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We eat a lot of chicken around here and this summer we’ve certainly developed an affinity for Beer Can Chicken, or Beer Butt Chicken – whatever title floats your boat. It’s simple, incredibly flavorful and makes a great weekend meal. We typically make two small chickens so we’ll have plenty of leftovers to use in other meals throughout the week. The leftover chicken is perfect for a quick chicken noodle soup, chicken salad and of course – barbecue chicken pizza.

Not only are we really into chicken, we also love homemade pizza. There’s nothing better than a counter filled with a variety of pizza toppings and a bowl overflowing with a batch of homemade pizza dough. It’s a great way to get the family involved in cooking and everyone can make their own pizza, so there aren’t any topping wars – which is always a bonus.

One of our favorite pizza creations is this Barbecue Chicken Pizza. We use our favorite store bought barbecue sauce, leftover chicken and plenty of cheese to create a wonderfully flavor pizza that certainly rivals any of our local pizza joints.

If you don’t have leftover chicken, pick up a a rotisserie chicken from your local market to save yourself some time, or simply bake or grill up a couple of chicken breasts.

Whether you’re looking for a quick lunch or a great pizza to accompany your Friday night movie, this Barbecue Chicken Pizza is a great twist for a weekend classic.

What are your favorite pizza toppings?

Barbecue Chicken Pizza


1 store bought pizza crust or refrigerated crust (I used 1lb of homemade crust)
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
1 cup cooked and shredded chicken
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
1 orange bell pepper; diced
1-3/4 cups (7 oz.) Sargento® Monterey Jack Shredded Cheese
Chopped cilantro; to taste (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees F. Place pizza crust on foil-lined baking sheet.
2. Spread barbecue sauce on pizza crust. Add shredded chicken, onion, and bell peppers on top of the barbecue sauce. Top with cheese.
3. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until crust is deep golden brown. Cut into squares; garnish with cilantro.

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  1. Aurica says:

    mmmmm, an excellent, apetiser and delicious chicken pizza, look’s so great with all those ingredients on top and that combination of colors ;)

  2. Sarah says:

    This was really delicious! Thanks for posting the recipe! I used Sweet Baby Ray’s Hickory and Brown Sugar barbecue sauce and added some pineapple tidbits to the toppings, and my roommates gobbled it up! I would definitely make this again!

  3. Heather says:

    Looks so delicious! This is going on my menu for next week!

  4. Thanh @ eat little bird says:

    Oh my, I LOVE barbeque chicken pizza! I live in Switzerland where the pizzas are similar to what you get in Italy, i.e. thin crust with sparse topping. As much as I love the traditional-style pizzas, I love the American variations, such as with barbeque sauce. I am definitely trying this at home!

  5. Megan says:

    Made this last night for dinner! AMAZING!!!!!!

  6. Julesy says:

    Your pizza looks delicious mmm! Great photography too :)

  7. Pam says:

    I have had this before and it is a favorite of mine. I never had a recipe for it, though. This one sounds scrumptious. Thanks for sharing it.

  8. Tracy says:

    I love me some BBQ chicken pizza! Buffalo chicken is also one of my favorites!

  9. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction says:

    Yum! My hubby is a huge fan of BBQ chicken pizza. I often throw in some bacon, too. You know, to make it so much healthier!