We’ve reached the point where there are very few things that we buy from the grocery store that are pre-prepared. Half of the reason being that it’s cheaper, and half of the reason in that my cooking skills have improved greatly since being gifted the KitchenAid Artisan Mixer for Christmas. And, you know, the hours and hours of Food Network Watching to learn a few new skills that I could put to use in the kitchen.
Pizza dough is one of the recipes that I can now make without measuring. I make a few batches a week for pizza, calzones and garlic fingers for the kids – and most recently, pull apart pizza bread.
BBQ Chicken Pull Apart Pizza Bread
1 batch easy pizza dough
1 cup BBQ Sauce
1 chicken breast, cooked and coated in BBQ sauce
handful of green onions
Make the pizza dough according to the instructions. With a sharp knife, cut the pizza dough in half, then strips and then into small pieces about 3/4 inch x 3/4 inch and place into your choice of pan. I prefer the bundt pan because it makes a nice round shape where you can put the dip into the center.
Layer the pieces of pizza dough into the bottom of the pan, top with the sauce, then chicken, then cheese.
Complete another layer of the pieces of pizza dough, top with sauce, cheese and green onions.
Bake for thirty minutes at 375 degrees or until your desired texture of the bread.
Serve with BBQ sauce for dipping. The kids love this meal, and once the pizza dough has been prepared, it’s simple to make. In fact, you could put out the ingredients and let the kids make it themselves.
To freeze: If you’re looking for a simple freezer meal, you can assemble and layer everything in the pan that you’re going to cook it in and stick it right into the freezer. On the day you want to cook the pizza pull apart bread, take it out of the freezer and let it warm up. I put it on top of the stove for a few hours, and turn the stove on to low to warm it up and perk the dough to get it rising again. Then, I bake as usual.