Food & Drink

BBQ CHICKEN PIZZA

I have a quick recipe for a pizza, and it’s Friday! BBQ Chicken Pizza is a timeless classic. It has a sweet, tangy and salty BBQ sauce, juicy chicken, creamy cheese and savoury onions. After making pizzas for a living for several years, I discovered so many fun toppings you can add to a BBQ Chicken Pizza. Keep reading for my “classic” recipe and some fun toppings that pair well with these BBQ flavours.

What kind of pizza dough should I use?

For BBQ Chicken Pizza, you can use any pizza dough or crust. My Homemade Pizza Dough was used, but it could also be used on a Thin or Crispy Pizza Crust. It can also be used on French Bread, a baked tortilla or any other store-bought gluten-free or cauliflower pizza crust. These toppings will make a pizza crust that is 14-16 inches in diameter.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE THE CHICKEN

Sure! You can substitute chicken for black beans or shrimp.

Pre-cooked chicken is a great option if you love chicken but don’t want to cook it. Simply chop up a rotisserie chicken and add it to a barbecue sauce. You can also use canned chicken breasts. Drain the chicken and then gently combine the BBQ sauce with it.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BBQ SUGAR?

Although I don’t prefer BBQ Sauce, Sweet Baby Ray’s is my favourite. I prefer smoky BBQ sauces over some of the sweeter ones. Kroger Hickory Smoke BBQ Sauce was what I tried today. It would be interesting to experiment with a more spicy BBQ sauce or a pineapple-flavoured BBQ sauce.

WHAT ELSE CAN I ADD TO A BBQ CHICKEN PIZZA?

Here’s where the fun begins. These are some other toppings that I have enjoyed over the years on my BBQ Chicken Pizzas:

  • Bacon
  • Pineapple (don’t @ me)
  • Feta is surprisingly good with sweet BBQ sauce
  • Green onion
  • Cilantro
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Ranch dressing
  • Corn
  • Black Beans

BBQ CHICKEN PIZZA

Enjoy the classic BBQ Chicken Pizza recipe and other toppings that go well with BBQ to make your pizza more delicious.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

INGREDIENTS

QUICK BBQ CHICKEN*

  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast (about 1/3 lb. ($3.22)
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika ($0.05)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder ($0.02)
  • 1/8 tsp salt ($0.02)
  • 1/8 tsp pepper ($0.02)
  • 1/2 Tbsp of cooking oil ($0.04)
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce ($0.11)

PIZZA

  • 1 ready-to-eat pizza dough ($0.62)
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce ($0.22)
  • 4 oz. 4 oz. Monterey Jack cheese, shredded ($0.85)
  • 1 jalapeno (optional), sliced ($0.15)
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion ($0.11)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Combine the garlic powder, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Season the chicken breasts on both sides with the spices.
  • Place the skillet on medium heat. Stir in the oil. Cook the chicken breasts until they are cooked through. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board.
  • Allow the chicken to rest for 5 minutes before chopping it into pieces. Mix 1/4 cup BBQ sauce with the chopped chicken and stir to coat it in the sauce.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 450oF. Spread 1/2 cup BBQ sauce on the pizza crust or prepared pizza dough.
  • To the pizza, add the cheese, BBQ chicken and sliced jalapenos.
  • Bake, the pizza for between 10-12 minutes or until the cheese and crust are golden brown. Cut into 8 pieces and enjoy!

NOTES

*You can season canned chicken breasts or rotisserie chicken instead of cooking fresh chicken.

NUTRITION

Serving Size: 2 slices Calories 532.88 Kcal Carbohydrates 54.03 G Protein: 30.83 G Fat: 20. g Sodium 2640.13 mg Fiber 2.28 g

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