Barbecued Chicken Pizzas Recipe
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Barbecued Chicken Pizzas Recipe

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So fast and so easy with refrigerated pizza crust, these saucy, smoky pizzas make quick fans with their hot-off-the-grill, rustic flavor. They're perfect for spur-of-the-moment cookouts and summer dinners on the patio. —Alicia Trevithick, Temecula, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce, divided
  • 1 tube (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 cups shredded Gouda cheese
  • 1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 339 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 956mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 20g protein.


  1. Sprinkle chicken with pepper; place on an oiled grill rack over medium heat. Grill, covered, until a thermometer reads 165°, 5-7 minutes per side, basting frequently with 1/2 cup barbecue sauce during the last 4 minutes. Cool slightly. Cut into cubes.
  2. Divide dough in half. On a well-greased large sheet of heavy-duty foil, press each portion of dough into a 10x8-in. rectangle; brush lightly with oil. Invert dough onto grill rack; peel off foil. Grill, covered, over medium heat until bottom is lightly browned, 1-2 minutes.
  3. Remove from grill. Spread grilled sides with remaining barbecue sauce. Top with cheese, chicken and onion. Grill, covered, until bottom is lightly browned and cheese is melted, 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro. Yield: 2 pizzas (4 pieces each).
Originally published as Barbecued Chicken Pizzas in Simple & Delicious July/August 2009, p35

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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khegeman User ID: 2379383 263391
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2017

"Delicious,, The chicken and the Gouda compliment each other very well. I would not change a thing."

cruisingail User ID: 1553892 253941
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2016

"I never knew you could grill pizza until hurricane andrew blew thru florida years ago. I took premade pizza out of freezer so it wouldn't go bad and put it on the grill. The result was as good as oven baked if not better as the crust got crispier.this recipe was good but I would combine two cheeses ( mozz and gouda) to balance it out."

dilbert098 User ID: 3743376 248669
Reviewed May. 26, 2016

"I used frank's bbq sauce. So good and so simple. And so easy, how did I not think of this?"

hamhock32 User ID: 7001222 229101
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2015

"This is a fantastic recipe."

DroBakes User ID: 7711587 225810
Reviewed May. 3, 2015

"Great recipe, I'm a fan of the smoked provolone. Also, if you have bacon on hand cut up 3-4 strips, par-fry it nearly done then drain on paper towels. Sprinkle on the top of the pizza. This adds more depth and flavor to the pizza!"

murrworm88 User ID: 1697209 106111
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2014

"We thought these were great- and SO SIMPLE! I don't measure anything- just throw the toppings to your liking. A good bbq sauce makes all the difference. Don't skip the cilantro- it adds a great depth of flavor amongst the caramelized onions. I just used Italian cheese as that is what I had on hand. Keep the grill on a low temp as the crust cooks very fast."

jenmaro User ID: 497457 106110
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2014

"Adapted this like many others to the oven at 425 at about 15 min. I didn't realize you couldn't use smoked Gouda cheese, as it's waxy consistency won't melt. That being said, I researched online, you can use Applewood Gouda which is a creamier melting cheese. That was the main reason I rated this recipe down. It was great with my favorite. Bull's Eye BBQ sauce. May try again with a different Gouda or maybe a mozzarella and cheddar mix."

rllewis7 User ID: 7124309 115980
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2014

"I used mozzarella instead of Gouda and a pre-made Gluten Free crust. I also baked it instead of grilled. This pizza was a perfect way to infuse the winter with bright, summer flavor!"

Cook_aholic User ID: 797539 183872
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2013

"I rated this 5 stars because it was an excellent recipe. However, my DH would have to have 1 slice and a couple of tablespoons and that would be the end of any sodium for the entire day. I did very few things different and cut my sodium down to 255mg per slice. I left out the 1/4 t salt, changed the gouda to 1 cup (8 oz) of shredded swiss and used a ready-made low sodium crust. I also made a bbq sauce with 1/4 c brown sugar and 3/4c salt-free ketchup. Sometimes I make a crust with no sodium but others I love to be able to throw everything together quickly. I also always make an extra chicken breast when we are having them for something, cool it and chop it up to store in the freezer til I'm ready to make this again."

randcbruns User ID: 828588 114851
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2013

"LOVED this pizza the first time we tried it. We love how easy it is to change the flavor by using different BBQ sauces and cheeses. We like a sweeter sauce with smoked provolone cheese."

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