Barbeque Chicken Pizza

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Pizza baked at home is a favourite with kids.. But once in a while we do have pizza from pizza outlets . And recently the elder kid has taken a fancy for BBQ flavoured pizza.. So this time I decided to go for that flavour while baking pizza at home.

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The Pizza base is made using all purpose and whole wheat flour. No kids did not notice any difference in the base as compared to that made of all purpose flour only. So  yes, this healthier version  is going to be my recipe for pizza base henceforth.

The barbeque chicken topping preparation is really easy. Marinate the chicken pieces in bbq sauce, salt n pepper for half an hour and grill them . Then top the pizza base with some more bbq sauce, chicken pieces, some onion or capsicum as you prefer.

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Barbeque Chicken Pizza

  • Servings: 2 Medium size pizza
  • Difficulty: Medium
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FOR THE PIZZA DOUGH

Recipe  from here 

INGREDIENTS

  • Instant  Yeast – 1 1/4 teaspoon
  • Honey (Or Sugar) – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Warm Water – 1 cup
  • Olive Oil – 1 teaspoon
  • All Purpose Flour – 1-1/2 cups
  • Whole Wheat Flour – 1 cup
  • Salt – 3/4 teaspoon

 METHOD

  1. Mix the honey, warm water and stir to dissolve.
  2. Sprinkle the yeast over top and let it bloom for 5 minutes or so.
  3. Add in the olive oil and turn your mixer on low.
  4. In a bowl, mix the flours and salt. Add the yeast and mix well.
  5. Add the olive oil and knead well to get a soft dough.
  6. Toss the dough in a well oiled bowl coating it and the sides of the bowl. Cover with a clean towel and place the bowl in a warm, dry place to rise for 1 hour.

FOR THE  BBQ CHICKEN TOPPING

Recipe adapted from here

INGREDIENTS

  •  Olive oil – 1 tsp
  • Barbecue sauce – 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons
  • Boneless chicken breast , cut into small pieces– 500gm
  • Grated Mozzarella cheese  – 1 cup
  • Red Capsicum , thinly sliced – 1
  • Freshly ground pepper – 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Salt

METHOD

  1. Mix  2 tablespoons barbecue sauce ,  1 teaspoon olive oil,  salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  2. Marinate  the chicken with the barbecue sauce mixture for 30 minutes.
  3. Grill the chicken pieces.

TO BAKE THE PIZZA

  1. Roll out the dough . Cover it with a wet towel and let it rise for 30 minutes. (The towel should not touch the dough)
  2. Transfer the dough to a baking tray.
  3. Now  spread  with the remaining 1/3 cup barbecue sauce, leaving a 3/4-inch border.
  4. Top with the chicken, mozzarella and red capsicum.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degree Celsius for 18 to 20 minutes until the cheese melts and the crust is golden

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Whole Wheat Cappuccino Muffins

Anything with chocolate and coffee… I’m in !!! Add to that the goodness of whole wheat , Yummy!!! I saw this recipe on Aipi’s blog , and decided that I SHOULD make these.. The big plus point of this recipe – no one noticed the substitution of whole wheat for plain flour. My main concern was whether it would be rejected by my elder son , who is a really picky eater. Well, he loved these muffins … Naturally, I am on the look out for more wheat based cakes and muffins …

Last week, I was chatting with my sister in law and she mentioned that she had tried my Chocolate Banana Cake and it came out really well.. And the reason that she tried it  –  it was healthier as the cake batter was made using oil instead of butter…  Being a doctor she counts the calories whenever I bake something 🙂  I am sure these muffins will pass her approval 🙂

On a different note, my cousin had called me up last day to say that she loved the snaps of my previous post. I am a newbie photographer, so words like this do mean a lot to me.. And would like to thank all you guys who send me words of encouragement.. Love you all !!!


Thanks Aipi, for sharing this awesome recipe…  This is really a keeper … And guys, do check out Aipi’s beautiful blog  USMasala  !!!

Here’s the recipe...

Ingredients

  • Whole wheat flour or atta – 1 3/4 cup
  • Cocoa powder – 3 tbsp
  • Semi sweet chocolate chips – 3/4 cup + 1/4 cup
  • Salt – 1/4 tsp
  • Baking powder – 2 tsp
  • Baking soda – 1/2 tsp
  • Powdered Sugar – 3/4 cup
  • Milk – 1 cup + 1 tbsp
  • Vegetable Oil – 1/3 cup (I used canola oil)
  • Vanilla extract – 1 tsp
  • Instant coffee powder – 2 1/2 tsp dissolved in 1 tbsp hot water

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180 deg C. Line a muffin tray with paper cups
  2. Melt 3/4 cup of chocolate chips with 1 tbsp milk in microwave or double boiler. Cool it slightly
  3. In a bowl mix together the flour, baking powder , baking soda,powdered sugar  and salt.
  4. In another bowl,beat milk and oil for a minute . Add in the coffee mix  followed by the melted chocolate.
  5. Add the flour mixture to this and mix with a spatula . Do not overmix.
  6. Fold in the remaining chocolate chips.
  7. Spoon in muffins tray lined with paper cup till they are 3/4 th full.
  8. Bake  for 15 -20 min or till tester comes out clean.