BBQ Chicken Pizza with Sourdough Crust

Easy BBQ Chicken Pizza. Homemade sourdough pizza dough topped with barbecue sauce, grilled chicken, three kinds of cheese, sliced red onions, and, of course, applewood smoked bacon! The secret behind this delicious pizza? Baking it on a hot stone at a high temperature until the pizza crust browns and becomes perfectly crisp, while the cheese gets melty and just a little brown to give it that extra bit of deliciousness. As soon as this pizza comes out of the oven, be sure to finish it with chopped cilantro for a bright POP of flavor! Trust me, every bite of this pizza is smokey, just a touch spicy, delicious, and will always leave you wanting more. The perfect summertime dinner!

pizza on parchment paper with two slices on white plates beside, chopped cilantro in white bowl and bowl of lime wedges on marble surface

About The Recipe

Making pizza is pretty much a regular thing in our house. It’s been at least a weekly dinner for us for as long as I can remember! You can do pretty much anything and everything with a pizza crust and it’s always SO much fun. My mom and I often try to out-throw each other with pizza crusts. Though, neither of us are very good at it!

So, with the weather getting hotter, we knew it was time to share one of our favorite pizza recipes…Barbecue “BBQ” Chicken!

This is my brother, Ian’s, hands down favorite pizza. He loves all things barbecue and, when summer starts, it’s one of the first thing he asks for!

It’s simple to make, but packed FULL of flavor. From the smokey spiciness of the barbecue sauce (we like Memphis style!), to the tender chicken and saltiness of the applewood smoked bacon, followed by the sweetness of red onions and gooey-melty cheese! Every bite always leaves you wanting more.

It’s honestly something we have been making for YEARS, but the recipe has definitely evolved into something that I consider one of our best pizza’s to-date. Each layer on this pizza brings a unique flavor that’s reminiscent of your favorite bbq pizza, but made EVEN better!

overhead shot of bbq chicken pizza on wood board with parchment paper, lime slice, and cilantro around

Especially when you use our Overnight Sourdough Pizza Crust. It gives this pizza a little bit of extra flavor, while also being a sturdy and delicious crust.

Honestly, if summer could be made into a pizza, it would definitely be this recipe!

Reasons You Need To Make This BBQ Chicken Pizza

  • Super simple.
  • Stores and reheats well.
  • Perfect weeknight dinner for the summer!
  • Any crust can be used for this pizza.
  • Ready in 30 minutes or LESS!
  • Full of flavor.
overhead shot of barbecue chicken pizza on wood board with parchment paper on marble surface with chopped cilantro in a white bowl, a lime wedge beside, and a slice of pizza on stack of white plate

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

(Full ingredient amounts and instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of the post)

  • Sourdough Pizza Dough
  • Barbecue Sauce
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Grilled Chicken Breast
  • Applewood Smoked Bacon
  • Red Onion
  • Provolone Cheese
  • Shredded Mozzarella
pizza dough, chopped chicken, parmesan, chopped bacon, red onion wedges, barbecue sauce, provolone, and shredded parmesan in glass bowls on marble surface

How To Make BBQ Chicken Pizza

Step 1: Roll out the dough

On a floured piece of parchment paper, roll the pizza dough out into a 12 inch circle.

Step 2: Add sauce and toppings

Top the dough evenly with BBQ sauce. Sprinkle parmesan evenly over the top of BBQ sauce. Add the grilled chicken, bacon, and red onion. Top with provolone cheese and mozzarella.

Step 3: Bake

Bake pizza for 5-10 minutes or until desired doneness.

baked pizza on bowned parchment paper on marble board

How To Store

The best thing about pizza is that it’s almost always better the next day! You can store this pizza in a ziptop bag and keep in the fridge for 1-2 days. It’s so easy to reheat as well! You can just place a piece in the microwave and enjoy almost like it’s fresh!

Substitutions

  • You can use store-bought pizza dough instead of homemade, but we can’t guarantee cooking times.
  • Your favorite bbq sauce can be used as the base.
  • To make this recipe vegan, you can use vegan chicken and your favorite vegan cheeses.
  • The amounts on the toppings are to our taste. You can adjust as needed!
  • Fresh mozzarella can be used in place of shredded.
close up of slice of pizza with chopped cilantro on top on parchment paper with bowl of chopped cilantro beside

Expert Tips

  • Make sure to flour your parchment paper and your hands before handling the pizza dough! This is to insure nothing sticks so it’s a very important step to remember.
  • If you don’t have a baking stone, you can bake this on a sheet pan or a pizza pan!
  • Each oven bakes differently. Keep an eye on the pizza while it”s baking.
  • Top this pizza with chopped cilantro for a bright and refreshing flavor!

When you make this BBQ Chicken Pizza with Sourdough Crust, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

pizza on parchment paper with two slices on white plates beside, chopped cilantro in white bowl and bowl of lime wedges on marble surface

BBQ Chicken Pizza with Sourdough Crust

Traci
This BBQ Chicken Pizza with Sourdough Crust is the perfect dish for the summer! It's easy to make, full of flavor, and oh so delicious. A real crowd pleaser!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 28 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 521 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 12 ounces sourdough pizza crust
  • cup barbecue sauce
  • cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 grilled chicken breast, shredded
  • 2 slices applewood smoked bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • ¼ cup chopped red onion
  • 3 slices provolone cheese
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella

Instructions

  • Place pizza stone on bottom oven rack and heat to 500 degrees.
  • Roll pizza dough out into a 12" circle.
  • Top the dough evenly with BBQ sauce.
  • Sprinkle parmesan evenly over the top of BBQ sauce.
  • Add chicken, bacon, and red onion.
  • Top with provolone cheese and mozzarella.
  • Bake pizza for 5-10 minutes or until desired doneness.

Notes

Substitutions:
  • You can use store-bought pizza dough instead of homemade, but we can’t guarantee cooking times.
  • Your favorite bbq sauce can be used as the base.
  • To make this recipe vegan, you can use vegan chicken and your favorite vegan cheeses.
  • The amounts on the toppings are to our taste. You can adjust as needed!
  • Fresh mozzarella can be used in place of shredded.
 
Expert Tips:
  • Make sure to flour your parchment paper and your hands before handling the pizza dough! This is to insure nothing sticks so it’s a very important step to remember.
  • If you don’t have a baking stone, you can bake this on a sheet pan or a pizza pan!
  • Each oven bakes differently. Keep an eye on the pizza while it”s baking.
  • Top this pizza with chopped cilantro for a bright and refreshing flavor!

Nutrition

Serving: 2slicesCalories: 521kcalCarbohydrates: 54gProtein: 32gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 1139mgPotassium: 247mgFiber: 2gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 359IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 347mgIron: 3mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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