BBQ Chicken Pizza

"This is similar to the pizza available at the California Pizza Kitchen. It's great and really different from your traditional pizza."
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Ready In:
1 pizza




  • One hour before baking the pizzas, start preheating the oven at 500 degrees Coat chicken with 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce.
  • Set aside in the refrigerator.
  • Prepare dough into pizza shape.
  • Precook if needed.
  • Spread remainder of barbecue sauce over the surface of the dough.
  • Spread cheese over the sauce.
  • Spread chicken over the cheese.
  • Place the onion rings over the chicken pieces.
  • Place the pizza in the oven (on top of pizza stone if available or on pan).
  • Bake until crust is crispy and cheese is bubbling (8-10 minutes).
  • Remove pizzas from the oven and sprinkle each with 1/2 of the cilantro.

Questions & Replies

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  1. grearhoward
    Recommendations for a good BBQ sauce for this recipe please-


  1. AmandaMcG
    Yummy! I made my BBQ chicken in the crockpot. I cooked 2 chicken breasts with 1/2 a bottle of barbecue sauce on low for 8 hrs, then shredded it with a fork. I used all mozzarella cheese instead of the mozzarella/gouda mix. I left out the cilantro (even though it sounds really good) because I didn't have any. I think the onions would have been better if I sauteed them in butter first to soften them, so I'll do that next time.
  2. gailanng
    Santa, dieting ain't workin' out and treadmill and I don't see eye to eye. My only salvation for a svelte appearance is for rejuvenation and/or augmentation. Sooooo, add that to my list, please. In the meantime, I'll be hanging out with recipe #62775.
  3. HeatherFeather
    Delicious pizza topping! This is an unusual sounding combination, but this tasted wonderful as a pizza topping. I used a homemade piza crust and chose to follow the oven temp and baking instructions for the dough, but otherwise followed the steps to the letter. This disappeared very quickly - everyone wanted more. Thanks for sharing this winner!
  4. BlueDogLady
    Excellent pizza! I made two pizzas, one I followed this recipe using a smoked cherry bbq sauce and chili-lime gouda cheese. DH and I loved it! I made the second pizza a traditional pepperoni for my son. Well, I should have used this recipe for both, because even my picky son loved this pizza and thought his pepperoni pizza was just plain boring. I used recipe #70165 for the crust made with 1 cup of whole wheat flour. Thanks for sharing!
    I grilled the chicken , added caramelized onions and bacon WOW!


    I did not have red onions so I used a white onion.And instead of gouda I used more monzzarela.
  2. TeacherLaLa
    This was so tasty...made it outside on the BBQ grill.<br/>Instead of red onions, I used chives from our garden. I also only used 1 Cup of Gouda cheese, and 1/4 Cup of Cheddar. Cut back on calories. So GOOD!
  3. Busy Lindsay
    This is great and so easy to make! I left out the cilantro and used fresh parsely instead. Great!
  4. Jill L. &quot;Margaritta Lover&quot;
    This was an excellent recipe. My husband really enjoyed it. I didn't have gouda cheese on hand I used provolone instead. Turned out great. Thanks for the recipe.


I live in Omaha NE and am an audiologist at Boys Town National Research Hospital. I love to cook, as does my husband Michael. In the summer, we have a large garden and try to use alot of fresh fruits/veggies in our cooking. We have a 5 year old daughter, Kate and almost 2 year old son Sam and enjoy introducing them to new foods. One of their favorites is fresh pesto smeared on crackers!
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