Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Pizza makes a super quick and easy weeknight dinner; it only takes about 5 minutes to make, can be baked or cooked on the grill, and uses leftover grilled chicken! Use a flatbread crust to make it even easier! Everyone in the family will go crazy for this pizza!
Remember when I shared The Best 3 Ingredient Grilled Chicken Recipe with you? In that post I suggest grilling up extra chicken to have on hand for creating quick and easy meals later on in the week.
I’ve always been a huge fan of cooking extra meat and then repurposing it into new dinner ideas for the next couple days. It is such a time saver and I’ll take all of those I can get!
Grilling chicken ahead of time and having it ready makes throwing lunch together a breeze. It’s perfect for throwing on a pizza crust and turning into Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Pizza.
What’s happening on the farm?
Summers on the farm are absolutely crazy! Everyone is headed a different direction all day long, and usually half of the night too! Our kids are an important part of our summer crew.
How well the harvest goes depends on the weather, and how many equipment breakdowns we have to fix. When things are going well we cross our fingers and run as fast and hard as we possibly can. We start early, quit late, and we don’t lunch breaks.
The kids have to turns coming home for lunch or I have to deliver it to the field. Summer meals have to be quick and easy, or something that can be microwaved. Sometimes I beg for just one or two meals of us sitting down at the table and catching up with each other, but I guess I’ll just enjoy the one on one time I get when I deliver meals to the boys in the fields.
Varieties of pizza that can be made into a flatbread pizza.
The other day I made Chicken Taco Pizza and Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Pizza for lunch. You can check out all my tips for choosing a crust, baking or grilling the pizza, and assembling it HERE!
Here are a few other kinds of pizza you try.
- Pork Carnitas Pizza
- Steak Pizza (this is my very first post, so don’t judge the photography. Just know that pizza is tasty)
- French Bread Breakfast Pizza
- Chicken Taco Pizza
- American Flag Pizza
Why use a flatbread for pizza crust?
Flatbread is obviously a super easy option because it’s already made and all I have to do is throw it on a baking sheet and pile my toppings on there!
It’s perfect for last minute meals because you don’t have to make pizza dough, wait for dough to rise, or wait for it to bake. Flatbread pizza is ready as soon as the cheese is melted through because the crust is already baked. It’s so fast!
Flatbread keeps quite a while, especially if you keep it in the fridge. I also throw it in the freezer sometimes because I live so far from the grocery store and I never know when I’m going to be back. Yes, I stockpile food!
Basically all you need to do is spread some sauce over the crust. I used Homemade BBQ sauce I had leftover from the other day.
Add a hearty layer of grated cheese. You can use any kind you like. I used mozzarella because it’s classic pizza cheese and you can’t beat the way it melts! Sliced provolone would be awesome too!
Like I said if you already have leftover grilled chicken in the fridge you can move on to adding diced chicken without even having to mess around with cooking chicken. If you haven’t tried grilling extra chicken when you make it for dinner you’re causing yourself more work.
It’s so easy to just grab it out of the fridge and throw it right on there! After grilling it I even dice it or slice it before I put it away. It’s totally ready to go!
Throw a little pineapple on top and stick the whole thing in the oven!
Serving Hawaiian Grilled Chicken Pizza
Let the pizza rest for a few minutes before cutting it into pieces.
The pizza is pretty drizzled with a little extra BBQ sauce. It’s pretty and yummy with parsley and grated Parmesan cheese on top too. Fancy it up anyway you like, or eat it exactly as it is! Either way it will be a hit!
My boys don’t love veggies as much as I do, but I love adding a relish tray or a salad with my pizza. If my boys, except Branson, have Dilly Dip they’ll devour veggies.
Add this super easy and incredibly tasty pizza to your menu this week. If you fly by the seat of your pants like I do and don’t have a menu, keep it in the back of your mind for those days when you need a meal in less than 15 minutes!
Now, I’m off to deliver lunch to the tractor! Well, not to the tractor exactly, but to the kid driving the tractor!
Grab the printable recipe here!
Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Pizza
- 1 flatbread
- ¼ c. barbecue sauce
- 1 c. grated cheese, mozzarella is a good option
- 1 c. grilled chicken, diced or sliced
- ½ c. pineapple tidbits, drained
- Italian seasoning, (to taste)
- Parmesan cheese, grated (optional)
- Parsley for garnish, optional
- Move rack to center position in oven and preheat to 400 degrees. Or preheat grill to about 400 degrees.
- Set flatbread on a parchment lined, or greased, baking sheet.
- Spread barbecue sauce to edges of flatbread.
- Sprinkle grated cheese on top.
- Add grilled chicken and pineapple.
- Season with Italian seasoning
- Bake for 10-15 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let rest for a couple minutes.
- Garnish with grated parmesan cheese and chopped parsley if desired.
- Serve with additional barbecue sauce or ranch dressing.