BBQ Chicken Pizza = Great Use of Leftovers

I love it when leftovers lend themselves to the creation of a delicious meal that tastes completely different than the original dish.

The grilled BBQ chicken we had for dinner last night was great on its own and the remaining meat can be used in many different ways. I used a leftover BBQ chicken breast to create a flavorful BBQ chicken pizza for lunch today.

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Leftovers in the Limelight

I first smeared a Laughing Cow light Swiss cheese wedge on top of a Joseph’s whole wheat pita. I added about a tablespoon of BBQ sauce on top of the cheese before topping the pizza with the sliced red onion and portobello mushrooms I sauteed last night.

After adding chopped spinach and the chicken, my pizza was ready for some heat! I microwaved it for 45 seconds and dug in.

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BBQ Chicken Pizza

I love regular pizza with marinara sauce and lots o’ cheese, but this BBQ chicken pizza did not disappoint. I will definitely be making this bad boy again. Hooray for leftovers!


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