Country BBQ Chicken Pizza

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BBQ Chicken Pizza is made with smokey ranch, bacon, corn, chicken, red onion, and Sweet Baby Ray’s! There is no pizza recipe better than this one. Guaranteed.

Get ready to add another recipe to your Pizza Friday repertoire, Country BBQ Chicken Pizza!! Get those fat pants on because I got a good one today. Remember when I was in the middle of my move and I was driving across the country and I shared a photo of a pizza I ate when I got to Salt Lake? I vowed I would create a copycat and you guys, I did it. (I might even say my version is better. Wayyyyyy better. I’m so….humble.)

BBQ Chicken Pizza

BBQ Chicken Pizza Ingredients

Anyways, my husband and I are a little BBQ Chicken obsessed. In the past, we have come to realize that we like: rotisserie chicken, bacon, and cilantro on our BBQ Chicken pizzas. But this version I had in Utah blew my mind because they added:

  • corn!
  • red onion!! 
  • smokey ranch!!!

It had a lot going on that blew my mind.

So, I recreated this beauty at home last week, smokey ranch, bacon, corn, chicken, red onion, and Sweet Baby Ray’s included. I am hopeful that you will be converted to my Country BBQ Chicken Pizza ways. I promise this one will not disappoint!!

Smokey Ranch

There are a couple of things that set this recipe apart from my Ultimate BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe and one of which is this homemade smokey ranch. Perfectly creamy that complements the smokiness. To make it you’ll need ranch dressing, smoked paprika, and mild green chiles.

BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe

Tips and Tricks

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With these tips and tricks, you’re going to be a BBQ Chicken Pizza making pro!

  • How Much Pizza? This recipe will make two 12 inch pizzas or one 18 inch pizza. My homemade recipe for pizza dough makes exactly the right amount for either option. You’re welcome.
  • Don’t have a Pizza Stone? My friend Natalie taught me the upside-down cookie sheet trick in the oven if you don’t have a pizza stone. More details about that in the recipe card 😉
  • Parchment paper or Cornmeal? I always always always transfer my pizzas onto the hot cookie sheet using parchment paper. I know cornmeal is often used at pizza places, but that just makes a huge mess in your oven. Trust the Lauren. Use parchment paper. I use this kind.
  • Chicken Shortcut. Rotisserie chicken tastes the best on this recipe, so just grab a precooked chicken from the deli on your way home from work. And then make this recipe with the remaining chicken. At least that’s what I did.
  • Do I have to use Cilantro? If you don’t like cilantro, you can totally leave it out, though I LOVE it on a BBQ chicken pizza. I think it totally belongs. You do you.

How to Make this BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe

To make this  BBQ Chicken Pizza recipe you can either bake in the oven or grill outside! Here is my how-to on grilling pizza and down below are instructions for baking in the oven.

  1. Preheat oven. Place a pizza stone (or upside-down cookie sheet) inside the oven to preheat. Arrange racks so pizza will cook in the bottom 2/3rds of the oven.
  2. Lightly spray a piece of parchment paper with nonstick cooking spray. Form half of the pizza dough into a 12-inch circle on greased parchment paper. Spread on half of the BBQ sauce and cover with half of the mozzarella cheese (8 oz.), reserving 1/4 cup. Spread with half of the corn, half of the onion slices, half of the bacon and half of the chicken. Sprinkle with reserved cheese.
  3. Repeat steps above to create a second pizza.**
  4. Slide pizza onto the preheated stone using the parchment paper and bake. Your pizza will be finished cooking when the cheese looks melty and the edges start to brown. Remove from the oven.
  5. While pizza is cooking, make the smokey ranch: in a food chopper or high powdered blender, add ranch dressing, green chiles and smoked paprika and blitz until completely smooth.
  6. Drizzle sauce evenly and top with chopped cilantro. Cut and serve immediately.

Come to mama!

BBQ Chicken Pizza Close Up

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The printable recipe card is below, enjoy!

5 from 1 vote

Country BBQ Chicken Pizza

Country BBQ Chicken Pizza is made with smokey ranch, bacon, corn, chicken, red onion and sweet baby ray's! There is no pizza better than this one!
servings 16 slices
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. homemade pizza dough
  • 2/3 cup BBQ sauce recommended: Sweet Baby Ray's
  • 16 oz. grated mozzarella cheese divided
  • 1 large ear of corn kernels cut off
  • 1/4 red onion sliced thin
  • 6 slices precooked bacon chopped into pieces
  • 1 breast of rotisserie chicken shredded

for the smokey ranch sauce:

  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing recommended: bolthouse farms yogurt ranch
  • 2.25 oz. mild green chiles about half a small can
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Place pizza stone (or upside down cookie sheet) inside oven to preheat. Arrange racks so pizza will cook in the bottom 2/3rds of the oven.
  • Lightly spray a piece of parchment paper with nonstick cooking spray. Form half of the pizza dough into a 12-inch circle on greased parchment paper. Spread on half of the BBQ sauce and cover with half of the mozzarella cheese (8 oz.), reserving 1/4 cup. Spread with half of the corn, half of the onion slices, half of the bacon and half of the chicken. Sprinkle with reserved 1/4 cup of cheese.
  • Repeat steps above to create second pizza.**
  • Slide pizza onto preheated stone using the parchment paper and cook 5-12 minutes, oven depending. Your pizza will be finished cooking when the cheese looks melty and the edges start to brown. Remove from oven.
  • While pizza is cooking, make the smokey ranch: in a food chopper or high powdered blender, add ranch dressing, green chiles and smoked paprika and blitz until completely smooth. 
  • Drizzle sauce evenly over each hot pizza and top with chopped cilantro. Cut and serve immediately.

Notes

**this recipe will make 2-12 inch pizzas or one large 18 inch pizza. Both work using my homemade pizza dough recipe 🙂 Just remember to preheat your pizza stone or pizza pan or cookie sheet in the oven to create that crispy bottom crust.

Nutrition

Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 655mg | Potassium: 72mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 149mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ chicken pizza, bbq chicken pizza recipe, chicken pizza
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  1. Stephanie

    BBQ chicken pizza is one of my favorite things that I’ve never actually made at home. But this looks nice and simple.

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  2. Grill Trip

    It’s almost midnight and you got me hungry! this looks so yummy! I agree with you, sounds its the best Chicken Pizza I have ever seen.

  3. Jo

    If I could convince my husband to try something other than cheese on his pizza, I would make this. Might still have to make for me and my toddler!

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  5. Jeanine

    This looks so good! Does the bottom of your crust turn out crispy or a bit doughy? Do you know the secret to a crispy crust? And is a pizza stone better than a baking sheet?

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