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.
Grilled Pizza the Hawaiian Way
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
⅓ cup macadamia nuts, halved
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.
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.