If you’re making homemade pizza in the summer, you HAVE to try it on the grill! This Grilled Chicken Pizza with Mozzarella & Roasted Garlic recipe provides step-by-step instructions that will teach you how to grill pizza like a pro.
It’s been a little while since I’ve shared a grilled pizza recipe with you guys! But, just because I haven’t blogged it, doesn’t mean I haven’t eaten it. Grilled pizza is one of our go-to meals in the summer. We usually make it with whatever we happen to have on hand (it’s a great way to use up leftover odds and ends), and this Grilled Chicken Pizza with Mozzarella & Roasted Garlic is inspired by that clean-out-the fridge method.
About this Grilled Chicken Pizza:
- For the crust, I bought a brand of locally-made frozen pizza dough. Feel free to make your own dough, or buy a refrigerated version.
- If you’re not confident about your dough grilling skills, take an easy shortcut and use naan bread!
- I used a good brand of store-bought pizza sauce here. Again, feel free to make your own, but pre-made pizza sauce is a shortcut I’m comfortable with taking.
- For chicken, I pulled apart a cooked chicken breast that was left over from a meal earlier in the week. Rotisserie chicken works great, too!
- In my opinion, nothing beats big slices of fresh mozzarella on a pizza. With a fresh, milky flavor and super creamy texture, Stella Organic Fresh Mozzarella Cheese is what I keep on hand for homemade pizza (if I don’t “snack” until it all disappears before I make the pizza).
- I roasted my own garlic (instructions in recipe card) because it’s easy, cheap and makes the house smell delicious. If you’d rather buy roasted garlic from the olive bar at your store, hey – judgement free zone.
- I had spinach on hand so I used that for some leafy freshness, but arugula or kale would be great as well.
- You haven’t lived until you’ve eaten a pizza with everything bagel sprinkle.
- 2 heads garlic, top of bulbs trimmed off so tops of cloves are exposed
- 1 ball of pizza dough, store-bought or homemade
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1/2 cup prepared pizza sauce
- 1-1/2 cups cooked and pulled/chopped chicken
- 4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon Everything Bagel Seasoning
- 1 cup spinach leaves, torn
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Wrap garlic heads in foil and place on small rimmed baking pan. Transfer to oven and cook 1 hour or until garlic is dark golden brown and very soft. Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes or until cool enough to touch. Squeeze garlic cloves from their skin into a small bowl.
- Preheat grill for two-zone grilling: half of grill should be set to medium-high; other half should be off (indirect heat).
- Stretch and shape dough into 14-inch circle and place on pizza pan or large tray. Brush one side of dough with 1 tablespoon oil. Use hands to transfer dough to direct heat side of grill, oiled side down. Do not worry if dough becomes a little misshapen during the transfer. Cook 2 minutes, or until the dough releases itself from the grates (do not disturb dough before it releases).
- Brush top side of dough with remaining 1 tablespoon oil, then use tongs to flip dough. Cook 2 minutes or until dough releases from grates. Continue cooking dough 3 to 4 minutes longer or until dough is firm and grill-marked in all areas, flipping and rotating frequently but keeping grill closed when not flipping.
- Remove dough from grill and spread with sauce. Top with chicken, cheese, everything bagel seasoning and roasted garlic cloves.
- Transfer pizza back to grill on indirect heat side. Close grill and cook 8 to 10 minutes or until toppings are warmed through and crust is fully cooked.
- Remove pizza from grill and top with spinach. Cut and serve immediately.
Home Chef Tips:
- Garlic can be roasted up to 3 days in advance. Keep in covered container in refrigerator until ready to use.
- Refer to our Grilled Pizza Tutorial for step-by-step instructions (with pictures) on how to grill a pizza. Alternatively, pizza dough can be baked in oven according to package directions.
- To make Everything Bagel Seasoning, stir together 2 tablespoons each dried minced garlic, poppy seeds and white sesame seeds, plus 1 tablespoon each caraway seeds and kosher salt.
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Serving Size:2 slices
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 298 Total Fat: 19g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 54mg Sodium: 482mg Carbohydrates: 15g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 2g Protein: 18g
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- Cheeseburger Pizza – the whole family will love this!
- “Home Alone”-Inspired Filthy Animal Pizza – great any time of year, not just Christmas.
- Fall Harvest Salad Pizza – Because I love piling salad on top of pizza.
- Roasted Garlic & Cauliflower Pizza – a reader favorite!
- Hawaiian BBQ Pizza from Life Made Simple
- Crispy Fried Pizzas from Pinch of Yum
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Saputo Cheese USA Inc. Sponsored posts help me pay for the costs associated with this blog (groceries…lots of groceries), and help support me as I pursue a career in recipe development and food photography. All opinions are 100% my own.