BBQ chicken pizza

This is a perfect meal to throw together during the middle of the week. Quick, easy, and so delicious!

You will need:

  • chicken — I used three boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • dough — your refrigerator dough, homemade dough, or even store bought
  • barbecue sauce
  • cheese

And then:

  1. Start with the chicken: three chicken breasts, seasoned with salt and pepper, thrown into the slow cooker set to low in the morning — no barbecue sauce yet because you don’t want the sugar in it to cook as long as the chicken
  2. About two hours before supper time you’re ready to shred the chicken; since it’s in a crock pot this may be as easy as breaking it up with a wooden spoon, but you can take it out and shred it if need be. Return the meat to the slow cooker set to low and add in enough barbecue sauce to fully coat all the meat
  3. About an hour before baking time pull out some refrigerated dough, form it into a ball and set it in a olive oil brushed cast iron skillet to rise for about 45 minutes
  4. After 45 minutes, start your oven preheating to 400 degrees
  5. Now assemble your pizza! Pat out the dough, then top with barbecue chicken, extra sauce, and whatever else your little heart desires: onions, garlic, pineapple, you name it. Then sprinkle on the cheese and bake at 400F till the cheese is melted and the crust is done — this probably won’t take more than ten minutes or so

Enjoy!

15 comments to BBQ chicken pizza

  • vdh2a

    We make this a lot! I like it sweet, so I add in brown sugar/honey/molasses or whatever, and top with purple onion (the only way I like purple onions!). Yours looks great!

  • [...] for crusty bread, for buttery dinner rolls, for hamburger buns, even monkey bread! Maybe some barbecue chicken pizza? Dust a little flour on a corner of your chilled dough and pull off a piece as big as you need. [...]

  • I love the deepness of this pizza. I am definitely saving this recipe. When I make it my husband will worship me!

  • I love BBQ chicken pizza!

  • That pizza looks seriously incredible!

  • Melissa

    I am really new to cooking pizza (actually anything with homemade dough) and I was wondering why the step with the cast iron skillet was necessary. I get that it has to rise for 45 minutes…but why in a cast iron skillet. We don’t have one yet but I’d really love to make this, so I’m hoping the cast iron skillet isn’t necessary. From the recipe, it just looks like it sits there with no heat? Enlighten me please!! ;)
    Dough isn’t so scary once you jump in there is it? :) The cast iron skillet absolutely isn’t necessary. I always use one for pizza making because the finish of the cast iron makes the crust have a great crispy outside/chewy inside texture, and because the pores in cast iron mean you don’t end up with a soggy crust. You can absolutely do it with whatever you have on hand, though! If you make it on something non-porous (like a glass pizza plate or something) you’ll want to move it to a rack after it’s all cooked to avoid soggy crust.
    Give it a shot and let me know how it goes!

  • emily

    I was just wondering exactly what to do with the chicken in the morning. Will you make it a little more clear please because this looks sooo good! But I dont want to mess up the chicken part!
    So in the morning I put chicken in the crockpot right? For how long and on what temp setting?
    Thanks! Sorry for the trouble!
    Ooh I hope I catch you in time! :) Yep, in the morning put the chicken in the crockpot on low; I let mine cook just about all day. Either check it when you get home from work, or check after six hours or so. Good luck!!!

  • kk

    This looks so amazing!! I’m drooling..I love the thickness of the pizza. I will definitely try this soon!!

    kk

  • thecookingnurse

    Can’t wait to try this!

  • Sonya

    Oh boy I can’t tell you how amazing this looks! I think if you say it’s good,then Im totally sold. I loved your iced coffee so now I must try this one aswell! Im really afraid of yeast. I know that sounds stupid but it’s really intimidating to me..lol Im going to give it a shot this week:)
    You can do it! Don’t be afraid. It’s really not scary, especially if you use instant yeast (look for the little jar that’s labeled bread machine yeast). It’s practically fool proof! You don’t have to bloom it in lukewarm water or anything — it’s totally do-able. Come back and let me know how it goes!

  • That pizza looks nice and thick and so good!

  • Matt

    Quick question. I want to try a version of this recipe in the grill this weekend, but I’m a little confused with the chicken and the crock pot. Do you have to add water or anything in the morning? I’ve never used the crock pot without some sort of liquid, and I don’t want the chicken to burn!
    I’d heard that too, but I didn’t want to end up with soggy chicken so I tried it with no liquid. No problem! Just keep the crock pot on low. :)

  • Ugh! I just ate, but reading your blog is making me SO HUNGRY. :-)

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