Homemade Barbecued Chicken Pizza

Craving a taste of summer to brighten up boring winter dinners? I have got the perfect recipe for you!

I have the secret for fast, delicious, homemade pizza. Forget making the dough from scratch. I’ve tried many times, and it was just never as good. Hop on over to a local pizza joint and buy pre-made pizza dough. I get mine from Papa Murphy’s. It comes ready to bake, all rolled out, and on its own baking sheet for $3 (for a large).

Barbecued Chicken Pizza
Serves 4

Olive oil, for baking sheet
All-purpose flour, for dusting
1 pound store-bought frozen pizza dough, thawed
1/2 cooked chicken, (about 1 1/4 pounds), shredded (about 2 cups)
1/2 cup store-bought barbecue sauce
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 large zucchini, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
1 small onion, halved and thinly sliced
Coarse salt and ground pepper

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Lightly oil a large baking sheet; set aside.

2. On a lightly floured work surface, use a rolling pin and your hands to roll and stretch dough to a 15-by-10-inch oval (if dough becomes too elastic to work with, let rest a few minutes). Transfer to prepared baking sheet.

3. In a medium bowl, combine chicken and barbecue sauce. Leaving a 1-inch border, scatter chicken mixture evenly over dough; sprinkle with cheese, then zucchini and onion. Season with salt and pepper.

4. Bake until crust is golden and cheese is melted, about 20 minutes. Serve immediately.

Source: Martha Stewart

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  1. hey , this is great I don't have BBQ Chicken pizza as often as i would like due to no veggies Now I can WOOHOO

  2. this looks sooo yummy! any kind of pizza that has chicken on it i LOVE!! i love your blog and you have some really yummy looking recipes! i am your newest follower…hopefully i will be a better cook now! haha. i would love for you to come and check out my blog sometime!

  3. Wow – my family loves BBQ Chicken pizza! This version looks great. And thanks for the tip on Pap Murphy's- we have one here but i thought it was only whole pizzas. Never knew you could just by the dough! Getting some today. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I love BBQ chicken pizza. I've never heard of it with zucchini and it sounds really good!

    I love your blog title. My kids have that, too. Following you! Came here from TT&J.

  5. The pizza looks amazing. Makes me want to take a bite. LOL

    I love your blog title and description. Make me laugh.


  6. Oh that looks really good! I will be trying this as soon as possible!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  7. Hi Ali,
    Great recipe, it looks delicious. Great idea for using up some of the excess Zucchini that I have from my garden right now. Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and I look forward to seeing you soon!

  8. Mmmmm…a wonderful savory dish. Zucchini is one of my most favorite pizza toppings!

    Thank you for always bringing so much talent, creativity and deliciousness to "A Little Birdie Told Me…" Tuesday!


  9. Great idea to add zucchini. Thanks for linking this to Fat Camp Friday, see you next time!

  10. Yum! I love the zuchinni on top. BBQ chicken pizza is the only kind my oldest daughter likes. We make pizza periodically and from scratch. I found a dough that is quick and really yummy. I can have the pizza ready to go into the oven in about 30 minutes if I keep moving. I either buy sauce, but often like to make it homemade too…my mom always did and it's just stuck with me.


  11. Wow Ali – Your pizza looks fantastic! A definite summer time try! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party. I am a little behind commenting – but I have featured this last week. Hope you are having a wonderful week ~ Stephanie Lynn

  12. Hey! Just wanted to invite you over to share one of your wonderful recipes at my link party- Savory Sundays!! Have a great week!!