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BBQ chicken and bacon pizza

Barbecue Chicken and Bacon Pizza

My new favourite pizza recipe – soft, yet crispy pizza dough topped with tomato sauce with a hint of barbecue flavour, chicken, smoked bacon and melted cheese.
Active Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours
Servings: 4 servings (2x10" pizzas)


  • A double batch of pizza dough - enough for 2 x 10" pizzas
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ onion
  • 400 g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soft brown sugar
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 chicken breast - roughly 200g - can be already cooked
  • 4 rashers smoked streaky bacon - can be already cooked
  • 50 g cheddar cheese
  • 50 g mozzarella - I prefer to use ready-grated for simplicity


While the dough is proving make the tomato sauce.

    • finely chop the onion (½ onion) and crush the garlic (1 clove).
    • Heat half of the olive oil (½ tbsp) in a saucepan and add the chopped onion. Cook on a low heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent it burning.
    • After 5 minutes, add the garlic, chopped tomatoes (400g can), Worcestershire sauce (2 tbsp), white wine vinegar (1½ tbsp) and soft brown sugar (1 tbsp) and cook on a low heat for about 20 minutes until all of the liquid has reduced, stirring occasionally to prevent burning. Season with salt and pepper.
    • While the sauce is reducing, pre-heat the oven to 220°C/200°C fan. Place two baking trays to heat in the oven.
    • While the sauce is reducing you'll also need to cook the chicken and bacon (unless already cooked). Cut the chicken (1 breast) and bacon (4 rashers) into bitesized pieces.
    • Heat the remaining olive oil (½ tbsp) in a frying pan and add the chicken. Brown for a minute and then add the bacon. Cook the chicken and bacon for a further 5 minutes until cooked through.

    Now it's time to build you pizza

      • Grate your cheese (50g cheddar, 50g mozzarella) unless using ready-grated.
      • Knock the air out of your pizza dough and roll it out onto two sheets of greaseproof paper or silicon baking sheet.
      • Thinly spread the tomato sauce over the two pizzas.
      • Sprinkle over the cooked chicken and bacon.
      • Sprinkle over the grated cheese.
      • Remove the baking trays from the oven and carefully transfer the pizzas (on the greaseproof paper) onto the hot trays.
      • Put the pizzas into the oven and cook for 12 minutes until golden brown (you may need to swap the pizzas around during cooking to ensure they cook evenly, and you may find that they take a little longer than 12 minutes depending on where they are in the oven).


      The prep time and total time assume that you are also making the pizza dough. If you're using ready-made dough/bases then the prep time is 10 minutes and the total time is 37 minutes.
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      Calories: 668kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 1148mg | Potassium: 538mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 209mg | Iron: 5.8mg

      Any nutritional information provided is the estimated nutritional information per serving. Please refer to my guide to Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen nutritional information if you would like to learn more about how this is calculated.

      Course: Main Course
      Cuisine: Italian