Get the classic BBQ Chicken Pizza recipe, plus other fun toppings you can add that pair well with BBQ and make your pizza even more flavorful.
Total Cost: $5.43 recipe / $1.36 servings
Servings: 42 slices each
Author: Beth - Budget Bytes
Quick BBQ Chicken*
1boneless, skinless chicken breast (about ⅔ lb.) $3.22
½ tspsmoked paprika$0.05
¼ tspgarlic powder$0.02
½ Tbspcooking oil$0.04
¼ cupBBQ sauce$0.11
1prepared pizza dough$0.62
½ cupBBQ sauce$0.22
4oz.Monterey jack cheese, shredded$0.85
1jalapeño (optional), sliced$0.15
¼ cupsliced red onion$0.11
In a small bowl, combine the smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Season both sides of the chicken breast with the spices.
Heat a skillet over medium. Add the cooking oil and swirl to coat the surface of the skillet. Add the seasoned chicken breast and cook for about 5-7 minutes on each side, or until cooked through (internal temperature of 165ºF). Transfer the chicken to a clean cutting board.
Let the chicken rest for about 5 minutes, then chop into small pieces. Add ¼ cup BBQ sauce to the chopped chicken, and stir to coat the chicken in the sauce.
Preheat the oven to 450ºF. Place the prepared pizza dough or crust on a pizza pan, then spread about ½ cup BBQ sauce over the surface.
Add the cheese, BBQ chicken, sliced jalapeños, and sliced onion to the pizza.
Bake the pizza for 10-12 minutes, or until the crust and cheese are golden brown. Slice into 8 pieces and serve.
*Instead of cooking fresh chicken, you can simply season pre-cooked chicken like rotisserie chicken or canned chicken breast.