BBQ Chicken Pizza is a favorite around here. The bite of the red onion with chicken and BBQ flavors is great. If you’ve never had one, you are missing out.
BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe
- Pizza Dough
- Pizza Sauce
- 1 whole chicken, spatchcocked (backbone removed)
- R Butts R Smokin’ Butt Kick’n Chicken BBQ Rub
- Firebug Grill’n Sauce Mild
- 8 oz thick sliced bacon, cooked, chopped/crumbled
- 6 oz fresh mozzarella
- 1/2 red onion, sliced
Preheat your Yoder Smoker YS640 to 325ºF. Lay the spatchcock chicken flat on a foil lined sheet pan. Apply R Butts R Smokin’ Butt Kick’n Chicken BBQ Rub all over, on and especially under the skin of the chicken. Cook until the internal temperature reaches 165ºF, about one hour (check the temperature using an instant read thermometer like the Maverick PT-100). After removing the chicken from the cooker, remove all skin, pull the meat from the bones and shred the meat. Incorporate any remaining cooking juices from the pan. Add Firebug Grill’n Sauce Mild, a little at a time, tasting as you go until you like the flavor.
Place a pizza stone in the cooker and turn it up to 500ºF. Combine two parts pizza sauce and one part Firebug Grill’n Sauce Mild and mix to combine. After stretching the dough, place it on a flour or cornmeal dusted pizza peel, spread the sauce and top with the shredded chicken, chunks of mozzarella, bacon and red onion. Cook on the stone until the bottom is lightly browned and dough is cooked through.