Cauliflower Barbecue Chicken Pizza

Cauliflower Barbecue Chicken Pizza

Cauliflower Barbecue Chicken Pizza is a tasty and so simple weeknight dinner, perfect for the entire family. The cauliflower in the crust incorporates more veggies into the meal, making it an ideal meal to serve little ones.

Cauliflower Barbecue Chicken Pizza

Lately, I’ve been experimenting more with cauliflower. I’ve made this super tasty Cauliflower Fried Rice and I’ve made cauliflower pizza many times this summer. The kids’ favorite is the Cauliflower Pesto Pizza, which I have to agree was so delicious. But, as I’ve mentioned before, I’m a pesto lover, so basically once you put pesto on something it makes it even more likable!

Cauliflower Barbecue Chicken Pizza

I love making cauliflower pizza because not only is it simple, but it’s a great way to serve vegetables to kids. However, I never sneak in veggies. I’m always upfront with my children as to what they are eating. We have a rule — they must try everything. At first, my boys were skeptical of cauliflower pizza but they knew they had to try at least one bite. And, I’m happy to announce — cauliflower pizza won them over. While they still love traditional pizza, they’re excited every time I make cauliflower pizza. My 5 year-old says it’s his favorite way to eat cauliflower. And really, who’d disagree? Cauliflower, mixed with cheese, herbs and spices and topped with more cheese and traditional pizza toppings … who’d say no to that?

Cauliflower Barbecue Chicken Pizza

Cauliflower Barbecue Chicken Pizza

Besides Cauliflower Pesto Pizza, I’ve made cauliflower pizza with traditional pizza sauce and a white garlic sauce. All three versions were delicious! But for lunch the other day, I wanted to try something different. I saw the head of cauliflower in my fridge calling to me that it was time I cooked it. I also had leftover grilled chicken and cilantro. Then the thought occurred to me — Cauliflower Barbecue Chicken Pizza would be delicious! Barbecue chicken pizza is one of my husband’s favorites so I figured even if it wasn’t the best concoction, he’d at least eat it. Cause we’re a no waste household. Thankfully, wasting food wasn’t an issue. Cauliflower Barbecue Chicken Pizza is so yummy!

Cauliflower Barbecue Chicken Pizza

I used different spices than my traditional cauliflower pizza crust. I picked flavors like garlic, onion and smoked paprika to complement the barbecue chicken flavor. Then, I topped the crust with a mix of mozzarella and Colby cheeses, sweet peppers, green onions and chicken. When the pizza was done I sprinkled fresh cilantro. Yum! My only alteration — next time I’ll make more! My family loves cauliflower pizza so much now, one head of cauliflower isn’t enough!

Cauliflower Barbecue Chicken Pizza

If you haven’t tried cauliflower pizza, I’d definitely recommend it. Just remember — always squeeze out all the water after you microwave the cauliflower, otherwise you’ll have a soggy pizza. And no one likes a soggy pizza!

It’s great to turn vegetables into fun foods for kids. While my daughter eats a variety of fruits and veggies, my boys are far more picky, so it’s always a win when I find new ways to feed my little ones healthy foods.

Cauliflower Barbecue Chicken Pizza

Plus, cauliflower pizza is low carb and vegetarian (depending on the topping choices) so it’s a meal that fits well into a variety of diets.

What’s your favorite way to eat cauliflower?

Cauliflower Barbecue Chicken Pizza

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Love cauliflower pizza but looking for a different flavor? We also love Cauliflower Pesto Pizza.

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Cauliflower Barbecue Chicken Pizza
Cauliflower Barbecue Chicken Pizza is a tasty and so simple weeknight dinner, perfect for the entire family. The cauliflower in the crust incorporates more veggies into the meal, making it an ideal meal to serve little ones.
Cauliflower Barbecue Chicken Pizza
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish, side dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
10 inch pizza
Ingredients
Pizza Crust
Toppings
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish, side dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
10 inch pizza
Ingredients
Pizza Crust
Toppings
Cauliflower Barbecue Chicken Pizza
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.
  2. If you didn’t purchase cauliflower pre grated, cut the stems of the head of cauliflower and grate with a cheese grater or cut into chunks and use a food processor. The goal is for the cauliflower to resemble rice.
  3. Put the riced cauliflower in a large bowl, cover and microwave 4 minutes. Stir and microwave another minute.
  4. After the cauliflower has cooled, place it in a kitchen towel or cheese cloth and squeeze out all the liquid. Alternatively, place cauliflower in a mesh colander and use a spatula to squeeze the liquid out. (Don’t skip this step! You don’t want soggy pizza!)
  5. In a large bowl, lightly whisk the egg. Then add the cauliflower, cheese and seasonings. Mix until it forms a dough.
  6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and spread the cauliflower out into a pizza shape. Or make smaller personal pizzas.
  7. Bake the crust 10-15 minutes. Ovens vary, plus it depends on the size of pizzas you made. Basically, bake until the crust is golden brown.
  8. Remove from the oven and top with sauce, cheese, chicken, peppers and green onions.
  9. Turn the oven to broil and cook until the cheese melts. Mine took about 2 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven, sprinkle with cilantro and cut. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Cauliflower Barbecue Chicken Pizza

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2 comments on “Cauliflower Barbecue Chicken Pizza

  1. I love this! I hope I can get my kids to try it, too! Thank you for sharing!
    🙂 Megan

    • becausefoodislove

      July 19, 2017 at 11:26 pm Reply

      Thanks Megan! I’m so glad you like it. I bet you’re kids will like it. Honestly, if they don’t like cauliflower, this is the best way to introduce it to them since it’s mixed with cheese, spices etc. and topped with they’re favorite pizza toppings. I hope they enjoy it!

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