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BBQ Chicken & Bacon Pizza

Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 1 medium pizza
Author Life in the Lofthouse


  • PIZZA DOUGH: Makes 2 medium crusts
  • 1 teaspoon Active Dry or Instant Yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 4 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • TOPPINGS: Enough for 1 pizza crust
  • 1 large boneless skinless Chicken breast, cooked and shredded
  • 4 slices of cooked Bacon chopped
  • 1 cup plus 3 Tablespoons Barbecue Sauce, divided
  • 3 1/2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced Red Onion
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh Cilantro chopped


  • FOR PIZZA DOUGH: Sprinkle yeast over the 1 1/2 cups warm water. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl combine flour and salt. Drizzle in olive oil and stir until combined with flour. Next, pour in yeast/water mixture and mix until combined. (You can do this by hand or with a stand mixer, with paddle attachment, on low speed)
  • Coat a separate mixing bowl with a light drizzle of olive oil, and form dough into a ball. Turn to coat dough in oil, then cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Let dough sit, and double in size for at least an hour or so.
  • Take only HALF of dough, and press into a 16 inch pizza pan or cookie sheet. (Dough will be thin)
  • TOPPINGS for BBQ CHICKEN PIZZA: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spread 1 cup of the barbecue sauce over the pizza dough. Sprinkle 3 cups of the mozzarella cheese on top. Toss the cooked, shredded chicken in the 3 tbs of barbecue sauce. Sprinkle the chicken, bacon and onion over the cheese. Top with remaining 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Remove pizza from oven, sprinkle with cilantro. Return to oven and bake 5 more minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is bubble. Let stand 5 minutes.
  • Slice with pizza cutter and serve! :)
  • *For other half of dough, use for a 2nd pizza or cover tightly with plastic wrap, and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • MAKE AHEAD: Prepare pizza according to directions above, with out baking. Cover pizza tightly with saran wrap and place in fridge up to 12 hours. Preheat oven to 425° F. Bake for 15 minutes or until crust is golden, cheese is melted and bubbly, and pizza is heated through


TO FREEZE: Prepare pizza as instructed up until baking point. Do not bake. Wrap pizza tightly in plastic wrap. Place in freezer. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until pizza is fully cooked through.