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BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizza

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This easy BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe is perfect for busy weeknights! Made using flatbread as the crust, it is the perfect quick dinner and ideal for using leftovers. Customize with your favorite toppings and have dinner on the table in under 20 minutes!

Use your favorite store bought sauce or try my Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe. It comes together quickly and packs a bold flavor that is ideal for pizza!

close up image of a chicken pizza with bbq sauce

RECIPE FEATURES

  • Quick and Easy: Only 15 minutes!
  • Great Way To Use Leftovers
  • Go-To Dinner Idea: We have made this over a dozen times.

Ready for me to share my go-to way to use leftovers? FLATBREAD PIZZA.

This Easy BBQ Chicken Pita Pizza is SO DANG EASY to make and loaded with flavor. It takes a whopping five minutes to prep and 10 minutes to cook. Which means you’ve got a total time of 15-minutes! How perfect is that for super busy weeknights or a quick lunch?

This is ideal for using leftover chicken. We make sure to always have flatbread on hand (freezer friendly!!) so we can whip up a pizza or two when we have to get through some of the leftovers sitting in the fridge. No waste!

chopped red and green onion on a wooden cutting board

CHICKEN PIZZA INGREDIENTS

I LOVE this recipe for so many reasons. One of which is the short ingredient list. You can use all homemade items or store bought and get equally delicious results. In fact, this is ideal for leftovers. We often make this for lunch with leftover chicken!

  • Flatbread or Pitas: We use Papa Pita (affiliate). They are slightly thicker and more sturdy, which helps hold up to all of the toppings. You can also buy a giant bag from Costco, divide them into smaller portions, and freeze for later.
  • BBQ Sauce: Make your own OR buy store bought. We recently have loved Stubbs (affiliate). They have a few different flavor options, but the spicy one is amazing.
  • Mozzarella Cheese: Pre shredded cheese will melt a little less than fresh grated. But either works well on this pizza. Try adding a dash of Parmesan.
  • Sweet Red Onion: Slices of red onion give balance to the chicken and sauce.
  • Cilantro or Green Onion: Optional, but delicious.
  • Chicken: We use chicken that is leftover from previous meals, rotisserie, or oven baked chicken in this recipe.

HOW TO MAKE FLATBREAD PIZZA

  • PREP: Line up your pitas and chop ingredients. Preheat the oven to 425 and line a baking tray with parchment for easy cleanup.
  • ASSEMBLE: Spread a thin layer of sauce and sprinkle with toppings.
  • BAKE: Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until warmed through and the cheese has melted.
  • ENJOY: Slice and serve!
close up image of bbq chicken pizza

RECIPE TIPS AND FAQs

  • Try to evenly distribute the toppings and avoid overloading the middle. You want to make sure to get plenty of ingredients around the outside edges.
  • No flatbread? No problem. You can swap French bread slices or even homemade pizza dough.
Is Pita And Flatbread The Same?

The short answer? Kind of. The biggest difference is that pita has more leavening agent which helps create a pocket in the middle of the bread round as it bakes. Flatbread is, well, flat. Both will work for this recipe. However, we find that actual flatbread will keep the toppings more secure.

Can you freeze this recipe?

Yes! We freeze these as pizza packs. In a gallon sized bag add 4 flatbreads, measured bbq sauce in individual bags, chopped cooked chicken in individual bags, and cheese. When you are craving pizza simply remove from the freezer and let thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Build and bake according to the recipe directions.

What is the best bbq sauce for pizza?

There is no right or wrong answer. We like homemade sauce, Stubbs, or Sweet Baby Ray’s. Use your favorite brand.

Can I use regular pizza crust?

Yes! I have an amazing pizza crust recipe that we have tried over and over. It is perfect and would taste amazing with this chicken pizza.

close up image of bbq chicken pizza

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BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizza

BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizza

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This easy BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe is perfect for busy weeknights! Made using flatbread as the crust, it is the perfect quick dinner and ideal for using leftovers. Customize with your favorite toppings and have dinner on the table in under 20 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 2 round flatbread or pitas
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup bbq sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup chicken, cooked and sliced
  • 1/4 red onion, sliced
  • Cilantro or green onions

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with foil for easy clean up and set aside.
  2. Place the flatbread onto the foil lined tray.
  3. Spread a thin layer of sauce up to the edge, leaving a 1/2 inch gap.
  4. Sprinkle cheese evenly over the top of the pizza.
  5. Use 2 tablespoons of the sauce to toss the cooked chicken. Add to the top of the cheese.
  6. Sprinkle red onion slices and cilantro or green onion.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and your pizza is heated through.

Notes

  • Try to evenly distribute the toppings and avoid overloading the middle. You want to make sure to get plenty of ingredients around the outside edges.
  • No flatbread? No problem. You can swap French bread slices or even homemade pizza dough.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 371Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 108mgSodium: 1200mgCarbohydrates: 74gFiber: 3gSugar: 9gProtein: 40g

Jonie

Monday 14th of April 2014

I LOVE making homemade pizza! You've just inspired me to add it back to the menu. It is John's very favorite!

Holly C.

Monday 14th of April 2014

Yum! Simple and easy. My kind of dinner. Thank!

Debra

Monday 14th of April 2014

This looks amazing! I am normally a little leary of BBQ pizza, but I am GOING to try this, I even have pitas!

Kimber

Sunday 13th of April 2014

We make bbq chicken pizza all the time! It is my hubbys fav and my kids love it too! We use cheddar cheese though. Love the idea of using a pita!

Aimee @like mother like daughter

Saturday 12th of April 2014

Mmm, bbq chicken pizza is actually one of my favorite ways to eat pizza. I have made pita pizzas before, but not in a while. I forgot how easy and convenient it is and I think I need to get back to it. Ps. Cilantro on this will definitely be a yes - and you should try adding a little bacon next time too. YUM!

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