I wasn’t feeling well and had no desire to cook a meal but alas my family still needed to be fed. I found pizza dough in my refrigerator that needed to be used up so I decided to make another pizza braid. I grabbed the leftover meat from the Simply Roasted Chicken and tossed it with some barbecue sauce. I layered the pizza dough with barbecue sauce, mozzarella cheese, chicken, fresh cilantro, and red onion before braiding it. It was quick and simple to make and the whole family enjoyed it.
Barbecue Chicken Pizza Braid:
- Pizza dough
- Barbecue Sauce
- Mozzarella cheese, shredded
- Roasted chicken, chopped
- Fresh cilantro, chopped
- Red onion, sliced thinly
How to Make a Barbecue Chicken Pizza Braid
Place the pizza dough onto a floured surface and let it sit at room temperature for 20 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Place a silpat mat (or large baking tray) on the counter then coat with cooking spray and sprinkle the top with a bit of cornmeal.
Roll (or spread) the dough out on top of the silpat mat into a rectangle. Drizzle a bit of sauce on top of the chicken and mix until evenly coated. Spoon some of the barbecue sauce down the center of the pizza dough, add slices of chopped mozzarella to the sauce followed by the chicken, cilantro, and red onion. Side Note: Don’t use too much sauce or your pizza braid will be a bit soggy.
Cut even slits on both sides of the filling with a pizza cutter. Starting at one end, fold alternating strips at an angle across filling.