Grilled Bourbon Chicken Pizza Recipe

Created by Cheri Liefeld of Adventures in the Kitchen, this recipe features grilled chicken and a flavorful barbecue sauce.


This pizza will serve six hungry people and takes a total of 55 minutes to make from start to finish.

The barbecue sauce can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

You can also cook the chicken indoors on a stove-top grill pan, or bake it, brushing with the sauce as directed.

So what are you waiting for?

Enjoy this pizza tonight!


1 cup barbecue sauce

2 tablespoons bourbon

1 teaspoon finely chopped chipotle chile in adobo sauce

1 clove garlic, finely chopped

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts

1 can refrigerated classic pizza crust

2 cups shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese

1 orange bell pepper, chopped

1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced

2 slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled


1. Heat gas or charcoal grill. In small saucepan, stir together barbecue sauce, bourbon, chipotle chile and garlic. Heat to boiling; remove from heat. Reserve 5 tablespoons sauce in small bowl; set aside.

2. Place chicken on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 15 to 20 minutes, turning once and brushing frequently with remaining sauce, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F). Remove chicken to plate; cut into bite-size pieces. In medium bowl, mix chopped chicken with 2 tablespoons of the reserved barbecue sauce. Discard any remaining sauce used for brushing.

3. Heat oven to 425°F. Spray 15 x 10-inch cookie sheet with cooking spray. Unroll dough on cookie sheet; starting at center, press out dough to edge of pan. Brush crust with remaining 3 tablespoons reserved barbecue sauce. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup of the cheese; top with chicken, bell pepper, onion, bacon and remaining 1 3/4 cups cheese.

4. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until edges are browned and cheese is melted. Cut into squares.


Posted by M Dee Dubroff, on April 20, 2013 at 9:00 AM