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Grilled Barbecue Chicken Pizza with Caramelized Onions and Bacon

Savory, Spicy, Sweet Grilled Barbecue Chicken Pizza with Caramelized Onions and Bacon
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Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:30 mins


  • 2 thin crust pizza dough - we prefer square they cut better into bites for a crowd
  • 1 bottle <i>Kraft</i> Original Barbecue Sauce
  • 1 bottle <i>Kraft Thick & Spicy</i> Barbecue Sauce
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 2 medium yellow onions sliced 1/4" thick
  • 6 pieces bacon cooked crispy
  • 2 Cups favorite pizza cheese; I use an Italian blend
  • Olive oil for drizzling
  • 1/4 Cup butter


  • Place your chicken breasts in a zip-close plastic baggie with 1 1/2 Cups Kraft Original Barbecue Sauce and set aside to marinate for 30 minutes to overnight (if longer than 30 minutes, place in the refrigerator)
  • Heat your barbecue pit to medium high or 375°F Line one half of your heated grill with a grilling mat to caramelize the onions
  • Place your barbecue sauce marinated chicken on your heated grill - On the grilling mat, melt the butter, toss the onions on top of the butter and add 1/4 Cup Kraft Thick & Spicy Barbecue Sauce.
  • While the chicken cooks - use tongs to move the onions around in the butter and barbecue sauce mixture to caramelize. Cook the chicken until it has an internal temperature of 165°F. The thickness of your chicken and your grill will determine how long this takes. It takes about 15 minutes on my grill - flipping the chicken only once during the cooking process.
  • Remove the chicken and the onions from the grill and set aside.
  • Raise the temperature on your grill to 450°F
  • Chop the chicken into bite sized pieces while the grill is heating up

!!!!! Special Notes!!!!! This part is super important - make sure you have all of your ingredients prepped and ready to go! Once you start the pizza cooking process it goes very quickly!

  • Brush the thin crust pizza dough lightly with olive oil and place on the grill; you will cook this for about 3-5 minutes and then flip them over. Once you've flipped the pizza over it's time to assemble the pizzas - you have to work quickly.
  • Spread Kraft Thick & Spicy Barbecue Sauce over the pizzas and top with chopped chicken, bacon, caramelized onions and cheese - get creative and have fun.
  • Close the lid to your grill and let cook about 5 minutes until the cheese is melted and the dough is crispy.
  • Remove the pizzas from the grill; slice and serve


These grilled pizzas are perfect for a football watching party, a birthday party, any gathering. You could even set up a Make Your Own Pizza Topping Bar and allow guests to customize their different Barbecue Pizzas with things like jalapenos, pineapples, crushed red peppers, different cheeses, veggies, etc...
Servings: 32 slices
Author: Rachel - A Southern Fairytale