Easy BBQ chicken pizza

Prep Time 20 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Total Time 30 minutes
Serves 4-6     adjust servings

Easy BBQ chicken pizza comes together so easily with just a few store-bought ingredients and has tons of flavor!

Ingredients

  • 1 ball of pizza dough or 1 prepared pizza crust
  • 1/2-1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 cup cooked chicken, cut in small cubes
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 small green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion or 3-4 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

For preparing the pizza dough

  • Cornmeal, flour and extra-virgin olive oil

Instructions

Place a pizza stone on the middle rack of the oven and preheat the oven to 500 for 25-30 minutes.

Place a large piece of parchment paper on your rolling surface and sprinkle it with some cornmeal. Sprinkle some flour on your hands and place the dough on the prepared surface. Use your hands to gently shape the dough into a large round pizza circle, adding more flour if necessary to keep it from sticking. Then dough should be pretty even all around, but you can leave some extra dough on the edges for a crust.

Brush the outer edge of the pizza with some olive oil.

Add the BBQ sauce to the center of the pizza and use a spoon to evenly spread it across, leaving a little bit of room at the edge for the crust.

Sprinkle the mozzarella and cheddar cheese evenly over the BBQ sauce then add the pepper, onion and chicken.

Carefully transfer the pizza on the parchment paper to the preheated pizza stone.

Bake at 500 for 8-12 minutes, depending on the thickness of your crust. The pizza is ready when the cheese is melted and the crust is golden brown.

Carefully slide the pizza and parchment paper onto a cutting board and slice the pizza. Sprinkle with chopped fresh cilantro and serve!

Recipe Notes

I used store-bought whole wheat pizza dough but regular white dough or homemade would be fine here too.

I used store-bought BBQ sauce, but homemade would be great too.

Pick up a rotisserie chicken to make this a super quick recipe. Or you could boil, roast or grill a chicken breast to use for this pizza if you prefer.

If you really love BBQ sauce, you could also toss the chopped chicken in some BBQ sauce before adding them to the pizza.

Kids can help with rolling out the dough, chopping the veggies in a food processor, then spreading the sauce and adding the cheese and all of the toppings.

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