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BBQ Chicken Pizza

  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 1 12" pizza 1x



  • 1 homemade or store-bought pizza dough
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil + extra for drizzle
  • 23 chicken cutlets*
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce (I used Sweet Baby Rays), more if desired.
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups mozzarella, grated
  • 1/2 cup gouda, grated
  • 12 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
  • Fresh ground black pepper as desired


  1. Preheat oven to 425˚F. Marinate chicken in 1/2 cup BBQ sauce for 25-30 minutes.
  2. Roll pizza dough into a 12″ circle. Place in refrigerator to chill.
  3. Make chicken: Drizzle a little olive oil into a skillet and cook chicken over medium-high heat until the inside is no longer pink, about 7-10 minutes. Remove from heat. Once cooled, slice into bite size pieces.
  4. Remove pizza dough from the fridge. Gently brush with a drizzle of olive oil then spread remaining BBQ sauce, leaving the edges sauce free.
  5. Sprinkle 1 1/2 cups of the mozzarella and 1/4 cup of the gouda all over the pizza, again leaving the edges clean to create a crust.
  6. Top with chicken and red onion. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  7. Place the pizza on a round pizza pan, or baking sheet and put on the middle rack in the oven. Bake for 15 minutes, until cheese is melted and crust is golden.
  8. Remove from oven and top with cilantro and pepper. Serve immediately.


*If you’re using already cooked chicken, toss it in a 1/2 cup of the BBQ sauce (skipping the marinating) and continue with the recipe.