Best BBQ Chicken Pizza recipe has juicy chicken, tangy barbecue sauce, chewy mozzarella cheese, and the best ingredient of all, spicy jalapenos! The dynamic flavors pack quite a punch!
Pizza tastes better from scratch and my Best BBQ Chicken Pizza is no exception. With fresh and homemade ingredients, this pizza is full of flavor but isn’t time-consuming to make. Busy moms know how important this is!
Best BBQ Chicken Pizza
Wesley is a very picky food critic. It’s not just me; ask his family. His sister laughed about it at Christmas. Apparently, when he was younger he was the same way…always offering ‘suggestions’ on how to improve the dish. In fact, his mother said that’s why he started cooking, she told him ‘come do it the way you want it.’ I’ve said the same thing….not that nicely at times.
I hate that he’s that way. I’ll just be honest, but it probably has made me a better cook. (I hope he doesn’t read this!) So what I’m about to reveal IS EPIC!!!!!
He said this pizza is really good!!!
People – THAT. IS. HUGE. Because I cannot remember a recipe that he didn’t offer ANY ‘suggestions’ for improving.
What you’ll need to make this pizza
- Pizza dough
- Cooked chicken
- BBQ sauce. I love Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce, but use your favorite.
- Jalapenos. Fresh, pickled, or Candied jalapenos are all good on this pizza.
- Red and yellow bell peppers
BBQ Pizza Tips and Subs
I use this pizza dough recipe. I use this dough for pizzas, calzones, dessert pizzas, breadsticks, and cheese sticks. I also add whole wheat flour for a whole wheat pizza crust when
I forget to get all-purpose I want it to be a little healthy. The dough is basic, simple to put together, and very versatile.
Another option is my Cra zy Bread Dough for Everything!
This smoked beer can chicken is a great recipe to use leftover chicken. If you prefer, purchase a rotisserie chicken. You only need 1 cup chopped chicken.
You can also change the toppings depending on your favorites and what you had on hand. HOWEVER, as Big Daddy can attest, these particular flavor combos are extremely flavorful.
- Once your dough has proofed and is ready, spread it out on your pan
- Spread bbq sauce on top
- Next, top with chickenk, onion, bell peppers, and jalapenos.
- Lastly, add the cheese and then you’re ready to bake it.
If you enjoy this really, you’ll also like Quick Burrata Pizza Recipe, No Knead Cra zy Crust Pizza, Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Thighs, and Cheddar Ham Breakfast Pizza.
I updated this post from an earlier version dated June 03, 2013. I made new photos and simplified the recipe instructions.
Best BBQ Chicken Pizza
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- ½ recipe pizza *dough recipe here, or you can use store bought
- ½ cup bbq sauce I used Sweet Baby Ray’s
- ½ cup red bell pepper sliced thinly
- ¼ cup red onion sliced thinly
- 2 Tablespoons jalapeno sliced thinly
- 1 cup chicken chopped
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese grated
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- *if you prefer use a prepared pizza crust
- Spread 1/2 of the dough recipe on a dark cookie sheet or pizza pan stretching thin. (if you prefer a softer crust, bake on a lighter colored pan.)
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Spread bbq sauce over crust.
- Sprinkle black pepper over crust.
- Spread chicken over crust.
- Spread vegetables evenly over crust; red peppers, onions, jalapenos
- Top evenly with cheese.
- Bake at 450 degrees 20 to 25 minutes until crust is brown and cheese if melted and golden. Serve immediately.
I just pinned this, I want to try it – looks scrumptious! I found your great recipe on Weekend Potluck.
Shana Norris says
Sweet Baby Ray’s is my favorite BBQ sauce. This looks so yummy.
We love pizza! Your recipe looks so yummy! =)
Thanks so much! We do too, I’d be embarassed to say how many times a week we have pizza!
Tumbleweed Contessa says
I love it. I know those critics in our lives are not easy on the ego but they do push us to greatness. As a non-pizza lover this is one that I am interested to try. Cuz I LOVE BBQ chicken. Sweet Baby Rays is also an excellent sauce. I like the Chipotle one. Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend. Best wishes for tasty dishes this week!
Diane Balch says
BBQ sauce instead of tomato sauce would pretty radical for my family, but they might love it. Thanks for sharing your Wesley approved pizza with us on foodie friday.
We have a brand, Sweet Baby Ray’s, it’s sweet and smoky, I love the stuff. I could prob eat it on biscuits….ok, no I couldn’t but it’s really good. 🙂
Kim @ Curtain Queen says
This looks delicious! Pizza is always a winner at our house. Can’t wait to try your recipe!
Heather Who Needs a Cape? says
this is one of my favorite types of pizza! LOVE!
and I saw it at Hun What’s for Dinner!
Thank you! I like easy and quick 🙂
Cindy @Hun... What's for Dinner? says
I love BBQ chicken pizza! Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.
Cynthia L. says
Never thought of making BBQ pizza! This really looks go thought! So glad you brought it to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party!
Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com
Thank you, we enjoyed it. Thanks for the party!
Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet says
We do pizza every weekend! This would be a great addition to our pizza night!
I just couldn’t believe how much he like it, so it’ll now be a regular with us too. And, I love easy recipe especially during the Summer. Thanks for visiting!
I’m going to see if Sam wants to cook this one on the grill! It looks delicious Paula!
Oh, let me know how it turns out, I wanted to cook this crust on the grill but we were out of gas and WJ didn’t want to do charcoal for such a quick recipe.
Victoria B. says
We love pizza, so I’ll have to change it up and try this!
Us too, I’ll put anything on a pizza crust. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.
Wanda Ann. @ Memories by the Mile says
Looks good. My family loves BQ sauce, so they will enjoy this. Something new and different. Pinning
Have a wonderful Monday.
Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile
I think I could drink Sweet Baby Rays, LOL!! Thanks for pinning.