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BBQ Chicken Pizza

BBQ Chicken Pizza
I first enjoyed this pizza many moons ago when my husband and I went to California Pizza Kitchen for the first time. We were told it was the signature dish at CPK and we had to try it. Before then, pizzas only had so many options. You could get your pepperoni or sausage and optional veggies but there wasn’t a whole lot of new and different choices (not near us anyway). And we were fine with that. In fact, nothing makes me happier than a good ole pepperoni pizza with an ice cold glass of Coca Cola.
BBQ Chicken Pizza? Ok
But then a little pizza revolution happened. And suddenly we were trying pizzas with ham and pineapple. And we were loving it. Then we went to California Pizza Kitchen and had a pizza with BBQ sauce and chicken. And they were mouth-wateringly good. And then we were eating dessert pizzas with apple pie toppings. And we were hooked. A whole new pizza world was open, and we stepped inside and liked what we saw. We will always be faithful to our beloved pepperoni and sausage, but sometimes, we like to bring new friends to the pizza party. \And this friend is BBQ Chicken. If you are a BBQ chicken lover like my hubby, then chances are, this is the pizza for you.
Tip: Add the ranch dressing
Now, keep in my mind, when making pizzas, it’s all about your tastebuds. This isn’t an exact recipe. You can change it all up however you like by adding your own touches to it. Or maybe you want to add more chicken or more cheese, whatever works for you.
Ingredients:
  • 1 tube refrigerated pizza dough
  • (or make your own dough)
  • 1/2-1 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce
  • 2 cups grilled chicken, cubed
  • 1/2 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 red onion, diced (optional)
  • ranch dressing (to taste)
I’m using my homemade pizza dough here but when I don’t have a lot of time or energy to make dough from scratch, I just go with the refrigerated pizza dough. Also, I’m using the prepackaged grilled chicken breasts here as well as the fully cooked bacon to cut down on the number of dirty dishes. But feel free to switch it up as much as you like. Like I said earlier, this isn’t really an exact recipe here, it’s more of an idea so go with whatever is easiest for you.

Directions:
  • Preheat oven. If using a refrigerated pizza dough, follow the directions on the back of the tube for the oven temperature and how long to cook your pizza. My homemade pizza dough recipe makes a large 16″ pizza and the oven needs to be preheated to 425F degrees.

  • Spray your pizza pan with nonstick cooking spray. Then spread out the pizza dough. Also, if you really wanted to make it super easy, you could use one of those precooked pizza doughs, like Boboli.

  • Now spread on the BBQ sauce. The key here is not to go too crazy with the sauce. ou don’t want the BBQ sauce flavor to overrule all the other flavors going on in the pizza. So a light coating on your dough should work perfectly. Unless you are a BBQ sauce fanatic, then I say go for it. But personally I like enough to get the flavor but not an overwhelming amount.
  • Time for the toppings! Add on your crumbled bacon, chopped grilled chicken breasts and diced red onion (if using.)
  • I’m really loving this Kraft cheese with a touch of Philadelphia Cream Cheese. It is great when you’re using it in dishes like this where the cheese is a big star of the show. It really melts so well.

  • Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella on top. Bake in the oven according to refrigerated pizza package directions (basically until crust is golden and cheese is melted and bubbly.) For my homemade pizza dough, you’ll need to bake it for about 15-17 minutes at 425F degrees.

  • If you like, you can drizzle a little Ranch dressing on top. I love the cool creaminess of the ranch dressing combined with the slightly spicy, sweet BBQ sauce flavors.

  • Slice and serve!
  • Enjoy!
BBQ Chicken Pizza
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 745 kcal
Author: Brandie @ The Country Cook

Ingredients
  • 1 tube refrigerated pizza dough or make your own
  • 1/2-1 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce
  • 2 cups grilled chicken cubed
  • 1/2 pound bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 red onion diced (optional)
  • ranch dressing to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425f degrees.
  2. If using a refrigerated pizza dough, follow the directions on the back of the tube for the oven temperature and how long to cook your pizza.
  3. My homemade pizza dough recipe makes a large 16" pizza and the oven needs to be preheated to 425F degrees.
  4. Spray your pizza pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  5. Then spread out the pizza dough.
  6. Now spread on the BBQ sauce. 
  7. Add on crumbled bacon, chopped grilled chicken breasts and diced red onion (if using)
  8. Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella on top.
  9. Bake in the oven according to refrigerated pizza directions (basically until crust is golden and cheese is melted and bubbly).
  10. For my homemade pizza dough, you'll need to bake it for about 15-17 minutes at 425F degrees.
  11. Lightly drizzle a little ranch dressing on top.
  12. Slice and serve.
Nutrition Facts
BBQ Chicken Pizza
Amount Per Serving
Calories 745Calories from Fat 459
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 51g78%
Saturated Fat 15g75%
Cholesterol 95mg32%
Sodium 1664mg69%
Potassium 254mg7%
Total Carbohydrates 44g15%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 13g
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A7.8%
Vitamin C2.6%
Calcium21.5%
Iron15.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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