Make this tangy BBQ chicken pizza recipe with ready-made dough and chicken and have it ready to eat in no time!

This thin crust homemade chicken pizza is crispy and loaded with precooked shredded chicken, fresh veggies, your fave BBQ sauce, and lots of melty cheese!

Serve it at a pizza party for a fun variation on the theme!

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Best BBQ Chicken Pizza

  • California Pizza Kitchen has nothing on this copycat recipe! Why wait in line when you can make it at home?
  • Make it thin or thick crust, or use a low-carb flatbread, this recipe has something for every preference!
  • This easy-peasy recipe is really all about the bright and tangy bbq sauce that creates that unique flavor everyone loves!
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Ingredients and Variations

Crust: Like it crispy or chewy? Pre-made pizza dough lets you roll it out as thin or thick as you like! Any store-bought brand will do, or DIY your own easy dough and freeze some for later.

Chicken: Rotisserie chicken and leftover chicken make this easy recipe ready to go! Even leftover turkey, pork, or leftover Buffalo wings can be used to top a BBQ chicken pizza!

Cheese: Pizza doesn’t work without cheese! Grate blocks yourself if you can because pre-shredded cheese has chemicals that keep it from melting as well as it could.

Toppings: Go for it! How about pepperoncini peppers, bacon bits, crumbled goat cheese, or even leftover veggies give this pizza a new twist every time!

Variations: This recipe is all about the BBQ flavor! Make your own BBQ sauce that’s mild or spicy as you like! Add veggies like chopped spinach or kale for some green nutrients. Or top your pizza with bacon bits, leftover grilled veggies make for a great pizza pie!

How to Make BBQ Chicken Pizza

Quick and easy, why order out?

  1. Preheat a pizza stone in the oven to 500°F.
  2. Prep pizza dough as desired (thick or thin) and spread BBQ sauce over the top (as described in the recipe below).
  3. Add chicken and cheeses. Top with bell pepper and onion.
  4. Slide pizza onto the pizza stone and bake until golden.

Garnish with extra sliced green onions and serve.

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Pro Tip:

Cover as much BBQ sauce with the cheese. BBQ sauce will darken, or look burned due to the sugar caramelizing with the hot temperatures, and might not look as appetizing as it is!

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Tips and Tricks for Perfect Pizza

Keep your pizza perfect by storing it in the refrigerator in a zippered bag. For best results, reheat pizza with any of these methods:

  • In the Air Fryer: Reheat slices at 350°F – no need to reheat the Air Fryer.
  • In the Oven: Reheat under the broiler.
  • On the Stovetop: Place slices on a medium-low heat skillet and add about 1/2 teaspoon water. Cover and heat until the crust is crispy and the cheese is melted; about 6-8 minutes.
  • In the Microwave: Place one or two slices of pizza on a clean paper towel. Place a cup of water to create steam. Cook pizza on high for 30 seconds at a time, or until the cheese is melted.

Tip for Dip!

Make a tasty dip for the crust ends by mixing ¼ cup sour cream with 1 tablespoon of barbecue sauce. Add more or less sauce to taste.

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BBQ Chicken Pizza

Make this easy BBQ chicken pizza recipe, with simple ingredients hot and fresh from the oven, in no time!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author Candace Hollas



  • 1 pound pizza dough
  • ¼ cup barbeque sauce
  • 1 cup shredded chicken or chopped chicken
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded, or pepper jack cheese
  • ½ bell pepper any color, seeded and cut into thin strips and halved
  • 2 Tablespoons green onion sliced, plus more for garnish

Optional Garnish

  • cup pickled jalapenos or fresh jalapenos, or to taste, add before baking or after
  • ½ teaspoon BBQ rub
  • barbeque sauce to drizzle


  • Place pizza stone (or inverted baking tray) in oven on the lowest rack. Preheat to 500°F.
  • Stretch or roll pizza dough on parchment paper, or oiled pizza pan, to a 12 or 13 inch circle, or 9×15 inch rectangle shape. 
  • Spread BBQ sauce over dough. Sprinkle with chicken and cheese. Top with bell pepper and green onion.
  • Slide onto pizza stone. Bake 15 minutes or until golden.
  • Garnish with green onion and other desired toppings, slice, and serve.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 574 | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 1463mg | Potassium: 214mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1101IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 358mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.

Course Lunch
Cuisine American

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I am a wife, mother of two, and professional accountant. I love fantastic food, and it is so often the center of our lives, from everyday dinner, to family gatherings, and special evenings at fabulous restaurants. I have always loved cooking and baking, with my mom and grandma, and now, with my daughter and son. I love trying new recipes while enjoying my favorites too. I’m so happy to share them with you.
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