Grilled Bourbon-Chicken Pizza

Use Pillsbury refrigerated classic pizza crust to get a quick start on this grilled pizza recipe. Adding a bit of bourbon to the make-ahead barbeque sauce gives it a sophisticated kick.

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 6

1
cup barbecue sauce
2
tablespoons bourbon
1
teaspoon finely chopped chipotle chile in adobo sauce (from 7-oz can)
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
2
boneless skinless chicken breasts
1
can (13.8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated classic pizza crust
2
cups shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
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 15x10-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.

Expert Tips

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

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