BBQ Chicken Pita Pizza

I could eat pizza for every meal of every day and die happy. Just had to get that out there.

Recently, I’ve been really into making personal pizzas where I can eat the whole thing for a filling meal with a reasonable amount of PointsPlus. I had some leftover chicken in the fridge and came up with this idea of BBQ Chicken Pita Pizza and it turned out AWESOME.

Enjoy!

BBQ Chicken Pita Pizza

    • Prep time: 5 minutes
    • Cook time: 15 minutes
    • PointsPlus Value: 8

Ingredients:

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    • 1 large Whole Wheat Pita
    • 2 oz. diced chicken
    • 2 tbsp BBQ sauce
    • 1 oz. Mozzarella
    • Red Onion
    • Cilantro for Garnish

To start, preheat your oven to 425º.

While that’s heating up, add the BBQ sauce to the chicken and mix well to combine.

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Spread the chicken over the pita as the base layer.

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Next comes the cheese. I found this brand at Trader Joe’s:

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And you get 3 mini balls for 2 pts+.

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Slice those up and spread them out over the chicken.

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And then sprinkle on red onions to taste. I love ‘em but you might want to use a few less if you’re not a huge fan.

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Pop the pita in the oven for 15 minutes, until the cheese is bubbly and melted, the crust is crispy, and the chicken is heated through.

Last addition – sprinkle the cilantro on top.

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And then slice and eat!

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Sooooooo good. I might make this again tonight!

What’s your favorite kind of pizza?

I looove white pizza. I am not that into red sauce on pizza, so that might be why I love this one so much too!

37 Comments on BBQ Chicken Pita Pizza

  1. Liz
    May 10, 2012 at 8:57 am (6 years ago)

    This looks ridiculous! Must try!!!

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  2. Lynette
    May 10, 2012 at 9:23 am (6 years ago)

    White pizza is my favorite, too. I may have to start making my own since the rest of my family loves their sauce! I also love Vodka Pizza from this local pizzaria. It’s too good so we only get it once in a blue moon. Must try this chicken pizza now!

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  3. Amy
    May 10, 2012 at 9:52 am (6 years ago)

    Yum! Thanks for sharing. And though you haven’t shared, I hope your weigh in this week went well. I’m currently fighting a major plateau and am having the best on plan WW week I’ve had in awhile!

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    • Beth
      May 14, 2012 at 9:38 pm (6 years ago)

      Hey Amy! I didn’t weigh in last week because I was out of town for a staff retreat for my day job, but I’ll be weighing in tomorrow AM. Fingers crossed!

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  4. Gwen
    May 10, 2012 at 9:59 am (6 years ago)

    I was in Phoenix for work last week, and I had the most delish pizza – Thai Chicken pizza WITH jalapenos – seriously amazing. The jalapenos added the extra OMG. But I also could do pizza any night. I made homemade calzones with TJ whole wheat crust the other night. The PotintsPlus were HIGH (like probably most of your daily allowance!) but lucky for me, I had plenty left. Will probably have to cut that portion in half in the future! 🙂

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    • Beth
      May 14, 2012 at 9:40 pm (6 years ago)

      That sounds incredible!! And I know – it’s so annoying how many Pts+ are in regular pizza dough. That’s most of why I try to find substitutes for the crust that work and these pitas from TJ’s are really good!

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  5. Emily
    May 10, 2012 at 1:07 pm (6 years ago)

    Wow, this looks great! I might just have to make it, tonight. thanks for the great idea!

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  6. Lili
    May 10, 2012 at 2:18 pm (6 years ago)

    I love homemade ‘pita’ pizza as well! it’s so quick and easy to make. I usually top mine with turkey meat, shredded cheese, onions, tomatoes and LOTS of oregano 😀 I also like to throw some raw spinach or arugula on top after the pizza is baked.

    Yours look so good!

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    • Beth
      May 14, 2012 at 9:40 pm (6 years ago)

      Mmm I always forget to add herbs – good idea!

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  7. Heather
    May 10, 2012 at 2:23 pm (6 years ago)

    That looks really good! I love making pizza, but I have never tried a bbq chicken one yet. I like the addition of the red onions.

    My favorite pizza is buffalo chicken, yummy!

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    • Beth
      May 14, 2012 at 9:41 pm (6 years ago)

      Ohh what a good idea!!! I might have to make that this week!

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    • Beth
      May 14, 2012 at 9:41 pm (6 years ago)

      Oh that looks AWESOME! I love Emily Bites. 🙂

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  8. KatieG
    May 10, 2012 at 4:47 pm (6 years ago)

    Amen to eating pizza every day! I am so making this tomorrow. Also I’m now wondering why pita bread is round in the US but oval shaped here in the UK? Such a random little difference!

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    • Beth
      May 14, 2012 at 9:42 pm (6 years ago)

      Wow that is so weird! We have oval shaped naan here but most pitas I’ve seen are round!

