BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe

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Forget delivery and make sweet, tangy, and smoky BBQ chicken pizza from the comfort of your own home in under 30 minutes. This delicious pizza is loaded with shredded chicken, BBQ sauce, red onions, and bubbly cheese, all baked on a crispy crust. Serve this family favorite on its own or with a ton of fresh green herbs on top. Trust me, this one is going to disappear quickly. Tasty, weeknight dinners have never been easier!

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes | Category: Pizza | Method: Baked | Cuisine: American

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup cooked shredded chicken (or one chicken breast, shredded)
  • ¼ cup + 3 tablespoons BBQ sauce, divided
  • 10 oz. pizza dough, homemade or store-bought
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 oz. fresh mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced (for garnish)
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro (for garnish)
  • ¼ to ½ cup micro greens (optional, for garnish)
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 450 F. When hot, place rimmed quarter sheet baking pan in the oven for at least 20 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, toss shredded chicken in ¼ cup BBQ sauce. Set aside.
  3. Roll out pizza dough on a lightly floured surface to desired thickness (note that the cook time is based on dough about ¼-inch thick). Prick the dough all over with a fork.
  4. Remove baking sheet from oven and sprinkle cornmeal evenly on top. Transfer pizza dough to baking sheet, brush with olive oil, then bake for 7 minutes.
  5. Spread remaining BBQ sauce on pizza dough, leaving about ½-inch border along the edge. Layer mozzarella, chicken, red onion, and cheddar cheese on top.
  6. Bake for an additional 8 minutes. Let cool slightly, then top with scallions, cilantro, and micro greens (if using). Serve with lime wedges on the side.

NOTES

  • How to roast chicken breast: You can use shredded chicken, rotisserie chicken or homemade roasted chicken breast for this recipe.
  • If roasting your own chicken, drizzle one chicken breast with 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper. Roast in a 450 F preheated oven until juices run clear and chicken is cooked through, about 25-30 minutes, depending on the size and thickness of the chicken breast. Remove and let cool slightly. Using two forks or your hands, pull meat and place in a small bowl.
  • How to store: Store leftover pizza wrapped in aluminum foil, plastic cling wrap, or in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • How to freeze cooked pizza: Cut the pizza into slices and store each slice wrapped tightly in plastic wrap and then in aluminum foil. Then store the slices into a freezer bag for up to 2 months.
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About the Author: Jenny Kristy

Spice Seeker, Recipe Weaver, Nomad Chef |With a passport bursting with stamps and a pantry overflowing with global spices, Jenny Kristy isn't just a cook, she's a culinary nomad. Her travels fuel her passion, transforming exotic flavors into recipes that tantalize and transport. She weaves magic in her kitchen, sharing her adventures through meals that whisper of Marrakesh markets and Tuscan trattorias. From teaching sushi to whipping up Moroccan masterpieces, Jenny ignites wanderlust and connects cultures, one delicious bite at a time.

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