There is nothing more that I enjoy in the summer then grilling a meal outside. The kids can go crazy in the backyard, Bo can relax with Sophie on the daybed, and I can stand at my grill, loving every second of it.
I’ll make just about everything I can on the grill in the nice weather, but one thing I hadn’t taken the time to master until now was pizza. Seeing as my favourite pizza is BBQ chicken, and I was lucky enough to be chosen to work with Grace Foods on a Jerk recipe, I figured now was the perfect time. I used two of their seasonings in the recipe below, the Jerk Marinade for the grilled chicken (far right in the pic below), and the Jamaican Jerk BBQ Sauce as a drizzle on top of the pizza (far left in the pic below). They make so many amazing Jerk sauces, seasonings, dips, and marinades though, the hardest part of this was choosing just one thing to share. I’m sure you’ll see at least a few more recipes this summer with them though!
I have to admit, this BBQ jerk chicken pizza blew my mind. The seasoning on the chicken is so perfectly incredible, nice heat with a hint of sweet. The best part is that just about everything is done on the grill. The dough is made ahead of time (or you can just buy some at the grocery store), the chicken is grilled first, then sliced and used as a pizza topping.
On the pizza itself, you’ve got three big layers of flavour. On the bottom is my jacked up hickory honey bbq sauce (you’re just altering a store bought sauce), then you’ve got the marinated jerk chicken breasts, and on top a drizzle of jerk bbq sauce. The sweetness and added smokey flavour on the bottom is the perfect pairing to the jerk flavours up top.
For toppings, I went pretty classic. I paired the jerk chicken with some bacon crumble and red onion, mozzarella cheese, and then after grilling a sprinkle of freshly chopped cilantro. Every bite of this pizza was so full of perfectly blended flavours – I swear, we ate it two days ago and Bo and I keep talking about making it again, like, tomorrow.
For grilling pizza, check out the Ultimate Guide To Pizza On The Grill that I posted earlier today. I laid out all the steps you need for grilling pizza, and all the little tips and tricks to ensure they come out perfectly every time. It also has a recipe for pizza dough made for the grill. The step-by-step pictures for this recipe are there too.
I know, enough of me telling you how awesome this pizza is (but it is SO awesome!). How about I finally give you the recipe so you can go make it yourself.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post in partnership with Grace Foods wherein I’ve been sponsored monetarily and with products. All views and recipes in this post are my own though.