Barbecue Chicken Pizza

This recipe for Barbecue Chicken Pizza first appeared on Taste As You Go in 2008. An updated version then appeared in 2011. I updated the photos again in June 2017 and made some updates to the recipe card in February 2021.

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There have been definite points in time when I couldn't leave well enough alone. (I'm sure the perfectionists out there can understand where I'm coming from.) Take this recipe for Barbecue Chicken Pizza, for example. This was one of the very first recipes I shared on Taste As You Go. And, even though I've already shared an updated version of the recipe, I wasn't happy with it.

Hence this post now.

Yes, I'm sharing the recipe yet again. But, as I was editing these photos, that familiar dissatisfaction began creeping up. These photos aren't exactly what I want either. So... I wouldn't put it past me to try photographing this particular pizza for the fourth time in a few years.

Laying down the base for the Barbecue Chicken Pizza!

One of the biggest differences between this version and the previous ones is the use of pizza dough. In the earlier recipes, I relied on pre-baked pizza crust, but I have since come around on that. I haven't reached the point of making pizza dough from scratch each week... but I do like using the fresh dough you can find in the grocery store. The resulting pizza is so much tastier and I prefer the texture of the crust.

For the most part, the actual method of assembling the pizza remains the same. Roll out the dough and spread your favorite barbecue sauce on top.

The topping for our Barbecue Chicken Pizza - diced chicken and sauteed bell peppers and onions!

The topping for our Barbecue Chicken Pizza - diced chicken and sauteed bell peppers and onions!

Top with a mixture of diced chicken and sauteed bell peppers and onions.

Barbecue Chicken Pizza with fresh cilantro!

Sprinkle with some chopped fresh cilantro and smother with shredded cheese. Then slide that bad boy into the oven to bake.

Over time, we've discovered that baking our pizza at 500°F on the bottom rack for 10-11 minutes produces the crispy bottom and chewy outer crust that we like. But don't feel you have to follow those specifications for your pizza. Bake it up the way YOU like it!

Barbecue Chicken Pizza - a family-favorite on Pizza Night!

Just one tip with this pizza -- when you take it out of the oven, allow it to rest for a few minutes before slicing. This will help prevent all of the toppings from sliding off (and burning your face!) when you bite into it. ;-)

Barbecue Chicken Pizza fresh out of the oven!


Pizza, Chicken, Barbecue
Pizza, Chicken, Poultry, Barbecue
American
Yield: 4 servings
Author: Taste As You Go
Barbecue Chicken Pizza | Taste As You Go

Barbecue Chicken Pizza

This pizza recipe for Barbecue Chicken Pizza is great as-is and even better when it's spiced up with spicy barbecue sauce and/or sliced jalapeno peppers on top!
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 20 MinTotal time: 30 Min

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast, about 1/2 pound
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped white onion
  • 1 pound fresh pizza dough
  • 1/2 cup prepared barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoons, chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 500°F.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Season both sides of chicken breast with salt and pepper. Place the chicken in the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes. Turn and cook for another 3-4 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set it aside.
  4. Wipe the skillet clean with a paper towel. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil in the skillet. Saute the bell peppers and onions for 2 minutes. Set aside.
  5. Roll out the pizza dough and place it on a prepared baking sheet. Spread the barbecue sauce in an even layer over the dough.
  6. Spread the peppers and onions on top of the sauce. Sprinkle half of the cilantro on top of the vegetables. Top the vegetables with the two types of cheese. 
  7. Dice the chicken and arrange the chicken on top of the cheese. Sprinkle with the remaining cilantro.
  8. Bake the pizza for 10 minutes. Allow the pizza to rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

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