Barbecue Chicken Pita Pizza
Filled with tender chicken, tangy barbecue sauce, and Mozzarella cheese, this Barbecue Chicken Pita Pizza is the perfect option for when hunger strikes!
Let’s talk about pizza today.
I am a pizza fanatic. I don’t think I’ve ever met a pizza that I didn’t like and I don’t think I ever will. No matter how you spin it, pizza is pizza and I heart pizza.
Now I do have favorite pizza places and prefer some kinds over the other. And since I’m from Chicago we have some amazing pies in my neck of the woods. But all in all, I think I could eat pizza all day, every day and be one happy girl.
Enter in the hubster. He loves pizza too, although he can’t eat it as much as I can. And that’s where we differ.
Me…give me a slice (or five) every week, especially on Fridays. Him…he’ll take it once or twice a month. But over the years, we’ve compromised a bit, and I think my love for pizza is ever so slowly rubbing off on him (especially when we order stuffed pizza from one of our favorite spots).
So when I got a craving for pizza a few weeks ago, I wanted to get a little more creative in hopes to lure the hubster into eating my favorite food.
We make our own homemade pizza once in a while, so I knew it was time to do that again. But this time, I got a little more fancy and made this Barbecue Chicken Pita Pizza. Filled with tender chicken, tangy barbecue sauce, and shredded Mozzarella cheese, this pita pizza is the perfect option for when hunger strikes.
The flavors of this Barbecue Chicken Pita Pizza will take your taste buds to a whole new level.
The fresh chicken and barbecue sauce pair so well with the smooth mozzarella cheese. And because this pizza is made on pita bread instead of dough, you can make an individual serving just for yourself or make several for every member of your family to enjoy.
And individual servings mean that this pita pizza is very versatile depending on your tastes. Don’t like chicken? Add in pork! Like more barbecue sauce, spread it on. The possibilities are endless!
With just a few ingredients and minimal prep time, your just minutes away for devouring this Barbecue Chicken Pita Pizza.
To start, you’ll combine some cooked, shredded chicken with some barbecue sauce. Next, you’ll spread a thin layer of barbecue sauce on each pita.
Then comes my favorite part, the cheese! Sprinkle some mozzarella cheese on top of the pita, followed by the barbecue chicken and more cheese. Pop this into the oven and let it works its magic.
When the cheese is all melty and the pizza is cooked through, get ready to be impressed. This Barbecue Chicken Pita Pizza is jam-packed with flavor and sure to be a meal-time winner!
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Barbecue Chicken Pita Pizza
- 4 flat pita breads
- 2 cups shredded chicken, I used the shredded rotisserie chicken that you can find near the deli section of your grocery store
- ½ cup barbecue sauce, any kind
- 2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
- Fresh cilantro for topping, if desired
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- In a small bowl, mix chicken and ¼ cup barbecue until combined. Set aside.
- Spread 2 tablespoons of barbecue sauce onto each pita. Top with a thin layer of Mozzarella cheese, followed by the barbecue sauce, more cheese, and red onions. Repeat with each pita.
- Place each pita on a large baking pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven and cut into slices.
Your husband isn’t a pizza fanatic? I’ve never heard of that before. Seriously. I thought it was a law that all men had to want pizza all the time.
I used to make pita pizza on Saturday nights with my friends, so this recipe holds a lot of nostalgia for me. The BBQ sauce is a delicious adjustment!
Haha I know! I’m still shocked by it too, but that just means more pizza for me! 🙂
I have a love affair with barbecue chicken pizza. Anytime we order pizza out, or make it at the house for that matter, we like to make a barbecue chicken creation. These pitas are perfect for a busy night or even a snack. What a great idea, Gayle.
Thanks, Erin! Barbecue chicken pizza is one of my favorites, too…with extra barbecue sauce!
BBQ chicken pizza is pretty much my ultimate pizza WEAKNESS! Sooo um yeah I seriously cannot control my drooling right now over this pizza beauty! I love that the crust is pita bread! You really can’t get any more easy than that. 😉
Thanks, Sarah! I love using pita bread because like you said, it’s SO easy! 🙂
Just Yum! I love the idea of personal pizzas and these pita pizzas with all their BBQ goodness fit the bill! Love it, Gayle!
Thanks, Annie! These are definitely fun to customize too, which means I can load the barbecue sauce onto mine! 🙂
Pita pizzas are one of my boys’ most-requested meals! I can’t wait to try this twist, since they love BBQ chicken as well. So fun!
Thanks, Blair! I hope your kids love this! And now that I have my husband hooked on these, we eat them a lot!
I LOVE barbecue chicken pizza! One of my favorites! Love how easy this version is!
Thanks, Kelly! I love how easy these are to whip up, too!
These look amazing! I love easy meals, I could even get my toddler to help me make these 🙂
Thank you, Katy! I’m sure your toddler would love topping these pizzas!
Loooove that this is on Pita bread! SO unique 🙂
I love love love how easy and delicious this pizza is! Pinned!
Thanks for the pizza love and pin, Ashley!
I can’t live without pizza and this bbq chicken one is perfect! Love that you used flatbread! Need to try it!
Thanks, Mira! I love using pita bread because it makes this recipe so easy and also very delicious!