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  9. Deb
    May 11, 2012 at 4:06 am (6 years ago)

    I can honestly say I’ve never met a pizza I couldn’t eat a slice or two of, but white sauce or BBQ are definite faves. This looks delicious!

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  10. Ryann
    May 11, 2012 at 11:23 am (6 years ago)

    Yum that looks delicious!!! I am definitely going to try! Love anything BBQ chicken related.

    I’m also trying to get back on track and lose a few pounds that have crept up, and I was wondering how your second week weigh-in went??

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    • Beth
      May 14, 2012 at 9:43 pm (6 years ago)

      Hi Ryann! I actually didn’t weigh in last week because I was out of town for a staff retreat for my day job, but I’ll be weighing in tomorrow morning and will report back on Wednesday!

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  11. Monica
    May 11, 2012 at 1:11 pm (6 years ago)

    This might be a silly question but how did you prepare the leftover chicken you had? I don’t have much luck making chicken at home and I need to find a good way to have some on hand to use in dishes throughout the week. Thanks for any advice!

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    • Beth
      May 14, 2012 at 9:45 pm (6 years ago)

      No such thing as silly! I am no expert on prepping chicken either. I usually bake it at 350 for 10 minutes, then flip and cook for another 10 minutes if I’m using tenders. After the 20 minutes, i’ll cut one in half to make sure it’s fully cooked. If not, I’ll throw it back in. For breasts, it’s more like 15 minutes before flipping. I’ve also cooked them in a pan before and do the cut-test to make sure it’s cooked through!

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  12. Kim @ Living, Laughing & Losing
    May 11, 2012 at 1:20 pm (6 years ago)

    Holy yum! That looks delicious! I make something similar with a tortilla, but I think a pita would be a better foundation.

    I love making pizza at home with a Publix bakery pizza dough ball. Buffalo Chicken is my favorite. 🙂

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  13. Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning
    May 11, 2012 at 1:35 pm (6 years ago)

    Yup- when asked what my favorite food is, I’d say pizza! And that’s SUCH an open-ended statement, since there are millions of combinations for pizza. But, I’m totally a marinara/red sauce girl. The more the better! Tons of veggies, different cheeses (and WHOLE MILK mozzarella)… yum.
    We make pizza every single Friday night at home- which is always something to look forward to!

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    • Beth
      May 14, 2012 at 9:46 pm (6 years ago)

      I love that tradition of Friday night pizza night!

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  14. Deanna
    May 11, 2012 at 10:56 pm (6 years ago)

    This looks so yummy!! I love pizza and knowing that I can make a healthy one is even better.

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  15. Susan
    May 12, 2012 at 6:23 pm (6 years ago)

    @Monica – I cook chicken breasts in the crockpot over night just in chicken broth (if I want to be able to play with it all week) shred in the a.m. and pull from that ALL week…do it ALL the time!

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    • Beth
      May 14, 2012 at 9:47 pm (6 years ago)

      Do you cover the chicken in broth or just put a little in? That’s a great idea!

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  16. Angela
    May 12, 2012 at 8:29 pm (6 years ago)

    Yumm! I made this tonight and it was delicious! TFS! 🙂

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    • Beth
      May 14, 2012 at 9:47 pm (6 years ago)

      Aww yay so glad you tried and loved it!

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  17. Kandi
    May 14, 2012 at 10:02 am (6 years ago)

    This is so easy and looks filling. I’ll have to try, since I always have these ingredients on hand.

    P.S. – I’ve noticed from reading your blog, YOU LOVE YOU SOME CILANTRO! lol

    ~Kandi

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    • Beth
      May 14, 2012 at 9:48 pm (6 years ago)

      Hahaha yep! I looooooove cilantro.

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  18. Kimberly
    May 14, 2012 at 1:38 pm (6 years ago)

    Miss your daily posts. Do you have any favorite weight watcher related blogs you can recommend?

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    • Beth
      May 14, 2012 at 9:49 pm (6 years ago)

      Hi Kimberly! Thank you for your comment. I really miss having the time to post every day! I’ve been stretched so thin lately between my day job, my ww meetings, traveling every weekend, and life in general, so the blog has been the one thing I’ve been able to back burner. I’ll try to get better about it though!

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  19. sally
    May 14, 2012 at 6:11 pm (6 years ago)

    I miss your daily posts, too, and I was hopeful that you might start up again with menu plans etc.

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    • Beth
      May 14, 2012 at 9:53 pm (6 years ago)

      Hi Sally! Thanks for the feedback. I am hoping to be back up and running with regular posts next week and promise to do a menu plan! I’ve been traveling every single weekend and my day job has been crazy, so it’s been really tough lately to keep up with everything!

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  20. Life's a Bowl
    May 18, 2012 at 11:18 am (6 years ago)

    There’s something about pizza that always makes me want to eat the whole thing, one slice is never enough 😛 I love pita pizzas just for that reason- perfect portion size! I used to love CPK’s BBQ chicken pizza!

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