BBQ-chicken pizza


  • Makes2 Pizzas
BBQ-chicken pizza

Michael Alberstat

Chatelaine Triple Tested

Sweet and flavourful, this family favourite is ready in less than 40 min.


  • 1/4 cup beer

  • 1/4 cup puréed onion, about 1/2 small onion

  • 1 cup ketchup

  • 1 cup tomato sauce

  • 3 tbsp brown sugar

  • 1 1/2 tsp hoisin sauce

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika

  • 1/4 tsp hot-red-chili-flakes

  • 700-g pkg refrigerated pizza dough

  • all-purpose flour, for dusting

  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken

  • 1 cup grated sharp cheddar

  • 1 small red onion, sliced into rings

  • chopped parsley, for sprinkling


  • HEAT a large saucepan over medium. Add beer, then onion. Gently boil onion with 1/4 cup beer over medium for 2 min, stirring constantly . Add ketchup, tomato sauce, brown sugar, hoisin, garlic powder, Worcestershire, paprika and pepper flakes. Continue stirring frequently, to keep sauce from splattering, until flavours develop, 5 to 8 min.

  • PREHEAT oven to 425F. Divide a 700-g pkg of refrigerated pizza dough into 2 portions. Roll out into rounds on a lightly floured surface. Transfer to a large baking sheet. Stir 1 1/2 cups beer BBQ sauce with 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken. Divide between the two pizza bases, spreading right to the edges. Top each with 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese, then sliced red-onion rings. Bake in centre of oven until crusts are golden, 15 to 18 min. Sprinkle with chopped parsley.