Jay Ducote's Barbecue Chicken Pizza
BATON ROUGE - Tailgating season and barbecue go hand in hand like Les Miles' coaching and bowl game wins, but local food blogger and chef Jay Ducote swung by News 2 at 4 with a unique way to take that smokey BBQ flavor and add it to another de facto staple of collegiate existence: the pizza pie.
Jay says you can save some time and kneading strain by using a store bought pizza crust for this recipe, but you can always make your own if you're so inclined. Either way, Ducote uses his own special barbecue sauce, flavorful chicken and lots of nice produce to give this unconventional spin on an Italian pie some freshness and bite. Here's how to make one for yourself:
Jay D's Barbeque Chicken Pizza
*1 store bought pizza crust
*5 oz. Jay D's Louisiana Barbecue Sauce
*1 ½ cup cooked chicken, shredded
*1 ½ cups Monterey Jack Cheese
*1 red onion, thinly sliced
*1/4 cup sliced green onion for garnish
Preheat your oven to 450°F then roll out the pizza dough and place on a pizza pan or large baking sheet. Next, spread the barbecue sauce all over the crust and toss chicken with 2 oz. of Jay D's Lousiana Barbecue Sauce. You can get your paws onto some of Jay Ducote's Cajun-inspired sauce creation by ordering some bottles online or by visiting one of the many fine retailers in Baton Rouge that stock Jay D's Louisiana Barbecue Sauce. After the "saucification" is complete, Jay says to top the pie with chicken, cheese, and red onion then bake it for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the cheese melts and the crust is golden. Put the finishing touch on with a bit of garnish with sliced green onions.
Ducote says you can find his delicious Cajun barbeque sauce on the shelves at your favorite local grocer, and if you want more recipes and coverage of Baton Rouge's foodie scene, check out Ducote's Bite and Booze blog.