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Copycat California Pizza Kitchen BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe

I love making copycat restaurant recipes in my home, including this California Pizza Kitchen BBQ Chicken Pizza. It tastes just like the restaurant!
Prep Time2 hrs 5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: BBQ Chicken Pizza, Chicken Pizza, Copycat Recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 671kcal


  • Baking Sheets


Pizza Crust

  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1 ½ cups warm water
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • cup olive oil

For the Pizza

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts cooked and cubed
  • 20 ounces barbecue sauce
  • olive oil for drizzling
  • salt to taste
  • 16 ounces mozzarella cheese sliced
  • ½ red onion thinly sliced
  • ½ cup cilantro chopped


  • Sprinkle yeast over warm water in a small bowl and let stand for 5 minutes
  • In a mixer, combine flour and salt.
  • Drizzle olive oil into the mixer and mix until combined.
  • Pour in yeast/water mixture after it has proofed and mix until dough is formed.
  • Coat a large mixing bowl with olive oil and form dough into a ball and place inside. Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap and set aside for 1-2 hours or in the fridge for 2+ hours.
  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.
  • Drizzle and spread olive oil over two baking sheets.
  • Split dough in half and roll out onto each pan.
  • Lightly brush a little olive oil onto each crust and sprinkle with salt.
  • Spread 1/4 cup bbq sauce on each crust.
  • Combine cooked chicken with remaining bbq sauce until chicken is coated in sauce.
  • Top pizzas with mozzarella, chicken and sliced onion.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted.
  • Remove from the oven and garnish with cilantro.
  • Cut into squares and serve.


Makes 2 pizzas.


Calories: 671kcal | Carbohydrates: 79g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 1443mg | Potassium: 513mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 626IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 324mg | Iron: 4mg