Oh the things that can be done with a store bought rotisserie chicken! Swing by on your way home from work and dinner's basically done. I've added 'rotisserie chicken' to my grocery list for the last few weeks. Not only is it a good snack, it's so versatile and one chicken can give you enough poultry for two pans of enchiladas, a few chicken pizzas, soup, salad....endless possibilities here!
I like to buy my rotisserie chickens at Costco, it seems like the ones in smaller grocery stores are really tiny. Plus, it's cheaper than buying one to cook myself! I pull the meat off and chop it up, keeping white and dark meat together. A lot of recipes call for just chicken breast (white meat), throwing some dark meat in there adds a little more fat and a lot more flavor.
Pizza is big in our house. We love to order it, we love to make it and this is one of our favorite's. This recipe assumes your pizza dough is ready to go.*
BBQ Chicken Pizza
Makes 1- 12in. pizza; or 8 slices
1 c. chopped chicken
2 T (heaping) Cilantro, chopped
1/2 c. thinly sliced red onion
1/2 c. sweet BBQ sauce (We like KC Masterpiece.)
2 1/2 c. shredded mozzarella or jack cheese, divided
Your choice of pizza dough.*
Preheat oven to 425°F.
Pour BBQ sauce in the middle of dough. Using the bottom of a ladle, make circles to spread the sauce. Cover sauce with 2 cups of cheese. Top with chicken, cilantro, and onion. Add remaining cheese. Bake for 12-18 minutes.
After pizza is out of the oven, let it rest for about 10 minutes, then slice and dig in!
*I make my own dough, or use frozen bread dough for the crust. Here's my method; on a large, lightly floured cutting board, roll dough to desired diameter (about 12 inches). Pick dough up and sprinkle board with cornmeal, replace dough. Shake to make sure dough isn't sticking to the board. Add toppings, shaking every so often to keep dough from sticking to the board. I use a stoneware pizza pan and I leave it in the oven while it's preheating. I very carefully scoot the pizza on to the stone.