Yum Peaceful Cooking: Grilled Chipotle Chicken Pizza #SundaySupper

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Grilled Chipotle Chicken Pizza #SundaySupper

I'm excited to say that I have joined the #SundaySupper Movement! And this is my first participating post. Wouldn't you know it....it's all about Man Food! Is there much out there that men won't eat?

I think not.

At the bottom, you will find a list of other #SundaySupper blogger's Man Food recipes and links. You can check them all out and see what you find that'll make your man happy.

What man doesn't like pizza? There might be a few out there but I've never met one. This Father's Day, to celebrate the man in your life, rather than turning on the oven to bake your pizza (and getting the house all hot and uncomfortable), why not take a shot at it on the grill? The flavor that's imparted is wonderful, just like anything else that's BBQ'd. You know that tell-tale smokey flavor that announces 'summer' loud and clear. Grilled pizza is fun, quick, and so darned good!

As with all pizzas, there are 3 components: the dough/crust, the sauce, and the toppings. Most of which can be partially prepared ahead of time. Even a day beforehand. 

First I'm going to share a beautiful pizza dough recipe. I've used it several times over the past few years and for the life of me, I cannot remember where I originally got the recipe (which is really bugging me now cuz I really would love to give them credit). 

Pizza Dough:
1 package of active dry yeast (comes out to 2 1/2 tsp)
3 cups of all purpose flour
1/2 TBS honey 
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup warm water (about 110 - 115 degrees)

Mix the honey and the water together. Add the yeast. Let sit for about 10 minutes, until it foams. Add salt and oil and give it a quick stir. Add the flour and mix well. Mix together with a wooden spoon or by hand. If it's too wet, add a bit of flour (1 TBS at a time) until its dry enough. If it's too dry, add a bit of water (1 TBS at a time) until its right. Turn out onto a well floured surface and knead until its nice and smooth. You might want to step away for a few minutes during kneading to let the dough rest. When you come back, it will knead so nicely and get all smooth and beautiful for you. 

Form the dough into a ball and put into a large oiled bowl. Cover with a clean cloth and let it rise in a warm area until it has doubled in size (about 35 - 45 minutes or more). Punch down and let it rise again until it has doubled in size (about 1 - 1.5 hrs). Punch it down. 

At this point, you can store it in the refrigerator in a lightly covered container, for a few days. Do not seal the container tight as the dough will still rise (albeit slowly) in the fridge and you do not want the gases to build up and cause an explosion. When ready to use, remove from the fridge and let it sit at room temp a bit before working with it. 

Turn it onto a well floured surface and prepare your dough for pizza. I divided it up into 4 balls and made individual sized pizzas. The number of pizza you get out of this dough will depend on how think you want your crust and how big you want them. 

Chipotle Pizza Sauce:
Inspired by The Neely's Chipotle Sauce

1 cup sour cream (if you can get Mexican sour cream, all the better)
2 chipotle peppers, seeded
2 green onions, roughly chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
1/4 teaspoon cumin
Juice from 1 lime

Place all of the ingredients in a food processor or blender and puree until smooth and creamy. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use. At least an hour or 2 would be good in order for the flavors to mesh together and get all warm and fuzzy.

Note: If you are sensitive to heat, then use 1 chipotle. If you like it really hot, then leave the seeds in.

Shredded Smokey Chicken:
Preheat the oven to 425' F if using the oven to bake the chicken, otherwise prepare your grill accordingly.

3 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
juice from 1/2 lemon
Salt and pepper to taste

Rinse and pat dry the chicken.

In a small bowl, combine the chili powder, garlic powder and cumin.

Drizzle the chicken with lemon juice on both sides and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Rub the chili powder combo on the chicken, on both sides.

Bake in a hot oven on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray, for about 30 minutes, or until done. Or grill over medium-hot coals until the juices inside run clear.

Let cool first, then shred.

Shredded cheddar cheese
Shredded jack cheese
Grilled onions
Grilled bell peppers
Sliced avocado
Chopped cilantro
Lime wedges

Grilling and assembling the pizza:
Heat up your grill and make it hot. You want a even heat. If you are using charcoal, spread those hot coals evenly around, under your grate.

On a lightly floured surface, shape your dough as desired. Place it on a pizza peel that is lightly dusted with flour or cornmeal, if you have one. If you don't have a pizza peel, dust the bottom side of a cookie sheet and use that.

Slide the dough off the peel and onto the middle of your grill (this should be done in one full sweep). Cover and let cook for maybe 3 - 5 minutes? Check it and see what's going on. It all depends on how charred you want it.

It will bubble up and get all cool looking

When it's lightly browned, remove it using a couple of spatulas, flipping it over onto your peel.

The cooked side will now be the top of your pizza. Spread the Chipotle sauce over the crust

Add the cheese, shredded chicken, grilled onions and more cheese and then slide it back onto the grill.

Cover and grill for another few minutes, until the top is melted and bubbly and the bottom is a deep golden brown or even a bit charred, should you so desire.

Remove. Add the avocados, cilantro and drizzle with lime juice.

Slice and serve!

The cool cream in the sauce keeps the chipotle peppers under control. To a point. It's a bit spicy but that's what's so darned good about it. That smokey chipotle heat, which is also enhanced by the grill. The chicken is just plain good, especially with all that melted cheese everywhere. All in all, this is just a great combo of flavors that naturally go well together. Put it all on a deliciously homemade pizza crust and you can't go wrong.

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« Last Edit: Today at 08:05:48 AM by Susan @ LittleRedKitchen »


  1. This is definitely a pizza my husband would enjoy!

  2. Oh wow..Danielle--this looks awesome! I like everything about it...the grilled crust, the shredded chicken, and especially that sauce! Yum. Congrats on your first Sunday Supper post! :)

  3. Welcome to the Sunday Supper group!!! Your pizza sounds amazing...love the crust, the sauce and all the amazing toppings!

  4. Oh my goodness what an incredible looking pizza. We use to do grilled pizza all the time when we were in the US but just haven't done one here. I keep promising hubby we will change that soon. Might need to start with this.

  5. I absolutely have to try this!! Your pizza looks amazing. Serious Yum Factor!!

  6. This is a great way to do pizza on the grill if you don't have a stone, we discussed this last night as we had grilled pizza, yours looks fabulous!!

  7. Grilled pizza sounds perfect to me! Welcome to the Sunday Supper fam :)

  8. LOVE that you did it on the grill, nothing better!

  9. Hi there! This was my first time participating, too! I'm glad we are both newbies! :) And this is the perfect man food recipe. It looks amazing!

  10. What a beautiful pizza! Once you've had grilled pizza it's difficult to enjoy it any other way!! We are both newbies! This is my first time with the #SundaySupper group! Looking forward to many more :)

  11. Wow! I've always thought about doing a pizza on the grill, but I find it intimidating. Your recipes and the pics make me want to give a go though!

  12. Welcome to Sunday Supper! You pizza looks amazing!

  13. Welcome to Sunday Supper, Danielle! You picked a heckuva fabulous recipe for your first entry. I love everything about this. I finally have my grill set up so I should try grilling pizza for the first time. That chipotle sauce looks good enough to drink and everything you used to top the pizza sounds incredible, especially those slices of beautiful vibrant avocado. YUM to all of this!

  14. Welcome to Sunday Supper and thanks for bringing this awesome pizza to our big virtual family table! And wow at the sauce. I'd need to make a double batch because I could slather it on many other things too.

  15. We love grilled pizza :) I do a Thai chicken one that the family loves. I need to make this one next time!


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