Twister | BBQ Chicken Pizza Twists

Love BBQ chicken pizza? Love things that are twisted? Inspired by the blockbusting movie TWISTER! These bbq chicken twists are so good you won't care that there's a cow flying by... and that's saying something.


  • 1/2 cup of warm water
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • Cornmeal
  • Pizza sauce
  • Mozzarella
  • Red onion
  • Green bell pepper
  • Olives
  • BBQ Chicken with red onion, cheddar and green onions


  1. To make dough first combine 1/2 cup warm water with sugar and yeast in a small bowl and set aside for 8 minutes until yeast foams.
  2. In a large bowl add flour and salt. Pour in the foamy mixture. Fill that same little bowl with the rest of the warm water (1 cup) and then pour in to larger bowl. This is to make sure you are getting all the yeast. Add in olive oil and stir, first using a wooden spoon and once combined you can turn the dough out onto a light flour surface and knead for 10 minutes until the dough is smooth and stretchy.
  3. Try to keep the dough as wet as you can without sticky too much. I find that the more flour you add at this stage usually gives the dough a harder time during the rise and it won't get as bubbly and airy as you want it. Place the dough in a oiled bowl and coat with oil. Cover with plastic wrap and keep in a warm place for 1-2 hours until doubled in size.
  4. In the meantime, prep your toppings. Also, shred the mozzarella.
  5. Once risen cut the dough in half and work with each pizza separately.
  6. Place the pizza in the oven and cook for 8-10 minutes. Watch it closely. Once golden with bubbly cheese pull the pizza out of the oven and drizzle with maple syrup. Slice and enjoy.