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BBQ Chicken Deluxe Pan Pizza

Josh loves pizza and is excited to share his all-time favorite pizza recipe with you today. When he first started making this BBQ Chicken Deluxe Pan Pizza I thought he was weird. The pizza has BBQ sauce and is topped with BBQ chicken, bacon, pineapple, and jalapeño slices. Sounded kind of odd to me, but it is always a hit. I guess Josh knows his pizza:) We host pizza parties at our house with the neighborhood kids and it is always the first pizza to go. Kids and adults love Josh’s special BBQ Chicken pizza.

Josh makes the pizza in a sauté pan or a cast iron skillet to give the pizza a thick crust. The dough takes about two hours to rise, so make sure you plan ahead. I promise, it is worth the wait. It is the best pan pizza crust! He rolls out the dough and places it in the pan. He fits the dough to the pan and then cuts off the excess dough. Josh usually makes me a veggie pizza with the leftover dough (yea, he loves me), but you can freeze the dough for later if you wish. The dough freezes well.

Josh evenly spreads BBQ sauce on the bottom of the dough and tops the sauce with mozzarella cheese, BBQ chicken, bacon, pineapple, and jalapeño slices. Don’t worry, he buys the tamed jalapeño slices so no one burns their taste buds:) Bake the pizza until golden brown and let it sit for about 10 minutes before slicing. We use a bread knife to cut the pizza because the crust is so thick, a pizza cutter just doesn’t cut it:)

This BBQ Chicken pizza is perfect for the upcoming Super Bowl. It has game day food written all over it. Josh’s BBQ Chicken Deluxe Pan Pizza is popular at all of our pizza parties and is sure to be a hit at your Super Bowl Party. Grab a slice and enjoy the game!

BBQ Chicken Deluxe Pizza

Yield: 1 large pan pizza (10 inch)

Cook Time: 25-30 minutes

Josh's all-time favorite pizza! This BBQ Chicken Pizza is made in a pan to create a thick crust and is loaded with BBQ chicken, bacon, pineapple, jalapeño slices, and mozzarella cheese.


For the dough:

1 cup milk (we use skim)
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 package instant dry yeast
5 cups all-purpose flour (may need additional flour, depending on dough texture)
About 1 cup of water-add a little at a time until you get the right dough consistency

For the pizza toppings/sauce:

1 large (6 ounce) boneless chicken breast, defrosted
2 tablespoons Honey BBQ Sauce, for the chicken
1/2 cup Honey BBQ Sauce, for the pizza
2 1/4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
3 pieces cooked bacon, chopped
1/2 cup diced pineapple
1/2 cup jarred sliced tamed jalapeño peppers


1. In a small saucepan, scald the milk over medium heat. Add butter, sugar and salt. Allow milk mixture to cool to warm. Add yeast and mix thoroughly. Let sit for 5 minutes.

2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add milk/yeast mixture. Slowly add flour, one cup at a time, until the dough pulls away from the side of the bowl and forms a ball. Add water, a little at a time, until the dough combines. If the dough is still wet, add a little more flour. Knead dough for 5-10 minutes using the dough hook. Place dough in a large greased bowl. Cover and allow dough to rise for 2 hours or until dough has doubled in size.

3. While the dough is rising, brush the chicken breast with 2 tablespoons of BBQ sauce and grill. Chop cooked BBQ chicken into small pieces and set aside.

4. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. When the dough is ready, punch down the dough, knead briefly on a floured surface. Roll out the pizza dough, using a rolling pin. You want the dough to be about a 1/2 inch thick. Place dough in a buttered 10-inch sauté' pan or cast iron skillet. Push dough in the bottom and up the sides of the pan. Pinch off excess dough. You can save this dough to make another pizza or breadsticks. We usually stick it in the freezer for later.

5. Evenly spread 1/2 cup BBQ sauce on the bottom of the pizza dough. Top sauce with 2 cups of the shredded mozzarella cheese. Roll the pizza dough that is on the side of the pan down, about one inch, and pinch to form a thick crust. Add the BBQ chicken, bacon, pineapple, and jalapeño slices. Sprinkle pizza toppings with the additional 1/4 cup of cheese.

6. Place pizza in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until crust is golden brown. Remove pizza from oven and let sit for 10 minutes. Slice pizza with a bread knife and serve warm.

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86 Responses to “BBQ Chicken Deluxe Pan Pizza”

  1. Kathryn — January 20, 2012 @ 4:30 am

    Josh’s pizza looks amazing – look at that awesome crust! My boyfriend loves BBQ chicken pizzas too (they always seem weird to me as well!) so I’ll have to make this for him!

  2. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — January 20, 2012 @ 4:48 am

    Great job on the pizza…that cheese looks soo oozy and perfect!

  3. Erica — January 20, 2012 @ 5:59 am

    Im posting a pizza recipe today too! Perfect friday food!! I love bbq sauce-such a fun base!

  4. Oh man, hubby would go crazy for that!

  5. Heather (Heather's Dish) — January 20, 2012 @ 7:51 am

    totally making this over the weekend and PROBABLY for super bowl sunday too. just for me…i’m not sharing :)

  6. Blog is the New Black — January 20, 2012 @ 8:02 am

    One of my fav pizzas!

  7. Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids — January 20, 2012 @ 8:05 am

    That pizza and crust looks amazing. We have a pizza dough that we have used for years, but I am definitely tempted to try yours for pizza night tonight instead. Happy Friday!

