A thick and chewy, homemade crust turned into a sweet and tangy BBQ chicken pizza! This pizza is so easy to make at home and tastes just like California Pizza Kitchen’s, only better!
I’m on a pizza roll. I can’t stop popping out all sorts of pizzas outta my oven. If you recall, last week was that amazingly caramelized onion pizza  topped with sautéed mushrooms and spinach with a little feta. Totally my kind of pizza – one that’s meatless and loaded with gourmet toppings.
This one. This BBQ chicken pizza has my hubbies name written all over it. He is such a big fan of chicken tossed in tangy and sweet barbecue sauce with lots of smokey mozzarella cheese, pickled jalapenos and onions. LOTS of onions.
I’m not a fan of having meat on my pizza, but this BBQ chicken pizza is definitely one worth breaking that rule for.
As always, I used my homemade pizza dough  to make this pizza. What makes my pizza dough extra chewy and and golden brown is the addition of honey right into the dough mix. I love making a double batch of the dough and popping half of it in freezer safe bags so I always have homemade dough on hand when I want to pop out homemade barbecue chicken pizzas on the fly.
This recipe makes barbecue chicken pizza that tastes just like California Pizza Kitchen’s recipe. There are just a couple of things that I did differently:
I used a chicken breast that I grilled up and cubed for this pizza. If you’ve got cooked chicken in the freezer, you can easily just shred it and toss it in the bbq sauce. I used about 10 ounces of chicken that I diced into large pieces. I love having larger pieces so when i’ve had my fill of bbq chicken, I pull off the extras and hand them over to the hubby.
To make sure the chicken has LOTS of barbecue flavor, I toss it in 1/2 a cup of barbecue sauce before spreading it on the pizza dough. This also keeps the chicken from drying out.
In addition to the smoked mozzarella, I used regular mozzarella for some good old traditional pizza flair! If you don’t care for the smokey flavor (gasp), just replace it with additional mozzarella cheese.
Once the chicken and the cheese are covered we need some sliced onions and handful of sliced jalapeños for good measure.
Just a quick 12-15 minutes in the oven and you’ve got this bbq chicken pizza on the table. I finish off the pizza with a sprinkle of cilantro. You can leave that off if you don’t care for it.
This bbq chicken pizza is the perfect little treat of Friday nights. A sweet, tangy treat topped with chunks of barbecued chicken, smoky mozzarella cheese, cilantro, lots of red onions, and chewy and crispy pizza crust.
No need for take out, this barbecue chicken pizza is just minutes away!
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