BBQ Chicken Pizza

barbecue chicken pizza - easy and delicious weeknight meal or host a pizza party

Now that school is back in full swing and life is a little more ‘structured,’ it’s time to plan ahead for those weeknight meals that will come together easily. I go through phases – sometimes I quite enjoy planning and cooking the family dinner, while other times I just don’t want to give it another thought. Whichever phase I’m in, homemade pizza is always a go-to meal. You can change up the toppings each time, and it’s easy when you start with a convenient pizza dough – Pillsbury is the one I’ve been grabbing forever.

We recently made our own bbq chicken pizza and decided to use Pillsbury’s new gluten free dough. Here are the delicious details…


BBQ Chicken Pizza

  • Pillsbury refrigerator thin crust pizza dough
  • 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
  • Favorite bbq sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion

Pre heat oven according to dough package directions. Roll out dough onto a round pan, using a rolling pin, and pre-cook the pizza dough.

Remove from oven and spread a thin layer of bbq sauce over crust. Toss together the chicken with about 1/4 cup of sauce, and then place on top of crust.

Add onion and cheese and bake according to pizza dough directions {about 15 minutes}.

Serves 4.

The new gluten free dough comes in a tub instead of the tube I’m used to. It’s a good idea to let the dough sit at room temperature for 10 or 15 minutes so that it rolls out easier. Make sure to roll it out very thinly and try to make the edges a little thicker than the middle.

barbecue chicken pizza - easy and delicious weeknight meal or host a pizza party

This pizza is delicious for weeknight dinners or Friday night movie night!

As a family, we love pizza night and making our own feels much healthier than ordering out.  The kids also love to get involved and help top them.  I think these toppings work better on thin crust pizza than ‘regular’ crust. I hope you’ll give it a try.

bbq chicken pizza - easy and delicious weeknight meal or host a pizza party

PillsburyPizza crust that’s deliciously easy! Unroll, bake and enjoy in minutes. Pillsbury pizza crust, it’s the perfect canvas for your favorite toppings.

Compensation was provided by General Mills via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of General Mills.

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Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and has contributed to, SheKnows, and countless other websites. Most recently she was featured in Celebrate magazine, and her work has been published in Woman's World, Ocala Style, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.


  1. laura~eye candy event details says:

    oh my yum! I love bbq chicken pizza & make it quite often. I love this simple way to get it done faster, I will have to try it out!

  2. YUMMY! definitely trying this for game day!

  3. Mmm, this looks so good! I am always on the hunt for easy weeknight menu ideas since we 3 kids and extra curricular activities we are always on the GO! :)

  4. I love this idea for a quick-fix-it meal that doesn’t sacrifice taste! Yum! Fall sports for my kids start next week, and we will be adding this to our list of meals to try!

  5. This looks delicious!

  6. I had no idea Pillsbury made a gluten free pizza crust. Thanks for this easy dinner idea.

  7. This looks great. Thanks for spreading the word about the gluten free dough. I had no idea!

  8. Congrats! This recipe has been nominated to win my Inspired Recipe of the Year Award. The shortlist will be announced on 12/30/2013.

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