Absolutely all five nutrient-rich food groups (grains, vegetables, fruits, milk/cheese and meat/protein) are represented in this sweet-savory barbecue chicken pizza.

Yield: Makes 1 pizza, cut into 8 or 10 slices



Difficulty Rating: Intermediate

Nutritional Highlights: You’re on your way to eating more whole grains every day if you make this pizza with whole wheat crust instead of white.

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Recipe From: My Indiana Home

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 2½-2¾ cups onions, thinly sliced (¼-inch) and halved (roughly one large onion weighing 14 ounces before peeling and cutting off ends)
  • 2 large apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 pre-baked, purchased whole wheat pizza crust (10-12 ounces, 11-inch round)
  • ⅔ cup barbecue sauce
  • 4 ounces cooked boneless, skinless chicken breast, diced or shredded
  • ¾ cup smoked Gouda cheese, shredded
  • ¾ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • additional barbecue sauce for drizzling over top, optional
 
 

Tips & Notes

Traditional white or yellow onions, such as Spanish or Bermuda, work best with this pizza. Use Granny Smith apples if you prefer a tarter apple flavor to balance the sweet sauce. Other apples such as Honeycrisp, Jonagold, Fuji, Gala and Golden Delicious, work extremely well on this pizza.

 
 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven (and pizza stone) to 450°F or temperature indicated on pizza crust package.
  2. In a large 12-inch skillet over medium heat, heat oil and butter. When they are hot, add onion slices; cover and cook, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes. Remove lid, increase heat just slightly, and cook additional 7 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until onions have reduced in size and are soft and slightly golden brown.
  3. Add apples and cook, stirring constantly, another 2 to 4 minutes, until apples are just barely starting to soften. (Aim for crisp-tender.) Remove skillet from heat and set aside.
  4. Spread barbecue sauce evenly on pizza crust and top evenly with chicken and Gouda cheese. Spoon apple-onion mixture evenly over entire pizza, then sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  5. Bake 8 minutes, or until ingredients are hot and cheese is melted. If desired, drizzle a very small amount of barbecue sauce over top.
Recipe From: Farm Flavor - www.farmflavor.com
http://farmflavor.com/bbq-chicken-pizza-with-caramelized-onions-and-apples/
 

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  1. Apples are Star Player in Winning Tailgating Recipes | Tennessee Home and Farm says:

    [...] BBQ Chicken Pizza with Caramelized Onions and Apples • Adding a little butter along with the oil in the skillet helps provide that rich, caramelized flavor to the onions. • Traditional white or yellow onions, such as Spanish or Bermuda, work best with this pizza. • Use Granny Smith apples if you prefer a tarter apple flavor to balance the sweet sauce. Other apples such as Honeycrisp, Jonagold, Fuji, Gala and Golden Delicious, work extremely well on this pizza. • Convenient pre-baked whole wheat pizza crusts are easily found in most supermarkets today, either in the produce department, bread aisle or near the pizza supplies. • If you can’t find smoked Gouda in the deli cheese case, substitute all mozzarella or part provolone. But try not to skip the smoked Gouda – it adds a rich, deep, smoky flavor. • Add chopped jalapeño peppers for additional zesty spice if desired. • Absolutely all five nutrient-rich food groups (grains, vegetables, fruits, milk/cheese and meat/protein) are represented in this pizza! • You’re on your way to eating more whole grains every day if you make this pizza with whole wheat crust instead of white. [...]

  2. Jessy Yancey says:

    Linked up at Beyer Beware – a yummy-sounding variation of this recipe, BBQ Chicken Calzones: http://www.beyerbeware.net/2011/12/hunk-of-meat-monday-bbq-chicken.html

  3. Diane Balch says:

    I can see how barbaque flavor works with chicken and apple… really seasonally delicious. Thanks for sharing it with us on foodie friday.