Flavours of Pelican State: BBQ Bourbon Pizza

Lovers of bourbon have always found new, more innovative ways to consume their favourite drink. People have also paired different kinds of food that have went quite well with whiskey. The state of Louisiana has been known as a melting pot of different cultures. No surprise then, that it is dotted with a number of Cajun restaurants that serve delicious food. This is where the bourbon chicken was born. It is named after Bourbon Street, the heart of New Orleans' oldest neighborhood, and for the bourbon whiskey ingredient that is used to make the chicken.

The trend these days has been to modify food into a dish that is more personal, unique and something that suits one’s personal tastes and palate. This has led to the birth of the BBQ Bourbon Chicken Breast Pizza. Loaded with a combination of flavors, this pizza will surely be a treat for your tastebuds. So how can you go about making this pizza?


  • One pizza base
  • 1 cup of BBQ sauce
  • 1 cooked and shredded bourbon-marinated chicken breast
  • 1 small onion sliced or chopped
  • 3 slices of bacon fried and crumbled
  • Mozzarella cheese

The Process

Preheat the oven to 425⁰ Fahrenheit. Spread a very thin layer of BBQ sauce over the pizza base. Make sure that it is evenly spread. Then sprinkle the shredded chicken, bacon, onions on top of the sauce. You are free to add extra ingredients like mushrooms if you like. Now cover the top of the pizza with mozzarella cheese slices. It is better to use slices instead of shredded cheese as it will melt properly and cover the entire pizza. Put it in the oven and bake for 17-20 minutes until the cheese turns golden-brown. Finally, remove the pizza from the oven and let sit for a few minutes. Slice and enjoy.