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Bakin’ With Bacon In The Castle

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Welcome to the Castle Kitchen – it’s “Cooking With King Teddy” day!

We have a recipe that might have you scratching your head and saying “not sure this sounds good” but you know me – I wouldn’t lead you astray – and if you like pizza and chicken and BBQ and most of all BACON, just THINK about making this one OK?

BBQ Chicken Pizza

I can hear you now…………….”What???  No bacon???” but it’s there – just keep reading!!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced
  • 1 tube (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust
  • 3/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast  (you can buy already cooked chicken at most groceries if you don’t want to do your own!)
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled (six strips in the official recipe but you know me – more if you want it!!)
  • 1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese (probably other cheese will work but gorgonzola is really tasty)
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425°. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir 4-6 minutes or until softened. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 20-25 minutes or until deep golden brown, stirring occasionally.
  • Unroll and press dough onto bottom and 1/2 in. up sides of a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake 8 minutes.
  • Spread barbecue sauce over dough; top with chicken, cooked onion, bacon, Gorgonzola cheese and jalapenos. Sprinkle with paprika and garlic powder; top with mozzarella cheese. Bake pizza 8-10 minutes or until crust is golden and cheese is melted.    OPTION:   If you want to make this ahead then bake for company, party, etc., you can.   Bake pizza crust as directed; cool. Top with all the ingredients as directed, and securely wrap and freeze unbaked pizza. To use, unwrap pizza; bake as directed, increasing time as necessary.    Cool huh?

See?   I didn’t lead you astray and I have to admit, while my Mom has NEVER EVER had pizza with chicken (I know – I hear you – it’s way better for you than meat) she thought this was really delicious – partly because of the BBQ sauce but also because of the BACON!!!

Whatever you do, make sure to have one extra piece of bacon for your loyal, steadfast, sweet, cuddly, always there for you through thick and thin KITTY!

 

Now get to baking – this is too good NOT to make ——– occasion or no occasion.   Ya gotta eat right?   Then give this a try!

Happy Caturday to all Baconians!