Homemade BBQ Chicken Pizza on made from scratch dough topped with barbecue sauce, chopped chicken, onions, and tons of cheese. Our family favorite pizza!
Barbecue Chicken Pizza
It has been a while since I made pizza. I must say there’s nothing quite like a cheesy, soft and crispy, loaded with your favorite toppings, homemade pizza.
So you have a favorite? I often crave my cheesy and spicy buffalo chicken pizza. This BBQ chicken pizza has become a high priority around here. Hubs has been asking for it for weeks now. Sweet and spicy barbecue sauce or your favorite, chopped chicken, sliced onions, and freshly grated mozzarella cheese.
It is amazing!
How to make BBQ chicken pizza
Start with my favorite homemade pizza crust. I wrote a post a while back about how to make homemade pizza dough. You will find a lot of helpful tips to help you along the way.
Top the dough with your favorite BBQ sauce, shredded chicken, and thinly sliced onion. I use about ½ cup barbecue sauce and I like to layer it on so that it doesn’t make the crust soggy. Spread half over the crust and the other half over the chicken just before you add the cheese. You get sauce in each bite while the crust stays soft and crisp.
For the chicken, you can easily use a leftover rotisserie. I love to make use of our leftovers this way. If you don’t have any on hand just cook up a large chicken breast. I recommend simmering it in a pot of salted water until cooked through. Remove it from the water and let it cool completely before shredding. The chicken will be super tender and moist and it will remain that way once heated again on the pizza.
I used fresh mozzarella cheese that I grated myself. I love the soft silkiness of fresh cheeses. I feel like they melt better and simply taste better. But this is not a must-have. If all you have in your fridge is a package of shredded mozzarella cheese, it will work just fine.
As for the onion, it is completely optional. Leave it off, use red onion instead of white, or use a sweet onion even. It is completely up to you.
I like to bake the pizza on a this pizza pan but you can use a pizza stone or baking sheet.
This pizza has an incredible flavor, especially when you’re using your favorite barbecue sauce. You will fall in love with it! Forget takeout tonight and enjoy a homemade pizza instead.