Barbecue Chicken Pizza with Bacon

Barbecue Chicken Pizza with Bacon is a delicious combination of ingredients added to mixed cheeses and a ready made crust for an easy to make and delicious pizza.

Barbecue Chicken with Bacon Pizza

A lot of food bloggers like to brag about how they test their recipes multiple time; there seems to be something victorious about that effort. I’m not that person! While I will often plan ahead, sometimes it’s a last minute inspiration that works; and if it works as well as this Barbecue Chicken Pizza with Bacon, I share it here.

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On the night this pizza came about, I had planned dinner from leftovers; make something for dinner and eat it while watching ‘So You Think You Can Dance.’ Still, once it was done and out of the oven I started to consider that I should go through my process because it had been so easy and it looked and smelled amazing.

Second thoughts about blogging about a dish is not all that easy; making that change is a long punt. It means staging props, lighting, camera and action plus even more than that? I was starving and dinner was going to have to wait!

But I’m glad I took the time…it was all worth it because it was just SO good and so easy and as much as I love to fiddle in the kitchen creating something new or re-working something old, there are times when easy is a really nice thing to have. Am I right?

First things first. I am not a fan of cooking sprays; I can smell the aerosal in most of them and that turnoff sees me going the old fashioned way most often. I butter and flour my cake pans and wipe a vegetable oil on sheet pans if they need to be greased.

I even have a pump sprayer that I put olive oil in that sort of works when I want to use a light mist of olive oil but it’s usually iffy with the oil coming out in globs that I still have to mess with it.

Bertolli Sprays

So when someone gifted me these cooking sprays I was a bit leery but without just cause; they are great. Now I keep a couple of these oil sprays on hand; they make the job easy and less messy…it’s one convenience I do love!

This oil has a delicate taste and a high smoke point, which means it’s an excellent choice for baking and I was going to use a baking sheet for this pizza. Spray directly on your baking sheet, muffin tin or cake pan before baking; it’s a great replacement for butter, canola, vegetable and other cooking oils. Being propellant-free means no chemicals, just 100% olive oil. Yes, that works for me!

Barbecue Chicken with Bacon Pizza from Creative-Culinary.com

A natural baking spray was a good choice when I decided to make a pan pizza. Whatever goes on that sheet has multiple uses, certainly one is to keep the pizza from sticking but anything that touches that dough impacts the flavor and this seemed a win win.

Barbecue Chicken with Bacon Pizza in Sheet Pan

Altogether I used leftover chicken, barbecue sauce, ready-made pizza dough (I get mine from a local pizza shop; win win!), mozzarella combined with cheddar cheese, and some red onions. Easier than a trip to your local pizza place, cheaper too and quite honestly…tastes so much better there is no comparison!

Go on, call me Sandra Lee but sometimes a semi-homemade version is the bomb! Photos done, SYTYCD on Tivo and warm Barbecue Chicken Pizza with Bacon in hand. Life is good!

Barbecue Chicken with Bacon Pizza from Creative-Culinary.com

Barbecue Chicken Pizza with Bacon

A delicious combination of chicken, barbecue sauce, and bacon is an easy to make pizza.
5 average from less than 50 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course, Pizza
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 543 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Pizza Crust Homemade or purchased
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce
  • 6 strips bacon thick cut and cooked til almost crisp
  • 1.5 cups chicken cooked (leftover roasted chicken is great)
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • ½ cup Parmesan shredded
  • ½ small red onion thinly sliced

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 475 degrees.
  • Toss the chicken with 1/4 cup barbecue sauce.
  • Roll out your pizza dough and fit it into a baking pan or use a pizza stone. Use the rest of the sauce to slather on top of the pizza dough.
  • Combine the cheeses; put half on top of the sauce. Combine the chicken and bacon and scatter on top of the cheese.
  • Top the pizza with the remaining cheese and the red onion slices.
  • Bake for 14-16 minutes. Slice pizza and serve immediately.

Notes

Store leftover pizza covered in the refrigerator. To reheat it’s better if it’s warmed in the oven but I’ve been desperate too and the microwave works but just be careful to warm on low just until the chill is gone; warming on high heat will toughen the crust.
 
 
 
 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Barbecue Chicken Pizza with Bacon
Serving Size
 
2 slices
Amount per Serving
Calories
543
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
20
g
31
%
Cholesterol
 
48
mg
16
%
Sodium
 
1302
mg
57
%
Carbohydrates
 
65
g
22
%
Protein
 
24
g
48
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Calories
543
Keyword barbecue, chicken, pizza
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9 Comments

  1. I’m already a big fan of Bertolli Olive Oil Spray, and now I could swear that I’m smelling the bacon, barbecue, and pizza crust combo wafting together from my kitchen.

    1. It was SO good. I have had friends and readers tell me over and over when I just ‘throw’ something together to let them know what I’ve done. This one was worth making notes quick before I forgot! And aren’t the sprays great? Lifesavers for me!

  2. I love, love, love bbq chicken pizza and this looks better than any I’ve ordered at restaurants! I will have to make this soon to satisfy my craving for it now that I’ve seen yours. Please move back closer to me…please?!! We need to share our food!

    1. I just finished planting 25 plants in my front yard; afraid you will have to move closer to ME! (But glad we at least meet in the middle). This was so easy Holly…do it!

    1. I had a stone Kathy and it broke. Lost my faith in stones, reverted back to my old ways and never had a cookie sheet break on me. 🙂

    1. I do this a lot and friends ask when I’ll post it and I say ‘never.’ I just don’t think about posting my everyday messes! But I admit, this was worthy and now I want it again.

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