Barbecue Chicken Pizza

I’ve never really been into pizzas that you make yourself. I remember getting frozen pizzas when I was a kid, and sometimes we’d also buy the pizzas that are refrigerated and just need to be baked. They’re usually found in or around the store’s deli. But I always loved restaurant pizzas much better.

Now we usually order take out when we want pizza, or we go to the Cici’s Buffet, and sometimes we get “take and bake” pizzas from Papa Murphy’s. (Their 5 meat stuffed is awesome!)

But occasionally I will make a pizza at home. Red Baron’s are really good, and sometimes I’ll throw my own combination together. For an example, today I’m sharing the barbecue chicken pizza that I made recently.

Recipe for Barbecue Chicken Pizza:

1 Pizza crust (homemade or refrigerated)
1 bottle barbecue sauce
1 bag cheddar cheese (or other cheese combination)
1 lb chicken (2-4 chicken breasts)
bacon (as many pieces as you desire) or bacon bits
1 onion, diced (optional)

Directions: First cook your chicken. I just boiled mine on the stove, but you can however you prefer. I like to boil it, because this makes it nice and tender; the crock pot would also work well. You can also bake or grill it, but I’d recommend brushing the chicken with some sauce beforehand, to ensure that it’s not to dry. After your chicken is cooked, chop or shred it.

Next preheat the oven. The directions on the crust I used called for 400 degrees. Next prepare crust. If using a refrigerated crust, unroll the crust onto a pizza pan or cookie sheet. (I actually used an 11X7 casserole dish for mine). For a large pizza, you could use 2 crusts and put them together. Next pour the barbecue sauce on the crust; use as much as you desire, and spread it with a spoon, spatula, or brush. Next sprinkle your onion, if using. Then sprinkle on your chicken, bacon, and top with plenty of cheese. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-18 minutes, use whatever baking instructions you have for the crust recipe you are using.

(before baking)

(after baking)



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  1. Snooky doodle says

    I adore pizza. I could eat it everyday 🙂 this version looks delicious!

  2. That looks yummy!

  3. Michelle says

    Oh that's such a good idea. I'll have to try that for the wee ones soon, as they both like pizza and bbq and chicken — and it's easy enough to leave off cheese on a small section. Thanks!

  4. Barbara Bakes says

    I like the addition of bacon. Bacon makes everything taste better!

  5. We have actually made a version of this before! Yum!

  6. shopannies says

    I posted a pizza recipe as well
    I love the looks of this one because it is nearly gourmet but so easy

  7. newlyweds says

    That looks super yummy!

  8. DarcyLee says

    My family loves BBQ Chicken Pizza. This looks really good.

  9. Jolly Mom says

    I have never had BBQ chicken pizza, but it looks delicious and something my hubby would LOVE! Will have to try it!

  10. I love pizza. Have to try this one.

  11. Lisa@BlessedwithGrace says

    Sounds great. I am glad you joined us for TMTT this week.

  12. mmmm, that sounds delicious! My kids would even like it. Thank you

  13. I am SO trying this out. It looks so good. I'll let you know how it came out 🙂

  14. BBQ Chicken and Bacon is my favorite pizza of all time! Thanks for the DIY recipe!

  15. Amanda from Faith, Food and Family says

    Oooh, this looks yummy! I had a barbecue chicken pizza one time and really liked it. I need to try this!
    God bless,

  16. Yum! My mom asked me what I wanted to eat for dinner when I came home last time and my first reaction was PAPA MURPHY'S! This looks really yummy though… now I just need to continue my quest for a perfect crust.

  17. My, oh my! This looks divine! 😀

  18. Nicole Feliciano says

    Thanks so much for linking up to Momtrends' Friday Feasts. Hope to see you again next week!

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