What’s for dinner? BBQ chicken, tomato and avocado deep dish pizza

A delicious and light comfort meal for all those who love a thick pizza base.

12 JULY - WFD – BBQ chicken, tomato and avocado deep dish pizza

Serves 4

You’ll need: For the dough – 2 cups flour; 1 sachet of yeast; a pinch of salt; 1 cup warm water; 30ml melted butter

For the chicken – 3 x skinless chicken breasts, sliced; salt and pepper; 30ml olive oil; ½ cup BBQ sauce; a handful of fresh basil, chopped (plus extra for serving); 30ml tomato paste; ½ punnet of cocktail tomatoes; 2 cups grated mozzarella or cheddar cheese; 1 avocado, sliced

How to: 

Dough:

Preheat the oven to 180 °C.

Combine the flour, yeast, and salt in a large bowl.

Add the melted butter with water and mix to form a soft dough.

Knead the dough for 5 minutes and place in an oiled bowl, cover with cling film and leave to rise for 1 hour.

Chicken:

Season chicken generously with salt and pepper.

Heat oil in a large pan and fry the chicken for about 3-5 minutes.

Add the BBQ sauce and basil, then stir to coat the chicken evenly.

Cook for a further 3-5 minutes or until cooked through and sticky. Set aside.

Assemble:

Place dough onto a floured surface.

Using your fingers, press dough into a greased 25cm cast iron skillet or an ovenproof dish.

Cover the base with tomato paste and top with the chicken mixture.

Bake for 15-20 minutes before you remove it from the oven.

Sprinkle the pizza with tomatoes and cheese and bake for another 10-12 minutes or until cooked through and the cheese has melted.

Top off your dish with avocado and fresh basil just before you serve this tasty delight!

Cook’s note: Roll out the pizza dough and bake on a baking tray if you don’t have a cast-iron skillet.

*Recipe and image by www.astralchicken.com