Try baking semi-homemade pizza for dinner using this recipe by Cooking Light. The sweet, tangy, spicy barbecue topping comes together in a snap with the help of supermarket rotisserie chicken. Don’t feel restricted by the recipe–pizza is a versatile dish so feel free to swap-in some of your favorite toppings.

under 20 mins

Ingredients for servings

    BBQ Pizza with Slaw

  • refrigerated fresh pizza dough

  • 0.33 cup unsalted ketchup

  • 0.25 cup lower-sodium marinara sauce

  • 3 tbsp water

  • 1 tbsp honey mustard

  • 1 tsp ground ancho chile pepper

  • 1 tsp lower-sodium Worcestershire sauce

  • 0.75 tsp smoked paprika

  • 0.75 tsp garlic powder

  • 0.5 tsp onion powder

  • shredded skinless boneless rotisserie chicken breast

  • 2 tsp cornmeal

  • 3 ounces reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese, grated (about 3/4 cup)

  • 2 tsp cider vinegar

  • 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil

  • Dash of sugar

  • 0.25 cup thinly sliced green cabbage

  • 0.25 cup thinly sliced red onion

  • 3 tbsp grated carrot

  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • 0.5 tsp crushed red pepper


  • Remove dough from refrigerator. Let stand at room temperature, covered, for 30 minutes.

  • Place a pizza stone or heavy baking sheet in oven. Preheat oven to 500°F (keep pizza stone or baking sheet in oven as it preheats).

  • Combine ketchup and next 8 ingredients (through onion powder) in a small saucepan; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat; cook 6 minutes. Combine 2 tablespoons ketchup mixture and chicken in a small bowl; toss to coat.

  • Roll dough into a 14-inch circle on a lightly floured surface; pierce liberally with a fork. Carefully remove pizza stone from oven. Sprinkle cornmeal over stone; place dough on stone. Spread remaining sauce over crust, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Arrange chicken mixture over dough. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 500°F for 9 minutes or until crust and cheese are browned.

  • Combine vinegar, oil, and sugar in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Stir in cabbage, onion, and carrot; toss to coat. Top pizza with cabbage mixture, parsley, and red pepper. Cut into 8 wedges.

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