Grilled BBQ Chicken Pizza
Prep: 25 minutes
Grill: 25 minutes • Serves: 4
2teaspoons vegetable oil
1teaspoon favorite chicken spice rub
3slices thick-cut smoked bacon, coarsely chopped
Yellow cornmeal for sprinkling
All-purpose flour for dusting
1(8- to 10-ounce) frozen pizza dough ball, thawed
1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons favorite barbeque sauce
1cup fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
3/4cup shredded smoked Gouda cheese
1/2cup sliced red onion
2tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
1. Prepare outdoor grill for direct grilling over medium heat. Coat chicken with oil and rub with spice rub. Place chicken on hot grill; cover and cook 10 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160°, turning once. (Internal temperature will rise 5 to 10° upon standing.) Transfer chicken to cutting board; let cool and chop.
2.In large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat 8 minutes or until almost crisp, stirring occasionally; transfer to paper towel-lined plate to drain.
3.Prepare grill for indirect grilling over medium heat. Sprinkle bottom of rimmed baking pan with cornmeal. Lightly flour work surface; place dough on prepared surface. With rolling pin, roll dough to 12- to 14-inch round; carefully transfer onto pan over cornmeal and poke several times with fork to vent.
4.Slide dough round onto center of hot grill rack; cover and cook 8 minutes or until bottom of crust is browned, rotating once; transfer crust back to bottom of pan. Leaving 1-inch border, spread 1/2 cup barbeque sauce over crust; top with cheeses, chicken, bacon and onion; drizzle with remaining 3 tablespoons barbeque sauce. Slide pizza onto center of hot grill rack; cover and cook 7 minutes or until cheese melts and edges of pizza are golden brown, using tongs to move pizza if necessary to prevent burning. Transfer pizza to cutting board; sprinkle with cilantro and cut into 8 slices.
Approximate nutritional values per serving:
516 Calories, 22g Fat (10g Saturated), 69mg Cholesterol,
1171mg Sodium, 50g Carbohydrates, 0g Fiber, 26g Protein
> Freeze the bacon 20 minutes before chopping for easier handling.