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Smokey BBQ Chicken Pizza

July 24, 2018 (Last Updated: June 29, 2019)

This Smokey BBQ Chicken Pizza is the ultimate quick pizza recipe that’s absolutely bursting with flavour. Say goodbye to your usual takeaway pizza and tuck in to this mouthwatering homemade version!

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For those of you who are new here, each week I send out a weekly roundup with the chance to vote each week on what recipe you’d love to see made. This week’s winner – BBQ Chicken Pizza. Hooray! But wait, there’s more.. Just at the time of tallying up the winning vote, I found out I got the opportunity to work with Jack Daniel’s® on their Barbecue sauce range (which just so happens to be my fave BBQ sauce, like ever). You see where this is going.. Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together?

Smokey BBQ Chicken Pizza overhead with wedges and sour cream and chive dip

The Jack Daniel’s® Barbecue Sauce Range actually opens doors to so much creativity you never knew was possible. First of all, their sauces go with literally any meat (trust me, I’ve eaten my way to that conclusion). I’m talking wings, pulled pork, ribs, steak the lot. But they also work great with things like BBQ’d corn on the cob, grilled cauliflower and dowsed in a pot of beans.

A good dollop of any one of their barbecue sauce range is gonna work wonders this BBQ season. They’ve got a gorgeously silky, sweet and smokey taste to them. Plus that classic tangy Jack Daniel’s® taste is just to die for.

But for me, for now, for this hungry belly, it’s BBQ chicken pizza time.

And just like a tribute volunteer from The Hunger Games, my sauce of choice presented itself.

Jack Daniel BBQ Sauce Range

Full Flavor Smokey, personal fave of mine.

And let me tell you, this sauce is made for pizza. In more ways than one as well..

How to incorporate BBQ sauce into a pizza

  1. Base – Use the sauce as a base for the pizza before adding your cheese ‘n’ toppings.
  2. Chicken – Coat your chicken in BBQ sauce then add on top.
  3. Drizzle – Drizzle a little BBQ sauce over the pizza before it goes in the oven. This way it goes gorgeously sticky after it’s cooked.
  4. Dip – Simply use the BBQ sauce as a dip for any pizza!

Heck, do all 4 if you fancy! This time round I used it as the base. And when I say ‘used’ I mean poured as I drooled uncontrollably.

How to make a BBQ Chicken Pizza showing bbq chicken pizza toppings

So, ‘smokey’ BBQ chicken pizza you say? Yup! Lemme break that down real quick…

How to make a smokey BBQ chicken pizza ‘smokey’

  • Use Jack Daniel’s® Full Flavour Smokey BBQ Sauce.
  • Use a smoked cheese. Here I use Applewood Smoked Cheddar.
  • Coat your chicken in smoked paprika before you cook it.

As with all pizzas, it’s truly down to preference what you add. But for me here are the stars of the show for a chicken based pizza:

Chicken pizza topping combinations

  • BBQ sauce
  • Cheddar
  • Mozzarella
  • Red/Yellow Peppers
  • Red Onion
  • Jalapenoes
  • Oregano

Simple yet delicious!

Smokey BBQ Chicken Pizza cut into slices on pizza board

Last but not least, what’s a homemade BBQ pizza without some homemade sides?

What to serve with pizza

For me it’s always gotta be sour cream and chive dip 🤤

And there we have it folks! My easy peasy Smokey BBQ Chicken Pizza. Be sure to check out the full range of Jack Daniel’s®  Barbecue Sauces which just so happen to be available nationwide at Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Asda and Waitrose! Also let me know which one is you fave in the comments below 🙂 But for now let’s tuck into the recipe shall we?

Smokey BBQ Chicken Pizza and Sour Cream and Chive Dip

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How to make a Smokey BBQ Chicken Pizza (Full Recipe)

Smokey BBQ Chicken Pizza and Sour Cream and Chive Dip with potato wedges and sour cream and chive dip

Smokey BBQ Chicken Pizza

This Smokey BBQ Chicken Pizza is the ultimate quick pizza recipe that's absolutely bursting with flavour. Say goodbye to your usual takeaway pizza and tuck in to this mouthwatering homemade version!
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Dinner / Main Course
Cuisine: Fakeaway / Fast Food
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 23 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings (click & slide): 2
Calories: 618kcal

Ingredients (check list):

  • 10oz / 280g Pizza Dough at room temp (+ dusting of flour as needed)
  • 1/3 cup / 80g Jack Daniel’s® Full Flavor Smokey BBQ Sauce (plus extra for serving if desired)


  • 1 Chicken Breast
  • 1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • Salt, Black Pepper & Olive Oil


