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Easy BBQ Chicken Pizza

This homemade BBQ Chicken Pizza is super easy to make. A delicious homemade cheesy pizza ready in 40 minutes.

bbq chicken pizza

There’s nothing like homemade pizza. Since I love BBQ Chicken Pizza, making this easy recipe was a no brainer for dinner one night.

pizza ready to go into the oven
Pizza ready for the Oven

Even though I spend a lot of time in the kitchen, there are times when I feel lazy and take some shortcuts. That was the case when I made this pizza. I used Refrigerated Pizza Dough.

bbq chicken pizza

You can easily substitute for fresh or frozen pizza dough or even make your Pizza Dough from scratch. But sometimes I like how quick & easy it is to use pizza dough out of a tube. And it tastes pretty darn good too! Or you can try my BBQ Chicken Cornbread Pizza.

bbq chicken pizza

You can use whatever kind of BBQ sauce you have on hand but I usually like to use a sweet BBQ sauce when making this pizza. One of my absolute favorites is Sweet Vidalia Onion BBQ Sauce.

hot pizza out of the oven

While I personally love Fresh Cilantro, I realize many of you don’t care for it so consider the Cilantro an optional ingredient for this recipe.

Tips
  • Keep an eye on your pizza so it doesn’t burn. Depending on the temperature of the dough when you put it in the oven, the placement of the rack in your oven and your actual oven, your pizza may be ready sooner than expected.
bbq chicken pizza

You will need the following ingredients to make this BBQ Chicken Pizza recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Refrigerated Pizza Dough, Chicken, BBQ Sauce, Mozzarella Cheese, Red Onion, Gouda Cheese, Crushed Red Pepper Flakes and Fresh Cilantro.

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the chicken and 1/4 cup of the BBQ sauce.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out pizza dough into the desired shape. Slide onto the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Top the pizza with the remaining BBQ sauce, then the chicken mixture, spreading it evenly while leaving 1 inch around the edge bare.
  5. Add an even layer of mozzarella and red onion, then top with Gouda. Sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes.
  6. Bake until the cheese is melted and the dough has browned, approximately 25 to 30 minutes. Garnish with cilantro and serve.
closeup of pizza
Easy BBQ Chicken Pizza

Easy BBQ Chicken Pizza

This homemade BBQ Chicken Pizza is super easy to make. A delicious homemade cheesy pizza ready in 40 minutes.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 277 kcal

Equipment

  • Baking Sheet
  • Bowl for Mixing

Ingredients
 

  • 1 Refrigerated Pizza Dough
  • 2 Cups Chicken, cooked & shredded
  • ¾ Cup BBQ Sauce
  • 1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • ½ Cup Red Onion, thinly sliced
  • Cup Gouda Cheese, shredded
  • Pinch Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, optional
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Cilantro, chopped

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the chicken and 1/4 cup of the BBQ sauce.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out pizza dough into the desired shape. Slide onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Top the pizza with the remaining BBQ sauce, then the chicken mixture, spreading it evenly while leaving 1 inch around the edge bare.
  • Add an even layer of mozzarella and red onion, then top with Gouda. Sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes.
  • Bake until the cheese is melted and the dough has browned, approximately 25 to 30 minutes. Garnish with cilantro and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 277kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 12gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 807mgPotassium: 125mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 236IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 152mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. Janice says:

    This BBQ chicken pizza is one of the best ones I have ever tried. I can’t get over how flavourful it was. I love bbq chicken on its own so this recipe made it even better.

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