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Grilled Pizza with Roast Chicken, Caramelized Onions, and Goat Cheese

by TastefullyJulie on June 6, 2012

This pizza is sooooo stubborn.

Fabulous grilled pizzed with rotisserie chicken, roasted potatoes, caramelized onions, and goat cheese. Yummo!

I’ve been trying to get it to show you how amazing it is but it just won’t cooperate. I’ve prepared and photographed it twice now, but it refuses to show you it’s good side. Maybe it’s shy.

I mean, it looks aight, but not quite worthy of a 2 hour drive to Toronto in heavy traffic just to get it. Which it totally is.

I first tried a pizza similar to this at Beer Bistro in Toronto. It was duck confit pizza, and it was incredible.

So incredible that I went back for it three times.

But gas prices are a little out of control and Toronto traffic is horrifying, so I decided to come up with my own version that I could make at home.

Make this pizza in the oven or on the grill.

Rotisserie chicken and ready-prepared naan bread are clutch ingredients here. After caramelizing onions* and roasting potatoes to put on the pizza, I’m not messing around with homemade dough or rendering any duck meat in it’s own fat. I use the dark meat of the chicken because it doesn’t get dry while baking on the pizza. (Bonus: I can use the white meat to make a meal for my kids because they’re not touching anything with goat cheese on it!)

I used to bake this pizza in the oven but after seeing grilled pizzas popping up all over the internet this week, like this one and this one, I decided to try it on the grill. Winning! The grill creates a perfectly crispy crust. I’ll be making it this way until, oh, October or whenever the next cold front passes through.

Oops. I couldn't wait.

*If you aren’t sure how to caramelize an onion, see this excellent primer.

5.0 from 2 reviews

Grilled Pizza with Roast Chicken, Caramelized Onions, and Goat Cheese
Recipe type: Pizza
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Cook time: 
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Serves: 2-4

  • ½ large vidalia onion, caramelized
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 heaping cup potatoes, sliced about ¼ inch thin and cut into bite-size pieces
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 pieces of whole wheat naan bread
  • thigh and leg meat from one rotisserie chicken, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 ounces soft goat cheese, cut into ½ inch pieces or crumbled
  • ½ cup grated Asiago cheese
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme (or about a teaspoon and a half fresh thyme)
  • black pepper to taste
  • more olive oil for drizzling

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil over medium heat and begin caramelizing the onions. (See the link above for complete instructions and have patience. Proper caramelized onions take a while).
  3. Toss the prepared potatoes with 1 teaspoon olive oil and the kosher salt. Arrange on a baking sheet and roast until golden brown. About 10 minutes per side.
  4. Prepare pizzas by layering naan bread with the chicken pieces, caramelized onions and roasted potatoes. Top with goat cheese and Asiago cheese and drizzle with olive oil (about ½ to 1 teaspoons per pizza).
  5. Season with black pepper and dried thyme. If using fresh thyme, wait until after the pizza is cooked and then sprinkle on top.
  6. Preheat grill. Turn one side of the grill to low and one side to high.
  7. Place naan pizzas on the low side. Cook pizzas until bottom is crisp and cheese is melted. About 15 minutes.
  8. If using the oven, cook at 425 for 11-13 minutes or until cheese is melted.


{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Part Time House Wife June 6, 2012 at 9:10 am

LOVE LOVE LOVE dough on the grill… I’m seriously addicted to it… my thighs don’t even care they’re getting bigger as long as it’s from the grill dough.
I think your stubborn pizza looks amazing. and I feel the pain trying to get a good picture of stubborn food…stupid food. ;-)

Thanks for the shout out!
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2 TastefullyJulie June 6, 2012 at 10:38 am

Next time I will try simpler toppings and use fresh dough!


3 Jessica @ Portuguese Girl Cooks June 6, 2012 at 9:38 am

Julie, this pizza looks fantastic!! Those are some of my favourite pizza toppings. I must check out Beer Bistro, sounds delicious.
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4 TastefullyJulie June 6, 2012 at 10:39 am

If you drink beer, get there. Like, immediately!


5 The Mom Chef ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Time June 6, 2012 at 9:58 am

Oh, I love grilled pizza. I hate to say it, but I’m glad to hear that there’s more than one child that rebels when they see goat cheese. Mine’s the same way. Thighs on pizza; breasts for kids with no palate. Got it. :)

Thanks for sharing the recipe! I wouldn’t do the duck confit either, but I will do this!
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6 TastefullyJulie June 6, 2012 at 10:38 am

Good god! When will they develop palates?!


