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Best BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe

Updated on August 12, 2013

Easy to Make Barbecue Chicken Pizza

Need a quick, yet impressive recipe to feed the family or serve as an appetizer for a neighborhood gathering? How about barbeque chicken pizza?

This is super easy and inexpensive. It tastes even better than the options at your local restaurant and is a whole lot cheaper! You can throw together this homemade BBQ chicken pizza using a pre-made pizza shell, left-over chicken, bottled barbecue sauce and cheese.

Its possible that you already have all the ingredients in your refrigerator right now.

For a unique spin on homemade pizza fare, read on. You may not ever go out again!

Homemade pizza!
Homemade pizza!

Ingredients for Barbeque Chicken Pizza

Ingredients you will need include for barbeque chicken pizza:

  • Boboli shell or your own baked pizza crust
  • Pre-cooked, shredded chicken
  • Pizza cheese (mozzarella and parmesan)
  • Feta cheese, crumbled
  • Thinly-sliced red onions
  • Thinly-sliced green peppers
  • Fresh rosemary and/or other herbs
  • Sliced black olives (if desired)
  • Sauteed sliced mushrooms (if desired)
  • BBQ Sauce (any bottled brand that you enjoy)

Cook Time for BBQ Chicken Pizza

  • Prep time: 15 min
  • Cook time: 15 min
  • Ready in: 30 min
  • Yields: 6-8 slices of pizza

Before You Begin Making Barbeque Chicken Pizza

The most important decision to make before you start your barbeque chicken pizza is whether you will be making your own pizza crust.

Boboli has a great shell that you can buy, pre-made, at the grocery store. It comes in regular and whole-wheat options (which I prefer as a diabetic). If you desire to bake your own crust, there are many recipes and options for you. The video to the right has some excellent instruction.

Once your shell is baked and/or otherwise ready, place it on a round pizza pan. Spread 1/2 cup of barbecue sauce over the top, leaving about 1/2 inch around the edges. Next, add your chicken. One of the easiest methods is to purchase a pre-baked chicken at the grocery. Simply cut away the meat and shred. Alternatively, you can use leftovers from the super Marinated Grilled Chicken recipe.

On top of this, add some crumbled feta cheese, thinly sliced red onions and sliced green peppers. Top with 1-2 cups of a blend of shredded pizza cheese, mozzarella, parmesan and cheddar, to taste. It is always nice to add freshly chopped herbs, such as rosemary, basil, tarragon, and/or thyme. Alternatively, you can add sliced black olives and/or sauteed sliced mushrooms, if desired.

You are almost ready to enjoy your barbeque chicken pizza!

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How to Make Your Own Pizza Dough

Working with your own dough
Working with your own dough

A Variation on the Homemade Pizza Recipe Making Your own Dough

If you are baking your own pizza dough, you will want to follow the appropriate instructions. Generally, plan on baking the crust for 10-15 minutes at 425 degrees. Allow to cool. If you are using a Boboli crust, no need to pre-heat or bake beforehand. Simply remove from the package and place on your baking sheet.

After you have added the toppings as described above, bake your barbeque chicken pizza in a 425 degree oven for 10-15 minutes, until cheese is bubbly. Remove and allow to sit for 3 minutes. Place onto cutting board and slice. Get ready to enjoy!

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    • Bendy's Ideas profile image

      Bendy's Ideas 8 years ago from South Carolina

      Thanks for this recipes. It looks great!

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      Stephanie Hicks 9 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Its never too early for pizza! :-)

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      DJ Funktual 9 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

      They make it at California Pizza Kitchen down here in FLA. It seems quite similar to the one you are describing. I'm still drooling and it's only 9am.

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      DJ Funktual 9 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

      I'll await your package! :D

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      Stephanie Hicks 9 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      LOL - poor DJ! I would bake one of the pizzas up right now and send it to you, if I could. :-) Steph

      Cailin, yes. Boboli crusts make this fast and super easy.

      Thanks Lilymag. Thank goodness the grocery stores are still open today (4th of July). ;)

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      Lilymag 9 years ago from Upstate New York

      Mmmmm, my mouth is watering!

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      Cailin Gallagher 9 years ago from New England

      Ooh! This sounds like a winner. I love the Boboli crusts!

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      DJ Funktual 9 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

      You are killing me steph. Not only is my stomach growling but now I have to wipe drool off my keyboard!

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      Stephanie Hicks 9 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Thanks Garlicoon! It is so tasty, I hope you have a great meal. Steph

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      Garlicoon 9 years ago

      very nice on. i will try it

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      Stephanie Hicks 9 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      LOL - I know, I'm the same way Amy. I have to read it, hear it, watch it (yes, and eat it) and then it finally sinks in. :-)

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      amy jane 9 years ago from Connecticut

      That looks so good! Thanks for the videos too - I need all the help I can get, lol!

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      Stephanie Hicks 9 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Thanks Karen - we make this one several times a month. :-)

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      Karen Ellis 9 years ago from Central Oregon

      I love recipes. This does look quick and easy too.

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      SweetiePie 9 years ago from Southern California, USA

      I love to make pizza at home, new recipe to try! Thanks!

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      Stephanie Hicks 9 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Hi Frani- we also try gorganzola instead! Be creative! Steph

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      Frani Grover 9 years ago from Oregon

      Feta and bbq sauce - that's an interesting combo. I'll have to try that sometime!

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      Stephanie Hicks 9 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Thanks all for the enthusiasm! Chef Jeff, I loved roasted garlic cloves. I will try your tip on the yellow mustard in the BBQ sauce, too!

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      Roberta Kyle 9 years ago from Central New Jersey

      I have just one word for this--yum! Can't wait to give it a whirl..

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      Trsmd 9 years ago from India

      very nice and made me hungry now....

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      Chef Jeff 9 years ago from Universe, Milky Way, Outer Arm, Sol, Earth, Western Hemisphere, North America, Illinois, Chicago.

      With as much as I love pizza, you know I am going to try this one out really soon! I also like to bake garlic cloves and add them to the toppings. When you get a clove nice and gooshy, it really tastes great! Sometimes I also mix a tomato based BBQ sauce with a little yellow mustard, just to add to the flavor mix.

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      John Chancellor 9 years ago from Tennessee

      Really sounds easy and delicious. And thanks for the tip on Boboli - will have to give them a try.

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      Stephanie Hicks 9 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Thanks Just Rodney! Rodney and Kim - I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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      Kim Cantrell 9 years ago from Deep In The Pages of a Book

      Ohhh, this sounds so good! I am definitely going to give it a try!

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      rodney southern 9 years ago from Greensboro, NC

      This sounds fantastic. I simply must try it. Great job!

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      Rodney Fagan 9 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      Like the sound of this topping. Thanks for it Stephhics68.

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      Stephanie Hicks 9 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Thanks Mary and CW - trust me - it tastes so much better when you make it at home! :-)

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      Constant Walker 9 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

      Hey Steph, there's a pizza place around here that makes a BBQ chicken pizza, but this looks a lot more tasty!

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      Mary K Weinhagen 9 years ago from Minnesota, usa, Planet Earth

      WOW! THis sounds FABULOUS!!!

      Can't wait to try it. Thank YOU! ;-)