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BBQ Chicken Pizza

An easy Smoked BBQ Chicken Pizza, made with smoked chicken, a blend of cheeses, and our favorite toppings. Perfect for Pizza Night!!!
Course Entree
Cuisine barbecue, bbq, Pizza
Keyword BBQ Chicken Pizza, Grilled Pizza
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Cost $14.00

Ingredients

  • Pizza dough your favorite homemade or store-bought dough (enough for one 12" pizza)
  • ¼ cup bbq sauce (your favorite homemade or store-bought)
  • ¼ cup pizza sauce (or tomato sauce)
  • 1 cup smoked chicken, shredded (or the equivalent of other cuts of chicken, shredded)
  • ¼ medium red onion, sliced into thin strips (approx ½ cup)
  • 1 medium tomato, diced (about ½ cup)
  • ½ cup shredded cheese (my favorite combo is ½ cheddar, ½ smoked cheddar, more or less depending on how cheesy you want your pizza)
  • ¼ cup feta or mozzarella cheese (or a combination of both)
  • Diced cilantro, for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 475 degrees (see notes for alternative methods), with a pizza stone in the center of the oven.
  • Slice and prep all of your ingredients in advance and mix the BBQ sauce and tomato sauce in a small bowl.
  • Roll out the pizza dough to about 12” circle onto a slide-able pizza peel (or onto a round pizza pan).
  • Layer the dough with the BBQ/pizza sauce mixture, shredded chicken, onion, tomato, and cheeses.
  • Slide the pizza onto the pizza stone, and cook until the crust is golden brown and toppings are bubbly (about 10-12 minutes).
  • Top pizza with fresh chopped cilantro, slice, and serve.

Notes

This pizza is also fantastic grilled. For instructions on how to grill pizzas, start with a high heat in the grill. Ideally 425 - 450 degrees. As the grill warms up, be sure the pizza stone or steel is on the grill at the same time also heating up.
For a Big Green Egg: We use the convEGGtor plate, the grill grate, and a pizza stone in that order. 
For a Kettle Grill, We use a pizza steel, a typical pizza stone can crack over direct heat.
When grilling, place the pizza onto the steel or the pizza stone. After 5 minutes, rotate the pizza 90 degrees. This helps to distribute the heat if any hot spots and make an evenly cooked crust.
Remove the pizza after an additional 5 minutes or the bottom of the crust has a golden color and the cheese is melted.