Barbecue Chicken Pizza with Bacon and Corn

Homemade thin crust barbecue chicken pizza with crispy bacon, fresh corn and onions.

Homemade thin crust barbecue chicken pizza with crispy bacon, fresh corn and onions. Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Happy pizza Friday!! I’ve been saving this one for you. It’s special.

I had put my original love of barbecue chicken pizza on hold for quite a while, because I’ve been seriously obsessed with the chicken enchilada pizza. If you’ve tried it, I’m sure you totally understand. And if you haven’t, then you need to… because SO GOOD. But barbecue chicken pizza still has the key to my pizza loving heart…or belly. Almost all of it.

It’s sweet. It’s spicy. It’s crispy and cheesy and everything you desire in a good pizza.

Homemade thin crust barbecue chicken pizza with crispy bacon, fresh corn and onions. Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Easy to make homemade dough with a medley of fresh ingredients. Don’t just enjoy that fresh local corn eaten straight from the cob. I mean, it’s amazing that way, but be sure to throw it on some other things while it’s around too, like this pizza!

I’m a huge fan of thin crust over thick crust pizza so…

Homemade thin crust barbecue chicken pizza, topped off with crispy bacon, fresh corn and onions. An absolute must make for barbecue chicken fans with a fun seasonal twist.

Homemade thin crust barbecue chicken pizza with crispy bacon, fresh corn and onions. Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Yield: 1: 10-inch pizza

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Total Time: 90 minutes

Barbecue Chicken Pizza with Bacon and Corn

Thin crust barbecue chicken pizza with crispy bacon, fresh corn and onions.



  • 1/2C water, heated to 115°F
  • 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1/4 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4C all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1-2 Tbsp olive oil, if needed


  • 1/2C barbecue sauce, homemade or store bought
  • 1 chicken breast, cooked and shredded
  • 3 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1/4C red onion, chopped
  • 1/4C fresh corn
  • 2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 1C whole milk mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Ground black pepper
  • Cilantro


  1. In a glass measuring cup, combine warm water with yeast and sugar. Allow to proof for 5-10 minutes.
  2. To the bowl of a stand mixer, add flour and salt. With mixer running on low, slowly add yeast mixture. Increase speed, mixing until dough forms a ball. Add 1-2 Tbsp olive oil if additional moisture is needed. Transfer to a lightly greased bowl, cover and allow to rise until doubled in size, roughly one hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 450°F. Coat a baking sheet with olive oil. Shape dough to desired size. Spread 1/4 cup barbecue sauce over surface of dough. Use remaining 1/4 cup barbecue sauce to coat shredded chicken in a medium bowl. Add all toppings, finishing with Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese and a sprinkle of ground black pepper and cilantro if desired.
  4. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until desired crispness is reached.

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34 Responses to “Barbecue Chicken Pizza with Bacon and Corn”

  1. #
    Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg — August 1, 2014 at 6:56 am

    Mouth Is watering. Pinned!

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      Rachel — August 2, 2014 at 7:46 am

      Thanks Norma!

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    Laura — August 1, 2014 at 6:57 am

    This pizza topping sounds divine. I hardly ever eat pizza because I’m too impatient for the whole pizza dough from scratch thing and I’m not keen on shop bought or takeaway pizza but the next time I make my soda bread pizza dough I have got to give this topping a go =)

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      Rachel — August 2, 2014 at 7:47 am

      Homemade dough is so worth it… and only 5-10 minutes of real work! :)

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    Matt Robinson — August 1, 2014 at 11:04 am

    This is my kind of pizza, it looks incredible! Happy Friday!

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      Rachel — August 2, 2014 at 7:47 am

      Thanks Matt!

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    Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health — August 1, 2014 at 11:36 am

    i love everything with BBQ sauce but my boyfriend doesnt seem to like it – i dont understand…..

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      Rachel — August 2, 2014 at 7:48 am

      Thanks Dixya! And the same here with my Mr! But that means more bbq stuff for us, right?! :)

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    Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat. — August 1, 2014 at 11:43 am

    Mmmm. I’m not usually a fan of BBQ chicken on pizza but this looks divine, so I may have to rethink that opinion! Will have to try this one.

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      Rachel — August 2, 2014 at 7:48 am

      Thanks Stacey! You’ll definitely have to give it a try :)

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    Scott G — August 1, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Great pizza; but, add a small amount of pineapple to give it a sweet and tangy kick to help bring out the flavors.

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      Rachel — August 2, 2014 at 7:48 am

      Thanks Scott!

  7. #
    Emily @ Life on Food — August 1, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    This pizza looks particularly delicious. The melty cheese perfectly browned and all of the yummy toppings!

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      Rachel — August 2, 2014 at 7:48 am

      Thanks Emily!

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    Liz @ Floating Kitchen — August 1, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    I’m really loving this combo. Sounds soooo good. Pinned and can’t wait to try it!

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      Rachel — August 2, 2014 at 7:49 am

      Thanks Liz!

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    amanda @ fake ginger — August 1, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    I would cover this in pickled jalapenos and eat the entire thing. It looks awesome!

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      Rachel — August 2, 2014 at 7:49 am

      Thanks Amanda! :)

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    Julie @ Table for Two — August 2, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Ugh this combo is making me SO hungry right now. I love BBQ sauce as the base sauce in pizza. I want to make this tomorrow, no joke lol

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      Rachel — August 3, 2014 at 9:17 am

      You NEED to make it :)

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    Jenn @ Mother Thyme — August 3, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Holy cow I love this pizza! Great combo!

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      Rachel — August 3, 2014 at 7:07 pm

      Thanks Jenn!

  12. #
    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — August 5, 2014 at 11:45 am

    I love BBQ chicken pizza but never thought to add bacon or corn, yummy!

    • #
      Rachel — August 6, 2014 at 8:53 am

      You’ve got to try it! :)

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    Bri | Bites of Bri — August 6, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Rachel, this looks amazing! I cannot wait to try it. And also…I need to try the enchilada pizza pronto…droooling over here :)

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      Rachel — August 6, 2014 at 5:17 pm

      Thanks Bri!

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    nicole — August 8, 2014 at 11:28 am

    I made this pizza the other night for me and my fiance, and what a hit it was!! So delicious, thanks so much for sharing!

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      Rachel — August 9, 2014 at 8:12 am

      So glad you enjoyed it! :)

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    Joy — February 16, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    I made this today for the hubby. While I was making it, he wandered into the kitchen and asked, “Is that BBQ sauce??” And then he said, “Corn?? I thought you were making pizza?!” After he went back to get seconds, he said, “I think it’s pretty good. Don’t you?” I chuckled within and said, “Yeah.” So, according to my biggest critic, I’d say it’s a keeper.

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      Rachel — February 16, 2015 at 6:36 pm

      That’s too funny and I’m so glad you both enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing :)

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    Catherine — April 10, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    Dear Rachel, this pizza looks absolutely delicious. What a beautiful pie…pinned for later. xo, Catherine

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      Rachel — April 10, 2015 at 4:59 pm

      Thanks Catherine!

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    Kimberly — January 25, 2016 at 8:36 am

    Should I double for two adults and three kids? Also, do I cook the corn first or just get an ear of corn and slice the corn off the cob?

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      Rachel — January 25, 2016 at 10:08 am

      It’s hard to say. It depends on how many slices everyone usually eats, but leftovers are never a bad thing if you were to double the ingredients! As far as the corn goes, it does not need to be heated prior to adding to the pizza and can be sliced straight off of the cob, if available.

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