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BBQ Chicken Pizza - Budget Bytes
BBQ Chicken Pizzas
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins

BBQ chicken pizzas are an easy Friday night treat with creamy cheese and spicy red onions.

Total Cost: $8.13 recipe / $1.36 serving
Servings: 6
  • 2 12 inch pizza crusts $3.48
  • 3/4 lb chicken breast $1.49
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella and cheddar $1.96
  • 1 cup 1/2 bottle BBQ sauce $0.78
  • 1/2 small red onion $0.25
  • 1/4 bunch green onions $0.12
  • to taste salt and pepper $0.05
  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees and turn on a counter top grill (George Foreman type) for 5 minutes to preheat. Sprinkle the chicken breast with a little salt and pepper and cook in the counter top grill until it is cooked through, brown and crispy on the outside (about 7 minutes).
  2. While the chicken breast is cooking, thinly slice the red and green onion.
  3. Once the chicken is finished cooking, transfer it to a cutting board and cut/shred it into small pieces. Use a fork and a knife for this because the chicken breast will still be steaming hot. Transfer the chicken pieces to a bowl and add about 1/4 cup of BBQ sauce. Stir to coat the chicken with the sauce.
  4. Pour 1/3 of a cup of BBQ sauce on one of the crusts and spread it out from the center using the back of a large spoon. Top the sauce with 1 cup of shredded cheese. Next sprinkle half of the BBQ chicken mixture over the cheese. Finish with a few red and green onions.
  5. Place the pizza in the preheated oven (425 degrees) and cook for 7-10 minutes. Because the crusts I used are thin and crispy style, I placed the pizzas directly on the oven rack with no pan. If you are using a different type of dough/crust, you may need a pan and may need to cook the pizzas longer. While the first pizza is cooking, top the second pizza. Bake the second pizza after the first one has finished (they cook more evenly one at a time).