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BBQ Chicken Pizza

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Make a delicoius BBQ Chicken Pizza from scratch. It’s topped with BBQ sauce, chicken, and red onions. Don’t forget the Gouda cheese and fresh cilantro.

You can make two 12-inch pizzas with the homemade dough. It’s easy to make, thanks to Red Star Platinum yeast, and tastes great.

After the dough rises, add your favorite toppings. You can choose how much BBQ sauce and spice you want. Use cooked chicken, then add more BBQ sauce to it.

Add mozzarella and gouda cheeses. Then, sprinkle on some red onion. Bake for 15 minutes and top with cilantro. It’s pizza paradise!

Exact Ingredients (+ Possible Substitutes)

Learning how to make BBQ Chicken Pizza is easy. Start by getting the right ingredients. You can make your own topping or pick ready ones. Both ways, your pizza will be tasty and just how you like it.

Begin with the pizza dough you prefer. Making your own is nice, but you can also use store-bought. Just roll out a pound of it to the thickness you want.

Then, add a good amount of your preferred BBQ sauce, about one-third cup plus two tablespoons. For more taste, mix the sauce and around a cup of cooked chicken. Make sure the chicken is well covered. Now, onto the cheese – a mix of two-thirds mozzarella and two-thirds smoked gouda gives it a creamy melt.

Like onions on your pizza? Add a half-cup of thinly sliced red ones for extra flavor. If you like, throw on some fresh cilantro after it’s cooked for a fresh taste.

If you want something different, try whole wheat dough. It’s a healthier choice. And, a tip to save time, using rotisserie chicken instead of cooking it keeps that BBQ taste.

Here’s a quick list of the BBQ Chicken Pizza ingredients:

  • 1 pound pizza dough (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1/3 cup + 2 tbsp BBQ sauce
  • 1 cup cooked chicken coated in BBQ sauce
  • 2/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2/3 cup shredded smoked gouda cheese
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • Fresh cilantro (optional)


Start making your yummy BBQ Chicken Pizza with the dough. Use the homemade pizza crust instructions in your recipe. This will create the perfect base for your pizza.

Heat your oven to 475°F. If you’re using a pizza stone, let it get hot with the oven. This helps make sure the crust bakes evenly.

Take a pizza pan that’s already oiled. Lightly sprinkle it with cornmeal. This makes the pizza tastier and stops it from sticking. Shape your dough into a 12-inch circle on the pan.

Layer your pizza with delicious toppings. First, spread 1/3 cup of BBQ sauce on the dough. Then, put on the cooked chicken, cheese, and slices of red onion.

Put your pizza into the oven. Let it bake for 14-15 minutes. Watch it closely. It’s done when the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly.

When your pizza is out of the oven, add some fresh cilantro. Now, your BBQ Chicken Pizza is ready to enjoy. These steps make baking your pizza at home fun and easy.

Tips, Tricks & Storing

To keep your tasty BBQ Chicken Pizza fresh, store it correctly and use smart warming tips. After eating, seal your pizza well and put it in the fridge. A stored pizza can stay good for a week. This gives you quick, yummy meals all week long.

You can also freeze homemade pizza dough or cooked pizza. Wrap them well in plastic, then in freezer bags. Storing this way can keep your pizza good for up to three months. Later, when you want some, let it defrost. It’s super easy and keeps your favorite treat close at hand.

Heating up pizza is easy. Use the microwave on low or an oven at 350°F. Cover your pizza with foil to keep it moist. This way of warming keeps the crust and toppings just right.

Want to get your pizza ready early? You can, up to a day before. Add the toppings, then just bake it when you’re ready to eat. This trick saves you time and makes sure your BBQ Chicken Pizza is always a hit.

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Jenny has always been passionate about cooking, and she uses her platform to share her joy of food with others. Her recipes are easy to follow, and she loves giving tips and tricks to help others create their own unique culinary creations.