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BBQ Chicken Pizza

Amanda Cooks & Styles
Course Main Course



  • 1 cup of your favorite BBQ Sauce
  • 1 12 " pizza dough
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 2 chicken thighs
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup red or white onion thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • Cilantro about 1 tbsp for sprinkling on top of your pizza if desired



  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • For the chicken: Lightly salt and pepper each side of the chicken thighs. Then, place the chicken in a saute pan over medium heat with 1 tbsp of olive oil. Cook the chicken for about 5 minutes on each side with the lid on to steam and ensure doneness of chicken. I found cooking the chicken with the lid on makes the chicken come out more tender and easier to shred while locking in the flavor of the chicken.
  • Once the chicken is cooked through, place in a separate bowl and shred with two forks. Then toss in about 2 tbsp of BBQ sauce.
  • In the same pan you cooked your chicken, toss in the sliced onion, red wine vinegar and butter. Cook on low for about 5 to 10 minutes or until onions begin to caramelize. Remove from heat.
  • Line a baking sheet or pizza pan with parchment paper and roll out your dough into one 12" pie or two 6" pies.
  • Sauce up your pizza! Toss your mozzarella cheese on top and then spread the chicken and onions on top of the pizza. Sprinkle with cilantro if desired.
  • Bake pizza in preheated oven for about 13 minutes or until bottom of pizza is nice and golden.
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