BBQ Chicken Pizza with Caramelized Onions


It took some convincing for my Italian, east-coast born, boyfriend to go along with a pizza recipe that requires barbeque sauce, not tomato sauce. After he tasted it though I didn’t have to do anymore convincing. The flavors of this recipe were very good. The tangy barbeque sauce was a nice compliment to the sweet onions. I used Fontina cheese, but you can make it with blue, gouda, feta or mozzarella cheese as well.

BBQ Chicken Pizza with Caramelized Onions
(Makes 1 Pizza)
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  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 – 1/2 cups Barbeque sauce
  • 1 pizza dough
  • 5-6 oz. Fontina cheese, shredded
  • 1B yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 tsp brown sugar
  • a few tablespoons canola oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cilantro for garnish


  1. Grill the chicken in a little bbq sauce until just cooked, remove from heat. Cut or shred into small pieces.
  2. In a saute pan, heat a few tablespoons of canola oil. Add the sliced onion and the brown sugar until soft, about 7-10 minutes.
  3. On a pizza crust, spread the bbq sauce over the dough followed by the chicken, onion, and cheese.
  4. Bake in a preheated 500F oven until golden brown, about 5-10 minutes. Garnish with cilantro.

One Thought on “BBQ Chicken Pizza with Caramelized Onions

  1. I love this recipe. Very nice. I will be trying this.

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