  8. Berly — January 20, 2012 @ 8:15 am

    I love BBQ chicken pizza! Thanks for the recipe! I’m making a roast chicken Saturday, maybe we’ll make the leftovers into pizza Sunday!

  9. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — January 20, 2012 @ 9:08 am

    looks great! So excited to see you tonight :)

  10. Cookbook Queen — January 20, 2012 @ 9:15 am

    You guys are obviously the best neighbors ever. If I lived next door, I would be all up in this pizza!!!

  11. kelley {mountain mama cooks} — January 20, 2012 @ 9:18 am

    That looks amazing. I love the jalapeno peppers. I want an invite to the next pizza party! Tell Josh I’ll trade him some quiche for deep dish pizza!!

  12. Tracey — January 20, 2012 @ 9:38 am

    Ooooh yum, I love a thick crust pizza!

  13. bellini — January 20, 2012 @ 9:38 am

    I worked part tme at a pizza place a few years back and buffalo chicken pizza always went out the door quickly.

  14. Traci — January 20, 2012 @ 9:49 am

    I am putting it on our Superbowl list for sure. This looks delicious!

  15. This looks fabolous! I am yet to make pizza dough and this recipe sounds perfect!!

  16. Amanda — January 20, 2012 @ 10:20 am

    I love BBQ pizza! Great recipe!

  17. Chris @ TheKeenanCookbook — January 20, 2012 @ 10:21 am

    For all my pizza making I have yet to make pan pizza. This looks delicious! I think Rachel would give me looks if I messed with her traditional sauce and cheese pizza, but I know she’d at least give it a try, and if she doesn’t like it? Well, more for me :)

  18. Bev Weidner — January 20, 2012 @ 10:24 am

    UHMUGUSH. Seriously. Just….seriously.

  19. Mercedes — January 20, 2012 @ 10:32 am

    BBQ chicken pizza is one of my favorite things that my husband makes also! But this crust looks absolutely amazing! Nothing better than a deep-dish pizza!

  20. susan — January 20, 2012 @ 10:42 am

    that looks great. i am going to try a gluten free version!

  21. Deborah — January 20, 2012 @ 10:43 am

    I seriously want this right now for breakfast! If my husband didn’t hate jalepenos, I’d seriously consider this for dinner tonight…

  22. TidyMom — January 20, 2012 @ 11:29 am

    Maria this look FABULOUS!! Tell Josh I agree! I think this would be my favorite pizza too!! I’m going to add this to our menu in the next few weeks!

  23. Andrea — January 20, 2012 @ 11:38 am

    That pizza crust looks KILLER!!! I need it! :) The only meat dish that I have craved since becoming a pescatarian is BBQ chicken pizza. Oh well!

  24. Jeanette — January 20, 2012 @ 11:52 am

    One of my sons has been talking about deep dish pizza since he got back from a mission trip in Chicago last summer – this looks like the perfect dough!

  25. amanda @ fake ginger — January 20, 2012 @ 12:22 pm

    Oh goodness! I love how thick that crust is! And I know my husband would love it with all those jalapenos.

  26. Katrina — January 20, 2012 @ 2:05 pm

    Mmm, that looks good. We love BBQ chicken pizza, but have never tried it deep dish!

  27. Kare — January 20, 2012 @ 2:11 pm

    My guy would *love* this. Love the addition of pineapple.

  28. Urban Wife — January 20, 2012 @ 2:29 pm

    My husband’s favorite pizza of all time involves BBQ sauce, pineapple and sausage bits. I say gross, he says yum. Sooo…if I’m feeling particularly congenial one day, I’ll make him this recipe! :)

  29. SweetSugarBelle — January 20, 2012 @ 2:38 pm

    Now THAT’S a pizza!!!

  30. Who doesn’t love a good pizza. That crust looks amazing for just about any pizza!

  31. Lindsay @ The Live-In Kitchen — January 20, 2012 @ 4:31 pm

    I’ve been a fan of BBQ chicken pizza for a long time, but I’m excited to try this crust! It looks so thick and delicious. Thanks!

  32. Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) — January 20, 2012 @ 5:01 pm

    You’re so lucky to have a resident pizza maker! Like you, I might go for the veggie pizza instead, but I can see why this one is a hit. Salty, spicy and smoky — a winning combo.

  33. Living The Sweet Life — January 20, 2012 @ 6:02 pm

    That pizza looks amazing :) The very first thing I noticed was how thick and chewy the crust looks …. yum!!

  34. Vicki Bensinger — January 20, 2012 @ 8:20 pm

    I love this pizza. I teach pizza making all the time and have never used milk or butter in the dough. I will definitely try this. It looks delicious!

    Thanks for sharing.

  35. Lori — January 20, 2012 @ 9:54 pm

    Oh wow, I love deep dish pizza and I just got my first cast iron skillet! I know exactly what I’m making. This looks amazing.

  36. Joanne — January 20, 2012 @ 9:55 pm

    I can definitely see the appeal in this…I do love me some barbecue sauce!

  37. Kiran @ — January 20, 2012 @ 11:42 pm

    Yummy pizza! I love homemade pizza’s and the fact that it’s so convenient to freeze the extra dough for a quick meal :)

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  39. Ann P. — January 21, 2012 @ 3:18 pm

    I would love to try and make some deep-dish pizza sometime!! This looks like an awesome recipe. I am a huge fan of anything barbecue, too!

  40. Katrina (gluten free gidget) — January 21, 2012 @ 3:35 pm

    BBQ Chicken Pizza is one of our favs! I just made a Layered Mexican Pizza last night that would be perfect for your pan!

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