Cast Iron Skillet Pizza will officially be your favorite homemade pie. Similar to a pan pizza recipe, using a screaming hot skillet will create the ultimate crispy-chewy crust that’s to die for. You’ll love this revamp of a BBQ Chicken classic, I swear.
My husband and I have been working on seasoning our cast iron skillet over the past month. It’s been a work-in-progress, but I feel that we’ve finally achieved the perfectly seasoned pan. To be honest, we’ve been a little intimidated by cast iron in the past… but it’s now our favorite cooking vessel!
This cast iron skillet pizza is one of the easiest takeout meals I’ve ever made at home.
Believe me, I’ve certainly made my share of homemade pizza over the years. However, the thick crust in this version is officially my favorite. To make things easy, I used pre-made dough from our local grocery store. If you’re up for it, feel free to substitute with your favorite pizza crust recipe here. Or you can ask a local pizzeria if they offer their dough for purchase.
Added Bonus: This pizza is the ideal portion for two adults when served with a side salad.
- 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
- 1 tbsp. Cornmeal
- 1 pre-made Pizza Dough
- ¼ cup BBQ Sauce
- ½ cup Shredded Chicken
- ¼ of a small Red Onion, diced
- Pickled Jalapeno Slices
- 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
- 1 handful fresh Cilantro, chopped
- Preheat oven to 425F.
- Lightly oil a 12-inch cast iron skillet with 1 tbsp. olive oil and then sprinkle with cornmeal.
- Roll out dough on a floured surface to a circle. Place the dough in the skillet and spread to the edges of the pan.
- Top with bbq sauce and shredded chicken and then bake for 15 minutes.
- Remove from oven and check the bottom of the crust for doneness.
- Crank up the oven to 550F. While it preheats for a couple minutes, top the pizza with red onion, jalapeños and mozzarella cheese.
- Bake at 550 for 4 minutes or so, until cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Remove from skillet and sprinkle with cilantro. Slice on a cutting board and serve immediately.
Blogger Note: I took the photos featured in this post with my phone while simultaneously cooking and caring for our newborn son. My family was so infatuated with this recipe that I wanted to post it for your feasting pleasure ASAP. What I’m trying to get at here is… stay tuned for a photo refresh!
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