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Grilled BBQ Chicken Pizza

Thursday, July 25, 2013

A few weeks ago our friends had us over for dinner and we made homemade pizzas on the grill.  They were fantastic!  Ever since, hubby and I have been making grilled pizzas on our BBQ almost weekly.  They are relatively easy to do and don't take much time at all!  Now that we got a new pizza stone, these pizzas are even easier to make! Here is how we make ours:


  • Pizza dough (we buy ours at Trader Joe's)
  • BBQ sauce of your liking (our favorite is Sweet Baby Ray's)
  • Grilled chicken, diced (I buy a ready-made package at the store to make it really easy)
  • Sliced fresh mozzarella (1/2 of a block), torn or cut into small pieces
  • 1 C. shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 C. chopped cilantro
  • 3/4 C. chopped red onion
  • Ranch dressing to dip or drizzle on top (optional)

  1. Remove your pizza dough from package and let sit for about 20 minutes.  Preheat your grill on medium-high heat.  
  2. Flour the surface of your pizza stone.  If you do not have a pizza stone, you can use a piece of parchment paper or aluminum foil. Roll out the dough to about a 12" diameter.  If you do not have a rolling pin handy, you can use your fingers to spread out the dough as well.
  3. If you are NOT using a pizza stone, you can bring out your prepared dough to the grill.  Spray the grill will cooking spray. Carefully remove the dough from the foil/parchment and place the dough on the center of the grill.  Turn off the center burners and leave the side burners on only.  Close the grill and leave on for about 10 minutes or until dough is cooked to your liking on the grilled side.  Then remove from the grill, flip it over so that the grilled side is facing up (you will place toppings on the grilled side) and proceed to step 4.
  4. If you are using a pizza stone, or have just cooked your dough on one side, load up your toppings.  We start off with a layer of BBQ sauce, followed by torn up pieces of fresh mozzarella, chicken, shredded mozzarella, onions, then cilantro. 
  5. Place your pizza stone or pizza in the middle of the grill (again, keep the middle burners off and only the side burners on) and close the lid.  If you are using your pizza stone, grill for about 20 minutes, or until cooked to your liking.  If you aren't using the stone, grill for about 10 minutes, or until cooked to your liking.  We check on it every few minutes or so to make sure it doesn't get too crispy.  Plus, it's fun to see it rise and get super delicious looking :).
  6. Remove from the grill, slice and serve!  This is a fun and yummy recipe that can easily be changed with whatever toppings you'd like. 

Gosh, looking at these pictures makes me hungry! Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!

This recipe was shared at: a handful of everything, one sharendipity place

12 Responses to “Grilled BBQ Chicken Pizza”

  1. I have a pizza stone that I have never used. Im still not 100% on how to use it. This post has inspired me to research how to use it and make this yummy pizza. Thank you.

    1. You should definitely look into it! You can make this pizza sans stone but in my opinion the stone makes it even better! :)

  2. OMG I need a slice of this asap! BBQ pizza is my fav! We're made pizza on the grill and it was good, but not great (mainly because of the crust). Where do you buy the dough? At your local grocery store?

    1. We have been buying the dough at Trader Joes. It's pretty good and convenient, but we did wonder about making our own dough. The crust was definitely better on the pizza stone vs. without! If you try it, I hope you like it! :) Thanks for stopping by!

  3. This looks amazing! I'm pinning it!


    1. Thanks Allison! Hope you try it and like it as much as we do! :)

  4. yummy! I hope you will share this at my Thursday Favorite Things blog hop ( you can still link up today) Hugs! P.S. don't forget to enter my giveaway it ends soon

  5. Thank you Katherine! I will be sure to head over and link up! Have a great weekend! :)

  6. I cant believe I've never grilled a pizza yet, it looks delicious. I need to research and see if it's possible to make one on a charcoal grill.

    Thanks so much for sharing this at "The Saturday Spotlight party"!
    Have a great weekend!

  7. Alyssa,
    This pizza looks incredible - I want to eat some RIGHT NOW! (Can you tell I haven't had lunch yet?) :)
    Stopping by from the Pin it Monday hop.
    - Ang, Juggling Act Mama

  8. OMG! This looks amazing! I will be saving and trying this one. Found you on the Pin Hop Party!


  9. BBQ Chicken is the best pizza toping! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!


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