When my husband and I went on our honeymoon in Maui, we probably ate our weight in fresh pineapple. How could you not, you’re in the mecca of pineapple! One morning we made the mistake of trying to eat an entire pineapple for breakfast. It tasted wonderful, but it was so fresh and so acidic, that it literally burned the insides of our mouth. Yet we kept eating. Because
we’re gluttons for punishment the pineapple was THAT good.
Only thing better than fresh pineapple is grilled fresh pineapple. Love it with the spicy honey BBQ chicken, with the chicken pineapple quesadillas, and how it’s hit some of it’s shining glory – BBQ chicken, grilled pineapple, and PIZZA. I’m a pretty firm believer that pretty much anything is better is pizza form. And this pizza is true to form. Amazing. Get it on your menu before grilling season is over!
BBQ Chicken and Grilled Pineapple Pizza
adapted from Sing for Your Supper
1 batch pizza dough (homemade or store bought)
2 chicken breasts
3/4 cup BBQ sauce, divided
2 tbsp Ranch dressing
1/2 fresh pineapple, cut into slices
1 cup grated mozzarella
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
Preheat oven to 375. Preheat grill to medium heat.
Spread dough on pizza stone or pizza pan. Par-bake pizza dough for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, season chicken with salt and pepper. Grill over direct medium heat until juices run clear and chicken is cooked to temperature, basting with 1/4 cup of BBQ sauce. Grill pineapple over direct heat, 2 minutes on each side.
Remove chicken and pineapple from grill, chop into small pieces. Combine remaining BBQ sauce and ranch dressing.
Remove pizza dough from oven. Spread BBQ sauce/ranch dressing mixture over pizza dough. Top with half of the chopped chicken and pineapple. Top with half of the cheeses. Top with the remaining chicken and pineapple, followed by the remaining cheeses. Bake for an additional 8-10 minutes, or until crust is crispy and cheese is melted. Top with cilantro.
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