Laziness meets pride: I didn’t want to do too much with tonight’s dinner, but I also feel wrong eating a frozen pizza. The compromise, of course, was to add something to a frozen pizza to make it less pre-fabbed.
A tasty alternative to plain frozen pizza.
Cheaty McCheaterson BBQ Chicken Pizza
1 storebought frozen cheese pizza (I used Tombstone)
1 boneless skinless chicken breast
1/3 cup chopped white onion
Sweet Baby Ray BBQ Sauce (or your favorite)
Brush the chicken breast with BBQ sauce, and bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
While the chicken is hanging out in the oven, deconstruct the pizza. You won’t be able to do too much damage to it if it’s straight out of the freezer, but that’s probably for the best – the instructions on the package mention that you’re not supposed to thaw these things. Scrape off as much of the cheese as you can, and set it aside. Or don’t, if you like your toppings to rest on top of cheese. It’s your pizza.
Squeeze some BBQ sauce onto the pizza. I made a pretty swirl design because there were still a few minutes left on the chicken, and why not?
When the chicken is done baking, remove it from the oven and cut it into bite-sized pieces. Change the oven temperature to 400 (or whatever the pizza instructions suggest). Arrange the chicken pieces and chopped onions on the pizza, and top with the cheese you scraped off earlier.
Slide the pizza into the oven, and bake as directed.
Voilà! Cheater’s BBQ Chicken Pizza.
Even if it’s a cheat, it’s still tasty.
Alternately, California Pizza Kitchen sells a tasty frozen BBQ Chicken Pizza. You could buy that if you don’t feel like going through all of these steps (because there are oh so many, right?), but I like that this recipe is only half-cheating.