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BBQ Chicken Pizza

  • Author: Jen


This BBQ Chicken Pizza takes your ordinary pizza recipe to the next level!


  • 1/3 cup your favorite BBQ sauce
  • 1 cup diced, cooked chicken
  • 2 shallots
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • few sprigs of fresh thyme
  • cooked bacon
  • Jalapeno, sliced with seeds removed
  • red pepper flakes
  • cherry tomatos sliced
  • olive oil

Pizza Dough

  • 3 cups warm water
  • 1 TBSP sugar
  • 2 1/4 TBSP Yeast or 3 packets
  • 1 TBSP salt
  • 6 cups or more of unbleached flour (I recommend a good brand like King Arthur)
  • olive oil


To make pizza dough:

  1. Combine the warm water, sugar, and yeast in large bowl
  2. Let stand for 15 minutes or until it begins to foam
  3. Add salt and stir. Add 4 cups of flour and stir with a wooden spoon
  4. Continue adding about 1 1/2 cups of flour until you are unable to stir anymore
  5. Put dough on a lightly floured surface and knead for about 8 minutes
  6. Keep gradually adding flour as needed
  7. Divide your dough in half and add to separate bowls that are coated with olive oil
  8. Cover and let rise for 1 hour or until it has doubled in size
  9. Punch the dough before placing it in the fridge for a night or two
  10. When you are ready to use your dough, remove from refrigerator and allow it to warm to room temperature
  11. When shaping your pizza, I recommend you pull and stretch rather than roll out the dough
  12. When baking your pizza, always use a very hot oven, I recommend baking at 450 and cooking on the top rack

To make pizza:

  1. First, you’ll want to roast your shallots, In a frying pan, add 2 TBSP olive oil
  2. Allow it to heat up and then add a few sprigs of thyme and shallots (If necessary, you can cut your shallots in half, be sure to remove the skin before cooking)
  3. Allow the shallots to brown on the outside, then turn the heat down to med-low and cover
  4. After 20 minutes, add minced garlic and cook for 30 seconds
  5. Remove from heat and set aside for later
  6. Work your room tempt dough into a nice round shape, using the pull and stretch method
  7. Transfer to pizza pan and add 1/3 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce and 1 cup of mozzarella cheese
  8. Add pieces of cooked bacon, diced chicken, sliced cherry tomatoes, Jalapenos and roughly chopped the roasted shallots
  9. Make sure to get some of the garlic from the pan
  10. Finish off with the rest of the mozzarella cheese
  11. Bake at 450 for 12 minutes
  12. Top with red pepper flakes to your taste



  1. When baking your pizza, always use a very hot oven, I recommend baking at 450 and cooking on the top rack.
  2. I personally use a pizza pan with holes in it, it allows the bottom of the crust to get nice and crispy!