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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Barbecue Chicken Pizza

The first time I EVER saw this on a pizza menu...which I think was at California Pizza Kitchen....I thought...EW! Who would eat THAT? Uhhh....I'd have to say ME! Someone told me how good it was and I trusted their culinary taste and went for it! Am I ever glad I did because I LOVE it! We don't have CPK here where I live....although from time to time I can find the frozen version of the BBQ chicken pizza. So I figured I'd just create my own. Not bad, I'd say....not bad at all.

Barbeque Chicken Pizza

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

2  pizza crusts. (I used the ready made dough balls from Trader Joe's. But I think you can get them at Sam's Club, too. Or even the ones in the can in the refrigerated section of the store will work.)
3 cups of cooked chicken - chunked (I used a rotisserie chicken from the deli but you can use cooked chicken breasts)
2 cups bbq sauce - I prefer a sweet-ish sauce but use whatever you like
1 red onion - thinly sliced
3 cups mozzarella cheese - shredded

Spread the dough on a pizza stone or cookie sheet. Form a rim around the edges to hold the fixin's. Spread 1 cup of sauce on both pizza crusts. Sprinkle with the cheese, sliced onion and then the chicken chunks. Bake about 20 - 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Here's the fixin's....
Roll the dough out on your pizza stone....
..or use a cookie sheet. I used both.
Spread a cup of bbq sauce on each pizza crust....sprinkle with the
cheese, red onions and the cooked chicken.
Bake until bubbly...and chow down!


  1. Ha ha, it reminds me of the first time I had tuna pizza.... Which is good by the way.

  2. Hmmmm.....I'd have to think about tuna pizza.

  3. Another May family favorite! Nathanael LOVES this. We're having it again tonight! Thank you!

  4. i made 2 of these for a Super Bowl party and they were a huge hit!! this gets 2 thumbs up!