Chicken: Barbecued Chicken Pizza

posted by Fruffy 02-02-103 6:29 PM

Barbecued Chicken Pizza

3 tablespoons olive oil
2 small skinless boneless chicken breast halves
1 cup diced onion
1 large zucchini, halved lengthwise, seeded, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 large yellow crookneck squash, halved lengthwise, seeded, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
2 cups (packed) shredded mozzarella cheese (about 8 ounces)
1/3 cup plus 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 (10-ounce) purchased fully baked thin pizza crust (such as Boboli)
6 tablespoons purchased barbecue sauce

Preheat oven to 450°F.

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in heavy medium skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Sauté chicken until cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to cutting board. Cut chicken into 1/2-inch dice; place chicken in large bowl.

Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil and onion to same skillet; sauté over medium-high heat 2 minutes. Add zucchini and yellow squash; sauté until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Transfer vegetable mixture to bowl with chicken and cool. Mix in cheese and 1/3 cup cilantro. Season topping to taste with salt and pepper.

Place pizza crust on large baking sheet. Spread 4 tablespoons barbecue sauce over crust. Top with chicken mixture. Drizzle with remaining 2 tablespoons sauce. Bake pizza until heated through and cheese melts, about 15 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 3 tablespoons cilantro and serve.

Bon Appétit
December 2002
Bonnie Wilkens Metully, Cincinnati, OH

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