BBQ Chicken Pizza on the Blackstone

Are you ready to take your pizza-making to the next level? If you own a Blackstone Griddle, you’re in for a treat. Making BBQ Chicken Pizza on the Blackstone Griddle is not only fun but also incredibly delicious. With a few simple steps, you can create a mouth-watering, homemade BBQ Chicken Pizza that will impress everyone.

A sizzling BBQ chicken pizza cooks on the hot blackstone griddle, with bubbling cheese, caramelized onions, and juicy chunks of chicken

The key to a perfect BBQ Chicken Pizza lies in preheating your griddle to about 350°F and preparing your dough with a sprinkle of cornmeal for that perfect crisp. Spread your dough on the griddle, allow it to cook for a few minutes, then flip it to get an even, golden-brown crust. Adding your BBQ chicken, cheese, and other favorite toppings while the pizza cooks gives it amazing flavor.

Using the Blackstone Griddle ensures that every part of your pizza cooks evenly, blending the smoky BBQ flavor into the chicken and cheese. Say goodbye to mediocre homemade pizza and hello to a delicious, griddle-cooked masterpiece. Your friends and family will be begging for more after just one bite.

Preparing Your Ingredients and Griddle

Fresh ingredients laid out on a clean surface, ready to be chopped and assembled. The griddle is hot and sizzling, waiting for the chicken pizza to be cooked to perfection

To make a delicious BBQ chicken pizza on a Blackstone griddle, you need to prepare everything in advance. This includes making the pizza dough, prepping the toppings, and getting your griddle ready for cooking.

Making the Pizza Dough

Start with homemade pizza dough, as it ensures the best texture and flavor. You will need:

  • 2 1/4 tsp yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3/4 cup warm water (110°F)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Mix the yeast and sugar in the warm water and let it sit for 10 minutes, until it becomes frothy. Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl. Add the yeast mixture and olive oil into the flour mixture and stir until a soft dough forms. Knead the dough for about 5 minutes on a floured surface. Place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover, and let it rise until doubled, about an hour.

Assembling the Toppings

For a BBQ chicken pizza, you need flavorful toppings:

  • 2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 pepper, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Mix the shredded chicken with BBQ sauce in a bowl. This ensures the chicken is well-coated and flavorful. Slice the peppers, onions, and mushrooms thinly. Having these toppings ready makes the assembly process on the griddle more efficient. Shredded mozzarella cheese evenly distributes across the pizza making sure each bite is cheesy.

Prepping the Blackstone Griddle

Preheat your Blackstone griddle to medium heat, around 350°F. Apply a thin layer of olive oil on the surface. This helps to prevent sticking and provides a nice crisp to the dough.

Sprinkle a bit of cornmeal on your pizza dough before placing it on the griddle. The cornmeal creates a barrier, adding to the texture. Place the dough on the griddle and let it cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until the bottom is nicely browned. Using a spatula, flip the dough and continue cooking the other side.

Consider using a cooking dome to melt the cheese faster and ensure even cooking. Keep an eye on the underside to avoid burning.

Cooking and Serving

BBQ Chicken Pizza sizzling on the blackstone griddle, with melted cheese and toppings being added

You’ll need to grill your chicken first, then assemble your pizza with all your favorite toppings, and finally cook it on the Blackstone Griddle until perfectly done.

Grilling the Chicken

Start with your chicken breasts. Season them with salt, pepper, and a bit of lemon juice. Heat your Blackstone Griddle to medium-high heat. Add a little olive oil to prevent sticking. Place the chicken on the griddle and cook until the internal temperature reaches 165°F. Don’t forget to flip halfway through to ensure even cooking. This usually takes around 6-8 minutes per side.

Assembling and Cooking the Pizza

Begin by preheating your griddle to 350°F. Roll out your pizza crust on a floured surface. Place the crust on the griddle and cook for 3-5 minutes until the bottom is lightly browned. Flip the crust using a pizza peel.

Spread pizza sauce over the crust. Add your grilled chicken, shredded mozzarella cheese, and any other toppings you like, such as pepperoni or fresh herbs like basil, parsley, and oregano. Cover the pizza and let it cook until the cheese melts and the crust is fully cooked.

Final Touches and Serving

Once your pizza is done, remove it from the griddle using the pizza peel. Let it sit for a minute to cool slightly. Use a pizza wheel to slice it into pieces. Sprinkle some fresh herbs like basil or parsley on top for added flavor. Serve hot, and enjoy your delicious BBQ chicken pizza made right on your Blackstone Griddle!

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