Barbeque Chicken Pizza

One of my favorite things to do when I travel is to go for long walks and take pictures. While I was in Boston, I spent most of my afternoons walking around the city exploring.  While walking around Beacon Hill, I stopped in at Deluca’s Market for an afternoon snack. In addition to fresh meats, cheeses, and pastries, they also had a selection of their own prepared foods. My husband is a barbeque sauce fanatic, so I decided to pick up a bottle of their barbeque sauce for him.

I love to make homemade pizza.  Recently I have been noticing a lot of menus including pizzas prepared with barbeque sauce instead of a typical marinara or pizza sauce.  So, since my husband is such a barbeque sauce fan, I thought it was only appropriate that I come up with my own barbeque pizza.  Another time when I make this, I may make my own barbeque sauce.  However, since I had the sauce from Deluca’s Market, it only seemed fitting to use that on my pizza.

I made this pizza with my usual whole wheat pizza dough.  Feel free to use your favorite pizza dough recipe or pick up some prepared dough from your favorite local pizza shop!

Ingredients:

  • Whole wheat pizza dough (to cover a 15 inch pizza pan)
  • 3 slices of bacon, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon barbeque sauce, divided
  • 8 ounces monterey jack cheese, shredded

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 450°F.  Grease a 15 inch pizza pan (or a baking sheet) and spread the pizza dough on the pan.  Set aside.

Cook the bacon in a small fry pan over medium heat for about 5 minutes.  Add the onion and cook for another 3-4 minutes, until tender. Remove the pan from the heat, and add the chicken and 1 tablespoon of the barbeque sauce.  Stir to combine.

Top the pizza dough with the remaining 1/2 cup of barbeque sauce.  Sprinkle half of the cheese over the barbeque sauce.  Top with the chicken mixture, spreading evenly over the barbeque sauce and cheese.  Sprinkle with the remaining cheese.

Bake for 12 minutes, until the cheese is bubbly and golden.

13 Responses to Barbeque Chicken Pizza

  1. BBQ Chicken and pizza. Put the two together and you got an awesome delish dish!! i like to top mine off with a dash of hot sauce. =)

  2. You know – being Italian – I wasn’t sure … but when I saw it and checked the ingredients – chicken, onion, bacon and thought how well that would work with a good barbecue sauce – you sold me. That may be a “surprise” dinner for my college kids over Easter weekend. And when I travel – I walk and explore also. It’s the best way to see a city!

  3. That looks fantastic! We love BBQ pizza here in my little corner of Texas. I am going to have to try this next time the pizza bug bites! Yum!

  4. Love the Bar-b-que recipe. I might make it tonight. Just to share a little, another great pizza idea is hamburger pizza. I have made it a few times and it is great. I would love to see what you could do with the idea.

    Recipe I typically use

    Whole Wheat crust
    Ketchup (in place of pizza sauce)
    browned hamburger meat (90% lean if I can)
    American cheese (or your favorite burger chees)
    Hamburger pickels on top
    other hamburger topping

    Through it together and bake at 350 for about 10 minutes.

    Let me know what you think.

    Thanks for the great recipes!

  5. Didn’t you just love Beacon Hill? If I had TONS of money, that is where I would pick to live…When I was there last Fall, a two bedroom apartment that was a bit on the shabby side, rented for $2500…Did you go to The Paramount? Great little place to eat in that area…

    • Yes – Beacon Hill is wonderful. I always like to look at the real estate postings in the windows as I walk around. A bit too expensive for my budget, I think. We didn’t get to go to the Paramount, though. Maybe next time!