Easy Grilled BBQ Chicken Pizza


A couple of years ago I made Grilled Pizza and the results were stellar! The only issue I have with that original recipe is that the process of making pizza dough from scratch is a bit time consuming. Don’t get me wrong, the end results are delicious but I personally don’t have hours everyday to spend on the kneading of dough! In an attempt to simplify the process I started out with a pre-made dough and it worked just as well as the from-scratch variety. On this particular occasion I made BBQ chicken pizza for Dave and I and plain cheese for the boys. The pizzas were great and I especially loved that I didn’t overheat the kitchen using the oven.

Here’s What You’ll Need

1 Package of Pre-Made Pizza Dough

Mesquite Flavored Barbecue Sauce

1 Large Boneless Chicken Beast – Cut into cubes

1/4 a Red Onion – Thinly sliced

1/8 Cup of Cilantro – Washed and Diced

Low Moisture Mozzarella Cheese – Sliced

1/2 Tbls of Olive Oil

Garlic Salt – To Taste

Flour for rolling out the dough

Oil or Grill Non-Stick Cooking Spray – for your grill grates

Cooking Up Some Fun

Start by heating your grill outside to medium/high heat. Next add your olive oil to a sauté pan and cook chicken in it over medium/high heat. Add garlic salt and cook until no pink is visible in the chicken.

A Little Onion

Once chicken is cooked through add red onion and cook for 1 minute… you want the onion warm but not mushy. Remove chicken/onion from heat and set to the side.

Rolling in Dough

Generously flour the area you plan on rolling out your dough (I typically just clean my counter really well and use that, but a large cutting board would work too). Use a rolling pin to roll out your pizza into a rectangle shape that’s about 1.5 inch thick. Don’t fret if your dough doesn’t look perfectly shape… it’ll taste just as good.

Dough Transport

To get my dough from the counter to the grill I flipped a cookie sheet upside down and generously doused the bottom of it with non-stick cooking spray. Lay the dough on top, once you get to the grill you’ll be able to slide it off easily (because of the cooking spray). Just be sure and grease the grates of your grill (I use non-stick cooking spray for the grill).

Ready to Bake

Lay your dough on the grill and cook through, flipping once… this only takes a few minutes so pay attention to the underside of your dough to make sure it doesn’t burn.


Once dough is cooked through it’s time to add your toppings… first lower heat to low.

Necessary Ingredients

Add a generous layer of barbecue sauce and top with mozzarella cheese. Add chicken and onions on top of that.

Cover Me Up

Once you’ve added ingredients, close the cover of the grill to allow cheese to melt (about 5 minutes).

Dinner’s Ready!

Remove cooked pizza from grill and cover with a layer of freshly chopped cilantro. Serve immediately!

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