This Peach BBQ Chicken Pizza has a homemade smoky BBQ sauce, topped with lots of cheese, fresh juicy peaches and red onion! It’s the perfect easy weeknight meal!
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Okay. So you guys. Would I sound like a 5 year old if I told you that pizza is my favorite food? Ha! I definitely will risk sounding like one to profess my love for pizza.
But really, my love for pizza goes deep. It goes all the way back to my elementary school days. One of my favorite school lunches was the pizza – it came in this large rectangle shape and they served it with a vegetable like corn or peas. I skipped the veg and scarfed down the pizza like my life depended on it. Oh, and then there were the weeknights that my Mom would buy those Chef Boyardee pizza packs and we got to make our OWN pizza! Those were the days.
Since then, I have tried many a pizza. In fact, my husband and I have deemed every Friday night “Pizza Movie Night” aka we order Dominos and watch a movie and split a bottle of wine. Lately, our pizza combination we have been loving is Salami, Banana Pepper and Feta. It’s wonderful and it’s our favorite night of the week, to say the least.
Why I Love this Peach BBQ Chicken Pizza:
The pizza that has been on repeat in our house for a couple weeks now is this Peach BBQ Chicken Pizza! Oh my GOSH, you guys. I know it sounds a little crazy BUT this pizza is amazing. It has a perfect base of homemade BBQ sauce that’s smoky with a hint of sweetness. Topped with mounds of fresh thick sliced mozzarella cheese and topped with shredded BBQ chicken, spicy red onion and hello fresh peaches! Yes, peaches. They add a juicy, sweet element. Similar to pineapple BUT much more subdued in my opinion.
It takes literally 20 minutes to bake once you assemble and boom! You have a golden, crispy beautiful pizza ready to devour.
So let’s get started! This is what you’ll need for that homemade BBQ sauce.
Ingredient You Need for Peach BBQ Chicken Pizza:
- homemade barbecue sauce (get the full recipe down below!)
- fresh peaches
- red onion
- pre-package pizza crust (can also make your own)
- mozzarella cheese
- fresh herbs for garnish!
How to make Peach BBQ Chicken Pizza:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Mix together your ingredients for the homemade BBQ sauce (which consists of low sugar ketchup, worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar, and some spices). All you do is mix that in a large bowl and you have the base for your pizza!
Drizzle olive oil, salt and pepper over a large chicken breast. Bake your chicken at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until done. Or, if you wanna make your life super easy – just get a rotisserie chicken!
Once the chicken is done, shred it and toss it in a few tablespoons of that mouthwatering BBQ sauce.
Thinly slice the peaches and dice your red onion.
Spread the BBQ sauce like you would marinara right onto the pizza crust – don’t be shy! Add on some delicious cheese, the chicken, and then the peaches and diced red onion! If you wanna go crazy, add some more cheese on top. Bake until bubbly and golden and cheesy and YES.
The peaches are not at all overwhelming – they only add a subtle sweetness and juiciness. The flavors of the BBQ sauce really coincide well with the peaches.
Best herb to top this pizza with? I sprinkled some fresh cilantro on top at the end to give it an extra pop of color and flavor. I also added a little bit of basil!
Best sauce to dip this pizza in? RANCH. Forever and ever amen. Try out my homemade ranch recipe – I promise you’ll never go back to the bottled stuff!
Is this pizza reheat-able? Absolutely! My favorite pro-tip when it comes to reheating pizza is to place the oven on broil. Watch the pizza for 3-4 minutes closely to ensure that it doesn’t burn. You should get a perfectly melty fresh tasting slice of pizza.
That is, if you have any leftovers. Ha! Enjoy. Xo.
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Peach BBQ Chicken Pizza
This Peach BBQ Chicken Pizza has a homemade smoky sauce, topped with lots of cheese, fresh juicy peaches and red onion! It’s the perfect easy weeknight meal!
Homemade BBQ Sauce
- 1 cup lower sugar ketchup
- 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp raw honey
- 1/8 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 tsp cayenne (optional for spice)
- 1 pre-made pizza crust
- 1/2 lb chicken breast
- 1 tsp olive oil
- salt and pepper
- 1/4 red onion, diced
- 1/2 peach, sliced
- handful of cilantro (for garnish)
- 1.5 cups mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 400. Add chicken breast to a oven safe pan. Drizzle olive oil and salt and pepper over the chicken. Cook for 25 minutes or until done.
While the chicken is cooking, mix all of the ingredients for the homemade BBQ sauce in a large bowl. Set aside. Slice your peaches into long thin slices. Dice your red onion. Set aside.
Once your chicken is done, shred it. Add 2-3 tbsp of the homemade BBQ sauce.
Prepare your pizza crust according to the instructions on a baking sheet. Use parchment paper if needed.
Add the remainder of the BBQ sauce to the pizza crust. Add on the cheese. Add on your shredded chicken, followed by your peaches and red onion. Bake for 25 minutes, or according to your pizza crust instructions. Make sure it's golden and bubbly.
Once done, add a handful of chopped cilantro to garnish. Slice and eat while warm! Enjoy!