The bbq chicken pizza is a classic and a very easy pizza to make at home.
I like making this with some of the leftover ingredients I have in my fridge. It’s easy to use up the leftover rotisserie chicken you have in the fridge as well as some of your extra veggies. I happened to have the end of a red onion and a couple of leaves of cilantro.
You can make your own pizza dough but if you’re looking for a quick and easy weeknight meal, it’s much quicker to pick up a pre-made crust. For this recipe, I used the Boboli original crust. It’s best to brush your crust with oil before placing your sauce on it so that it does not become soggy. The oil will keep the ingredients you place on it from soaking into the crust too much as it bakes.
I used about half a cup of sauce for this recipe, but if you enjoy more sauce on your pizzas, by all means, be more generous with your sauce. The opposite is also true. If you prefer less sauce, just use less sauce on the pizza. I really enjoy Kinder’s bbq sauce, but any bbq sauce will do.
Any kind of cheese will do for this pizza. I enjoy the classic mozzarella with some cheddar mixed in, but if you prefer all mozzarella or all cheddar then you can customize to your liking! Gouda cheese also gives a creamy and smokey flavor that will complement the sweetness of the bbq sauce well.
How to Make a BBQ Chicken Pizza
- Crust: You can use homemade pizza dough that is tried and true or you can use store-bought. I was a bit short on time (read: I was exhausted on this Wednesday night) so I used a Boboli pizza crust. Either way, make sure to brush your crust with a little oil before putting your sauce and toppings on to keep it getting soggy.
- Sauce: For a BBQ Chicken Pizza, you’ll need, you guessed, barbecue sauce. My favorite is Kinder’s but anything in your fridge will do just fine. Start with a half a cup of sauce and adjust up or down depending on how saucy you like your pizza.
- Cheese: I used two types of cheese for maximum flavor: mozzarella & cheddar. If you have gouda in your fridge I would add a bit of that since the smokey-ness of it pairs so well with the BBQ sauce. If not, adding any type of cheese that you like will work well.
- Chicken: Adding on any type of pre-cooked chicken will work. You can coat the chicken in the sauce before adding it or add it plain.
- Other toppings: I also add some zesty diced red onion to the pizza before baking and cilantro when it comes out of the onion. I have red pepper flakes on the side as an option for those that like their food a bit spicier.
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