My husband and I are big fans of BBQ Chicken Pizza, so when I ran into this recipe I had to try it! I thought the preparation was very easy and the cook time quick. If you are in need of an effortless meal during the week, I would definitely recommend trying this recipe! This recipe has been adapted from Pepper Lynn. I had to make some changes to the preparation of the chicken and the amounts of cheese and sauce.
For this recipe, you will need the following:
- Cheddar Cheese
- Red Onion (I love using freeze-dried onions! No mess and my hands do not have that awesome odor from chopping onions)
- Fresh Cilantro (I used freeze-dried)
- Pre-made Pizza Crust
- Cooked Chicken (I used pre-cooked chicken by Hormel)
- Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce
To start, you need to unravel your pizza dough onto a floured surface and measure it. You want it to be about 12×15 inches. The Kroger brand Pizza Dough was already that size, so I did not have to use a rolling pin to make it any bigger.
Next, you will measure out the amount of barbecue sauce and spread it over the dough just like you would pizza sauce. I used a pastry brush, but you can use a spoon or spatula.
When I was spreading out the barbecue sauce, I thought it was a little sparse. So, if you want more of a barbecue sauce flavor, I would suggest adding another 1/4 cup of sauce to the surface of the dough.
I then added the rest of the ingredients: the chicken (you can chop it into smaller pieces so that it goes further), cilantro, onions, and cheese. In my family, we love cheese! So, I, personally, would suggest adding more cheese to this recipe (maybe 1/4 or 1/2 cup more).
Make sure to distribute each ingredient evenly so that you do not have patches of strong and weak flavor.
Another suggestion I have is to coat the chicken with barbecue sauce before adding it to the dough.
You want to then begin rolling the dough onto itself to create the pinwheel. Start from one of the 12 inch sides and roll towards the other 12 inch side. Make sure the dough is rolled tightly.
As you can see in the picture below, the right side of the roll had excess dough that bundle up at the end. I just cut that off because there are no yummy ingredients inside-just dough.
Transfer your pizza roll to a cutting board. The seam should be on the bottom of the roll to prevent it from coming apart while slicing it into pieces. With a bread knife start cutting your roll into sections of about 1 inch thick.
You will find that this task is a bit challenging. Rub a little flour on your hands to prevent the dough from sticking to you.
You will get about 16 pinwheels from this recipe.
Place the pinwheels on a cookie sheet. You will want to line it with parchment paper first. Place in the oven at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes.
Look how beautifully they turned out!
Serve with barbecue sauce!
Now for the recipe…
Barbecue Chicken Pizza Pinwheels
- 1 Ready to Bake Pizza Crust
- 3/4 cup of Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce
- 3/4 cup of baked chicken
- 1/3 cup of finely diced onions
- 3 tablespoons of minced cilantro
- 1 1/4- 1 1/2 cups of cheese