This BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe might be the easiest homemade pizza recipe out there. It's on the table in 15 minutes - you toss 5 things on top of a delicious Stonefire Authentic Flatbreads pre-made Naan bread and 10 minutes later, you're sitting down to an oozy, tangy, nourishing dinner.
What I love about this recipe is the foundation - literally. Stonefire Authentic Flatbreads makes perfect cooking-for-one sized Naan breads that are just begging to grow up and become pizza. If you're not into the shape, size, or taste of Naan, they make larger rectangular Flatbreads as well as Pizza Crusts. While you can use just about any pre-made crust/flatbread/dough product, I love this brand because it tastes like real food and doesn't have that crumbly, dry texture of other pre-made dough products I've tried. The second star of the dish is rotisserie chicken - find out 7 Reasons Why You Should Always Have a Rotisserie Chicken in Your Fridge. Add one more reason: to make this recipe!
My BBQ Chicken Pizza recipe is also perfectly suited for lunch leftovers tomorrow - the Naan breads come two to a pack, which allows me to make Naan pizzas at least once a week with different topping combinations to bring for lunch or to have as a quick dinner (remember I said ready in 15 minutes?!) There are endless variations on these pizza/flatbread-type recipes. Make sure to subscribe to the blog to get firsthand access to some of my other favorite Naan Pizza recipes, featuring super easy to use and delicious Stonefire Authentic Flatbreads, coming soon!
Easy BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe
makes 1 serving of a Stoneware Naan-sized pizza
Other recipes with these ingredients: Rotisserie chicken: Middle Eastern Grain Bowls // Cheddar cheese: nachos
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
- 1 pre-made pizza/flatbread crust - I recommend any Stonefire Authentic Flatbreads product (read why on the Grocery Guide page)- I always use their Naan for the perfect cooking-for-one size. Note, if you use any of their bigger flatbreads or pizza crust, double the rest of the ingredients to make sure you have enough to cover the pizza. If you want leftovers for lunch, use a Stonefire Flatbread, which is about the perfect size to cut in half and have half for dinner and bring half for lunch the next day!
- 2-4 tablespoons BBQ sauce
- 1/4 cup shredded cheese (Cheddar or Mexican blend)
- Handful of shredded chicken (I recommend rotisserie chicken, which is basically 0 prep time since it's pre-made and you just need to shred some. If you'd like to bake your chicken, use 1 chicken breast. Add 15 minutes to prep time.)
- 1/8 of a red onion
- Cilantro or chives to garnish, Optional
Dairy Free: Skip the cheese, or use a dairy-free cheese!
Gluten Free: Grab a gluten-free pre-made pizza crust, like this crust from Udi's.
Vegetarian-Friendly Substitute tofu
Vegan-Friendly Combine dairy free & vegetarian recommendations. Note, this is not the best recipe to adapt for vegans.
1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
2. Spread 2-4 tablespoons of BBQ sauce (to taste) evenly onto your Stonefire-brand crust.
3. Sprinkle 1/4 cup shredded cheddar or Mexican cheese onto the pizza.
4. Add a handful of shredded chicken, distributing evenly.
5. Slice 1/8 red onion thin and sprinkle onto the pizza.
6. Warm the pizza in the oven until cheese is melted and pizza is hot, about 10 minutes.
7. Top with chives or cilantro to garnish.
Lunch tomorrow, Storing, & Extra Ingredients
LUNCH TOMORROW - The awesome thing about both the Stonefire Naan and Stonefire Flatbreads come in 2-packs, which means you can double the recipe and bring one for lunch the next day, too. I usually eat them cold for lunch, but you can also pop them in the microwave at work/school. If you don't want leftovers, buy the Stonefire Pizza Crust, which comes in a single pack.
STORING - If you do have extras, enjoy within 3-4 days due to the cooked chicken. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. You can also store ingredients separately and assemble the day you're going to eat it. You can warm up in the microwave, but to keep them from getting soggy, try reheating in the oven for 5 minutes at 425°F.
EXTRA INGREDIENTS - If you use a rotisserie chicken, you'll have almost an entire chicken left to do whatever you want with - and the options are endless. Start with a batch of my Middle Eastern Grain Bowls and then head over to 7 Reasons Why You Should Always Have a Rotisserie Chicken in Your Fridge for more inspiration. There will be a lot of extra red onion, but that ingredient is really necessary to bring the whole flavor profile of this super easy pizza together, so get creative with using the rest. I've always been surprised at how long onions last in a plastic bag in the vegetable drawer of my fridge - up to 10 days according to the USDA. Try using up the rest in quesadillas or tacos, whip up a batch of homemade salsa, caramelize them, or make super easy picked red onions for topping burgers and sandwiches. You'll have part of a bag of shredded mexican or cheddar cheese leftover, which is prime for nachos. And cheesy eggs/egg sandwiches of any kind. That bottle of BBQ sauce you bought can be good for anywhere from 4 months up to a year if stored in the fridge. You'll want to make this recipe again and should have no problem using up the bottle in other dishes like pulled pork, a bbq chicken sandwich, on a burger, and more. Lastly, if you have chives, try them on your eggs in the morning, and use up cilantro on nachos, fish tacos, guacamole, or salsa.