  • 1 cup / 100g Applewood Smoked Cheddar (or other smokey cheese)
  • 3.5oz / 100g Low-moisture Mozzarella, sliced into rounds
  • 1/4 small Red Pepper (bell pepper/capsicum) thinly sliced
  • 1/4 small Yellow Pepper (bell pepper/capsicum) thinly sliced
  • 1/4 small Red Onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 tsp Dried Oregano
  • Pickled Jalapeno Slices, to preference


  • Preheat oven to 230c/450f.
  • Slice your chicken breast as if you were going to butterfly it, creating two equal sized breasts. Coat in your seasoning and fry over high heat in a little olive oil, flipping once when it begins to char. Place to one side and allow to rest. Slice just before needed.
  • Roll out your pizza dough to around 10"-12", using flour to prevent sticking.
  • Spread over you BBQ sauce, leaving a gap around the edge. Add your smoked cheddar, then evenly spread out the rest of your ingredients. Top with oregano.
  • Place in the oven for 15mins or until a deep golden colour. Drizzle extra BBQ sauce as desired!


a) Pizza Dough - Feel free to use homemade pizza dough! With the same token feel free to use pre-rolled pizza dough and bake on the baking sheet provided - no flour needed.
b) Cooked Chicken - You don't need to cook your chicken all the way through, let it rest to finish off cooking. This will keep it as moist as can be when on the pizza. You can also sub ready cooked chicken/shredded rotisserie chicken if you fancy. I do recommend adding the spices and a little olive oil beforehand though.
c) Oven Temp - Be sure to get your oven right up to temperature before adding the pizza. The general rule of thumb with cooking pizzas is the hotter the oven the better! Just keep an eye on things so it doesn't burn.
d) Low-Moisture Mozzarella - Stay away from the mozzarella in brine, it'll add too much water to the pizza. Try and get the vacuum packed stuff. Failing that just get a bag of ready-shredded mozzarella. Just as long as it's dry. 
e) Best Pizza Sides:
f) Calories - Based on sharing between two people with no sides.


Nutrition Facts
Smokey BBQ Chicken Pizza
Amount Per Serving
Calories 618 Calories from Fat 187
% Daily Value*
Fat 20.82g32%
Saturated Fat 6.919g35%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.465g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.073g
Cholesterol 93mg31%
Sodium 1176mg49%
Potassium 677mg19%
Carbohydrates 64.31g21%
Fiber 4.7g19%
Sugar 22.01g24%
Protein 42.29g85%
Vitamin A 3150IU63%
Vitamin C 77.6mg94%
Calcium 290mg29%
Iron 4.9mg27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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For the perfect BBQ Chicken Pizza side dish check out my Crispy Oven Baked Potato Wedges!

Oven Baked Potato Wedges with Sour Cream

If you loved this Smokey BBQ Chicken Pizza then be sure to pin the recipe for later! Already made it or got a burning question? Give me a shout in the comments below and pick up your free ecookbook along the way!


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  • Reply
    July 27, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    This is mouthwatering! I love the combination of chicken, cheese, bbq sauce! Yum! I haven’t tried the Jack Daniels sauce so that next on the list.

    • Reply
      July 28, 2018 at 11:29 am

      Thanks, Karly! You gotta try it. So good!! 🙂

  • Reply
    Katherine Hackworthy
    July 24, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    5 stars
    Such a tasty looking pizza and so easy to make. Who needs to order in when you can fakeaway this good. Those sauces are great, and this is a brilliant way of using one.

    • Reply
      July 24, 2018 at 9:53 pm

      Thanks so much, Katherine! Aren’t the sauces just the best!?

  • Reply
    July 24, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    5 stars
    A great BBQ chicken pizza, starts with a great sauce and it looks like you found one. Who needs to order pizza when you can make this!

    • Reply
      July 24, 2018 at 7:36 pm

      You’re so right, such an awesome BBQ sauce!!

  • Reply
    Claudia Lamascolo
    July 24, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    5 stars
    truly drool worthy I love to dip my pizza in blue cheese so this smokey barbecue looks fantastic and a good new one to try!

    • Reply
      July 24, 2018 at 7:35 pm

      Ugh, blue cheese and pizza. Now we’re talking!!

  • Reply
    Kavita Favelle
    July 24, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    I love bbq flavours, I’m sure I’d love this JD barbeque chicken on a pizza. It looks great for a quick meal too.

    • Reply
      July 25, 2018 at 1:07 pm

      So good for a quick meal!!

  • Reply
    Britt | Sweet Tea and Thyme
    July 24, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    5 stars
    BBQ chicken pizza is definitely one of my favorites and yours looks fantastic!

    • Reply
      July 24, 2018 at 6:48 pm

      Isn’t it just the best combo!? Thanks Britt 🙂

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