Grilled BBQ chicken Pizza with carmelized onions and goat cheese
by Susan Gauthier
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast
1/4 C. Olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 t. salt
1/2 t. fresh ground pepper
3 large vidalia onions, sliced thinly
1/2 stick butter
1/4 C. soy sauce
1 t. ground ginger
1 t. granulated garlic powder
1 t. granulated onion powder
1 t. chipotle pepper powder
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 t. liquid smoke, hickory seasoning
8 oz. goat cheese, crumbled
1 recipe pizza dough prepared and risen or 1 fresh, store bought pizza dough.
2T. olive oil
In a gallon zip style plastic bag, marinate chicken breasts in oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Let stand for 20 minutes. Grill about 5 minutes on each side or until chicken is no longer pink inside. Remove and cut into bite sized pieces. Set aside.
Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium low heat. Cook onions in butter until very soft and deep golden brown(carmelized). Turn down heat if onions brown too much, they should stay more golden than brown. Set aside.
Mix all ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
Dough: spread olive oil on large smooth work surface. Stretch and shape dough to a very large oval(+/- 12x18inches). turn over on work surface to coat both sides with olive oil.
With grill preheated on medium, fold pizza dough in half the long way then in half again the short way.(This helps to carry it to the grill). Carefully and quicklylay down the dough and unfold it onto the grill surface. Close the lid for 2-3 minutes. Open the lid and prick any bubbles on the dough's surface with a fork. With tongs, flip dough over. Cook until lightly browned. Remove from grill. Turn grill down to low.
Spread cooked dough with BBQ sauce. Dollop on spoonsful of the carmelized onions, gently spreading them out as evenly as possible. Sprinkle with grilled chicken pieces then goat cheese. Return pizza to grill and close lid for about 4-5 minutes until goat cheese is soft and the pizza is warm throughout. Slice with pizza cutter.
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