I love a good meal as much as anyone else. I love to take my time cooking, working on each component of the dish slowly and without pressure of hungry little people waiting in the wings.
Unfortunately, that’s not how most meals go around here. By the time we get home from work and school at night, everyone is starving, and I don’t want to spend an hour in the kitchen let alone two or three. This simple Barbecue Chicken Pizza was designed for those kinds of nights and it’s sweet, savory and full of cheesy goodness.
No matter what kind of meal we are eating, I like to make sure we have a variety of flavors throughout the week and adding in barbecue sauce to a pizza is a simple way to do that. Plus, my son – who doesn’t like to eat at all – actually likes barbecue sauce so it’s a win win for me for dinnertime or lunch.
I’m pretty picky when it comes to barbecue sauce so I often make my own. I don’t like the sauce to be overly sweet, which I find so many of them on the market are. Instead I like it to be full of tang with a hint of sweetness and deeper flavors that come from ingredients like Worcestershire Sauce. You can find an easy barbecue sauce recipe here or you can use any kind of store-bought sauce that you love.
Not only is this good for a weeknight dinner or weekend lunch, but it’s also perfect to feed a crowd – whether you’re hosting the Super Bowl, or any sort of party really. It would work as an appetizer at a large party you can easily serve to guests while making more involved dishes or make it part of the main meal at a smaller gathering. Serve it with a salad filled with green goodness and some crunchy peppers and you’re good to go.
Grab the full recipe below.
Barbecue Chicken Pizza
- ⅓ cup of your favorite barbecue sauce + 2 Tbsp. of additional sauce (Find a homemade recipe here.)
- 1 store-bought rotisserie or leftover roasted chicken. You will need about 2-3 cups of the chicken depending on the size of your crust.
- 1 your favorite pizza crust - either homemade or store bought
- 2 cups of cheddar cheese
- ⅓ cup red onions, diced
- 2 Tbsp. of chopped cilantro
- 2 Tbsp of chopped parsley
- Prep your crust. If you're using store bought crust then follow the crust prep directions on the packaging. You may have to heat it up a bit before putting on your toppings. Just cook according to package directions.
- Once your crust is prepped, use the ⅓ cup of barbecue sauce and spread it evenly over the crust.
- Layer on about 1 - 1.5 cups of chicken.
- Add on onions and about 1.5 cups of cheese.
- Use the 2 Tbsp of additional barbecue sauce and mix it with the remaining chicken.
- Layer the chicken onto the pizza and then sprinkle on the remaining cheese.
- Add your parsley and cilantro.
- Cook according to crust package directions. If you made homemade crust then cook for about 20-25 minutes until the crust is golden brown and cooked through.
Happy eating, friends.
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That looks so good! I love all pizza – traditional, breakfast, barbecue. If it has pizza in the name, I’m in. I can’t wait to make this!
I am now hungry! I need to make this pizza for lunch as it looks so good.
Oh wow, This looks amazing!!! I can’t wait to make it for my family!!
This looks so good! I have never tried barbecue chicken pizza before! I bet this will be a family hit!
That is a unique style pizza and I am sure your family will love to come home to a meal like that. I know any busy mom will appreciate this time saving idea.
I’m already a huge fan of pizza, but this pizza may push me into addiction! I love the combo of BBQ chicken and pizza together.
I have definitely got to try this. I love ordering pizzas like these at restaurants and it would be fun to make my own!
OMG! This looks really delicious and now I am so hungry. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I would love to prepare this on Sunday when everyone is at home.
This would be such a tasty dinner. I will be making it one night for sure. We always love having pizza. This will be a fun twist!
OK now I want to grab a slice of this pizza and tuck in! It looks like it would be absolutely delicious1 thank you so much for sharing the recipe.
This looks amazing! My mouth is watering!!
Oh wow, I love pizza and it’s my weakness be it anywhere it is hard for me to say no. Like I am in a diet now but if you give me this right now I will gladly accept with even blinking. Looks so delicious.
