Sunday, July 10, 2011

grilled barbecue chicken with caramelized onion

lots of leftovers in the fridge after the 4th of july spread.......i didn't want to just serve up cold or reheated straight up i decided to dig around in the fridge and  to see what was in there.....hmm  there was some pizza dough, home made barbecue sauce leftover and leftover grilled chicken breast that was marinated in 16 spices and i had some nice looking vidalia onions and a block of cheddar.  i have made foccaccia on  the grill so why not use the same technique and make a full blown pizza.  grilling dough on the gas grill can be either awesome or total failure.  the key is getting just the right amount of olive oil on the dough after it is rolled out but before it goes on the hot grill.  and the next critical point is having the grill hot enough and not turning the dough over the first time until it is nicely brown.

mine is a crazy shape but who cares

recipe after the jump

1 bag of pizza dough (leave it out on the counter to room temperature)
2 grilled chicken breasts (fork shredded)
2 vidalia onions sliced thin
1 tablespoon of butter
good olive oil
kosher salt
1/4 lb of cheddar cheese grated
1/4 cup barbecue sauce

get the gas grill on and hot.  caramelize the onions in a skillet with butter...about 5-10 min.  split the dough into 2 pieces and roll out each on floured board with a floured rolling pin.  put each dough on a big plate and brush olive oil on.  have the chicken, cheese, onion ready to go before you put the dough on the grill.  i did one pizza at a time on the grill.....we did it assembly line style .....i grilled the dough on both sides then took it off and handed it to brit...while i grilled the next dough she dressed the pizza with the sauce, chicken, onion then cheese and gave it back to me to go back on the grill for a few minutes to melt.  this process worked great.  if i did it alone i would have set up all of the ingredients outside on the table next to the grill but having a partner made it easy.  this was a wonderful pizza....all of us had the leftovers for lunch at work or on the train ride home.  a successful use of leftovers! thanks brit!

1 comment:

  1. Chicken skillet is one of my favorite dishes! I can imagine the sweet, juicy taste of the grilled chicken. I haven't tried one on pizza, but I'm sure it's tasty! I'm hungry all of a sudden. =)