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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Barbecue Chicken Pizza

My favorite pizza place in San Diego is Leucadia Pizzeria. My favorite pizzas at Leucadia are Thai Chicken, Hawaiian and, today’s featured recipe, Barbecue Chicken. Since they won’t deliver to the Bay Area, I’ve had to try to recreate these yummy pizzas at home.


Barbecue Chicken Pizza
Simple with a lot of flavor!
Recipe type: Main Dish, Pizza
Cuisine: American
The BBQ chicken pizza is quite simple. Barbecue sauce, chicken, gouda cheese & cilantro. That’s it, you’re done. I do a mix of gouda and mozzarella cheese so that it’s cheesier (one block of gouda isn’t QUITE enough cheese). Also, the Kansas City BBQ Sauce from Trader Joe’s is mighty fine. PS – The cilantro is KEY. Make sure you put a whole bunch on there (I chop it up before). It gives it the best flavor.


  1. 1
    The Bouldins

    I love BBQ chicken pizza. The gouda is a GREAT idea that I’ve never thought of trying. We add bacon to ours as well 🙂

  2. 2
    Jane Maynard

    mmmmm, bacon would be great! 🙂

  3. 3

    Is it just me or does cilantro taste just like attic dust?

  4. 4
    Jane Maynard

    I don’t think it’s just you…before we moved to san diego I HATED cilantro. but it’s in all the mexican food down there. at first I just learned to get used to it…but now I seriously love it. come on, mimi…give it a try! 🙂

  5. 5

    I love cilantro!! Will have to try this pizza!

  6. 6

    mmmm, this looks so good! Cant wait to make it! I really wish there was a TJ’s in our city… time i am at one I will have to stock up on your recommends to try.

  7. 7

    Ohhh . . . yum! We love BBQ Chicken Pizza. I’m going to try it with TJ’s BBQ sauce though. Have you come up with a recipe for the Thai Chicken pizza? Would love to have you share that one if you have!

  8. 8

    You’re right cilantro is the key!! Without it, it ‘s just not the same. This is one of my faves!!! I’ve never tried it with gouda. May have to try it!

  9. 9
    Anne Left. Lisa Right

    This recipe has fooled all my friends in Logan that I have a knack for cooking! 🙂 Don’t forget the “no rise” pizza crust you have in your archive

  10. 10
    Adriana Velez

    That looks great and reminds me of the barbecue chicken pizza at… what’s that great pizza place in downtown Palo Alto? I’m sure you’ve heard of it. Well anyway, it was my favorite pie there. And now I can make it here in Brooklyn, where the pizzerias DO NOT make the barbeque chicken pizza. Thanks!

  11. 11

    ooo..yum gouda! we just do mozzarella and onions and definitley the kansas style smoky bbq from traders!

  12. 12
    Jane Maynard

    I totally forgot about red onion! I think leucadia does put red onion on their bbq chx pizza….slipped my mind! thanks, brit!

  13. Ok, that’s it! I am making this next week. Sounds SO GOOD!

  14. Thanks for sharing, this looks delicious!

  15. Our favorite BBQ chicken pizza has roasted cashews. I’ll have to try it with the cashews and the gouda!


  16. 16
    Ana Fernández

    Dear Jane,
    Last week I cooked this pizza with some Spanish cheese and it was delicious,it was really tasty, I just couldn´t believe, Im normally helpless at cooking, so I´m very proud of what I did thanks to you.
    You may want to have a look at this website, it´s amazing, I´m pretty sure all cheese lover will love it.

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