BBQ Chicken Pizza - California Pizza Kitchen Style

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

If you've ever been to the California Pizza kitchen and tried this pizza, you'll never want to go back to the greasy East Coast style...

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make BBQ Chicken: In a large frying pan, cook the chicken in olive oil over medium-high heat until just cooked, 5 to 6 minutes. Do not overcook. Set aside in the refrigerator until chilled through.
  2. Once chilled, coat the chicken with 2 tablespoons BBQ sauce; set aside in the refrigerator.
  3. To make the pizza: Place the pizza stone in the center of the oven and preheat to 500 degrees F for one hour before cooking pizzas.
  4. Use a large spoon to spread ¼ cup BBQ sauce evenly over the surface of the prepared dough within the rim. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon smoked Gouda cheese over the sauce. Cover with ¾ cup shredded Mozzarella. Distribute half the chicken pieces evenly over the cheese (approximately 18 pieces). Place approximately 18 to 20 pieces of red onion over the surface. Sprinkle an additional ¼ cup Mozzarella over the top of the pizza.
  5. Transfer the pizza to the oven; bake until the crust is crisp and golden and the cheese at the center is bubbly, 8 to 10 minutes. When the pizza is cooked, carefully remove it from the oven; sprinkle 1 tablespoon cilantro over the hot surface. Slice.


Most Helpful

I tried this using cheddar cheese instead of mozzarella and everyone adored it, but it's excellent whatever cheese you decide to use.

karenury October 27, 2011

Oh so good. I love BBQ Chicken pizza and this is it. Thank you for sharing wit us. i'm one happy girl now.

mommyoffour December 22, 2014

This was an overwhelming success. I used a homemade whole wheat crust and just used mozzarella as I couldn't find any smoked gouda. The results were delicious! There's no CPK in my area so it's good to know that I can make a copycat version of this delicious pizza. Will make again--thanks for posting!

Noor.Khalid July 09, 2013

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