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Barbecue Chicken Bacon French Bread Pizza

Smokey Barbecue Chicken Bacon French Bread Pizza is an easy meal that can be ready in 20 minutes. The addition of bacon and plenty of shredded cheese is certain to turn it into a family favorite.

Barbecue Chicken Bacon French Bread Pizza

Easy Barbecue Chicken Bacon French Bread Pizza Recipe

French bread pizza is one of those easy dishes that even kids can make. I like to make homemade pizza sauce and set-up a variety of our favorite pizza fixings to get everyone involved. It’s something I’ve served my family as an appetizer, game day eats and as a main dish meal. This barbecue chicken variation is one more use for leftover, grilled or rotisserie chicken, that makes dinner come together in a snap.

Barbecue Chicken Bacon French Bread Pizza

How to Make the BEST Barbecue Chicken Bacon French Bread Pizza

  • Ingredients you’ll need to make homemade Barbecue Chicken Bacon French Bread Pizza: One French bread loaf, melted butter, garlic salt, onion powder, chopped rotisserie chicken, barbecue sauce, red onion, cooked bacon, shredded colby jack or cheddar cheese, grated Parmesan cheese and cilantro.
  • Kitchen tools you’ll need: A large sheet pan, sharp knife and chopping board, measuring cups and spoons and cheese grater.
  • The flavor of this french bread pizza is directly affected by the flavor of the barbecue sauce and seasoning that you use.
  • If mesquite is your pleasure choose those notes when using the barbecue seasoning and sauce. If you prefer sweet heat, a sauce like a honey chipotle is a real winning flavor combo. Adapt and be creative, it’s your party.
  • There’s no wrong amount of bacon, in my opinion. Add more or less, to your personal taste.
  • The same rule works for shredded cheese. You can use your favorite flavor of cheese and adjust the amount to your liking.
  • You can use any cooked chicken for this french bread. Poached chicken, roasted chicken, grilled chicken or fried chicken.
  • From time to time, I add pickled jalapenos and black olives to this french bread pizza. Feel free to add any of your favorite toppings.
  • The amount of servings depends entirely upon the appetites of those you’re serving. When sliced into 2 inch pieces, each french bread half will yield around 8 pieces. If I’m serving this as an appetizer, then one piece counts as a serving. As a main dish, at least 2 pieces, likely more when feeding my boys. Divide according to how you plan on serving.
  • Store Barbecue Chicken French Bread wrapped in foil after cooling. Reheat in single servings in the microwave or in an air fryer.
  • You can also reheat on a sheet pan in a 375°F oven just until heated through.


Barbecue Chicken Bacon French Bread Pizza

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Barbecue Chicken Bacon French Bread Pizza

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Poultry
Cuisine: American
Keyword: barbecue-chicken-bacon-french-bread-pizza, barbecue-chicken-pizza, french-bread-pizza-recipes
Servings: 16 (2 inch) servings
Calories: 298kcal


  • 1 18 inch french bread
  • 4 Tbsp butter softened
  • 1 tsp garlic salt (or garlic powder add table salt to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 4 cups cubed rotisserie or grilled chicken
  • 1 small red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp barbecue seasoning i.e. Barbecue Magic or your favorite brand
  • 1/2 lb bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 3 cups shredded colby jack or mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2-1 cup bottled barbecue sauce i.e. Sweet Baby Rays Honey Chipotle may use your favorite
  • 3 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • fresh cilantro for garnishing


  • Preheat oven to Broil. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cut french bread through the middle making two halves. In a small bowl mix together softened butter, garlic salt and onion powder. Spread evenly over both halves.
  • Place under broiler for 5 minutes to lightly toast. Remove from the oven and lower the temperature to 425°F.
  • To assemble: Divide 1 1/2 cups cheese sprinkling evenly over each half. Top with cubed chicken. Season with barbecue seasoning.
  • Arrange sliced onion and bacon over chicken. Drizzle with barbecue sauce. Top with remaining cheese and sprinkle with Parmesan.
  • Place into the 425°F oven for 8-10 minutes until heated through and cheese has melted.
  • Slice into 2 inch slices, garnish with cilantro and serve immediately with additional barbecue sauce, if desired.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 672mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 278IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 131mg | Iron: 1mg
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