July 4th leftovers: BBQ Chicken Pizza

Mass Appeal

Ashley Tresoline, owner of Bella Foodie, taught us how to take our barbecued leftovers from July 4th, and turn them into a BBQ chicken pizza. 

Homemade BBQ Sauce


  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 5 tbs. Unsulfured molasses
  • 1 tbs. yellow mustard
  • 1 tbs. cider vinegar
  • 1 tbs. Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ tsp. Smoked paprika or regular paprika
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper, optional
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1/3 cup strong coffee


  • Simmer on Low for 10-15 minutes until thickened.

BBQ Chicken Pizza


  • 1 Pizza Dough, homemade or store bought
  • 2/3 cup BBQ Sauce
  • 1 cup Grilled Chicken, chopped or shredded
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded
  • ½ Red Onion, chopped thinly
  • Optional: Garnish with cilantro or chopped bacon bits


  • Preheat the oven to 400ᵒ and spray a baking sheet or pizza pan with cooking spray. If using store bought dough follow the package directions for temperature and cooking instructions.
  • Spread out the dough on the prepared pan to the shape you want. In a small bowl toss the chopped grilled chicken with 2 tbs. of the bbq sauce, set aside.
  • Spread the rest of the sauce on to the pizza dough. Add the prepared chicken, red onion and top with the Monterey Jack cheese.
  • Bake the pizza for about 20-22 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Garnish with cilantro and bacon if using.

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