This is a delectable recipe. Starting with a delicious barbecue sauce, our grilled pizza is topped with chunks of tender chicken, sweet pineapple and savory peppers. Serve this pizza at a summer gathering or whenever you want a flavor of Hawaii. The exotic flavors blend nicely, transporting you over the waves to the beautiful beaches of Waikiki.
This is a really good grilled pizza recipe. You may want to add a few chips of fruit wood to add even more sweetness to the smoky flavor. The secret to getting that smoky flavor lies in the wood you choose. You can use wood chips with any barbecue. Stores featuring barbecue supplies will often carry many different types of wood chips for adding flavor to your food. You may find hickory, oak, mesquite, apple, and cherry.
Serve this grilled pizza with a tropical fruit salad or a fresh green salad to set off its rich flavors. You can also cut it up and serve it for appetizers. If you like pineapple on your pizza, this one is sure to become a fast favorite. You can always add a little of the pineapple juice to the barbecue sauce before you put it on the pizza to bring that tropical flavor out more. Do not forget the macadamia nuts. They may seem like an afterthought, but they really do make a big impact on the overall experience with this recipe. Between the nuts, the ginger and the pineapple, this tropical pizza will have you dreaming of walking on those beautiful sand beaches of Hawaii.
The Special Combination of Toppings
It is the toppings which make this pizza so spectacular. You could say that about most pizza recipes, apart from the ones which offer a special crust or sauce, and just a simple topping, but this one really is great. The mixture of sweet, tangy and savory works really amazingly, and you will also find this a colorful pizza, which puts you in the mood for eating it immediately. The green onion works with the red and yellow bell peppers to offer wonderful vivid color, not to mention incredible flavor. Basil leaves can be scattered over the pizza as soon as it comes off the barbeque, and that adds another splash of bright green, as well as the lovely aromatic appeal basil always offers.
Fantastic Fusion Appeal
This is a fusion pizza. It is a pizza so it is Italian of course, but the Hawaiian toppings add their special fusion touch, blending these 2 very different cuisines and cultures, to offer something irresistible and perfectly harmonious. If you do want to change any of the toppings, feel free. What we have suggested will work very nicely, but if you would prefer to add other ingredients like asparagus or mushrooms, or swap the macadamia nuts for walnuts, or even use half mozzarella and half cheddar, then go right ahead, and this pizza is still going to taste incredible.
Part of the appeal of making your own pizza at home is not only the fun of making it yourself, and the fact cooking it on the barbeque adds a nice smoky flavor, but also the charm of being able to substitute any ingredients you do not want to use for ones you do, and the result is something lovingly made your family will love, and something personalized for your own palate.
- 1 pizza crust
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- ½ pound boneless, skinless chicken, cut into pieces
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- 1-½ teaspoons fresh ginger, chopped
- ⅓ cup barbecue sauce
- ½ cup pineapple chunks
- ¼ cup green onion, sliced
- 1 small bell red pepper, sliced into thin strips
- 1 small bell yellow pepper, sliced into thin strips
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
- ? cup macadamia nuts, halved
- Basil leaves
- Heat your grill to medium heat. Roll out your pizza crust.
- Heat oil in a frying pan and sauté the chicken with ginger and garlic until chicken is no longer pink. Do not let the garlic or ginger get brown.
- Place the crust on the grill for a minute or two so it just starts to brown. Flip it over for another minute, and then remove it from the grill.
- Apply barbecue sauce to the crust with a pastry brush. Top the pizza with the cooked chicken, pineapple, peppers, onion, and cheese.
- Return the pizza to the grill for 5 to 10 minutes to finish cooking. During the last few minutes on the grill, add the macadamia nuts to the top of the pizza. Scatter basil leaves on top after the pizza has been removed from the heat.
- Serve immediately.
Doesn’t this pizza look appetizing? Just look at all the color and textures. Our Grilled Hawaiian Chicken Pizza is full of flavor. Pineapple, basil, peppers, and chicken all complement the barbecue sauce and cheese. The macadamia nuts add a little exotic crunch. This pizza is definitely one you must try. The smoky flavor from the grill adds its own touch of the exotic. Of course, you can always bake it in the oven, too… especially when the weather is not cooperating. Serve this pizza up to your family and see what they think.
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