Unbelievably Awesome BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe

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Let’s take a quick break from dessert and talk about pizza. Thick style homemade pizza crust topped with BBQ sauce, Barbecue flavored Chicken Chunks, onions, capsicum, jalapeno, and tons of cheese. Your soon-to-be favorite pizza!

It’s Cheesy, doughy, crispy on the edges, soft in the middle, loaded, homemade pizza. All you need is 35 minutes and a few fresh ingredients for this Unbelievably Awesome BBQ Chicken Pizza recipe.

Unbelievably Awesome BBQ Chicken Pizza

What’s your favorite kind? For me, nothing beats my Italian Herb Crusted Cheese Pizza. But this BBQ chicken pizza is in close 2nd place! Sweet BBQ sauce, chicken chunks, red onions, a dash of jalapeno, and tons of cheese.

My version of savory heaven, right here.

Unbelievably Awesome BBQ Chicken Pizza

Unbelievably Awesome BBQ Chicken Pizza

When I make homemade pizza, I like to get the cheese extra melted and bubbly. I love the sides to get a little brown and the bottom to be extra crispy. To obtain all this goodness, I switch my oven to broil for a quick minute as the pizza is finishing up. I suggest you try it! What I don’t suggest you try is walking out of the kitchen to answer your phone, only to come back finding your pizza burnt to a black crisp with the oven still on broil.

Whoops! Yeah, I make mistakes too.

UNBELIEVABLY AWESOME BBQ CHICKEN PIZZA

UNBELIEVABLY AWESOME BBQ CHICKEN PIZZA

My love affair with barbecue chicken pizza began long, long ago. The flavors and textures in this pizza are incredible! You have the sweet tang from the BBQ sauce, the meaty chicken, the zesty red onion, fresh green pepper, smoky jalapeno, soft crust, crispy edges, and ultra cheesy mozzarella covering it all. Does anything sound better?

Ditch the delivery guy, you’re eating homemade tonight! It’s easy, cheesy, and fun, especially on the weekends!  While you can never go wrong with traditional cheese and pepperoni, give BBQ chicken chunks a chance and you wont be disappointed!  You can cook your own chicken and shred it for this recipe, or use a rotisserie chicken, which gives great flavor and cuts the prep time in half!  This is the easiest recipe and tastes super delicious!

Bismillah let’s get started. 

UNBELIEVABLY AWESOME BBQ CHICKEN PIZZA

First, get your oven heated up to Gas Mark 180 degrees C.  Then, grab some pizza dough. You can use a ready made pizza base which would make dinner appear a lot faster. I used one batch of my Fresh Pizza Dough. 

Place it onto a floured surface. And, roll and shape the dough into a 9-inch triangle. Roll out to fit your pizza tray. Next, You need barbecue sauce. Use shop bought or make it homemade which I did using this Homemade Barbecue Sauce recipe.  It’s really easy and uses ingredients that I bet you already have in the cupboard. Now, grab the rest of your ingredients. Top with chicken chunks and play with your favorite toppings.  

UNBELIEVABLY AWESOME BBQ CHICKEN PIZZA

UNBELIEVABLY AWESOME BBQ CHICKEN PIZZA

Finally, take some Grated Mozzarella. And, then the jalapeno slices. 

UNBELIEVABLY AWESOME BBQ CHICKEN PIZZA

UNBELIEVABLY AWESOME BBQ CHICKEN PIZZA

Place the pizza into the hot oven to bake .. for about 20 minutes or until golden brown and bubbling.

UNBELIEVABLY AWESOME BBQ CHICKEN PIZZA

UNBELIEVABLY AWESOME BBQ CHICKEN PIZZA

Slice and serve immediately! Try not to burn yourself when eating!
Btw, feel free to add anything else to the pizza that you like.
UNBELIEVABLY AWESOME BBQ CHICKEN PIZZA

Check it out the Unbelievably Awesome BBQ Chicken Pizza and printable version here!!

UNBELIEVABLY AWESOME BBQ CHICKEN PIZZA RECIPE

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Italian, Pakistani
Keyword Baking, Barbecue, BBQ, Chicken, Pizza
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author Bushra Waheed

Ingredients

  • 2 cups BBQ chicken chunks cooked
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil plus more for brushing
  • 1/2 pound prepared pizza dough , at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup dark barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese grated
  • 1 small onion thinly sliced or cubed
  • 1 small green bell pepper thinly sliced
  • jalapeno for topping (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

Instructions

  • Cut the chicken chunks into small pieces.
  • Heat the oil in a skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add the chicken chunks and sauté until the edges begin to brown, about 10 minutes.
  • Position racks in the upper third and middle of the oven.
  • Place a pizza stone or inverted baking sheet on the top rack and preheat the oven to 180 degrees C for at least 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, layout a sheet of parchment paper and brush with olive oil.
  • Divide dough into two equal parts and transfer it onto a dry surface.
  • Roll and shape the dough into a 9-inch triangle, stretching it with our hands as needed.
  • Lightly brush the dough with olive oil.
  • Spread about the 1/4 cup of BBQ sauce over each pizza.
  • Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese atop the sauce.
  • Top with cooked chicken chunks.
  • For a pleasantly crisp touch, spread the uncooked onions and green bell pepper over the chicken mixture. If you prefer onions that are completely cooked, sauté them all with the chicken.
  • Sprinkle Mozzarella cheese oregano and dried basil over them.
  • Top with jalapoens.
  • Bake the pizzas for about 15-18 minutes, until the crust(s) are golden and cheese melts and the topping is bubbling.
  • Remove from the oven, and cut into pieces.
  • Unbelieveably Awesome BBQ Chicken Pizza is ready to serve.
  • Garnish with snipped fresh basil, if desired.
  • Serve warm or hot!

Notes

Serve with some fresh salad and your favorite dipping sauce. 

Consider serving this with:

More pizza inspiration:

Put your own spin on it. And lemme know how it turns out. Post a photo on Facebook (Recipestable) or Instagram on Twitter so I can see how lovely yours turn out.

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