Working Mom’s Make-Ahead Meals:BBQ Chicken Pizza

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Let’s face it, we all have those moments where we don’t really feel like cooking and are tempted to call for take-out. We’re too exhausted from working all day, feeling a little under the weather or just don’t feel like cooking. My solution for feeling like this is to plan a meal my family enjoys that I can make in the slow cooker. I can be at work all day or stuck in bed with the flu and know that I can still feed my family at dinner time. Working Mom’s can worry less when they try to make meals ahead of time. With the ingredients I had on hand in the pantry and refrigerator, I made this great meal in a matter of minutes.

BBQ Chicken Pizza

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups BBQ Chicken
  • 1 1/2 cups Mozzerella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 Roma tomato, sliced
  • 1/3 cup red onion, sliced

Directions:

  1. Place the shredded chicken in slow cooker.
  2. Add your favorite BBQ sauce (I added a Honey BBQ sauce to this recipe.)
  3. Add 1 cup water.
  4. Remove frozen pizza dough from freezer and place in a warm place to defrost and rise again.
  5. Cook on low setting for 4-6 hours (If your slow cooker has a timer setting, set the timer to start 4-6 hours before you get off work. You could also make the BBQ chicken the night before and refrigerate.)
  6. When you get home, pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. (Oven temperatures vary.)
  7. Roll out pizza dough and spread 1 1/2-2 cups of BBQ chicken on top of dough. Add cheese, topped with bell pepper, tomato and onion.
  8. Place on a pizza stone or baking sheet and bake for 15-18 minutes or until pizza crust is lightly brown.
  9. Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack for 5 minutes. Slice and serve.

Noel’s Quick Notes: You can use whatever toppings are your favorite for pizzas. These ingredients were what I had on hand. And remember,  a working mom can put dinner on the table in a matter of minutes that’s delicious and one the whole family will love!

Coming Up Next….A Guest Post from Sarah Morris: A Recipe for Sharing Time in the Kitchen with Your Children

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Noel is a CEO and Mother of 4 who can be found blogging from her home office, who's passionate about family, nutrition, fitness and supporting others reach their health & fitness goals. Noel uses her blog to share about simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, walking, workouts and a little sprinkle of life! She created Noel's Kitchen Tips teaching families how to make budget friendly meal and healthy recipes. She's blessed to have the opportunity to be able to teach busy moms and families how to use food and cooking as a means of bringing family meal times back to the table and stay fit.

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