Ultimate Bourbon Chicken Pizza

I think this might be the greatest sweet & savory concoction I’ve ever made.

And you know that means a lot coming from me, as my sweet & savory standards are impossibly snooty.

But this?  THIS is what dreams are made of.

Olympic Dreams?

Sure, let’s do it.

The best thing that’s ever happened ever (for now) all started with a simple bag of Perdue Bourbon Glazed Chicken Chunks.  I’ve had them lying around my freezer for a few months now, but for whatever reason decided to ignore them every chance I got.  Well, that was a huuuggge mistake.

Huge!

Yes, I’m actually admitting to being wrong – you shocked, Dave? – because good lord what was I waiting for?!  These babies are heavenly!!  I had found the sweet & savory holy grail, and it was under my damn nose the entire time.

It figures, ya know?  Alanis Morissette style.

At first I simply microwaved a few chunks to get a taste for where they could go.  Then I had half a bite and realized these could literally go anywhere, specifically into my mouth at lightening speed.  Like, I could barely wait for batch #2 to finish cooking.  As in, I ripped them from the microwave when they were only kinda/sorta done.  AKA, I ate some half-frozen chicken.  Which MEANS… I am officially insane.

But hey, they were still good.

Once I collected my thoughts and my last shreds of dignity, I decided that eating these a la carte was not putting them to their best use.  Yes, they were still outrageous, but they could be more.  More delicious.  More amazing.  More everything!  I could make these shine brighter than a gold medal covered in Sochi snow!

(that makes no sense)

I could make them into the most ultimate pizza ever!!

USA!

Since the chicken is already completely major, all I needed were a few complimenting elements to make things ultimate.  The bourbon glaze had me automatically thinking of a caramelized onion/cheddar cheese combo, so I went with my gut and did just that.  At first I considered doing a sandwich, then a quesadilla, but eventually settled on a pizza, because pizza = greatness.  But since America is all about freedom, reincarnate this trio anyway you like – I’m pretty sure it’d taste good on cardboard.

And PS – I had leftovers for breakfast.

Figures!

Ultimate Bourbon Chicken Pizza

Yield: 6 - 8 servings

Prep Time: 20 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Total Time: 40 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Refrigerated Pizza Dough
  • 1 lb Perdue Bourbon Glazed Chicken Chunks
  • 1 1/4 cups Part Skim Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 Medium Red Onions
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt & Coarse Black Peppercorn - approx.
  • Cooking spray to grease
  • Flour to roll out dough
  • Fresh Parsley to garnish (optional)

Directions:

  1. Remove dough from refrigerator and let thaw until needed, ~20 minutes.
  2. On cutting board slice red onions into thin strips.  In large skillet, saute onions in 2 tsps EVOO over medium flame, gently  seasoning with salt & pepper as they soften.  Stir regularly until lightly caramelized (~20 minutes) then remove from heat.
  3. While onions cook, evenly space frozen chicken on microwave safe plate.  Microwave for 1 minute - 90 seconds until warm but not fully heated, then remove.  With a sharp knife slice chicken into strips, then set aside.
  4. When ready, amply flour counter before rolling out dough into 12 inch diameter.  Transfer dough to lightly greased pizza sheet, then drizzle the center with 1 tsp EVOO, spreading well with a basting brush.  Next, evenly build a thin layer of red onions, then a circle of sliced chicken.  Top with cheddar cheese, then fold over the hanging edges to create a crust.  Brush last remaining tsp EVOO over crust.
  5. Bake pizza at 425F for 15 - 20mins until crust has cooked and cheese has melted.  Immediately plate and serve, garnishing with fresh parsley if desired.

>> Make sure dough is refrigerated before using – if you buy frozen dough, transfer to fridge 24 hours before cooking.

>> Dough is best rolled thin with a rolling pin.

>> I used a Garlic Herb Dough (that's all Trader Joe's had!), but plain or whole wheat would work fine.

>> Nutrition facts are based on 8 servings.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 275 Fat: 9g Carbohydrates: 35g Protein: 14g

*I received these Bourbon Glazed Chicken from Perdue.  All commentary and opinions are my own.

Ultimate Bourbon Chicken Pizza - Plated 1.1 I love this in so many ways.

 

 

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15 Responses to “Ultimate Bourbon Chicken Pizza”

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    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — February 6, 2014 @ 2:12 pm

    Holy cow, this looks perfect Christine!

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    • Christine replied: — February 7th, 2014 @ 10:23 am

      thanks Nicole!

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    Chris @ Shared Appetite — February 6, 2014 @ 2:49 pm

    I love me a good pizza… this is so clever! I kinda want this to be waiting for me when I get home tonight for dinner!

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    • Christine replied: — February 7th, 2014 @ 10:29 am

      and so easy too!! thanks Chris!

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    Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods — February 6, 2014 @ 10:15 pm

    Wow, this pizza looks delicious! I’m thinking pizza for dinner tomorrow :D

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    • Christine replied: — February 7th, 2014 @ 10:30 am

      100%, this would be perfect! thanks Cindy

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    Alyssa @ My Sequined Life — February 7, 2014 @ 12:20 am

    This pizza would go over SO. WELL. in my house. Seriously, we’re caramelized onion fanatics over here (thankfully the boy and I both are! ;)), and that chicken looks amazing!! I’d be lucky to have enough left to cover the pizza with all the tasting I’m sure I’d be doing. Yummm craving pizza now!

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    • Christine replied: — February 7th, 2014 @ 10:31 am

      3 red onions then for you, chickie ;) lol yes I love me some caramelized onions too – it adds the perfect touch to this combo!

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    Melanie @ Carmel Moments — February 7, 2014 @ 9:01 am

    That looks fabulous! Pizza has to be one of my favorite foods of all time and you just made me hungry. :)

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    • Christine replied: — February 7th, 2014 @ 10:33 am

      kid friendly too, Mel! def give it a try with the fam

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    Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes — February 7, 2014 @ 10:26 am

    Okay, you had me at the onions picture. Then everything else after that. This looks so good Christine!

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    • Christine replied: — February 7th, 2014 @ 10:35 am

      thanks Jessica!!

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    Natalie @ Tastes Lovely — February 7, 2014 @ 12:44 pm

    Ummm…your pizza looks freaking gorgeous! Like, magazine perfect. I can’t wait to try this : )

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    • Christine replied: — February 7th, 2014 @ 4:04 pm

      it’s SO good Natalie! def a nice entree before that cheesecake of yours! (yes, still dreaming of it lol)

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    Consuelo @ Honey & Figs — February 11, 2014 @ 12:27 pm

    Bourbon chicken pizza?? Am I dreaming or is this real life?? This stuff looks way too amazing. Heck, I’d love it for breakfast too ;—)

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