Tender chicken, crisp pizza dough, onions, cheese, and—of course—barbecue sauce make up the typical BBQ chicken pizza. Owning a traditional pizza oven allows you to personalize this highly popular delicacy. Fontana Forni’s outdoor pizza ovens, handcrafted in Italy, let your creativity soar to make the perfect Italian-style pizza in your own backyard.
With these tips, you can make the best BBQ chicken pizza in the neighborhood!
Cooking the chicken in advance ensures it’s cooked thoroughly and allows you to prepare it how you want. Place the chicken on its own baking dish or skillet, season it, and put it in the oven. Once it’s no longer pink, you can shred or chop it up, and then add it along with other ingredients to the partially baked crust. Return the pizza to the oven to complete the process!
Whether you prefer your chicken sweet, spicy, or garlicky, there’s a dry rub for you. Chicken rub can create a taste and aroma that enhances the BBQ flavor. For the best results, apply the rub just before cooking the chicken; otherwise, it can lose flavor, slide off, or create a mushy coating that makes it less appealing.
There are many BBQ sauce brands to choose from, but making your own can be fun. After heating up some oil in a saucepan, add ingredients such as chopped onion, minced garlic, red pepper flakes, oregano, basil, and tomato sauce, as well as tomato paste. You can also get creative with Worcestershire sauce, honey, and apple cider vinegar (here is a tasty BBQ pizza sauce recipe to draw inspiration from).
Since chicken goes with just about anything, and pizza can be made in an infinite number of ways, why not try some of these toppings?
Other great toppings include bell peppers, roasted garlic, and pesto, which is a perfect match with grilled chicken, but don’t be afraid to experiment with others, as you never know what you may discover.
At Fontana Forni, we combine modern manufacturing with a timeless design to create unique residentialand commercial pizza ovens. We make wood fired and gas fired outdoor pizza ovens, as well as countertop pizza ovens, for your backyard. Browse our products or call 877-842-9822 if you have any questions.