BBQ Chicken Pizza


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This BBQ Chicken Pizza uses a homemade thin crust pizza dough. It's topped with BBQ sauce, mozzarella, green pepper, red onion, and BBQ chicken. Top this with some grated parmesan and this BBQ Chicken Pizza is perfect for any pizza night!

If you love making pizza as much as I do, be sure to check out my Thin Crust Pepperoni Pizza, Supreme Pizza Pot Pie, or my Napoli Pizza.

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BBQ Chicken Pizza is one of my favorite non-traditional pizzas. My brother was obsessed with this style of pizza growing up, so we had it often. I love the combination of mozzarella with the sweet BBQ sauce. Plus, whenever I have leftover Grilled BBQ chicken, this is something I make often. You can use leftover chicken for this pizza, or you can make chicken for it — either option works! You can even buy precooked chicken if you're feeling extra lazy — which I fully support as well.

My homemade Thin Crust Pizza Dough recipe is the best thin crust! My homemade dough is so easy to make, and if you double the recipe, you'll have pizza all week, which is literally the best. I usually do that, as then you have 4 small doughs. For Delaney and me, we can eat an entire pizza ourselves in one sitting, so if you have a large family or are cooking for more people, then you should definitely double the dough!

We have a pizza oven and a pizza stone. You can make this recipe in a pizza oven, on a pizza stone in your oven, or even on a baking sheet in your oven as well. A pizza stone is pretty inexpensive and it really does make a big difference for getting a perfectly cooked pizza as it helps conduct the most heat from your oven. So, if you don't have a pizza oven a pizza stone is a great investment. But, this is a flexible pizza recipe that you make no matter what!

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Why You'll Love This Recipe

Flexible: You can make this BBQ Chicken Pizza in your pizza oven, with a pizza stone, or even in your regular oven on a baking sheet. This recipe is super flexible.

Uses Leftover Chicken: I always make this recipe when I have leftover chicken. It can be leftover BBQ chicken or just plain leftover chicken too.

Two Pizzas: This recipe makes two small pizzas. That makes this really easy to switch up the toppings on one pizza if you prefer. You can leave off things for picky eaters or even use one of my other pizza recipes like Napoli Pizza or do a plain pepperoni or cheese.

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Ingredients

Yeast and Cane Sugar: For my Thin Crust Pizza Dough I use organic active dry yeast, and a little organic cane sugar as this will activate the yeast.

00 Flour: I use Organic 00 flour as this flour produces the best pizza dough with a chewy crust. You can use all purpose if that's all you have though.

EVOO: I use organic extra virgin olive oil in the dough.

BBQ Sauce: I use BBQ sauce in place of tomato sauce on this pizza. So, make sure you have a good organic BBQ sauce that you like. My favorite is the Organic Kinders Mild BBQ Sauce. But, if you like spicy or sweet or tangy, then go with what you like best.

Chicken: I use leftover BBQ chicken when I make this pizza, as this is an amazing way to use up leftovers! I used about 2 drumsticks worth of chicken for this pizza I made.

Mozzarella Cheese: My favorite is Organic Valley Mozzarella Cheese, I buy the block and grate it myself. Grating cheese yourself is always better than buying shredded cheese, as shredded cheese as extra additives (even organic versions) to help prevent caking. So, you can eliminate eating those if you just grate the cheese yourself!

Red Onion: I love red onion, it's probably one of my favorite vegetables. And, it is truly necessary on this BBQ Chicken Pizza as it adds a little sweetness to it which I love!

Green Bell Pepper: I use green bell pepper on this pizza because it has the most savory and crisp flavor of all the pepper colors versus the other colors are more sweet and I think the green balances out the other ingredients.

Tools Needed

Digital Food Scale

Mixing Bowl

Rolling Pin

Pizza Stone and Pizza Peel (or alternatively, a baking sheet)

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

To make the dough: Add yeast, cane sugar, ¼ cup water and let sit for 5 minutes or until bubbly. Add flour, salt, remaining ½ cup plus 1 tablespoon water and olive oil and mix with your hands until it comes together. No need to knead it or make it really smooth. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 24 to 30 hours at room temperature. Move to the fridge and use within 7 days.

