Chicken Pickle Pizza

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Chicken Pickle Pizza night was recipe #3 from my Farmers Market Chicken. This is a really delicious, really quick pizza to make for pizza night because I didn’t have to cook any of the pizza toppings first like with Potato Pizza.  I love pickles on pizza.  It is only something I recently discovered, in the last year.  Last year our summer pizza nights were filled with Hot Dog and Pickle Pizza which Norah really loved.  I have a harder time getting Spencer to eat pickles on pizza, he will request a pickle free slice and if he doesn’t get that he will pick them off.  Oh well, can’t please everyone!

To make this pizza I start with my lunch time routine of making Pizza Dough. When I get home I get to work assembling ingredients.  I really like using BBQ sauce on chicken pizza’s.  This pizza will have BBQ Sauce, mozzarella cheese, leftover roast chicken and homemade dill pickles.

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So I start by rolling out dough for crust.  Letting it rest and then putting it on the pizza peel.  After pricking it with fork so it doesn’t bubble up I spread about a quarter cup BBQ Sauce on it.  We use Sweet Baby Ray’s.  I haven’t experimented with homemade bbq sauce sauce yet, hopefully that will be a 2015 garden project!  Next is about 2 cups freshly shredded mozzarella cheese, followed by quarter cup pickle slices or in my case I used dill pickle shavings I had made a month ago.  Then it gets topped with one of my leftover 4 oz containers of roasted chicken that I cut up.

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The last thing I do before shoving it into the oven is sprinkle with black pepper.  Into my elderly 450 degree preheated oven, onto a pizza stone it goes.  For me it took 8 minutes to look perfect.  After it came out I let it rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving to my little maniacs.

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This was a great dinner to try to sneak a Garden Salad into the kids but alas they saw through my trickery and avoided the salad.

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Chicken Pickle Pizza
Recipe Type: Dinner
Author: Blogging with Apples
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 20 mins
Serves: 8
A quick delicious pizza using leftovers!
Ingredients
  • 1 pizza dough rolled out
  • 1/4 cup bbq sauce
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1/4 cup pickle slices
  • 4 oz cooked chicken sliced
  • black pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven and pizza stone to 450 degrees.
  2. On rolled out pizza dough spread bbq sauce and top with cheese.
  3. Spread pickles over cheese and top with chicken.
  4. Sprinkle pepper over pizza and place in oven on pizza stone.
  5. Cook 8-10 minutes until crust is golden.
  6. Remove from oven and let sit 5 minutes before slicing and serving!
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Jeff McIntosh

About Jeff McIntosh

Jeff's family lives in his childhood home on a 1/4 acre in town lot. Despite the small space to work with, they have challenged ourselves to produce as much of our own food as possible — and cook it! They document their journey at Blogging with Apples.