The BEST BBQ Chicken Pizza

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Certainly! BBQ Chicken Pizza is a delicious and flavorful choice. Here’s a recipe for what could be considered the “best” BBQ Chicken Pizza:


For the Pizza Dough:

  • 1 pound (about 4 cups) pizza dough, store-bought or homemade
  • Cornmeal for dusting (if using a pizza stone)

For the BBQ Chicken Pizza Toppings:

  • 1 cup cooked and shredded chicken breast (seasoned with salt and pepper)
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce (choose your favorite)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup sliced bell peppers (red, yellow, or green)
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • Olive oil for drizzling


1. Preheat Oven:

  • Preheat your oven to the highest temperature it can go (usually around 475-500°F or 245-260°C).

2. Prepare Pizza Dough:

  • If you’re using store-bought pizza dough, let it come to room temperature. If you’re making it from scratch, follow the recipe or package instructions.
  • Dust a pizza peel or baking sheet with cornmeal to prevent sticking.

3. Roll Out Dough:

  • On a floured surface, roll out the pizza dough to your desired thickness.

4. Prepare Toppings:

  • In a bowl, mix the shredded chicken with barbecue sauce until well coated.
  • Prepare the other toppings: slice the onions, chop the cilantro, and have the cheese, bell peppers, and mushrooms ready.

5. Assemble Pizza:

  • Place the rolled-out pizza dough on the prepared pizza peel or baking sheet.
  • Spread a thin layer of barbecue sauce over the dough.
  • Sprinkle a layer of shredded mozzarella cheese over the sauce.
  • Evenly distribute the shredded BBQ chicken, sliced onions, bell peppers, and mushrooms on top.

6. Bake:

  • If you have a pizza stone, transfer the pizza onto the preheated stone in the oven. If not, just place the baking sheet in the oven.
  • Bake for about 12-15 minutes or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly and slightly browned.

7. Finish and Serve:

  • Remove the pizza from the oven and sprinkle chopped cilantro over the top.
  • Drizzle a bit of olive oil over the finished pizza for extra flavor.

8. Slice and Enjoy:

  • Allow the pizza to cool for a few minutes before slicing. Serve and enjoy your delicious BBQ Chicken Pizza!

Feel free to customize the toppings to your liking, and you’ll have a tasty pizza perfect for any occasion.

The BEST BBQ Chicken Pizza

Recipe by Cook for TasteCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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This has become a Friday night tradition in our home! We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.


  • 1 pizza dough (not frozen)

  • 1/3 cup BBQ sauce, more if needed

  • 1-2 cups shredded chicken

  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese

  • 1/4 cup red onion slices

  • Roasted red tomatoes


  • 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, onions and roasted red tomatoes.
  • Bake for 18-22 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and top with fresh cilantro.

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