BBQ Chicken Pizza

Brandon and I went to Costa Rica on our honeymoon.  When we arrived to our hotel on the first evening, we were starving.  We quickly looked over the menu at the hotel’s restaurant and picked something that sounded delicious to both of us … a BBQ chicken flatbread.


(At the restaurant the first night of our honeymoon.) Red heart

The BBQ chicken flatbread did not disappoint.  In fact, we returned to that restaurant later in the week just for a repeat of our first night meal.

So recently, I decided to recreate that honeymoon memory.  But I did it in pizza-form.


Want to know why I like making pizzas?

Because you can throw out the measuring spoons and cups and just eye-ball everything.

It’s all about your own personal taste … that takes the stress out of the cooking process. Smile

For this recipe, I made things pretty easy on myself.


I used a dough mix and precooked chicken.  Judge if you want, but it was delicious. Winking smile

I had never used the Martha White crust before.  I have to say that it was pretty good.  The edges got just a little too crunchy, but other than that, we both really liked it.  My only complaint is that it makes a fairly small pizza.  If you’re going to make this for more than two people, you need to buy two packages of that dough!

BBQ Chicken Pizza

(serves 2)


(note: other than the oil for the dough, these measurements are all approximations … add more or less depending on your taste!)

  • Martha White pizza dough mix
  • 1 tsp oil for the dough
  • 3/4 cup chopped precooked chicken
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce + 1 tbsp BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 tbsp roughly chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup Mexican cheese (or just Cheddar)
  • Sprinkle of Parmesan cheese


  • Preheat oven to 475 degrees.
  • Prepare the dough according to the directions on the package.



One note … if you use a pizza pan with holes on the bottom like I did, don’t put the pan on top of your burners while you’re spreading out the dough.  Unless you want your burners to end up looking like this:


(Yeah … that’s no fun to clean.)

  • Bake dough for 5 minutes.
  • In the meantime, chop your onion and cilantro.


  • Mix chopped chicken with 1 tbsp BBQ sauce.


  • In another bowl, mix 1/4 cup BBQ sauce and 1/4 cup marinara sauce.
  • When the dough comes out of the oven, spread on the BBQ/marinara mixture.


  • Next, add your red onion and chicken.


  • Then add all of your cheese.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, until crust is lightly browned and cheese is melted.
  • After the pizza comes out of the oven, add your cilantro.


That’s it! Smile

This pizza is awesome.  The combination of BBQ sauce, red onion and cilantro creates a huge burst of flavor in your mouth. 

I hope you enjoy it as much as we did … both on our honeymoon and now!


Question for ya …

Do you make any foods that bring back special memories?

What unusual pizza toppings do you like?






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24 Responses to BBQ Chicken Pizza

  1. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance

    Will would love this recipe! He’s obsessed with all kinds of crazy pizzas, so this is perfecto for us :)

    Thank you, Kristen!

    • notsodomesticated

      You’re welcome! Hope he likes it!! :)

  2. Lindsay@ In Sweetness and In Health

    Yummy! That looks awesome :) . I’m not usually an unusual pizza topping gal…I like them pretty simple haha

    • notsodomesticated

      Well I normaly like pepperoni, so I understand that! ;)

  3. Sara

    Mmm… I love BBQ chicken pizza. Especially from the Cheesecake Factory.

    I made a Peach & Gorgonzola pizza that was wonderful. Sounds weird but it was delicious. Here’s the link:

    • notsodomesticated

      I don’t like gorgonzola, but the idea of peaches intrigues me!! Awesome idea!

  4. amy @ fearless homemaker

    looks delicious!!

  5. TheCookieBoss

    I once made a pizza with crust from a bag and it was pretty good, although I do prefer the homemade one. I like to put all sorts of vegetables on mine. I once made one with pineapple (I didn’t use meat because I’m a vegetarian) and it was really good.

    • notsodomesticated

      My mom and I were talking about pizza dough today … I think I may need to try homemade because I haven’t been completely satisfied with my other options!

  6. Errign

    One of my favorite pizza topping combos is a sauce made of spicy brown mustard and apple butter topped with pear slices and cheddar cheese :)

    • notsodomesticated

      Wow, that’s crazy!!! But I do like a flatbread that has pear, brie cheese, and honey mustard … so maybe it’s not so crazy! :P

      • Errign

        I think the apple butter/mustard mixed together makes something like a honey mustard taste, so pretty close :)

  7. Tessa @ Amazing Asset

    Looks delicious and that’s nice you are able to recall a lovely memory with this recipe :)
    I haven’t tried any unique pizza toppings, I need to change things up a bit!

  8. Gretchen

    Just looking at the picture makes me hungry! We’ve never tried crust from a kit…we typically use a pre-made one.

    • notsodomesticated

      Premade definitely works, too! ;)

  9. Liz @ IHeartVegetables

    I love making my own pizza! I can load up as many vegetables as my little heart desires! (And that’s quite a lot… haha)

    I can’t think of a particular recipe, but anything with pistachios makes me think of my dad because we used to always eat them together!

    • notsodomesticated

      Thank you for sharing about your dad! That’s a pretty neat memory to have! :)

  10. jennifer

    Looks really good! I think I’ll have to try this soon…looks like something i can handle making right now! Also, I tried to fix the comments on my blog! Do me a favor and let me know if they still don’t work.

    • notsodomesticated

      It worked. :) I have to kind of “push” the comment through by hitting send a few times (which is what I have to do with most blogspot blogs), but it did work. Yay! :) Have a great day!

  11. Lindsay

    I have a super easy and yummy crust recipe I will have to share with you. It is made with mostly whole wheat flour. It has become one of our favorites and a “go to” meal for me!

    • notsodomesticated

      Lindsay! I’m so excited to see your blog! I can’t wait to read it. And yes, PLEASE share the recipe. I will give you full credit on the blog when I make it!!!

      P.S. I really miss you!

  12. Hanie

    I love Mexican cheese in pizzas.. I’m so excited to make your recipe.. Your pizza looks so great..
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