole Red Pepper, Diced
  • 1 whole Small Red Or White Onion, Diced
  • 2 cups Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • 2-½ cups Grated Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 cup Smokey Barbecue Sauce, plus more for dipping
  • 2 dash(es) Salt
Preheat oven to 400.

For pizza assembly, spread 1/3 of the total amount of cheese onto crust. Then sprinkle on peppers, onions, and chicken. Add remaining cheese, and salt. Drizzle on any smokey barbecue sauce of your choice.

Bake in 400 degree oven for 12-15 minutes.


  1. Fantastic and so timely, with all the great games today

  2. Looks more like a cheese danish than a pizza

  3. Add a little fresh cilantro to the top and you have one outstanding pizza.


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