This BBQ chicken pizza is topped with BBQ sauce, shredded chicken, mozzarella, red onion and cilantro. It has tons of flavor and is ready in just 30 minutes!
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Homemade BBQ Chicken Pizza
Are you a pizza lover like me? We make my homemade pizza dough recipe almost every weekend and love to make different variations, even a heart pizza for Valentine’s Day. This BBQ chicken version is a favorite, though, along with garlic ranch chicken pizza and chicken alfredo pizza!
My family is a HUGE fan of BBQ chicken pizza. My mom got us all hooked…she’s the one to blame. ;) And who knew how easy it was to make?! It only takes 5 ingredients and comes together in just 30 minutes. The crust gets super crispy and the flavors are incredible. This recipe is definitely a keeper!
- Pizza dough: I love to use my easy homemade pizza dough or no yeast pizza dough. You can also use pre-made dough or crust though, as well as a flat bread.
- BBQ sauce: You can use store-bought BBQ sauce for convenience, however I like to make a batch of my homemade BBQ sauce. It’s so simple and full of flavor!
- Chicken: I often use a rotisserie chicken for convenience or make my crockpot BBQ chicken, baked BBQ chicken or even grilled chicken breast.
- Cheese: Mozzarella is the standard cheese used for BBQ chicken pizza. That’s the type I used, however you can use cheese of choice!
- Red onion: I love to add on red onion slices for more bold flavor!
- Extras: Feel free to add on extras like bacon, pineapple, spinach, bell peppers, pickled onions and fresh cilantro.
How to Make BBQ Chicken Pizza
- Roll out dough. Lightly brush oil on a pizza stone or large baking sheet, then place dough onto stone or pan.
- Add sauce and toppings. Place 1/4 cup of the sauce on dough with a spoon. Mix remaining BBQ sauce together with the chicken. Sprinkle cheese over the dough and then add the chicken and onions.
- Bake in oven. Place in the oven and bake at 425°F for 18 to 22 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and top with fresh cilantro.
- Use the bottom of a spoon to spread on the BBQ sauce. It’s easiest to spread in circles starting from the center.
- Don’t sauce the edges! Leave about 1/2 to 1 inch bare with no sauce.
- You can easily turn this into a BBQ chicken ranch pizza. Just add the ranch in when mixing up the BBQ sauce and chicken.
- Reheating is best in the oven or toaster oven. The crust stays nice and crispy!
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Fresh cilantro, chopped
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Roll out the pizza dough if needed. Lightly brush oil on a pizza stone or large baking sheet, then place dough onto stone or pan.
- Place 1/4 cup BBQ sauce on the pizza dough with a spoon. Mix the remaining BBQ sauce together with the chicken.
- Sprinkle cheese over the dough and then add the chicken and onions.
- Bake for 18-22 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and top with fresh cilantro. Enjoy!
Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.
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