Ree Drummond cooks up a Spicy BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizza recipe based on a favorite from her college days. The pioneer woman star uses shortcuts to whip up the quick meal in just 20 minutes.
Ree Drummond’s BBQ Chicken Flatbread Recipe is Inspired by California Pizza Kitchen
Drummond wrote about his barbecue chicken pizza recipe in a 2010 blog post on The pioneer woman website. The Food Network host explained the inspiration for her recipe.
“When I was in college, California Pizza Kitchen was the pinnacle of awesomeness for my friends and I,” she wrote. “A vegetarian at the time, I loved their deliciously thin, creatively decorated pizzas more than life itself. CPK was one of my favorite things.
Drummond continued, “In the years since I left California, I’ve created occasional imitations of some of the CPK pizza varieties I remember, because there’s no CPK within 500 miles of the ranch – maybe even further. Today I want to share my take on their ever-popular BBQ Chicken Pizza, which was my (platonic) roommate Jeff’s favorite from Taiwan.
She advised modifying the recipe to suit your preferences, noting, “Just use the base recipe as a starting point and have fun with it!
How to make Ree Drummond’s BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizza
Drummond made his BBQ Chicken Flatbread recipe on an episode of The pioneer woman with spicy recipes. “I’m going to make a spicy barbecue chicken flatbread,” she said. “A bit like small individual pizzas.”
Drummond combined shredded roast chicken and bottled barbecue sauce in a bowl and used store-bought flatbread for the pizza crust. “You can use naan, you can use real pizza crusts, you can use pita,” she said. “As you wish.”
The Food Network host poured barbecue sauce over the flatbreads and added shredded provolone cheese, chicken, red onion, sliced jalapenos and a splash of jalapeno juice. For extra heat, she added thinly sliced habanero peppers.
“Guys be careful,” she warned. “These will grow hair on your chest very quickly. I sliced them very thin and tried to remove some seeds. You want to use gloves when slicing and deseeding habanero peppers.
Drummond baked the pizza in a 400 degree Fahrenheit oven until the cheese melted and the edges began to crisp.
‘The Pioneer Woman’ star added some extra delicious toppings
Drummond drizzled bottled ranch dressing on top of the flatbreads after removing them from the oven. “You can even spice it up and put chipotle adobo sauce from chipotle peppers on the ranch and stir,” she said. “But I decided we had enough spice.”
Drummond sprinkled cilantro on top of the pizzas. “It’s such a great combination – BBQ sauce, chicken, jalapenos, cilantro, red onion,” she said. “I think it would be great to serve at a casual party with friends. You can grill them on the grill. Delicious.”
The full recipe is available at Food Network website.
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