Slightly sweet, spicy, and savory, this Korean BBQ Chicken Pizza is a delicious twist on a traditional barbecue pizza.
Have you tried Korean BBQ sauce before? I hadn’t even heard of it until I was shopping at Trader Joe’s one day and noticed a bottle. Intrigued by the difference between it and traditional barbecue sauce, I bought a bottle and used it to marinate tofu for a stir-fry. While it is similar to traditional barbecue sauce in that it is slightly sweet with a little kick of heat, it is more savory-tasting and has a back-of-your-throat kind of heat from the ginger and chili paste. It reminds me of a spicier hoisin sauce.
One of my favorite pizzas is a barbecue chicken pizza with broccoli, carrots, and red onion (one of the few times I enjoy onions is on pizza). So after trying the Korean barbecue sauce, I knew I had to try it on pizza. And the verdict: so good! Again, it gives a slightly more umami flavor than traditional barbecue sauces and was delicious with the chicken.
If you don’t feel like going out and buying a bottle, you can easily make your own Korean barbecue sauce at home. I like this recipe from Simply Scratch as she has pictures to guide you through each step.
So here’s a toast to turning up the heat on pizza!
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The first thing that came to mind when I saw these photos “oh my god that looks good”. Can’t wait to try this! Might try grilling it!
Thanks Lauren! Oh my gosh this would be delicious grilled!
This looks delicious. I can’t wait to try it.
Thanks Marco! You’ll have to let me know what you think when you try it 🙂