Copycat California Pizza Kitchen BBQ Pizza

Copycat California Pizza Kitchen BBQ Pizza

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One of my favorite places to go is the California Pizza Kitchen – it is one restaurant I went to frequently as a kid. One of my favorite dishes was theirΒ BBQ Pizza Recipe so I decided to make aΒ  Copycat California Pizza Kitchen BBQ Pizza

HOLD UP I have a story for you. It happened around when I was 6 or 7 and my family and myself went to our local California Pizza Kitchen in Studio City, CA.

We were served bread ( you know as most restaurants did or still do) – we finished dinner and got the bill and we were charged $2.00 for the bread!!!

So I do not know if this was a national thing or not ( and if you have any knowledge of this then let me know)

They were suppose to tell us when we sat down that the bread had a surcharge

And this ladies and gentlemen is one of my earliest memories — of course it had to do this money πŸ˜‰

Copycat California Pizza Kitchen BBQ Pizza

My family LOVED this pizza — it was SO simple to make …. LIKE seriously easy πŸ™‚

This make enough for 4 people and cost under $7 to make! SERIOUSLY

Copycat California Pizza Kitchen BBQ Pizza

I have tried other BBQ Pizza Recipes but this one really beats them ALL. It really is that smoked gouda cheese it makes the pizza SO gouda! ( bad joke I know)

Copycat California Pizza Kitchen BBQ Pizza

If you do make this Copycat California Pizza Kitchen BBQ Pizza please make sure to leave a comment πŸ™‚

Copycat California Pizza Kitchen BBQ Pizza

California Pizza Kitchen BBQ Pizza Recipe

Copycat California Pizza Kitchen BBQ Pizza

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Ingredients

  • 5 ounces boneless skinless chicken breasts - cut into strips
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of BBQ sauce for chicken
  • Pizza crust - refrigerated ( I used Pillsbury)
  • 1 tsp cornmeal
  • BBQ Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons shredded smoked gouda cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup of small red onion, sliced
  • chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions

  1. Place chicken into a bowl with the 2 tablespoons of BBQ sauce - mix well
  2. Place oil into a skillet - once hot add chicken and cook until no longer raw - place aside
  3. Roll out pizza dough onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet
  4. Sprinkle cornmeal on uncooked pizza dough
  5. Bake the dough for the time indicated on the package ( it is usually 7 minutes)
  6. Take dough out of the oven ( time to make the pizza πŸ™‚ )
  7. Spread BBQ sauce on the pizza sprinkle the 2 cheeses on top
  8. sprinkle chicken and onions on top of the cheese
  9. Bake for 10 minutes
  10. Finish off with cilantro and ENJOY!