Don’t toss that leftover chicken- use it for BBQ Chicken Pizza. Use your favorite BBQ sauce and top with red onions and cilantro for a “fancy” pizza at home.
I’m pretty sure whenever I’m meal planning I immediately go to pizza for dinner. I mean pizza is so versatile- hello CPK! If you hadn’t guessed by all the variations I’ve got up already I am always thinking of creating, it’s pretty close to my all time favorite foods.
I like BBQ chicken pizza but with only chicken and BBQ sauce it’s not usually my go to. It’s just kind of ho-hum. But it doesn’t have to be. I’ve found that adding a few ingredients really spices things up! I think what really does it for me is the different textures on my pizza. I like having a little crunch and the onions give that texture difference. The cilantro helps give a little savory contrast to the really sweet BBQ sauce.
Now I know not every loves cilantro. My mom thinks it tastes nasty so if you’re in that camp you could try topping with some fresh basil or oregano. I think crispy bacon would be another great topping and really need to try that next time I make BBQ chicken pizza. No need to order take out when you can make it at home.
If BBQ Chicken isn’t your favorite or you still have lots of shredded chicken lying around try making Buffalo Chicken Pizza, Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza, or you can check out this post with lots of ideas on ways to use shredded chicken.
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BBQ Chicken Pizza
- 1 large pizza round
- 1 cup BBQ sauce
- 1 cup shredded chicken
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese or monterey jack cheese blend
- 1/4 red onion sliced
- 2 Tbsp cilantro chopped
- Spread BBQ sauce over the the pizza round. Top with shredded chicken and then the cheese.
- Scatter red onion over the top and top with cilantro.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes in a 450 degree oven.