Whole Wheat BBQ Chicken Pizza

Pretty much every dude likes BBQ chicken on a pizza. So why not make it healthier with a whole wheat crust?

Whole Wheat BBQ Chicken Pizza
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Barbecue chicken lends its delicious flavors perfectly to a cheesy pizza. For this recipe, start with a pre-baked whole wheat pizza crust or stop by your local pizza joint for your favorite dough. Or if you’re looking to save calories, use whole wheat pita bread or naan bread instead.

Nutrition (per slice, including pizza crust)

Calories: 275; Total Fat: 6.5 grams; Saturated Fat: 2.5 grams; Protein: 20 grams; Carbohydrates: 38 grams; Fiber: 5 grams; Cholesterol: 42 milligrams; Sodium: 538 milligrams 

Recipe and photo courtesy Dana White, M.S., R.D., A.T.C. of Dana White Nutrition.

Prep time

10 min.

Cook time

20 min.

  • 1 pre-baked whole wheat pizza crust (or 4 pieces of whole wheat pita bread)
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • 2 cups sliced grilled chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced leeks
  • Olive oil

Preheat oven to 400°F. 

Place pizza crust on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. 

Top crust with BBQ sauce, chicken, cheese, peppers and leeks. Drizzle lightly with olive oil, transfer to oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly. 

Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and scallions.