I’m with you Gayle, I could eat it every week and be very happy! My hubby not so much either. Funny huh? Men! 🙂 These look so good and I love how cute and individual they are. I’m so making these this summer when the kids are on break. Pinned!! 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful weekend friend! <3
That is funny, Cyndi! Sounds like our husbands are a lot alike! Thanks so much for the kind words and pin, friend!
pita pizzas are THE BEST. i dont eat meat, but im liking the idea of playing with some bbq sauce instead of pizza sauce. hmmmm 🙂
Thanks for the kind words and for stopping by, Beverley! The barbecue sauce is such a nice change from the regular kind!
We are crazy about pizza over here too and these pita pizzas would be a huge hit at our house! They look amazing and the BBQ chicken twist is the best!
Thanks, Kelly! These pita pizzas are so much fun to make!
Pretty sure I could eat pizza every day, too! I mean, look at how much you can switch it up?? This one looks and sounds awesome!
Yes! My thoughts exactly! Thanks, Sues!
Yuuuummmmmm!!!!!! Omg! I’ve always had a thing for barbecue flavoured pizza. It’s just so addictive, I love it so much. I haven’t had a pizza like this for ages, and your recipe has made me remember just how amazing it is! I will definitely be trying this beautiful recipe – I love that it’s on pita too! What a great idea! Thank you for sharing 🙂
Thanks so much for the kind words, Harriet! Pizza is definitely addictive, right? 🙂 I hope you love this if you try it!
I love pita pizzas! Because it means no making dough, waiting for it to rise, and then rolling it out. Haha! This bbq chicken version is amazing!
Yes! I’m all about the easy recipes! 🙂 Thanks, Natalie!
YUM!! This looks amazing!! SUCH a fun way to mix things up and add some fun flavor to traditional pizza! Great recipe! Thanks for sharing Gayle!
Thanks, Cailee! I loved making this pizza, so easy and so delish!
I LOVE BBQ chicken pizza and I am like you, I could eat pizza daily and be a happy camper ♡ I adore this pita spin on it! Not only will it keep me from over indulging in an entire pie, it’s also super cute (I love a mini sized anything!)! Thanks for sharing the yumm! Cheers! 🙂
Thank you, Cheyanne! I’m all about mini foods, too….definitely more fun to eat! 🙂 And I like that this pizza is portion controlled, too!
I am soooo with you, Gayle. I love pizza. I actually have an abnormal obsession with it! This is such a great and EASY idea! Love the pita! Pinned!
Haha me too, Justine! I could eat it all day, every day! Thanks for the pita love and pin, friend!
I would’ve never thought to use BBQ sauce as the sauce on pizza! I love this idea — such a quick, delicious dinner!
I just found my new-go to appetizer! Thanks, Gayle! I love how cute the pita pizza’s look when they are quartered. They will make a great appetizer addition to my next cocktail party. I have a feeling my husband is going to love these 🙂
Thanks, Ali! I totally agree with you, aren’t these pizzas cute? 🙂 Hope you love these if you try them!
Gayle that’s me too!! Lately I have been craving pizza so much that I can eat it almost every night for dinner if given a chance to! But my hubby, well he can’t eat the same stuff even two meals in a row!! haha
Anyways this looks so delicious!! Pinning!
Haha isn’t that funny? 🙂 Thanks for the kind words and pin!
I FUHREAKING love bbq chicken pizza. And the fact you made them on pitas… score!! Easy/delicious pizza recipe for the win! Great recipe, Gayle!
Thanks, Heather! I’m all about barbecue chicken pizza too, so I couldn’t wait to try it on pita bread!
Gayle, I’d classify myself as a pizza fanatic as well! the crust, the cheese, the sauce. . love it!!! and love these easy and no fuss pita pizzas!!!! they look fabulous and these are the perfect pizzas for summer!!!!!!
Thanks, Alice! I love everything about pizza too!
I love pizza too and could eat it just about every day! I haven’t had bbq chicken pizza in forever and that clearly needs to change! I love this and especially that you made it on pita for individual pizzas. Everyone can get what they want, so win! win!
Thanks, Rachelle! I love using pitas because it’s so easy and just like you said, everyone can make their own! 🙂
Love the pita bread pizza Gayle! Looks so delicious!
Your pizza looks amazing! I’m a major sucker for pizza crust but can never seem to master it. Your crust looks spectacular!
Thanks, Shelby! Since I use pita bread, I didn’t have to make the crust, easy peasy! 🙂
pita pizza’s! yummmy such a great alternative to a regular pizza crust! I bet this was wonderful! 😉
BBQ chicken pizza is one of my favorite pizzas ever! I love that you used pita bread for the crust. Totally trying this!
Thanks, Annie! Hope you love this if you try it!
Ooh pita bread, I like that a lot! Chewy and yet crispy and fun sized! Fantastic idea Gayle!
Thank you, Mary Frances!
BBQ Chicken Pizza is my favorite and I love that you used pita bread for the crust!
My husband and I both loveeee pizza! Especially BBQ chicken. I can’t believe how simple the recipe is! I could whip these up in no time…even with a fussy Stella on hand. Pinning for later! 😉
Thanks for the pizza love and pin, Mariah! I love how easy these are to whip up, too!
I love making pizzas on pita bread! These look absolutely delicious with the bbq & chicken! Hope you had a wonderful wonderful weekend!!
Thank you, Ashley! Hope you had a great weekend, too!
Gayle, I love how cute these pizza are! and bbq chicken! delicious always! loving it!
BBQ chicken pizza is one of my favorite pizzas! Takes me back to high school and eating at CPK in the mall with my friends. 🙂 I love that you made these on pitas– so quick and easy!
I loved CPK when I was in high school! I still eat it every now and then! 🙂 Thanks for the kind words, Jess!