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Smoky BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe

Get ready to fire up your taste buds with this mouth-watering Smoky BBQ Chicken Pizza! Perfect for pizza night, this recipe combines the sweetness of barbecue sauce with the succulence of chicken and the sharpness of red onions, all topped off with gooey cheese.


  • Pizza dough: 1 pound (store-bought or homemade)
  • BBQ sauce: ⅔ cup
  • Cooked chicken, shredded: 1½ cups
  • Red onion, thinly sliced: ½ cup
  • Mozzarella cheese, shredded: 1½ cups
  • Smoked Gouda cheese, shredded: ½ cup
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped: ¼ cup
  • Olive oil: for brushing
  • Salt and pepper: to taste


  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 475°F (245°C). If you have a pizza stone, place it in the oven to preheat as well.
  2. Prepare Dough: On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pizza dough to your desired thickness.
  3. Assemble Pizza: Brush the dough lightly with olive oil. Spread the BBQ sauce over the dough, leaving a small border around the edges. Sprinkle the shredded chicken and red onion over the sauce. Top with mozzarella and smoked Gouda cheese.
  4. Bake: Transfer the pizza to the preheated pizza stone and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the crust is golden and cheese is bubbly.
  5. Garnish and Serve: Remove from the oven and sprinkle with chopped cilantro. Let it cool for a few minutes, then slice and serve.

Enjoy your homemade Smoky BBQ Chicken Pizza, a perfect blend of smoky, cheesy, and tangy flavors!