BBQ Chicken Pizza

Hey kids--me again.
Just wanted to pop in quickly to share with you a delicious little recipe from Amanda today. 
I had great intentions of writing some funny little post, but my sinuses had some great intentions of their own and decided to give me a humongous headache which caused me to fall asleep before 8:30 last night. Hoooray for sinuses. 

Thanks to everybody who linked up yesterday as well--I have not made my rounds yet to each of your blogs but I promise you I will. As soon as I devour this barbecue chicken pizza. Mmmmm baby. 
Enjoy :) 

This pizza is incredibly flavorful and so very easy to throw together for a weeknight or weekend meal. A simple salad would be great with this, too, with a quick dressing of olive oil, lemon juice, salt & pepper. Cam and I loved this pizza so much we literally devoured it in about 5 minutes. I wish I was kidding!

Barbeque Chicken Pizza
{serves 2-4 ... or in my case, 1 large hubby}

2 chicken breasts
1/4 red onion, sliced
1 handful fresh cilantro
2 C mozzarella, sliced or shredded {great also if you have an extra handful of shredded parm or pecorino for the top!}
your favorite bbq sauce {or mine! though I'd recommend leaving out the spices to keep it sweet}
pizza dough {or you can buy a ready-made one, especially if you live near Trader Joe's!}
4 cloves garlic, minced

Rub the chicken in bbq sauce and grill until cooked through; cut into bite-sized pieces. Cam did this part for me -- he is amazing on the grill! Leftover chicken works well too. If you don't have a grill, you can dice the chicken into bite-sized pieces, rub it in salt & pepper & olive oil, and sear & saute it on the stove until it is thoroughly cooked and lightly browned. Mix it with bbq sauce in a bowl and set aside.

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to about 1/4 - 1/2 inch thick. Place the dough on a lightly floured baking sheet or pizza stone. Drizzle the dough with EVOO. Evenly spread the minced garlic over it. Next add a layer of bbq sauce. I used almost a cup-worth, but start with less and add more if you think it needs it. Add the mozzarella, cilantro, red onions and pieces of chicken. Add one more generous handful of cheese over everything if you have it -- pecorino or parmesan -- and bake for about 10-15 minutes or until the edges of the dough have lightly browned and the cheese is bubbling.

Serve hot. Drizzle on more bbq sauce if you like and garnish with fresh cilantro. Enjoy!

Thank you so much to Amanda for yet another delicious recipe.
Happy weekend party people. Make it something to write home about..



  1. This is one of my favorite types of pizza since trying California Pizza Kitchen's variety YEARS ago. So yummy! So sweet! So delicious! I'm still living in the dark ages because I've never been to Trader Joe's but I hear lots of amazing and great things about that place. One opened last year in Fort Worth, guess I'm taking a ride to the big city (aka 20 miles up the road ... ha!). Thanks for sharing this recipe, always a good night when homemade pizzas are on the menu.

    p.s. Even with a dairy (cow's milk) allergy, I still enjoy pizza at home by using Manchego, cheese made from sheep's milk. Its light, creamy, flavorful taste goes wonderfully with "almost" anything. YUM! YUM! YUM!

  2. Yummy....I just bookmarked this to add to our menu next month. Our favorite kind of pizza to order at places is usually BBQ chicken, especially from Papa Johns. But with us going gluten free we try not to eat pizza out much, so I am going to try this on the gluten free crusts we use at home!

  3. That looks so good!! I love Amanda, her blog is so awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Amazing, my favorite! I think I'm making this for dinner tonight, yummm....thanks :)

  5. Looks so good. I may just have to try this recipe this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

  6. ahhhh this looks soooo good.

  7. Oh crap. That pizza looks AMAZING. Pinning for later :)

  8. Not a huge BBQ Chicken fan but I am obsessed with Pizza so I'd be willing to give this one a try. YUMMMMMYYY!

  9. So excited to hear you will be checking out all the blogs that linked up Erin! It was such a great idea- I made so many new bloggie friends :-)

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  10. BBQ Chicken Pizza is one of my faves! Thanks for sharing.

  11. Mike and I made it for Valentines.. however, ours looked much different Haha. Check it: http://allisonmaeb.blogspot.com/2013/02/lipstick-love-notes.html


  12. This looks so yummy and thanks for sharing Amanda's blog, I just added her to my blog list. I love finding new blogs that are great. Hope you feel better soon!


  13. My husband and I love making homemade pizza. We create our own recipes and we love them! We've even bought a pizza stone!
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  14. Um, my mouth is watering! The hubs and I tried to make homemade pizza a few times before but the dough did NOT taste good. We'll have to try again. :)

  15. That looks amazing.... will have to try it sometime soon :)

  16. Yum!!! This looks SO good. Love me some BBQ chicken pizza :)

  17. This pizza looks so good! Barbeque chicken is one of my favorites. I don't think the calories count (or at least that's what I tell myself). :)

  18. I'm gonna seriously have to sit down and go thru blogs with recipes and write them down. they'll come in real good handy for me and my family. b/c we're always wanting something new and different and easy to try.

  19. This looks soooo good! We do pizza a lot at my house and my husband loves BBQ sauce.


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  20. Now there's a plan for dinner tonight. Thanks for sharing the recipe. It looks tasty!


  21. This is making me hungry! Looks absolutely delicious!

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  22. This looks amazing! Yum! Thanks for sharing!


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