Pizza is just pure comfort food. And when done right, it’s sure to please. This Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Pizza is loaded with cheese, barbecue sauce, pineapple and more.
- Pizza dough (approximately 400g to 450g)
- 280g chicken breasts fillet, skinless and boneless
- Olive oil
- 280g barbecue sauce
- 3 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
- 300g mozzarella, shredded
- 100g pineapple tidbits
- Red onion, finely sliced (use as much or little as you like)
- Handful coriander, chopped (optional)
- Garlic, grated or pressed
- Black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 240°C/475°F/Gas Mark 9 and preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
- Brush the chicken with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
- Grill the chicken until it’s cooked through, brushing with the barbecue sauce during the last few minutes.
- While the chicken is cooking, whisk together the remaining olive oil and garlic. Brush the pizza dough with the mixture and let rest for 10 minutes.
- Cut the grilled chicken into 2cm cubes. Brush the pizza dough with the remaining barbecue sauce, then add the toppings.
- Bake in the preheated oven until the crust is golden brown, around 11 to 13 minutes.
Recipe notes by our Food & Drink editor
We’ve got pizza on our minds lately. Oh wait, we’ve always had pizza on our minds. It’s been one of our family favourites for as long as I can remember, and I have the feeling that it is never going to change.
Pizza is just pure comfort food. And when done right, it’s sure to please. Plus, I love how creative you can be with homemade pizza! This Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Pizza is loaded with cheese, barbecue sauce, pineapple and more.
You can buy readymade pizza dough from any good supermarket, or you can try making your own homemade dough using this simple pizza dough recipe by Bicester-based Pizza Boys.
You can also make your own barbecue sauce by following this Homemade Sweet Barbecue Sauce recipe.
You can get pineapple tidbits in cans. If not, pineapple chunks (or even pineapple slices) in a can will do, but you’ll need to cut them into small bits. Pineapple tidbits are very similar to pineapple chunks; the only difference tends to be that they are smaller. Be sure to drain off as much excess liquid as possible and pat the pineapple dry with paper towels first.
280g chicken breasts fillet is the equivalent of 2 small pieces. If using already cooked chicken like rotisserie chicken or leftover roasted chicken, simply chop into 2cm cubes and mix together with a quarter (around 70g) of the barbecue sauce.
If you prefer your pizza with a crispier crust, preheat a pizza stone in the oven and slide the Hawaiian pizza onto it using a pizza peel.
Run the red onion under water to remove its harsh bite and cut your toppings into small pieces so they can cook thoroughly in the oven.