BBQ Blackberry Chicken Flatbread Pizza

What’s tangy, savory, sweet, and satisfying? This remarkable barbecue chicken and blackberry pizza! Take your pizza game to the next level.

Recipe by Bee from thespicybee.com

bbq blackberry chicken pizza

Ingredients

For the Sauce

1 C Ketchup
1 T Apple cider vinegar
1/4 C Molasses
10 oz Frozen blackberries, thawed
1 T Worcestershire sauce
3-4 Chipotle chilis en adobo sauce (start with 3, add a 4th if you can handle heat), chopped
1/4 t salt
Pepper to taste
2 t cornstarch
Flatbread/Crust

For the Pizza

1/2-1 C BBQ sauce
1 C Smoked Gouda, grated
1 C Goat cheese, broken up
1.5 lb chicken thighs, grilled, chopped, and tossed with a few tablespoons of the Blackberry BBQ Sauce
1 White onion, chopped
1 C fresh blackberries, cut in half
1/2 C Fresh basil, chopped
Additional basil may be cut up and reserved for topping once the pizza comes off t

Preparation

Step 1
Start by making the sauce–this will be best spooned on to your crust after it’s had some time to acquaint itself with your fridge. in a medium sized pot, combine thawed berries (if fresh, chop berries and add with 3/4 c water), ketchup, vinegar, Worcestershire, molasses, and chilis.

Step 2
Bring to a boil then simmer for 20 min, allowing the sauce to thicken but don’t let it burn! Once simmering is complete, taste, salt and pepper, and maybe throw in another chopped chili, or if you’re nervous, just another teaspoon of the adobo sauce. This sauce is all about your comfort with the taste. It should be a little vinegary, but now it’s time to balance the acidity–prep the cornstarch by combining with 2 t ice water to form a paste. Add the mixture to the sauce, it’s going to bubble! keep stirring and the heat will activate the cornstarch and thicken it up. Taste it again, the vinegar will have mellowed and the sweetness will be more forward, heat on the back end.

Step 3
Prep your dough if you’re doing Alton’s recipe, if you’re planning on making some day of dough, he’s got a great grill dough recipe I’m a fan of as well, but it’s going to end up with a different texture than the overnight dough I linked to above. Roll out the dough to the desired pizza size. The crust should be evenly rolled out and thin– prep it on a cutting board that you’ll be transferring straight to the grill.

Step 4

Prep the pizza toppings and have them ready to build.

Step 5

When you’re ready to combine and cook, get the fire on the grill going–Preheat your stone, cast iron pan, or whatever you’d like to put the pizza on. Check the temperature before you put the crust down, then toss it on– FOR 2 MINUTES. Pull it from the grill, flip, and dress the cooked side with your sauce (don’t go overboard, just a thin layer), cheese, onion, berries, and chicken. If you want to level up the grill flavor, wide cut your onions and grill them when you do the chicken. You may prefer to leave the basil off to the end–that is just fine.

Step 6

Once the pizza is dressed, place it back on the grill and cover–cook for 5 minutes.

Step 7
Remove from heat and allow to set for about 10 minutes–then top with your basil (if you’ve kept it off to this point), and enjoy!