Bbq chicken, tomato and avocado deep dish pizza

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A delicious and light comfort meal for all those who love a thick pizza base.



2 cups flour

1 sachet of yeast

A pinch of salt

1 cup warm water

30ml  melted butter



3 x skinless chicken breasts, sliced

salt and pepper

30ml olive oil

½ cup bbq sauce

A handful of fresh basil, chopped (plus extra for serving)

30ml tomato paste

½ punnet of cocktail tomatoes

2 cups grated mozzarella or cheddar cheese

1 avocado, sliced



  • ● Preheat the oven to 180 °C.
  • ● Combine the flour, yeast, and salt in a large bowl.
  • ● Add the melted butter with water and mix to form a soft dough.
  • ● Knead the dough for 5 minutes and place in an oiled bowl, cover with cling film and leave to rise for 1 hour.


  • Season chicken generously with salt and pepper.
  • Heat oil in a large pan and fry chicken for about 3-5 minutes.
  • Add the bbq sauce and basil, then stir to coat the chicken evenly.
  • Cook for a further 3-5 minutes or until cooked through and sticky. Set aside.


  • Place dough onto a floured surface.
  • Using your fingers, press dough into a greased 25cm cast iron skillet or an ovenproof dish.
  • Cover the base with tomato paste and top with the chicken mixture.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes before you remove it from the oven.
  • Sprinkle th pizza with tomatoes and cheese and bake for another 10-12 minutes or until cooked through and the cheese has melted.

Top off your dish with avocado and fresh basil just before you serve this tasty delight!

Cook’s note: Roll out the pizza dough and bake on a baking tray if you don’t have a cast-iron skillet.