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Barbecue Chicken Pizza

My husband and I love this BBQ chicken pizza recipe, especially when we take it up a notch by adding other toppings that we love, including smoky bacon and creamy Gorgonzola. My mouth starts to water just thinking about it! —Megan Crow, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced
  • 1 tube (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust
  • 3/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  • Preheat oven to 425°. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir 4-6 minutes or until softened. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 20-25 minutes or until deep golden brown, stirring occasionally.
  • Unroll and press dough onto bottom and 1/2 in. up sides of a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake 8 minutes.
  • Spread barbecue sauce over dough; top with chicken, cooked onion, bacon, Gorgonzola cheese and jalapenos. Sprinkle with paprika and garlic powder; top with mozzarella cheese. Bake pizza 8-10 minutes or until crust is golden and cheese is melted.
    Freeze option: Bake pizza crust as directed; cool. Top with all the ingredients as directed, and securely wrap and freeze unbaked pizza. To use, unwrap pizza; bake as directed, increasing time as necessary.
Editor's Note
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 354 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 851mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein.

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  • Linda
    Aug 23, 2020

    OMG, is this pizza amazing. My husband is a BBQ Chicken Pizza "expert" and he went crazy over this pizza. So did my teenage grandkids. Easy to make and DELICIOUS!!! 5 stars isn't enough according to my family! Try and Enjoy!!!! (Note: - did not include the Jalepeno as my family isn't big on spicy things)

  • Michaela
    Mar 3, 2020

    Super great. Left out the jalapeño. Husband and toddler loved it! Definitely will make again! I thought it was delicious.

  • Ilovematty
    Jan 8, 2017

    Really good! Skipped precooking the onions to save time and used a little less. Definitely will make this again! YUM!

  • justmbeth
    Oct 30, 2016

    Very good with an overall smoky flavor. Next time I think I'll leave the Gorgonzola off. It is a strong flavor that I don't think added much. I used Sonny's bbq sauce and smoky paprika.

  • mmcloed
    Mar 13, 2015

    My husband and I both loved this!

  • lalg
    Oct 21, 2013

    This was great!

  • sparty60
    Jul 18, 2013

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