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Barbeque Chicken Pizza

Barbeque Chicken Pizza

Whoever invented barbeque sauce on pizza – thank you! I make this wood-fired oven style pie using a pizza stone & wooden peel but if you don’t have them, you can make the same recipe on a regular pizza pan. It’s a great way to use leftover chicken but I usually just cook a chicken breast and shred it using 2 forks. - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 35 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Makes: One 12-inch pizza

Barbeque Chicken Pizza

Ingredients:

    Dough:
  • 1 1/2 cups bread flour or all purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon instant yeast (I use Fleischmann’s Rapid Rise)
  • 3/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup warm water (about 120° F)
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Pizza:
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons barbeque sauce (divided)
  • 4-5 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded by hand
  • 1 cooked chicken breast, shredded or sliced
  • about 10 rings of sliced red onion, patted dry

Instructions:

    Dough:
  1. Combine the flour, yeast, sugar & salt in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add the water followed by oil, mixing until dough forms a mass.
  3. Knead until dough is smooth and elastic (2 min. with the mixer or 100 turns by hand).
  4. Cover and let rest at least 10 minutes or up to an hour.
  5. Pizza:
  6. Place cold pizza stone in cold oven and preheat to the highest setting (mine is 500° F) It can take 45 minutes to one hour to reach your highest temperature.
  7. Line paddle with parchment paper or sprinkle w/ cornmeal. Set aside.
  8. Combine chicken with 2 tablespoons barbeque sauce and set aside.
  9. On a floured surface, roll or press dough into a circle. Stretch it into a 12-inch circle.
  10. Place dough on paddle. Add sauce, cheese, chicken, and onion.
  11. Slide onto hot stone and bake for about 10 minutes. At about 7 minutes, remove the parchment paper and use the paddle to turn the pizza if needed. After that check it every minute.

Notes: For more on this recipe in my blog click here.

Barbeque Chicken Pizza

12 Comments on "Barbeque Chicken Pizza"

  1. Greta

    Try adding some apple butter to your bbq sauce….it’s super delicious. My daughter put me on to this. I usually add 1/3 of the apple butter to 2/3 of the bbq sauce.

  2. Dorna .griffin

    Jenny I’m going to try the flatbreads to make pizza, they look so easy to make
    Thanks

  3. Alice Fong

    I know using pizza stone is the best but i don’t have it, can i use wooden cutting board to replace the pizza stone? What is your best suggestion? If can, place it in the middle rack or bottom of the oven? Preheat timing is the same?

    • Jenny

      You can not use wood for this because it will burn in the very hot oven. However, you can make your own pizza stone using unglazed tiles. Here they are called quarry tiles or you can also use terracotta tiles (what planting pots are made from). They should be available at a hardware store and you may need more than one. They must be plain, unglazed tiles and you wash & dry them first, then line your oven rack with them, usually two rows, three to four tiles on each row depending on the size of your oven and the size of the tiles. You line them up close together and touching, leaving an inch or two of clearance on the outer edges for air circulation. You can see more on how people make their own on the internet. Try searching “homemade pizza stone” or “how to make your own baking stone.”

      • Alice Fong

        Thanks so much Jenny, lucky i haven’t buy the cutting board.. If i use a baking sheet, putting up side down into the oven, what do you think of that? Will it work?

  4. Alice Fong

    How long did you preheat your oven after you put in the pizza?

    • Jenny

      I preheat my oven & pizza stone for about an hour – no less than 45 minutes before baking the pizza.

  5. Marg

    Omg!!! I just made homemade pizza!!! It was delicious and the crust so simple!! I am hooked on your recipes!!! Have already made pea soup!! Caramel corn (2 times) ate the first batch myself!! And the peanut butter cookies!! Love your website. You are so funny!!

  6. khabirah

    What can I use in place of a cold pizza stone? I don’t have one of those.

    • Jenny

      You can bake it the same way I make the pepperoni pizza – on a pizza pan. Both the stone method with the pizza peel and the other more common method of using a round pan (preferably with holes) both make good pizza.

  7. Ewa

    This is realy good. I was a little bit sceptical because I’m not the big fan of BBQ sauce. All the more there are so many of them that you really do not know what to choose if you do not know them well. I picked just original BBQ sauce and the pizza came out delicious. Very tasty combination of flavours. And ” easy pizza dough” is just amazing. So easy to do. I did not even bother to use a mixer. Just mixed it up with the spoon and then kneaded 100 turns which was a pleasure to do because the dough is very easy to work with. Thanks!!!

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