By the end of the week I am ready for something fast, easy and delicious.
I love experimenting with different flavor combinations for pizza and creating new favorites. Not to mention, making your own pizza costs drastically less than picking it up from your local pizza place every week.
One of favorite pizzas is my Barbecue Chicken Pizza with Crispy Shallots. It is full of flavor, savoriness, and personality!
Barbecue Chicken Pizza with Crispy Shallots
1 pizza crust (I buy pizza crusts from Whole Foods)
3 shallots, thinly sliced into rings
3 Tbls olive oil
3/4 cup barbecue sauce
2 cups rotisserie chicken, chopped into bite size pieces
3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
3/4 cup gouda cheese, shredded
2 Tbls fresh cilantro leaves, torn
1. Preheat oven to 400.
2. In a small saucepan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add sliced shallots and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook shallots, stirring occasionally until shallots are crispy, about 15 minutes. Set aside.
3. Spread 1/4 cup barbecue sauce over crust. Then top with 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese and 1/2 cup gouda cheese.
4. Mix the remaining 1/2 cup barbecue sauce with chopped chicken in a bowl. Evenly spread the chicken over the cheese on crust. Top with remaining 1/4 cup of mozzarella and 1/4 cup of gouda cheeses.
5. Bake in oven for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is crispy. Top pizza with crispy shallots and cilantro!
Suggested Wine Pairings: Zinfandel (Try Ridge Vineyards Three Valleys Zinfandel Blend), Petite Sirah, Malbec, Chenin Blanc