California-Style Barbecue Chicken Pizza Recipe -
California-Style Barbecue Chicken Pizza Recipe
  • READY IN 33 mins

California-Style Barbecue Chicken Pizza

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"Barbecue sauce, chicken and bell peppers topped with lots of shredded Cheddar make a quick, California-style pizza for lunch, dinner, or a snack."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    33 mins


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cook and stir chicken and vegetables in large skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium-high heat 4 to 5 min. or until chicken is done.
  3. Spread pizza crust with barbecue sauce; top with chicken mixture and cheese. Place crust directly on middle oven rack.
  4. Bake 15 to 18 min. or until cheese is melted.
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  • Kraft Kitchens Tips
  • Shortcut: For a quick alternative to the cooked fresh chicken, use chopped chicken from a rotisserie chicken purchased at your local supermarket. Add to pizza along with the cooked vegetables and cheese before baking as directed.
  • VELVEETA Barbecue Chicken Pizza: Prepare as directed, substituting 1 pkg. (8 oz.) VELVEETA Mild Cheddar Flavor Shredded Pasteurized Process Cheddar Cheese Food for the shredded triple Cheddar cheese.
  • Substitute: Prepare using KRAFT Mexican Style Finely Shredded Cheddar Jack Cheese

Reviews More Reviews

Jul 26, 2011

Quick, easy, and delicious - perfect for lunch! Plus, it's a great way to use up leftover grilled chicken. all I had to do was sautee some peppers. I used red and green for some added color and flavor to go along with the thin sliced red onion. I used a thin crust boboli bread shell and our favorite bbq sauce. I also used a Mexican blend cheese but I'm sure any cheese would do as long as it gets nice and bubbly! Overall, very tasty!

Jul 15, 2011

I made this as a last minute dinner for my three boys, leaving myself out as I'm suffering from some kind of summer sickness. I used a full pound of chicken breasts, red pepper instead of green (that's what we prefer), and as a pre-baked crust, I used 1 sheet of Pillsbury crescent roll dough baked as a pizza crust. I did not have the kind of Kraft cheese that the recipe called for so I used just plain old sharp cheddar cheese. This recipe was incredibly simple, lent well to substitutions so I could use what I had on hand, was cost effective to make (most of the ingredients I used I couponed) and the boys inhaled it. Serves six? Psh. THREE. No leftovers

Jul 16, 2011

I've made a version very similar to this, with the exception of using a gluten free pizza crust and I like to bake it on my gas grill. I have never tried the cheddar with Philadelphia cheese, but I intend to see if I can find that version of cheese and make this again!

Jul 18, 2011

Delicious recipe. I made it just this evening! It is different enough to be made for a dinner of adults and older children who are tired of the same ol' same ol'. Young ones may not like this recipe. We really enjoyed it.

Jul 31, 2011

This is so yummy! You cant really go wrong with good BBQ chicken pizza! Next time I might play around with the topping. Thanks!

Jul 27, 2011

Made this pizza tonight using Jay's Signature Pizza Crust recipe from AR and was it delicious. A little extra work, but so much better the ready to use crusts. Never bothered to measure anything and kept the ingredients the same. I cooked the chicken breasts first in a little olive oil and seasoned them with roasted garlic sea salt. Once the chicken was done, I then cooked the sliced green pepper and a very liberal amount of diced red onion. Will definitely be making this pizza again. Thanks Kraft, this is a keeper.

Aug 01, 2011

This was delicious! My husband and I ate it up! I used a boboli premade pizza crust and a mix of a couple different bbq sauces we had in the fridge with red pepper, purple onion, and mexi blend cheese. SOOO tasty!

Jul 25, 2011

I completely rate the topping on this a 10, but the bbq sauce and store pre-baked crust about a 2. I may even make the topping to put in a sandwich sometime. To save time I bought a rotisserie chicken at my whole sale club. I realized that the peppers and onions were supposed to be cooked with the uncooked chicken, so I added a spoon of whipped butter and cooked the peppers and onions alone on med. low. Once they were carmelized I added the cut up rotisserie chicken. At first bite the topping is so good until I got to the sweet and yet still kind of cold bbq sauce and tasteless crust. I may use the topping again with my own crust and bbq sauce. Quick meal, but I guess I like more of that homemade taste.


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  • Calories
  • 374 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35.7 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 66 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 15.3 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 26.6 g
  • 53%
  • Sodium
  • 593 mg
  • 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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