BBQ Chicken Pizza

We have very little family in Minnesota - we are all spread out in Iowa, Kansas, West Virginia, Maryland, etc. So whenever we have the chance to get together with the few that are here - we jump on it. This last time I stressed my mom out just a little by giving her less than 24 hours notice. (Seriously, who cleans when family is coming over? Doesn’t the word FAMILY imply that they have to love you anyway!?)

We especially jump on the chance when this little guy and his parents are available. Seriously, how cute is he? We fight over him we all love him so much.

(Sorry Mark he’s too cute not to show off!)

I digress - any who this last time we all got together we made pizzas! This was one that we made, and I liked it, but thought it needed something (like bacon!) this time around. Here’s what I came up with!



BBQ Chicken Pizza

Yield: 6-8 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes


1 prepare pizza dough crust
Your favorite BBQ sauce
3 slices of bacon or pancetta, cooked and chopped (I used pancetta since I had some leftover)
1/4 cup red onion sliced thinly
1 red pepper sliced thinly
1 cup of cooked and shredded chicken (I used the pre-shredded rotisserie chicken you find at the grocery store)
1/4 cup cilantro, minced
4 scallions, chopped
Mozzarella cheese


Cook the bacon or pancetta until it's good and crispy, then set it aside. Chop/mince/dice all ingredients, and preheat your oven to the package instructions for the dough. Roll and stretch out your pizza dough using plenty of flour. Slather the dough with plenty of BBQ sauce then add the ingredients as you wish and cover with cheese.

Bake at 400 for 10-12 minutes

I used less red onion than Mike probably would have liked, but I'm not a huge fan. Adjust the ingredients to what you like.


3 Responses to “BBQ Chicken Pizza”

  1. #
    Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — December 19, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    This is one of our favorite things to eat! I like to switch it up and use cheddar sometimes for this pizza variety.

  2. #
    Becky Schmitz — December 19, 2021 at 3:48 pm

    Yeah for our last minute get-togethers, yummy food, and snuggling with the little man! I have to admit he is pretty darn cute! (nice caption under the photo)!

  3. #
    Susie Freaking Homemaker — December 20, 2021 at 1:13 pm

    @ Becky - I thought you would appreciate the caption!

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