Chicken Pizza Homemade

Make this darn good chicken pizza homemade recipe and shake things up with 2 favorites, both chicken and pizza. However, it’s easy to pick the wrong combined ingredients so, keep reading to make sure it’s tasty for everyone. Also, this is listed in our Pizzas, Chicken, Main Courses Italian Cuisine categories and our “How to Make & Bake Pizza in Oven – Homemade Recipes” article.

Chicken Breast Pizza Recipe

Chicken Pizza Homemade Recipe

This is the perfect homemade large 14 to 16-inch Chicken Breast pizza recipe. Pineapple is optional.
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Prep Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
Average Cook Time (see recipe for cook times): 22 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 47 minutes
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 359kcal


  • 1 Pizza Baking Surface Pizza Pan, Baking Sheet, Cast Iron, Pizza Stone, or Pizza Steel

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Pizza Dough (or use premade)

  • 1 cup water warm from tap
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil or other vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups bread flour or all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp Vital Wheat Gluten optional for extra chewiness
  • ½ tsp garlic powder optional
  • ½ tsp active, dry yeast can be quick rising, instant, or bread maker yeast

Shaping Pizza Dough

  • 2 Tbsp flour on work surface
  • 1 Tbsp oil only for coating pan/sheet
  • 2 Tbsp corn meal or semolina flour, for reducing dough sticking

Pizza Toppings

  • ¾ cup Tomato-based Sauce Sauce Choices: tomato, spaghetti, pizza, Ragu, or marinara
  • 8 oz mozzarella cheese can replace 2 ounces with fresh Parmesan and/or Asiago cheeses
  • medium onion optional: purple or sweet; diced
  • 1 tsp Italian seasonings or oregano
  • 2 Tbsp parmesan cheese grated (from shaker)
  • 1 lb chicken breast cubed, diced, or shredded
  • cup pineapple optional: diced, crushed, or tidbits


    Set out dough from fridge or freezer or make pizza dough homemade or make pizza dough recipe using bread machine. Dough should be about room temp.
    1 cup water, 2 Tbsp olive oil, 1 Tbsp sugar, 1 tsp salt, 2 cups bread flour, 2 Tbsp Vital Wheat Gluten, ½ tsp garlic powder, ½ tsp active, dry yeast
  • Shape pizza dough, using flour as needed.
    2 Tbsp flour, 2 Tbsp corn meal
  • Only If using skillet, pizza pan, or baking sheet: Spray or oil its baking surface and sprinkle corn meal on it; then, transfer dough to it.
    1 Tbsp oil, 2 Tbsp corn meal
    Add your toppings to the pizza dough using this order: sauce, fresh cheese(s), veggies, chicken, pineapple (optional), spices, parmesan cheese sprinkled.
    ¾ cup Tomato-based Sauce, 8 oz mozzarella cheese, ⅓ medium onion, 1 tsp Italian seasonings, 2 Tbsp parmesan cheese, 1 lb chicken breast, ⅓ cup pineapple
    Transfer topped pizza onto baking surface in preheated 500°F oven onto the 2nd from upper shelf.
    Baking TIME guidelines: cast iron skillet/pan (20-24 minutes or preheated iron 16-22 minutes), thin metal pizza pan or baking sheet (21-23 minutes), pizza stone (16-20 minutes), ¼" pizza steel (12-16 minutes).
  • Let cooked pizza rest about 5 minutes before slicing.


Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 667mg | Potassium: 371mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 327IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 180mg | Iron: 1mg
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Introduction to Chicken Pizza Homemade

This chicken pizza recipe is easy to create and bake. You just need to know which ingredients to use for the toppings. Also, for a change, chicken on pizza also allows you to put it on other breads besides pizza dough. So, keep reading this article for those ideas too.

What makes a Great Chicken Pizza Recipe?

Chicken Pizza Ingredients

What are the ingredients for a darn good homemade chicken pizza? Well, this is very important because chicken on a pizza is very special. So, you’ll start with skinless, boneless chicken breasts that are fully cooked. You can use leftover chicken or just boil chicken breasts in water until done. Then, you dice them up into cubes or you can shred them.

Chicken Breast Alternatives

While chicken breasts are the preferred meat for chicken pizza, you can mix it up. This is often done when you have leftover chicken. There have been times when I had leftover wings, which also is a white meat, like chicken breasts. And other times, I’ve mixed white & dark meat with leftover chicken.

Chicken Breasts for Chicken Pizza Homemade Recipe

Use skinless, boneless chicken breasts as primary for chicken pizza. Otherwise, a mix is fine.

