This BBQ Chicken Pizza was pretty new for us. Rob is typically not a big fan of what you might call “adventurous” pizza, but he loved this one. Overall, I love the way this one came out, it didn’t really feel that different than a traditional pizza thanks to the tomato-based BBQ sauce.
I used my new standard bread flour-based pizza dough for this pizza. Rolled out nice and thin, it made for a nice crispy crust that held up well. This is definitely a pizza that is perfect for a party situation when cut into smaller pieces. It doesn’t flop around and combines a lot of classic party flavors into one package.
The BBQ sauce was leftover from when we made our oven-baked ribs. It is a tomato-based, “sweet” BBQ sauce which really made for a solid pizza base. Since it didn’t really have much of a smokey flavor, I decided to add a little bit of smoked gouda to get a hint of smoke. Combined with a little bit of standard mozzarella resulted in a perfect pizza blend.
The chicken was pretty simple grilled tenders that I then cut into small chunks. I threw on some red onion slices to round out the pizza. The end result was a perfect BBQ pizza. It felt light and overall pretty healthy.
BBQ Chicken Pizza
- Pizza Dough See link in notes or store bought
- BBQ Sauce See link in notes or other
- 1/2 Cup Smoked Gouda shredded
- 1/2 Cup Mozzarella shredded
- 1/4 Red Onion thinly sliced
- 3 Chicken Tenders grilled or baked and cut/shredded into small pieces
- Heat a little bit of oil (preferable high smoke point like grapeseed) on a grill pan or skillet. Grill/saute the chicken tenders for approximately 6 minutes per side on a grill pan or saute pan.
- Preheat the oven to 425F with a pizza stone, pizza pan, or sheet pan in it.
- Roll the dough to the desired size, shape, and thickness.
- Transfer the dough to the preheated cooking surface. Apply a thin coating of BBQ sauce. Add the rest of the toppings as desired.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- Drizzle warm BBQ sauce over the top.