I found another AMAZING blog club to belong to recently. It is called called The Secret Recipe Club. How much more bad-ass do you get than that? Well, in the world of blogging I guess?
Each month, our ingenious organizer, Amanda of Amanda’s Cookin sends each of us a secret e-mail with the name of a blog. At that point it is our job to go through and pick a recipe that we want to recreate. It was so exciting to go through my selected blog this month – The Life & Loves of Grumpy’s Honeybunch. How awesome of a name is that to start off? Please take a moment to look through some of Shelby’s recipes – they are all right up my alley and she takes great pictures to boot! I’m not going to lie, I picked recipes posted in the last three months because I would have had way too many options to choose from if I kept browsing…
The recipe that I chose to replicate is BBQ Vegetarian Chicken Pita Pizza except I omitted the vegetarian part (and the healthy part apparently)! It was a dinner that I will surely make again, especially because it came together so quickly. Don’t you just love when quick-cooking recipes taste like a million bucks?
2 pieces pita bread
1 cup BBQ sauce, separated (choose your favorite store-bought version)
3/4 lb chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces
1/2 small onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup Hormel real bacon bits
Sliced jalapeno peppers (optional) – they made their way on my pizza!
1/2 cup Shredded Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheeses
Cut up chicken breast into bite-size pieces and place in a zip-lock bag with 3/4 cup BBQ sauce. Let marinate in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cook marinated chicken in a frying pan for 5-6 minutes or until no longer pink (this depends on how big you cut your pieces. Place pita bread on cookie sheet and spread 2 tablespoons of BBQ sauce over the top of each (1/4 cup total will be used). Layer pita pizza as follows: chicken, onion, jalapeno, cilantro, bacon bits, cheese. Place in oven and bake 5-10 minutes or until cheese melts and pizza is as brown as you would like it to be!