While cleaning out my pantry, I stumbled upon a premade pizza crust I had forgotten about with the “Use By” date fast approaching, so I asked the Husby what kind of pizza he was in the mood for.
“I don’t know… how about BBQ chicken? That sounds interesting”
I had seen a few versions of this pizza floating around the blogosphere so I quickly got to work sorting through my bookmarks. It just so happened that I had most of the ingredients already in the house, so with just the quickest trip to the store, I was ready to go.
This pizza had a really great flavor and was a nice change from your average tomato sauce based pizza. I definitely recommend using a good quality barbeque sauce… I used the remainder of a really mild grocery store brand that I had used in a kiddo-friendly recipe and was kind of bummed that I hadn’t used my regular brand.
BBQ Chicken Pizza – inspired by and slightly adapted from She Cooks and Bakes.
- 1 Pre-Baked Pizza Crust
- 2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs (or your preferred cut of chicken), cooked and shredded
- Barbeque Sauce
- Ranch Dressing
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 1/2 Red Onion, thinly sliced
- 1/2 Package Bacon, cooked and diced
- 1/4 Cup Fresh Cilantro
Preheat oven to 425. Spread pizza crust with enough barbeque sauce to leave about a 1/2 inch border around the edges.
In a bowl, mix together about 1/4 cup barbeque sauce and about 1/4 cup ranch dressing. Add the chicken and stir to combine.
Sprinkle cheddar cheese over the pizza crust and arrange chicken on top. Sprinkle with bacon, then top with red onion. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until cheese is bubbling.
Remove from oven and sprinkle with cilantro.