That looks absolutely delicious! I am craving pizza right now for sure – might have to whip this up over the weekend! 🙂
This barbecue chicken pizza sounds so good. I love how the crust turned out. I’m going to have to try this one.
Rotisserie chicken is the best for quick and easy dinners. I love bbq chicken pizza but have never made it myself. I really need to try this!
This recipe looks so good!! I love how cheese, chicken, and BBQ sauce pair together to perfectly.
We enjoy making our own pizza for dinner. The possibilities are endless. My husband would love this one for sure.
BBQ pizza is my favorite. But I think it’s better with provolone instead of cheddar!
I don’t eat meat, but I bet my family would love this. They are all about BBQ!
I enjoy pizza and have to confess chicken BBQ pizza is one of my favorites it is so tasty and smokey. Your pictures are mouthwatering now I am hungry!
This pizza is very risky for me, I eat only daisy xD But I think it’s very good! Your chance is a winner!
Oh my goodness! This pizza is a dream! It has everything I love all in one pizza! Looks amazing!
My daughter loves pizza a lot but never tried to make a different flavor of pizza like this. This pizza recipe of yours looks so good and tasty, I will definitely try to make this for my daughter on this weekend.
This looks amazing! My kids love pizza and a homemade option always seems healthier to me. I think they would really enjoy this.
I was actually looking for pizza recipes because I have a couple of dough base for pizza at home. I like the idea of making my own bbq sauce, I find the store bought one too sweet as well.
That looks like a nice lunch or dinner idea for the weekend. I could go for one of those this evening, I may need to brave these frigid temperatures and Winter warnings to get the ingredients.
I need to try it! We have a make your own pizza night! I’m going to be adding this for our toppings!
That barbecue chicken pizza is delicious. When we make pizza this is always my favorite and my husbands is our all meat pizza!
I’m so hungry now. This looks incredibly tasty!
Barbecue chicken is one of my favorites. Pizza is my husband’s favorite dinner choice. Maybe, this will become our new favorite meal together.
I ADORE BBQ chicken pizza. It’s got so many flavor components that work for me – a little sweet, some spice, and salt!! I am with you. I don’t love overly sweet BBQ sauce. I want a little more heat, tang, and smoke in my sauce.
How fun that you made this with BBQ sauce! It’s nice to have some unique pizza recipes. We make homemade pizza a lot, but sometimes we do get tired of regular pizza.
The recipe sounds really great and truly it is worth a try. And I will give it a try.
I have children with food allergies so, I totally understand not wanting to deal with standing in the kitchen for an hour after a long day. This looks absolutely delicious!
The fella absolutely loves bbq chicken pizza. I would win major brownie points if I added this to our weekly menu.
while we do not eat meat, the idea of having a bbq themed pizza definitely appeals and i can imagine trying this with vegetables and other proteins and being a hit for us
Wooo I love this! I’ve never tried putting cheddar cheese on pizza but definitely going to!
Super Bowl snack here I come!
This seriously looks amazing! I am going to have to try this one out!
Yum!! We just did homemade pizza last night and I def want to try this one next time we make our own with the kiddos ?
OMG how delicious does this look? I totally wanna sit down and make my own bbq chicken pizza now. Thanks for sharing this recipe
I’ve always used leftover roast chicken to make a stir fry or a chicken pie, but seeing this, I will DEFINITELY be using the leftovers from my next roast to top a pizza! Thanks!
Homemade pizza is my favorite! I love this yummy twist on pizza. Perfect way to use my leftover chicken from tonight.
Oh… that pizza looks so delicious. Homemade pizzas are merely the best. Thanks for this recipe.
SUPER EASY! and Divine! I made these from my grand maa who loves Pizza, I’ve always been a Pizza lover myself, but these are absolutely delicious. So easy to make! Yum!