Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Barbecue Chicken Flatbreads

I'm 28 years old (born in 1983) which means the majority of my childhood memories take place in the 90's.

"What we're going to do right here is go back, way back, back into time**" the nineties. If you are of my generation you will totally get this.

Remember wearing overalls? They were even cooler if you walked around with one strap undone.

How about watching videos on a VCR, listening to a Walkman, or playing Super Mario Brothers on a Super Nintendo?

Remember watching Full House, Saved by the Bell, Home Improvement, Double Dare, and Clarissa Explains it All?

What about trading Pogs, and collecting Beanie Babies? I bet your Beanie Baby collection is worth a ton of money today, not!

Remember when California Pizza Kitchen was the coolest restaurant, and their Barbecue Chicken Pizza was the best thing you ever ate? 

All of those other fads I mentioned above, I'm so over, but I never got over my love for BBQ Chicken Pizza.

Since nowadays I don't mix milk and meat, I created a yummy version: Barbecue Chicken Flatbread, which I made tonight, as well as Grilled Artichokes with Special Sauce (I'll share that recipe with you very soon), and the Easiest Ever Corn on the Cob.

Here are the recipes:

Barbecue Chicken Flatbread- makes 4 pizzas

Making your own crust is the most delicious, but feel free to use store bough pizza crust, flat bread, or tortillas. This crust recipe is made with a bread machine, and would be excellent for any homemade pizza.

Dough- 1 recipe
Barbecue Chicken- 1 recipe
Barbecue Sauce
1 Red Onion, thinly sliced
1 bunch of fresh Cilantro, minced

1 1/4 C. water
2 T. olive oil
1 t. honey
1 3/4 t. salt
3 C. bread flour, all purpose will work if you don't have bread
2 1/4 t. active dry yeast

Place the above ingredients into the bowl of your bread machine in the order listed above starting with the water. Turn on the dough cycle.

When the dough cycle ends, remove the dough from the machine and cut into 4 equal parts. Roll each part into a ball, place the balls next to each other almost touching on the counter and cover with a dish towel. Let rest for 30 minutes. Then use your hands to strectch the dough into 4 very thin circles. Cover with the toppings: barbecue sauce, chicken, and red onion.

barbecue chicken:
4 chicken breast, boneless skinless
barbecue sauce, I used KC Masterpiece, use your favorite

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking dish with non stick spray. Place the chicken breast inside the baking dish and cover the breasts with the sauce. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the center is no longer pink. Remove from the oven and thinly slice.

To assemble and cook the pizza:
Raise the oven temperature to 500 degrees. Cover a sheet pan with parchment paper.
Pour a few tablespoons of barbecue sauce onto one of the flattened dough rounds. Use a spoon and spread the edges. Then sprinkle on the barbecue chicken, and the sliced red onion.
Bake for 10 minutes, until the edges are browned.
Remove from the oven, and sprinkle with fresh cilantro.

Easiest Ever Corn on the Cob

In my book corn is a vegetable, I try to make it a lot because it is one of the few veggies my kids will eat. After seeing this cooking technique on Pinterest, I had to give it a try. Well what do you know? It worked and it was great!

Corn on the cob leave the husks on

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Stick the corn into the oven with the husks on. Bake for 25 minutes. Once cool enough to handle remove the husk and silk, it will come off easily.


I wonder if in 20 years from now we will look back like we do now, and think the same thing...What were we thinking?!

Have a good night!

**Intro to a song I loved called Don't Leave by Blackstreet, it was
popular in the 90's.

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