Homemade BBQ Chicken Pizza

BBQ Chicken Pizza is an easy pizza that you can make at home! This one is inspired by our favorite California Pizza Kitchen barbecue chicken pizza with fresh toppings that requires less than 15 minutes of prep. 

a full round bbq chicken pizza cut into 5 slices on a wooden cutting board

Homemade pizza is the best! It’s so easy to make so it’s a great choice for weeknights or any time you’re craving pizza. This recipe is one of our favorite types of pizza because it’s loaded with fresh bbq sauce, chicken veggies and pineapple. Yes, that’s right. We add pineapple to this pizza!

two slices of bbq chicken pizza cut out from full pizza sitting on a piece of parchment paper

The best thing about pizza is that you can combine any of your favorite toppings to make new flavors each time. This pizza uses barbecue sauce instead of traditional red sauce with a few fresh toppings.

BBQ Chicken Pizza Toppings

  • Barbecue Sauce – Use your favorite sauce. Stubb’s original bbq sauce is my personal favorite.
  • Cooked Chicken Breast – We love using rotisserie chicken. Chop the chicken into bite sized pieces.
  • Mozzarella Cheese – Either freshly shredded or sliced. You can also use a mix of mozzarella and gouda cheese to give the pizza a slightly smoky flavor.
  • Pineapple – We love adding pineapple to pizza but if you can leave it off, if desired.
  • Red Onion
  • Cilantro
  • Optional: Diced Jalapeños

raw ingredients for bbq chicken pizza on pizza dough on a cutting board

How to make BBQ Chicken Pizza

Use store-bought or homemade pizza dough. Roll the dough into a 12 to 14 inch round. Spread the sauce on the pizza and layer with the other toppings. Bake at 450 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes. Garnish with the cilantro.

For really thin crust, use about half of a standard size ball of pizza dough. Feel free to adapt the toppings depending on your taste preferences. If you prefer to leave off the pineapple, that’s perfectly fine. The type of bbq sauce and cheese you use will influence the flavor of the pizza. Try a sweeter bbq sauce for a sweeter flavor or use some gouda cheese for a smoky flavor. Try a different combination every single time!

a slice of bbq chicken pizza resting with a pizza cutter next to it

If you love pizza, also try our Taco Pizza. It’s loaded up with all of your favorite taco toppings and is the perfect addition to pizza night. Once you make our favorite pizzas, you will want to add them to your regular pizza night rotation.

Try it and let us know what you think!

two slices of bbq chicken pizza cut out from full pizza sitting on a piece of parchment paper

BBQ Chicken Pizza

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
This homemade pizza is inspired by California Pizza Kitchen pizza with fresh toppings and prepped in less than 15 minutes!
5 from 2 votes


  • 1 ball pizza dough
  • 2/3 cup barbeque sauce
  • 1 cooked chicken breast, chopped into bite-sized pieces (about 1 cup)
  • 5 ounce mozzarella cheese, sliced or shredded
  • 1 cup diced pineapple
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped


  • Heat the oven to 450 degrees and preheat a pizza stone.
  • Roll the pizza dough into a 12 to 14 inch round. Spread half of the barbeque sauce in a thin layer on to the dough. Layer the chicken and mozzarella cheese over the barbeque sauce covering the entire pizza. Top with pineapple and red onion. Bake until the cheese is melted and bubbling and the crust is lightly browned, about 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool slightly. Garnish with cilantro just before serving.


  • Note about pizza dough: I like my pizza crust very thin. I generally use half of a standard size ball of pizza dough.
  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 


Serving: 0g, Calories: 268kcal, Carbohydrates: 37g, Protein: 14g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 32mg, Sodium: 756mg, Potassium: 162mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 14g, Vitamin A: 225IU, Vitamin C: 10.6mg, Calcium: 106mg, Iron: 1.9mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Ashley C.
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2 comments on “Homemade BBQ Chicken Pizza”

  1. I love making homemade pizza, so delicious! Thanks for the great dinner recipe

  2. Sending this recipe to my husband STAT – he looooooves BBQ pizza with red onion and pineapple and will for sure need to make this next pizza night! YUM!

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