Blackberry Chicken Pizza

Blackberry Chicken Pizza

Enjoy the final days of summer with this cheesy, juicy blackberry chicken pizza. Get the recipe now.

For those of you who have been following along since the beginning, this recipe probably seems familiar.

One of my first recipes was this White Pizza with Chicken and Blackberry Balsamic Glaze. While it’s remained a favorite in our household, the pictures make me cringe every time I send the link to a friend or family member.

So initially the plan was just to update the pictures and call it good, but then I realize over the years I’ve been slowly tweaking the recipe to make it work better as a baked rather than grilled pizza.

Don’t worry, if you love the original the post is still up so no need to re-pin or bookmark. 

Blackberry chicken pizza

Blackberry chicken pizza isn’t traditional, but it is addictingly good

For those of you who are new to the blackberry + chicken + pizza combo, I ask that you trust me on this one.

The sweet and savory combo is perfect for a lighter meal when the pizza cravings hit.

It also might seem like a lot of steps, but it comes together quickly and is hard to mess up.

You’ll likely also have leftover blackberry glaze and chicken, which taste delicious in a fancy grilled cheese or as a simple, low-carb lunch. 

What you’ll need

  • Chicken, breasts or thighs
  • Olive oil
  • Pizza dough
  • Mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • Fresh rosemary (optional, but delicious)
  • Fresh blackberries
  • Maple syrup
  • Brown sugar
  • Balsamic vinegar

You can use homemade or store-bought crust

For the crust, depending on how much time you have you can either make your own or buy some fresh dough at the store.

If you’re going with the store-bought option, my go-to is always Trader Joe’s – their whole wheat dough would be perfect (although their herbed garlic dough would be so delicious with this too!).

I’ve also recently been buying Whole Food’s dough as it’s closer than Trader Joe’s and have been pleasantly surprised.

New to making pizza dough?

While I’ve been playing around with pizza dough for a few years now, I’m still working on perfecting my ideal crust. And to do so, I’ve been using Ratio (not sponsored).

Ratio cookbook

For any of you home cooks that are fairly comfortable in the kitchen, but are looking to improve your baking techniques, pick up Ratio right now!

Not only does it go through the science behind the ratios for various doughs and batters, but it also supplies base recipes, which once you perfect, you can get creative and experiment with flavor additions or using different flours and fats. 

Can you grill blackberry chicken pizza?

Yes!

However, the steps will be a bit different:

  1. Heat your grill to medium-high
  2. Spray top of pizza dough with cooking spray (or baste with oil) and place oil-side down on heated grill.
  3. Cook for 2 minutes, or until browned. Flip (I find using two spatulas works best for flipping)
  4. Once flipped, quickly add another brush of oil, shredded cheese, and cooked chicken. Close lid and cook for 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted and the bottom is lightly browned.
  5. Transfer cooked pizza to a large baking sheet and add fresh rosemary. Drizzle blackberry glaze on top and then slice.

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Blackberry Chicken Pizza

Enjoy the final days of summer with this cheesy, juicy blackberry chicken pizza.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Blackberries, Chicken, Pizza
Servings: 4
Author: Kelli

Ingredients

For chicken:

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For pizza:

  • 1 batch pizza dough store-bought or homemade
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Cooked chicken thighs
  • Fresh rosemary

For blackberry glaze

  • 1 6- oz container fresh blackberries washed
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp brown sugar

Instructions

  • Place 2 tsp olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Once oil is hot, place cut chicken thigh pieces into pan and season with salt and pepper. Cook until browned on one side, about 3 minutes then flip and cook until cooked through, about 3-4 minutes. Place cooked chicken thighs on a paper towel-lined plate and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 450F.
  • Roll out pizza dough on a clean surface and then place on a pizza stone or a parchment paper-line baking sheet. Spread 1 Tbsp olive oil over top of pizza crust followed by the cheese. Finally, top with cooked chicken then place in oven. Bake for 22 min, or until cooked to your desired crispness.
  • Once there’s 15 minutes left for the pizza to cook, begin making the blackberry glaze. Place all ingredients for the glaze in a small saucepan over medium heat. Once bubbling, reduce heat to a simmer and gently mash blackberries using the back of a fork. Continue to simmer until thickened, about 10 minutes.
  • Once pizza is cooked, remove from oven and drizzle blackberry glaze on top. Finally sprinkle fresh rosemary on top and cut into 8 slices. Enjoy!
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  • Rebecca AvatarRebecca2 years ago

    This combination sounds incredible!

    • The Healthy Toast AvatarThe Healthy Toast2 years ago

      Thanks Rebecca! Hope you give it a try 🙂

  • Chelsey AvatarChelsey2 years ago

    This combo looks amazing Kelli! Can’t wait to try it!

    • The Healthy Toast AvatarThe Healthy Toast2 years ago

      Thanks Chelsey! Let me know what you think when you try it 🙂

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