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BBQ Chicken Pizza

bbq chicken pizza Entree
BBQ Chicken Pizza
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 6

Time to ditch pizza delivery! You can make an even better-tasting pizza yourself with only a few ingredients and little prep time, and it goes way beyond just plain cheese and pepperoni. This barbecue chicken pizza packs a whole lot of flavor for pizza night thanks to ingredients like chicken, barbecue sauce, shredded mozzarella, red onion and cilantro. And it all starts with Pillsbury™ refrigerated classic pizza crust, so you don’t have worry about any fussy dough prep. MORE+ LESS-

Updated July 1, 2019

Ingredients

1
can (13.8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated classic pizza crust
2
cups coarsely chopped cooked chicken breast
3/4
cup barbecue sauce
2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
1/2
cup thinly sliced red onion
1
tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F for dark or nonstick pan (425°F for all other pans). Spray 15x10x1-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • 2
    Unroll dough in pan; starting at center, press dough into 15x10-inch rectangle. Bake 9 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix chicken and barbecue sauce until chicken is coated with sauce.
  • 4
    Sprinkle 1 cup of the cheese over partially baked crust. Spoon and carefully spread chicken mixture evenly over cheese. Top with red onion and remaining 1 cup cheese. Bake 8 to 11 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with cilantro. To serve, cut into 6 rows by 3 rows.

Expert Tips

  • You can use leftover cut-up cooked chicken breast, or pick up a rotisserie chicken at the supermarket. Remove chicken from bones, and cut into bite-size pieces.
  • Sliced green onion also is a great topping for the pizza after it's done baking.
  • Don’t skip pre-baking your pizza crust before adding the toppings. This makes the crust more sturdy and able to handle the weight from wet ingredients like mozzarella cheese and chicken coated in barbecue sauce.
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese can be substituted for shredded mozzarella in this recipe. Make sure you pat the fresh mozzarella dry before slicing into thin slices and placing on top of your homemade BBQ chicken pizza.
  • Like your BBQ with a side of ranch? We do, too. Drizzle a bit of ranch dressing over your homemade BBQ chicken pizza after baking, or have a small bowl on the side for dunking if you choose.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
430
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
20%
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
65mg
21%
Sodium
1070mg
45%
Potassium
260mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
48g
16%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
13g
Protein
29g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • We don’t know who first thought to put barbecue sauce on a pizza, but we DO know they were a secret genius. You can find it on the menu at pretty much any pizza place, but we’d be doing you a disservice if we didn’t tell you about this particular bbq chicken pizza recipe. First, it only takes five ingredients to make (and just six if you opt for the sprinkle of cilantro on top, which we highly recommend). Second, something magical happens when you make your pizza at home—you get to enjoy it fresh out of the oven (not 20-30 minutes later, after it spends a car ride sitting in a cardboard box), when it tastes the best and the cheese is perfectly melty. And don’t you deserve the optimal pizza experience? We sure think you do.

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