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BBQ Chicken Pizza

BBQ Chicken Pizza

There’s no rule that says you’ve got to make pizza with a classic red tomato sauce. In fact, when choosing toppings for grilled pizza, there really are no rules at all, beyond 1. Pick flavors you love and 2. Use Land O Lakes® Deli American, of course, for the smoothest, creamiest texture.

With that in mind, why not start with your favorite barbecue sauce? Kids and grown-ups alike love it because it’s sweet and tangy. Layer the flavors by using the sauce to marinate chicken and then to brush on top of the pizza dough. Add the smoky sweetness of grilled onions and some delicious cheese, and you’ve got a grilled pizza that’s as fun as it is sophisticated.


Take BBQ chicken to the next level by using it as a topper for a grilled pizza crust. Add Land O Lakes® Deli American and it's a match made in BBQ heaven.


1 canola oil or grilling spray for the grill
1 (pound) chicken cutlets
2 bottle barbecue sauce
1 Vidalia onion, sliced 1/4-inch thick
1 flour or cornmeal for the cutting board
1 (package) refrigerated thin pizza dough
8 (slices) Land O Lakes® Deli American


Preheat a gas grill to medium. Oil the grates with canola oil and make sure they are well coated so the chicken and pizza dough don’t stick.

Marinate the chicken cutlets in some of barbecue sauce for 15 minutes in advance (if time permits), then grill at 350–400°F, for about 6-7 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.

Pour additional barbecue sauce into two small bowls. Use one to baste the chicken as it cooks. Grill the onions, glazing them with barbecue sauce from the second bowl, for about 6-8 minutes until they begin to get crispy. Remove chicken cutlets and tent under foil. Let them rest 5 to 10 minutes, then slice.

Dust the cutting board with flour or cornmeal so the dough does not stick. Roll the pizza dough into small circles, about 6 inches across.

Place the dough on a well-oiled grate and grill with the lid closed over medium heat for about 4 minutes or until char marks have formed on the dough.. Turn the heat down to medium (on a charcoal grill, close the vents) and flip the dough over.

Now start adding toppings. Spoon a generous amount of barbecue sauce, cheese, sliced chicken and onion pieces onto each mini pizza. Close the lid and let the cheese melt into the toppings, about 3 to 4 minutes. Once the cheese has melted, remove the pizzas and serve immediately.

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