7 Abby June 6, 2012 at 10:12 am

So can I come over for lunch?? Looks fab to me :)
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8 TastefullyJulie June 6, 2012 at 10:37 am

Yes, but hurry! There’s only one piece left.


9 Elana @ The Inventive Vegetarian June 6, 2012 at 11:03 am

I LOVE grilled pizza! And caramelized onions! And goat cheese! Ok, I need to go make this now.


10 Jessica@AKitchenAddiction June 6, 2012 at 11:34 am

This sounds amazing! Love the caramelized onions!
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11 CJ at Food Stories June 6, 2012 at 12:05 pm

I honestly have never had grilled pizza but pizza is probably my favorite food of all time so this looks amazing!
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12 kitchenriffs June 6, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Grilled pizza is great. And oven-baked. And you can even do it on top of the stove! (Really – Mark Bittman had a recipe for it in, I think, the NY Times. It’s been awhile since I’ve looked at the recipe, but as I recall you oven-pate it in a covered frying pan.) Anyway, love the flavors here – anything with roast chicken is wonderful, and goat cheese? Say no more! Thanks for this.


13 TastefullyJulie June 6, 2012 at 9:40 pm

I think I even read something once about doing it in the broiler. But I might have been dreaming. I dream of food.
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14 Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips June 6, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Don’t you hate when you can’t get the right photo. I made something great on Sunday, thought the pictures were awesome, and they are all slightly blurry. I have so many other things to post that I may make that again before I post it.
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15 TastefullyJulie June 6, 2012 at 9:39 pm



16 BinomialBaker June 6, 2012 at 7:47 pm

I’ve been wanting to try a grilled pizza recipe! This sounds amazing!


17 Kim @ Sunflower Supper Club June 6, 2012 at 8:03 pm

I adore pizza on the grill and this one looks fantastic! I’d love for you stop by my blog on Friday and link up something at our Weekend Potluck! Your dishes look amazing!


18 TastefullyJulie June 6, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Thanks, Kim. I’ll try to!


19 Donna @ The Slow Roasted Italian June 6, 2012 at 10:49 pm

I don’t know, photogenic or not I want to dive into this pizza!
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20 Choc Chip Uru June 7, 2012 at 3:10 am

Caramelised onion, goats cheese, grilled, pizza – heaven sent I bet :D

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21 Colleen, The Smart Cookie Cook June 7, 2012 at 8:01 am

Oh wow, this looks killer! I absolutely LOVE caramelized onions, plus there’s cheese & potatoes on here. Talk about delicious! I love that you grilled it too.
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22 Robin June 7, 2012 at 10:47 am

I LOVE putting pizzas on the grill. The crust comes out so perfectly while the dough is still warm and soft. Looks great!
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23 kale June 7, 2012 at 11:49 am

I don’t know…it looks pretty amazing to me Julie!!
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24 TastefullyJulie June 7, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Thank you! I am hyper-critical. ;)


25 Sybaritica June 8, 2012 at 12:12 am

Lovely combo!


26 shannon June 13, 2012 at 5:35 pm

there is almost nothing worse (in terms of blogging) than knowing something is beautiful and not being able to capture it on film the way you want to. i have been there; in fact, i’m there about once a week. i bet pizza is difficult, maybe in the same way that cakes can be difficult to photograph properly. i think you did a fantastic job of it, because i SO want to eat this pizza. i LOVE naan, and i’ve been wanting to grill pizza this summer but um…right. i’m not making dough either. at least not on the days where i’ve already made other types of dough. :) i’m excited to try this!
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27 TastefullyJulie June 13, 2012 at 6:22 pm

I think savory dishes are the most difficult unless they are full of texture and color. Everyone wants to dive into a chocolate chip cookie, even if it sucks it still looks good. Maybe I should bake more!
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28 Carole July 5, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Hi, you will have seen that the new Food on Friday ingredient is chicken. I noticed that you did this post on chicken which I think would be great linked in. We already have a collection of over 40 recipes which is wonderful. At the moment the Food on Friday edition with the most links is Beef with 73 – I get the feeling though that Chicken could become the new record holder!
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