BBQ Chicken Pizza is one of my favorite non-traditional pizzas. My brother was obsessed with this style of pizza growing up, so we had it often. I love the combination of mozzarella with the sweet BBQ sauce. Plus, whenever I have leftover BBQ chicken, this is something I make often. You can use leftover chicken for this pizza, or you can make chicken for it – either option works! You can even buy precooked chicken if you’re feeling extra lazy – which I fully support as well.
My homemade Thin Crust Pizza Dough recipe is the best thin crust for any pizza flavor! My homemade dough is so easy to make, and if you double the recipe, you’ll have pizza all week – which is literally the best. I usually do that, as then you have 4 small doughs. For Delaney and me, we can eat an entire pizza ourselves in one sitting, so if you have a large family or are cooking for more people, then you should definitely double the dough! Also, make sure to note that the toppings for this is for one pizza, so if you’re making additional pizzas, be sure to double, triple or quadruple the topping recipe.
We don’t have a pizza oven yet, but I am seriously looking into getting one. If anyone has recommendations, please send them over! Right now, I just have a pizza stone. I use this in my oven and also on my BBQ which is actually the easiest I think. And a pizza stone is pretty inexpensive and it really does make a big difference for getting a perfectly cooked pizza as it helps conduct the most heat from your oven. But, if you don’t have one, you can also bake this recipe on a baking sheet as well!
Ingredients for BBQ Chicken Pizza
Organic BBQ Sauce
I use BBQ sauce in place of tomato sauce on this pizza. So, make sure you have a good organic BBQ sauce that you like. My favorite is the Organic Kinders Mild BBQ Sauce. But, if you like spicy or sweet or tangy, then go with what you like best.
Organic BBQ Chicken
I use leftover BBQ chicken when I make this pizza, as this is an amazing way to use up leftovers! I used about 2 drumsticks worth of chicken for this pizza I made. You can use white meat or dark meat, whatever you prefer. You can even buy precooked chicken and toss it in some BBQ sauce as well if you’re craving this pizza and you don’t have any BBQ chicken on hand.
Organic Mozzarella Cheese
My favorite is Organic Valley Mozzarella Cheese, I buy the block and grate it myself. Grating cheese yourself is always better than buying shredded cheese, as shredded cheese as extra additives (even organic versions) to help prevent caking. So, you can eliminate eating those if you just grate the cheese yourself!
Organic Red Onion
I looooove red onion, it’s probably one of my favorite vegetables. And, it is truly necessary on this BBQ Chicken Pizza as it adds a little sweetness to it which I love!
Organic Green Bell Pepper
I use green bell pepper on this pizza because it has the most savory and crisp flavor of all the pepper colors, I think. I feel that the red, yellow, and orange peppers are all a little sweeter than the green. And I love them all, but with the sweet BBQ sauce and the red onion, I prefer using green pepper with this recipe. But, you can definitely use red, orange, or yellow peppers if you prefer.
Why go organic?
You may be wondering why I push organic ingredients for everything, even savory and healthy dishes. Organic ingredients go beyond just health and wellness, and contribute so much to the taste and flavor of a recipe. So, if you think that you’re making something healthy and buying fruits, veggies, or meats so maybe you don’t need to spend the extra to go organic here – let me sway your thinking.
Organic ingredients are made in a more pure way, therefore using no additives, no GMOs, and minimal ingredients. This really allows the true ingredients to shine – and because of that their flavor shines through. Therefore, organic ingredients are more flavorful than their non organic counterparts. So, just because it’s already a healthy recipe, or you’re already buying good for you ingredients – it doesn’t mean you can skip organic! Trust me here, and make the switch. Your body and your taste buds will thank you!
So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.
BBQ Chicken Pizza
Makes 8-inch pizza
Thin Crust Pizza Dough
1/4 cup organic BBQ sauce
1 1/4 cups organic grated mozzarella
4 to 6 ounces organic BBQ Chicken, cut into pieces
2 slices organic red onion, chopped
1/4 organic green pepper, sliced
Organic grated parmesan for serving
Preheat the oven to 550°F and place pizza stone inside. Or, alternatively line a baking sheet with parchment paper if not using pizza stone.
Divide pizza dough into two portions. Reserve one portion in the fridge for later (or double toppings recipe above to make both now).
On a floured surface, roll out or use your hands and stretch the pizza dough. Generously flour your pizza peel. Or alternatively, if using the baking sheet, grease the parchment paper very well with olive oil and a sprinkle of flour.
Place pizza dough on pizza peel or baking sheet. Top with BBQ sauce going all the way to the edges edges (trust me here, as it bakes in!). Top with cheese, chicken, red onion, and green peppers.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and lightly browned.
Remove from oven and allow to rest for a few minutes. Top with fresh grated parmesan.
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