BBQ Chicken Pizza

Effortlessly feed a crowd with this large crisp-crusted, barbecue-packed pizza.

BBQ Chicken Pizza
Yields: 6-8 servings
  • 1 (16-ounce) bag deli pizza dough, room temperature
  • 1 cup whole-milk ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 large yellow bell pepper, seeded and sliced
  • ¼ cup sliced pickled jalapeño peppers, drained
  • Garnish: chopped fresh oregano, barbecue sauce
  1. Position oven rack in bottom third of oven, and preheat oven to 450°. Spray a large 18x13-inch rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into an 18x13-inch rectangle; transfer to prepared pan, pressing into sides.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together ricotta, cream, oregano, garlic, salt, and pepper; spread in an even layer onto dough, leaving a 1-inch border. Sprinkle with 1½ cups mozzarella.
  4. In a large bowl, stir together chicken and barbecue sauce until coated. Sprinkle chicken, onion, bell pepper, and jalapeño on top of cheese; sprinkle with remaining ½ cup mozzarella. Bake until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Garnish with oregano and barbecue sauce, if desired.



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