Jessica DeMay

BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe

Tangy barbecue sauce, shredded chicken, sliced red onions, and plenty of cheese, all melted together atop a perfectly chewy, slightly crispy pizza crust. It’s no wonder that BBQ chicken pizza is a family favorite; kids and adults can’t get enough! 

Our homemade BBQ chicken pizza comes together easily and tastes better than anything that could be delivered to your door. You can save time by using store-bought pizza dough, but our homemade pizza dough is just what this recipe needs to create the ultimate BBQ chicken pizza. Give it a try at your next family pizza night and tell us how it went!

How to Make BBQ Chicken Pizza

*Recipe yields two 10-12” pizzas – You can halve the recipe to make one 12-inch pizza.

BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe

BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe

The perfect classic BBQ Chicken recipe
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Prep Time 2 hrs
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Course Pizza
Cuisine American
Servings 2 pizzas
Calories 1954 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Dough

  • 4 cups All-purpose flour
  • 2 ¼ tsp Instant yeast (1 standard packet)
  • 1 ¾ cups Fresh Water
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil + more for brushing
  • 1 ½ tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Granulated sugar

For the Pizza

  • 1 cup BBQ sauce Use your favorite!
  • 3 cups Chicken breast Shredded (3-4 cooked chicken breasts)
  • 2 cups Mozzarella cheese Shredded
  • 1 Red onion thinly sliced
  • Fresh cilantro For garnish

Instructions
 

For the Dough

  • In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of an electric stand mixer, combine the sugar, yeast, and ½ cup of warm water, then whisk until the yeast has dissolved completely.
  • Leave the mixture to rest for 5-10 minutes, then add the rest of the warm water, olive oil, and salt.
  • With the mixer at low speed, slowly add in half of the flour and mix until combined.
  • Mix in the rest of the flour and then knead at medium-low speed until a smooth, elastic, and slightly sticky dough is formed.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and leave it to rest in a warm place until the dough has doubled in size, approximately 1-2 hours.
  • Once the dough has doubled in size, divide it into two halves.

For the Pizza

  • Preheat your oven to 450 F / 230 C (or appropriate temperature if you’re using a pizza oven).
  • Place one section of dough onto a lightly greased pizza pan or baking sheet.
  • Use your fingers to spread and shape the dough until you create a 12-inch round, then repeat with the second section of dough.
  • Evenly spread ¼ cup of barbecue sauce over each dough round.
  • Toss the cooked chicken with the remaining ½ cup of barbecue sauce.
  • Scatter the chicken evenly over each pizza.
  • Top the chicken with the shredded mozzarella and sliced red onion.
  • Bake each pizza for 15 minutes, then remove from the oven and top with fresh cilantro.
  • Slice, serve, and enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 1954kcalCarbohydrates: 266gProtein: 106gFat: 49gSaturated Fat: 19gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 232mgSodium: 4190mgPotassium: 1727mgFiber: 13gSugar: 56gVitamin A: 1146IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 680mgIron: 14mg
Jessica DeMay
Jessica is the lead content creator of Dishcrawl. She has lived in Italy (Napoli) for 7 years and has since become absolutely obsessed with pizza.
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