Now, keep in my mind, when making pizzas, it's all about your tastebuds. This isn't an exact recipe. You can change it all up however you like by adding your own touches to it. Or maybe you want to add more chicken or more cheese, whatever works for you.
1 tube refrigerated pizza dough
(or make your own dough)
1/2-1 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce
2 cups grilled chicken, cubed
1/2 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 red onion, diced (optional)
ranch dressing (to taste)
I'm using my homemade pizza dough here but when I don't have a lot of time or energy to make dough from scratch, I just go with the refrigerated pizza dough. Also, I'm using the prepackaged grilled chicken breasts here as well as the fully cooked bacon to cut down on the number of dirty dishes. But feel free to switch it up as much as you like. Like I said earlier, this isn't really an exact recipe here, it's more of an idea so go with whatever is easiest for you.
Preheat oven. If using a refrigerated pizza dough, follow the directions on the back of the tube for the oven temperature and how long to cook your pizza. My homemade pizza dough recipe makes a large 16" pizza and the oven needs to be preheated to 425F degrees.
Spray your pizza pan with nonstick cooking spray. Then spread out the pizza dough. Also, if you really wanted to make it super easy, you could use one of those precooked pizza doughs, like Boboli.
Now spread on the BBQ sauce. The key here is not to go too crazy with the sauce. ou don't want the BBQ sauce flavor to overrule all the other flavors going on in the pizza. So a light coating on your dough should work perfectly. Unless you are a BBQ sauce fanatic, then I say go for it. But personally I like enough to get the flavor but not an overwhelming amount.
Time for the toppings! Add on your crumbled bacon, chopped grilled chicken breasts and diced red onion (if using.)
I'm really loving this Kraft cheese with a touch of Philadelphia Cream Cheese. It is great when you're using it in dishes like this where the cheese is a big star of the show. It really melts so well.
Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella on top. Bake in the oven according to refrigerated pizza package directions (basically until crust is golden and cheese is melted and bubbly.) For my homemade pizza dough, you'll need to bake it for about 15-17 minutes at 425F degrees.
If you like, you can drizzle a little Ranch dressing on top. I love the cool creaminess of the ranch dressing combined with the slightly spicy, sweet BBQ sauce flavors.
Slice and serve!