Step 2

Preheat the oven to 550°F and place pizza stone inside. Or, alternatively line a baking sheet with parchment paper if not using pizza stone.

Step 3

Divide pizza dough into two portions. On a floured surface, roll out or use your hands and stretch the pizza dough. Generously flour your pizza peel. Or alternatively, if using the baking sheet, grease the parchment paper very well with olive oil and a sprinkle of flour.

Step 4

Place pizza dough on pizza peel or baking sheet. Top with BBQ sauce going all the way to the edges (trust me here, as it bakes in!). Top with cheese, chicken, red onion, and green peppers.

Step 5

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and lightly browned. Remove from oven and allow to rest for a few minutes. Top with fresh grated parmesan. (If you're using your pizza oven, follow the instructions in the Notes at the bottom of the recipe).

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Baker's Tips

  • I use leftover BBQ Chicken in this recipe, but you can also buy pre-cooked chicken and coat it in BBQ sauce as well to make it easy.
  • If you are using your pizza oven, then this will take way less time, just a few minutes. I heat my pizza oven to 900°F when making pizza.
  • If you only wan to make one pizza, just store the other dough in the fridge (covered) for up to 1 week.

FAQ's

Can I use store bought rotisserie chicken?

Yes, if you buy those organic rotisserie chickens they make great leftovers for this pizza!

Can I use my pizza oven?

Yes! If you have a pizza oven, you can definitely cook the pizzas in it. They will take way less time as pizza ovens are much hotter and cook much faster, they usually only take 2 to 3 minute or so for the whole pizza (at least mine does). Be sure to watch it as all ovens are different.

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BBQ Chicken Pizza

Mimi Council
Use up leftover chicken with this easy recipe for BBQ Chicken Pizza! Make this flexible pizza in your oven, with a pizza stone, or even in your pizza oven.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Makes 4 servings
Calories 936 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 
 

Pizza Dough

Topping

  • ½ cup BBQ sauce
  • 2 ½ cups grated mozzarella
  • 8 ounces chicken (cut into pieces)
  • 4 slices red onion (chopped)
  • ½ green pepper (sliced)
  • grated parmesan (for serving)

Instructions
 

  • To make the dough: Add yeast, cane sugar, ¼ cup water and let sit for 5 minutes or until bubbly. Add flour, salt, remaining ½ cup plus 1 tablespoon water and olive oil and mix with your hands until it comes together. No need to knead it or make it really smooth. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 24 to 30 hours at room temperature. Move to the fridge and use within 7 days.
  • Preheat the oven to 550°F and place pizza stone inside. Or, alternatively line a baking sheet with parchment paper if not using pizza stone.
  • Divide pizza dough into two portions. On a floured surface, roll out or use your hands and stretch the pizza dough. Generously flour your pizza peel. Or alternatively, if using the baking sheet, grease the parchment paper very well with olive oil and a sprinkle of flour.
  • Place pizza dough on pizza peel or baking sheet. Top with BBQ sauce going all the way to the edges (trust me here, as it bakes in!). Top with cheese, chicken, red onion, and green peppers.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and lightly browned. Remove from oven and allow to rest for a few minutes. Top with fresh grated parmesan. (If you're using your pizza oven, follow the instructions in the Notes at the bottom of the recipe).

Notes

Pizza Oven — Preheat the pizza oven to 900°F and bake for about 2 to 3 minutes.
High Altitude — Follow the recipe as noted.

Nutrition

Calories: 936kcalCarbohydrates: 69gProtein: 30gFat: 60gSaturated Fat: 17gPolyunsaturated Fat: 12gMonounsaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 1768mgPotassium: 287mgFiber: 4gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 475IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 706mgIron: 4mg
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