Sheet Pan BBQ Chicken Pizza

  • By KJ

Pizza night just got easier with Sheet Pan BBQ Chicken Pizza! This saucy, zesty pizza recipe comes together quickly with a few simple ingredients. 

Top your pizza crust with shredded chicken, tangy bbq sauce, and a decadent combo of mozzarella and cheddar cheese. Top with dill pickles, slice the bbq pizza up and dig in for a meal the whole family will love!

Sliced BBQ Chicken Pizza.

Sheet Pan BBQ Chicken Pizza

Pizza night just got easier with Sheet Pan BBQ Chicken Pizza! This saucy, zesty pizza recipe comes together quickly with a few simple ingredients. 

Top your pizza crust with shredded chicken, tangy bbq sauce, and a decadent combo of mozzarella and cheddar cheese. Top with dill pickles, slice the bbq pizza up and dig in for a meal the whole family will love!

A sliced bbq chicken pizza ready for serving.

Why KJ Loves

Sheet Pan BBQ Chicken Pizza

Sheet Pan BBQ Chicken Pizza

YOU NEED THIS PIZZA IN YOUR LIFE. My husband John went as far as to say that it was the best bbq chicken pizza he’s ever had! The pickles on top are a serious game changer. Plus, this bbq chicken pizza recipe couldn’t be any easier!

All of the ingredients needed to make bbq chicken pizza.

Sheet Pan BBQ Chicken Pizza Ingredients

Pizza dough

You can choose whether you want to use store-bought dough or make your own. I love using Trader Joe’s pre-made pizza dough.

Shredded chicken

Make it easy and grab a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store! Or, roast up some boneless, skinless chicken breasts and shred them to go on top of this pizza. 

BBQ sauce

The sauce you choose can drastically change the flavor profile of your pizza. Sweet. Spicy. Smoky. Choose your favorite! I love Sweet Baby Ray’s.

Cheese

Grab some mozzarella cheese and shredded cheddar cheese to make this bbq pizza extra decadent and special. You’ll end up with a dreamy, cheesy slice of pizza.

Red onion

Thinly sliced red onion bakes into the pizza to add some pizazz and color. Not a fan of onions? Leave them out!

Pickles

Pickles may not sound like the usual bbq chicken pizza topping, but trust me, they MAKE this pizza! Grab your favorite dill pickle slice – I love how fresh these ones are

Pizza dough rolled out onto a sheet pan.
Bbq sauce smeared over the top of a pizza crust.

How to Make BBQ Chicken Pizza on a Sheet Pan

Preheat your oven.

Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and stretch out the pizza dough evenly onto it. 

Evenly spread the bbq sauce over the dough, top with toppings, and bake until golden brown and delicious. 

Top with dill pickles.  

Cut your sheet pan bbq chicken pizza into slices and enjoy! 

Red onions and cheese on a bbq chicken pizza.
Extra bbq sauce drizzled over the top of a bbq chicken pizza before baking.

Sheet Pan Pizza Recipe Variations

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Simplify it.

Grab store-bought pizza dough and a rotisserie chicken to cut down on dinner prep. 

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Other Topping Ideas:

pickles, coleslaw, more bbq sauce, white bbq sauce, jalapenos, pineapple, or bacon! 

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Add a challenge.

Try a homemade pizza dough recipe if you’re in the mood to spend a little more time in the kitchen. You can also bake up some chicken breasts and shred your own chicken for the pizza. 

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Try extra toppings.

After your pizza comes out of the oven, get creative with your extra toppings. The potential combos are numerous! 

Pickles topping off a baked bbq chicken pizza.

FAQs

What’s the best way to reheat leftover pizza?

Re-heat your leftover pizza under the broiler to keep your crust from getting soggy or tough in the microwave. Using an air fryer is another great way to reheat your pizza.

Should I cook chicken before baking on a pizza?

Yes, make sure your chicken is already cooked before you bake it on your bbq pizza. This helps ensure the chicken is fully cooked and safe to eat.

What temperature do you cook pizza on a sheet?

For best results, you’ll want to bake your sheet pan bbq chicken pizza at 450 degrees.

Should I preheat the baking sheet for pizza?

It’s not necessary to preheat your baking sheet before baking your bbq pizza. However, if you want to heat your baking sheet in advance, it will help create a crispier crust. Simply place the sheet pan in the oven while you’re preheating it. Be careful when you transfer your pizza to the pan!

Sliced BBQ Chicken Pizza.
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Sliced BBQ Chicken Pizza.

Sheet Pan BBQ Chicken Pizza


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  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Description

Pizza night just got easier with Sheet Pan BBQ Chicken Pizza! This saucy, zesty pizza recipe comes together quickly with a few simple ingredients. 

Top your pizza crust with shredded chicken, tangy bbq sauce, and a decadent combo of mozzarella and cheddar cheese. Top with some fresh pickles, slice the bbq pizza up and dig in for a meal the whole family will love!


Ingredients

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  • 1 pound pizza dough, pre-made or homemade
  • 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
  • 3/4 cup, plus 2 tablespoons bbq sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Thinly sliced red onion (about 1/4 of a red onion)
  • Dill pickle slices for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Roll the pizza dough out onto a greased half sheet pan, working to fill up as much as the pan without break the dough or stretching it too thin.
  2. Evenly spread 3/4 cup of the bbq sauce on top of the prepared pizza dough. Followed by the shredded chicken, red onion slices, mozzarella cheese and cheddar cheese.
  3. Drizzle the remaining bbq sauce over the top of the prepared pizza.
  4. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and crispy and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  5. Garnish with the dill pickle slices, slice, serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • I love to use the pre-made pizza dough from Trader Joe’s.
  • A shredded rotisserie chicken works great for this recipe.
  • Nutritional information for this recipe is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dinner

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 556
  • Sugar: 13.7g
  • Fat: 9.2g
  • Fiber: 4.4g
  • Protein: 28.9g

Keywords: Sheet Pan BBQ Chicken Pizza

A close-up photo of a slice of bbq chicken pizza.

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