BBQ Chicken French Bread Pizza

My family loves pizza. There are always smiling faces when there is pizza on our dinner table. My husband’s personal favorite is BBQ Chicken. For dinners in a crunch, I love to make french bread pizzas.  You may remember this Spinach Chicken Alfredo French Bread Pizza from a while back. This recipe is in the same family but for all the BBQ lovers out there :)

You can easily adapt this recipe to accommodate to your preferences. For instance, I LOVE onion but my husband doesn’t, so I usually make one half of the french bread with onion and the other without.

If you are ever in a hurry for time, whip these up. The prep time is seriously 5-10 minutes and bake time is 15 minutes. You could easily have dinner ready and on the table in 20 minutes flat start to finish!

BBQ Chicken French Bread Pizza from ...This meal is DELICIOUS and can be ready in 20 minutes flat from start to finish! Can it get any easier?!

BBQ Chicken French Bread Pizza
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This meal is DELICIOUS and can be ready in 20 minutes flat from start to finish!
Recipe type: Entrée
  • 1 (1 lb) loaf french bread
  • 1 (18 oz) bottle bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce, I love Sweet Baby Rays
  • 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken
  • ⅓ cup chopped red onion
  • 3-4 Tbsp. finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cut french bread loaf in half lengthwise.
  3. Pour half of the BBQ sauce on the top of one half of the french bread loaf and pour the other half of BBQ sauce on the second half of french bread.
  4. Evenly distribute 1 cup of shredded chicken onto each french bread half.
  5. Evenly sprinkle chopped onion between the two french bread halves.
  6. Evenly sprinkle cilantro over the tops of both halves of french bread.
  7. Evenly sprinkle 1 cup of mozzarella cheese onto each of the french bread loaf halves.
  8. Place french bread pizzas on cookie sheet and bake at 350°F for 15 minutes or until cheese has melted and pizza is heated through.


BBQ Chicken French Bread Pizza from ...This meal is DELICIOUS and can be ready in 20 minutes flat from start to finish! Can it get any easier?!

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  1. Tieghan

    Looks so good!! I love BBQ chicken pizzas, but the super easy french bread version is just too good! Making soon!

  2. sally @ sallys baking addiction

    MAKING THIS on our next Friday pizza night. Which sadly won't be this Friday or the week after (traveling!) but it WILL be happening soon. Nikki, we looooove bbq chicken on pizza!!

  3. Meghan @ Cake 'n' Knife

    I love making French Bread Pizza and I don't know why I didn't think of this before! What a great way to spice up a quick weeknight meal!

  4. Crystal

    I just love french bread pizza, so yummy and quick and easy. This looks like such a good idea, will have to give it a try.

  5. Kristy

    Nikki I just made this for a football game last weekend, only added ranch! Mine will be up next week! Great minds think alike:)

  6. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    French bread pizza is the best, especially with a bbq chicken combo like this! I love how easy it is to make too!

  7. Emily

    How do you recommend shredding your chicken? Do you boil it or just pull it apart after you cook it?

  8. Renee @ Awesome on $20

    I love French bread pizza! And English muffin pizza. My husband will want jalapenos on his half. You should try this with smoked gouda! It's stellar.

  9. Briana

    Hi there! I made this last night and it was fantastic! Thank you for posting it and now I can't wait to try the chicken alfredo one! :)

  10. Joan

    OMG! this looks amazing---this is my husbands favorite pizza! I MUST try it out! Thanks for this GREAT post!

  11. Emilie

    Ooooh perfect. I bought chicken breasts and a baguette for dinner and I've been looking on the internet for hours for a recipe to use both. Thanks!!

  12. Christina

    I make bbq chicken pizza and we love it, really looking forward to making it with french bread. Only thing I do different is sprinkle crumbled bacon on top. Love, love, love bacon with bbq sauce. It's amazing on a hot dog! And now I'm hungry...