Choose the Pizza Sauce

You’ll want the usual tomato-based sauce that will be the first thing to put onto the pizza dough. However, guess what, it doesn’t have to specifically be a pizza sauce. So, with that said, here are the most popular choices that all work great with this homemade pizza recipe.

  • pizza sauce
  • tomato sauce
  • spaghetti sauce like Ragu
  • marinara sauce like Bertolli, RAO’s marinara, or Classico

Plus, see RAO’s white chicken pizza recipe as another pizza recipe option. RAO is one of the good marinaras you can use as a great pizza sauce.

Choose Your Pizza Dough Crust

You’ll start chicken pizza by choosing one of the following pizza doughs:

Decide on The Best Toppings for Homemade Chicken Pizza

So, the best toppings to use will keep the pizza flavor but also won’t overwhelm the chicken flavor. So, besides the chicken, in this chicken on a pizza recipe, we use onions, cheese, and spices. But, you can dress it up with some optional pineapple pieces to give it a Hawaiian taste. However, if you use pineapple, keep it much lower than the meat amount because fruit can easily drown out the chicken flavor. Finally, keep your toppings low for your first chicken on a pizza. Experiment further after you’ve made this one. So, our chicken pizza toppings will be:

  • diced onions (sweet, purple, or yellow)
  • shredded mozzarella cheese
  • grated parmesan cheese (easiest is from the Kraft plastic jar you sprinkle with)
  • Italian seasoning (or just Oregano)
Toppings on Chicken Pizza Homemade Recipe

Putting toppings on

Do you cook the chicken before baking it on a pizza?

Yes, you cook the chicken before baking it on a pizza. All meat on a pizza is commonly cooked before adding it to a pizza. But, the cooked chicken doesn’t have to be hot. In other words, it can be cold from the fridge but not frozen from a freezer. It can also just be cutup leftover chicken from the fridge.

Assembling and Baking Chicken Pizza

Layering the Homemade Chicken Pizza

The order you use to create your chicken pizza recipe is crucial. On the pizza dough crust, you first spread out the tomato-based sauce (used as a pizza sauce). Then, you sprinkle the mozzarella cheese. Then, the veggies, optional fruit, and chicken go on. You finish it off with the spices and parmesan cheese. If you want it extra cheesy, you’ll add on some more mozzarella cheese.

Baking Options of Chicken Pizza

You’ve made your chicken pizza homemade recipe. Now, you have several options of baking it. You can use a pizza pan (regular or cast iron), baking sheet, pizza stone, pizza steel, or cast iron skillet. You either prepare the pizza directly on the pizza pan or your transfer it with a pizza peel to your preheated pizza baking surface such as a pizza stone or pizza steel. Read more about “How To Use A Pizza Peel“. Each of those chicken pizza baking methods will vary on times. All baking times using all baking container surfaces are listed in the recipe.

Calories of Homemade Chicken Pizza

This recipe of homemade chicken pizza has around 360 calories per slice. You can easily scale it back by using low-fat mozzarella cheese. Also, you can leave out the gluten additive in the pizza dough. You can use a spray oil onto the pizza pan instead of regular oil. Also, if using a pizza stone or pizza steel, you won’t be using any oil on those cooking surfaces. Finally, they do make a light olive oil as an alternative ingredient to regular olive oil.

Sides for Chicken Pizza

Here are some great sides for chicken pizza. However, be sure to read for the full list in our article “Sides With Pizza: The Best Pizza Sides To Serve“.

Storing Your Homemade Chicken Pizza

Your chicken pizza homemade recipe will keep in the fridge usually as long as cooked chicken keeps. In this recipe’s example, it often lasts 3 to 5 days. However, be sure you minimize air and put it into a food storage bag or a bread bag instead of a food container. The longest I’ve ever gone is 7 days. Also, it can be placed in a food storage bag for the freezer and kept for up to 3 months.

Also, for reheating, see our article on “How to Reheat Pizza in an Oven: Expert Ways“.

Conclusion of Chicken Pizza Homemade Recipe

You can now easily make this chicken pizza homemade recipe. Once you have your ingredients and the pizza dough, it’s very easy. The best thing is it’s a significant change to the typical, everyday pizza since it involves chicken. So, get going on planning this homemade chicken pizza recipe now. Share it with others and leave a comment.

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  1. 5 stars
    Very interesting details you’ve pointed out on this chicken pizza recipe. Best regards for posting.