BBQ Chicken Pizza Sticks

Hubby and I aren’t big pizza people. If we do it pizza, it’s homemade and we rarely order pizza. There is one place near us that we do order from, Upper Crust. We love their Bub’s BBQ Chicken pizza.

When I saw these pizza sticks come up on Lauren’s blog, they reminded me of the Upper Crust pizza that we love. I served these pizza sticks during the appetizer portion of the party. I loved Lauren’s idea of cutting them into sticks. Everyone really enjoyed these pizza sticks and they were one of the first things to disappear at our Superbowl party!

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BBQ Chicken Pizza Sticks

BBQ Chicken Pizza is awesome. By cutting the pizza into strips, it quickly becomes and easy appetizer.

Ingredients:

1 pizza crust - homemade or store bought
1 cup shredded mozzarella
1 cup shredded pizza cheese mix
3/4 lb chicken tenders
1 small red onion, sliced
1 cup BBQ sauce, plus more for dipping

Directions:

Season chicken with salt and pepper. Cook in a skillet until opaque and cooked through. Chop into small pieces. This can be done ahead of time.

Place dough in pizza pan. Spread 1/2 cup of each of the cheeses onto the crust. Sprinkle chicken pieces over cheese. Sprinkle onion pieces over chicken. Drizzle 1 cup BBQ sauce over pizza. Last, sprinkle the remaining cheese over pizza.

Bake according to the directions on your pizza crust or until cheese is melted. I used Trader Joe's pizza crust so I baked at 425 for 8-10 minutes.

Allow pizza to cool 5-10 minutes, then slice into stick. I like to use kitchen sheers to cut pizza. Serve with additional BBQ sauce for dipping.

Recipe inspired by Lauren's Kitchen

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9 Responses to “Cranberry, Caramelized Onion, and Goat Cheese Dip”

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    oneordinaryday — January 11, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Bookmarked!! Sounds awesome!

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    Colleen — January 11, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    That sounds yummy! I don’t like goat cheese, but bet it would be good with feta too.

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    Julie — January 11, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful combo…except like Colleen, I’ve finally come to admit I don’t like goat cheese. Could use more cream cheese I suppose.

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    nutmegnanny — January 12, 2010 at 12:27 am

    Goat cheese is my ultimate favorite! Can’t wait to try this delicious dip 🙂

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    Colleen — January 12, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    This looks delicious! I can’t wait to make it! Although the cheddar cheese is throwing me off though – did it really match in flavor? Do you think something like asiago would work?

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    Jen — January 13, 2010 at 12:35 am

    I agree Colleen, the cheddar does seem out of place. In all honesty, you couldn’t taste it. The goat cheese / cream cheese mixture and caramelized onions and cranberries are all pretty prominent flavors. I’m sure any shredded cheese would be fine.

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    Colleen — February 13, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Just posted this – delicious! It will be one of my standards from now on!

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    Lisa Burnett — February 13, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    what do i do with the pecans if i choose to use them?

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    Jen — February 13, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Lisa – I’d mix them into the Cranberry mixture or layer them between the cheese and the cranberry layers.

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