Sunday, September 23, 2012

Dinner with Missionaries- BBQ chicken pizza recipe

Elder Bishop and Elder Jones

The other night we had the Missionaries over for dinner. It is always a treat to have them in your home. Growing up in Utah, it always seemed to me that everyone knew what missionaries did. Now that I am living in Florida, I have realized this isn't the case. When Dave mentions his mission people usually look confused and have no idea what he is talking about.  So I thought I would share a few facts about missionaries. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints calls missionaries to serve in hundreds of different areas around the world.  There are multiple different kinds of missionaries but the ones you typically see are proselyting missionaries. They are all volunteers and are not paid in anyway.  Most proselyting missionaries serve during their early twenties, for 18 months to 2 years.  They leave everything in their life behind, including: college, dating, family, friends, job opportunities etc. in order to serve their Heavenly Father.  Their mission is to bring others to the gospel of Jesus Christ by sharing what we believe with people they meet. Dave served his mission in Portland, Oregon and my brother served his mission in Lima, Peru.  I am so grateful for all the missionaries in the world and the sacrifice they make to serve.  If you have any questions about LDS missionaries or anything else I would always love to chat, feel free to email me :) Or you can read more by clicking the link above.

I love pizza and it is the perfect go to meal when you have company over for dinner. 
Here is my own recipe. 

BBQ Chicken Pizza
dough recipe
BBQ sauce
Pizza Sauce
Canned pineapple
red onion
chicken breast
Mozzarella cheese
Parmesan cheese (not required but recommended)

I like to cook the chicken in the crock pot all day and then shred it.
I just cover 1 chicken breast with BBQ sauce and cook it on low for 3 hours.
However, you can boil and shred it too. 
I have my personal favorite pizza dough recipe
but you can use any dough recipe you are used to. 

Here is mine:
Pizza Dough
1 packet rapid rise yeast
1 and a half cups warm water
1 half teaspoon brown sugar
(combine these ingredients in a bowl and stir)
Add two tablespoons oil. 
Slowly add 3 and a half cups flour
or add enough until it is not sticky. 
Cover and let rise of 15-30 minutes. 

Once the dough is done, stretch it out and put it onto a prepared pan. 
Mix bbq sauce and pizza sauce together- spread over dough.
Add mozzarella cheese, sliced red onion, shredded chicken and pineapple.
Top with parmesan and oregano.

Cook for 15-18 minutes @ 425 degrees. 
And here is my result:

It is a really easy recipe and it turned out fabulous.
I think the missionaries, and the hubby really enjoyed it.
And of course we had my go-to chocolate chip cookies for dessert...
But I will save that recipe for another day. 

What is your go-to recipe when you have company for dinner?


  1. Mmm that looks so good, I love homemade pizza. My go-to dinner is always some sort of pasta. Fast, easy and everyone loves pasta!

  2. oh, hello new friend! i will absolutely be havin' to try this recipe!! yum yum! i don't know if you have ever had "dewey's pizza" but it's some pretty good bbq chicken pizza if i do say so myelf!

  3. I'm drooling at this point. yum! andgod bless those missionaries...

  4. 1) That pizza looks amazing.
    2) Devin is the ward mission we always have the missionaries over for dinner it seems. It is fun! :)

  5. that looks so good! I have a recipe that I try but it doesn't have pineapple. Pretty sure that would make it ten times better :)

    thanks for stopping by my blog! so glad I found yours too :)

  6. Hey lady! your header is so gorgeous! YOu two are the cutest:) I just came across your cute blog through the hop, and gladly added myself to your followers! I love meeting awesome bloggers and giving them the chance to win something, so I thought I’d share a link to a giveaway I’m having in case you were interested!

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  7. Aah! My hubby's family lives in the Portland area, Oregon City to be exact! I wonder if your hubby ever met my in-laws! Small, small world!

    We love having the missionaries over, too. Always makes me feel like I'm getting old, though. Ha ha! Thanks so much for commenting on my blog. Definitely following your cute self back now. :)

  8. Holy MOLY that pizza looks sooooooo good! I'm dying over here! I'll be adding this to my try-it recipe list!


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