Spicy Grilled Chicken BBQ Flatbread

This Week's Challenge: Cali Cuisine

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Spicy Grilled Chicken BBQ Flatbread

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This week's challenge was "California cuisine" - which for most people, when they think of Cali foods, things like avocados and sushi rolls come to mind. For me, however, I think of flatbread and broccoli.

And that's mostly because of this scene in Inside Out where they complain about a pizza shop where the ONLY kind of pizza served is broccoli pizza!

My broccoli pizza actually uses some broccolini and broccoli, combined with a homemade tangy BBQ sauce, shallots and onions, then is finished off with a balsamic drizzle. It's the perfect combo of sweet and spicy on a thin and crispy crust! Plus, when broccoli is baked, it begins to crisp and caramelize, leading to a delightfully salty flavor with a pinch of sweetness at the stalk.

Categories: Dinner , 52 Weeks of Cooking , Pizza , Barbecue

Tags: BBQ , Pizza , Flatbread , Pizza Stone , Pizza Dough , Pizza Sauce

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Spicy Grilled Chicken BBQ Flatbread

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10-15 minutes

Makes 4-6 servings

For BBQ Sauce:

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  • 2 tablespoons ketchup (OR spicy ketchup)
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (if not using spicy ketchup)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • balsamic vinegar, optional for drizzling

Pizza & Toppings

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  • 1 lb pizza dough
  • 1 grilled chicken breast, cut into strips and roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup sweet corn
  • 1 shallot, sliced thin
  • 1 cup broccoli or broccolini, roughly chopped
  • 4-5 tablespoon corn meal
  • 1 tablespoon flour, for dusting

Here's How:

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  1. Preheat a pizza stone in the oven for one hour at 425 F. If not using a pizza stone, place a baking sheet in the oven while it preheats and you prep the pizza. A hot stone or baking sheet will help create a crispy bottom. Sprinkle the corn meal onto a wooden cutting board or similar surface that will not melt or burn if it comes into contact with the pizza stone.
  2. Whisk together the BBQ sauce ingredients and set aside. Flour a clean surface and roll out the pizza dough until it reaches your desired thickness. Place the rolled dough on the board sprinkled with corn meal.
  3. Spread the BBQ sauce on the dough then top with the grilled chicken, shallots, broccoli and sweet corn as desired. Shift the uncooked pizza from the board to the preheated pizza stone or baking sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until the dough is cooked through and crispy. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Enjoy!

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