This bbq chicken french bread pizza is the perfect way to have homemade bbq chicken pizza in only about 15 minutes!
Barbecue chicken pizza is one of my favorite flavors of pizza. I love the combination of the sweet barbecue sauce, with the tangy red onions, pulled chicken, and of course the cilantro. Cilantro is one of my favorite ingredients on anything, but if you’re one of those people who don’t like it, then you can leave it off, I guess 😉
French bread pizza is so much easier to make than regular pizza. You don’t have to worry about waiting a couple hours while you make up a batch of dough and have to wait for it to rise.
Instead you use a loaf of french bread as your pizza crust. Top it with your favorite toppings, and it only takes about 15 minutes to bake.
The french bread gets so crispy on the edges and stays soft in the middle, it’s the perfect easy solution for your pizza nights at home!
I like to make this BBQ chicken french bread pizza when I have some leftover chicken, like this slow cooker bbq chicken is perfect used again on this bbq chicken pizza!
If you don’t have leftover chicken though you can buy a rotisserie chicken and pull the meat off that, buy some pre-shredded chicken, or cook some of your own chicken to shred or grill for this pizza.
How to make BBQ Chicken French Bread Pizza?
This barbecue chicken pizza is the easiest pizza you’ll ever make. You’ll need a loaf of french bread, your favorite bbq sauce (I like Sweet Baby Rays), shredded mozzarella cheese, shredded or chopped chicken, red onion, and cilantro.
You’ll cut your french bread loaf in half, the long way. Then you’ll spread the barbecue sauce evenly over the top of the bread. Sprinkle the cheese over the top of the sauce evenly. Spread the chicken around the top of the cheese, and then the red onions. Add any other toppings you might like.
What other toppings would be good on BBQ Chicken Pizza?
You can also add other toppings to your barbecue chicken pizza. I like these:
- bacon bits
- bell peppers
Then bake your pizza in the oven on a cookie sheet. Bake until the cheese is nice and melted all over the top, and starts to turn a golden color in some spots.
Remove the pizza from the oven and allow it to cool for about 2 minutes, before sprinkling cilantro over the top. Drizzle with extra bbq sauce if you want too. Slice the pizza up and enjoy!!
I love BBQ Chicken french bread pizza so much! The flavors come together like perfection. Just a little chicken, of course bbq sauce, red onion, cheese and cilantro. All on top of crusty french bread, it really is a dinner you and your whole family will love.
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BBQ Chicken French Bread Pizza
- 1 loaf of french bread
- 3/4 cup bbq sauce (divided)
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese (shredded)
- 1 cup chicken (cooked and shredded)
- 1/4 cup red onion (chopped)
- 1-2 TBS cilantro (chopped)
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Cut your french bread loaf in half (hot dog style).
- Spread bbq sauce evenly over the top of each french bread loaf (Leave 2 TBS extra for drizzling at the end)
- Sprinkle about 3/4 of the mozzarella evenly over the top of each half
- Spread chicken, red onion evenly over both loaves.
- Top with remaining cheese.
- Bake in oven for about 12-17 minutes or until cheese is melted and starts to turn golden.
- Allow pizza to cool for about 2 minutes.
- Top pizza with cilantro.
- Slice and serve.
Recipe first posted on Jan 15, 2014. Photos and text updated on January 30, 2019.
What kind of peppers are shown in the picture?
I used sliced up jalapeños on half.
Melanie L. says
I made two versions of this pizza, both using garlic bread, rather than plain French bread. One side, I used mozzarella cheese and pineapple. The other side, I used pepper jack cheese and candied jalapeños. Yum!
Those both sound so good! So glad you liked it!
This recipe has become a staple and one of the only ways we make pizza. We started with following the recipe as stated but have also done chicken alfredo and plain pepperoni. So simple and the perfect easy dinner.
What brand/flavor of BBQ sauce do you use specifically ?!
My favorite is sweet baby rays original!
Just gotta say how much we love this pizza! It has become our new family favorite. Delish!
Aimee Berrett says
I’m so glad you and your family like it! Its one of our favorites too! So easy with the french bread, huh?
Currently in the oven right now–thank you for sharing!
Aimee Berrett says
Hope you like it!
Jesseca Hallows says
I love the BBQ chicken pizza from CPK. This sounds so yummy!