BBQ Chicken Pita Pizzas (20-Minutes)


Quick Summary

BBQ Chicken Pita Pizzas- pita bread topped with barbecue sauce, shredded chicken, mozzarella cheese, red onion, and cilantro. A fun and delicious meal that only takes 20 minutes to make!

BBQ chicken pita pizzas on baking sheet.

Who needs a 20-minute meal that you can whip out when life is busy? We all do, right?

These BBQ Chicken Pita Pizzas are a dinner lifesaver. They are perfect for busy weeknights. They only take 20 minutes tops to make and kids and adults LOVE them. My boys request these fun pizzas for dinner all of the time.

To keep the pizza EASY, we use pita bread for the crust. Top the pita bread with barbecue sauce, shredded rotisserie chicken (another time saver), mozzarella cheese, and red onion slices. Bake until the cheese is melted and garnish with a little cilantro.

Cut into slices and serve! It really is that easy. We love making these little pizzas for dinner, a quick lunch, or even a snack.

Whenever you are craving pizza, but are short on time, give these pita pizzas a try!

BBQ chicken pita pizza ingredients on cutting board.

Simple Ingredients

You only need a few ingredients!

  • Pita bread– make sure you use pita bread that lays flat so you can make a pizza. You can use regular or whole wheat. You can also use a gluten-free flatbread if you need the recipe to be gluten-free.
  • Chicken– we use shredded rotisserie chicken to keep the recipe super easy. You can use leftover cooked chicken if you have it. Just chop or shred it.
  • Barbecue sauce– you can make homemade BBQ sauce or use your favorite store bought brand.
  • Cheese– we use shredded mozzarella cheese, but smoked mozzarella or even cheddar cheese would be tasty.
  • Red onion– thinly sliced!
  • Cilantro– for garnish!
BBQ chicken pita pizzas unbaked on baking sheet.

How to Make Pita Pizzas

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a small bowl, mix chicken with 2 tablespoons of the barbecue sauce.
  • Spread 2 tablespoons of barbecue sauce evenly onto each pita. Top the pitas evenly with mozzarella cheese, barbecue chicken, and red onion slices.
  • Place each pita on a large baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  • Remove from oven and garnish with fresh cilantro. Cut into slices and serve immediately.

Additional Topping Ideas

If you want to add additional toppings to your pita pizzas, you certainly can. Here are some ideas.

  • Jalapeño slices or candied jalapeños
  • Corn or corn salsa
  • Pineapple or pineapple salsa
  • Fresh peach slices
  • Veggies- mushrooms, bell peppers, and spinach are great options!
  • Sliced olives
BBQ chicken pita pizzas on baking sheet.

Serving Suggestions

You can serve ranch dressing or guacamole on the side. My boys love dipping their pizza.

If you want to serve a few side dishes to bulk up the meal, here are a few of our favorites.

How to Store & Reheat

The pita pizzas are best hot, right out of the oven, but if you have leftovers, you can store the pizza in the fridge for up to 2 days. Let the pizzas cool completely and store in an airtight container.

To reheat:

  • You can reheat the pizzas in the oven at 350 degrees F, just until heated through.
  • You can also reheat in a skillet on the stovetop. Place a slice in a non-stick skillet on medium-low for a couple minutes. Once the bottom is crisp, add a couple drops of water to the pan, turn the heat down to low, and cover with a lid. Cook for 1 more minute or until the cheese is nice and melty.
  • If you have an air fryer, pop a few slices in the basket and cook at 360 degrees F until cheese is melted. It will only take a couple of minutes.
BBQ chicken pita pizza on plate cut in slices.

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BBQ Chicken Pita Pizzas

BBQ Chicken Pita Pizzas- pita bread topped with barbecue sauce, shredded chicken, mozzarella cheese, red onion, and cilantro. A fun and delicious meal that only takes 20 minutes to make!

  • 4 flat pita breads
  • 1 cup shredded chicken, we use rotisserie chicken
  • 10 tablespoons barbecue sauce, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
  • Cilantro, for garnish
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  • In a small bowl, mix chicken with 2 tablespoons of the barbecue sauce.

  • Spread 2 tablespoons of barbecue sauce evenly onto each pita. Top the pitas evenly with mozzarella cheese, barbecue chicken, and red onion slices.

  • Place each pita on a large baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

  • Remove from oven and garnish with fresh cilantro. Cut into slices and serve immediately.

Calories: 358kcal, Carbohydrates: 51g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 33mg, Sodium: 1014mg, Potassium: 211mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 382IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 276mg, Iron: 1mg

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