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Chicken Nugget Pizza

This Chicken Nugget Pizza is loaded with BBQ sauce, cheddar cheese, chicken nuggets (or popcorn chicken), sliced red onions and cilantro on store bought pizza crust. It’s super easy to make and is ready in just 25 minutes.

Why I love this recipe

This recipe is very easy, you can choose your favorite BBQ sauce, and you can choose you favorite shredded cheese if you don’t want to use mild cheddar.

Chicken Nugget Pizza on a pizza stone.
Chicken Nugget Pizza

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Ingredients

(amounts are listed in the recipe card at the bottom of the post)

chicken nuggets (or popcorn chicken)

oil

store bought 12” round unbaked pizza dough

BBQ sauce

shredded mild cheddar cheese

red onion

fresh chopped cilantro

Substitutions

  • Popcorn chicken or diced cooked chicken can be used instead of chicken nuggets
  • Homemade pizza dough can be used instead of store bought
  • Choose any BBQ sauce
  • Choose any shredded cheese

Step 1 – Preheat the oven to 450F.

Step 2 – On a cutting board, slice the red onion very thin and about 1 – 2 inches long.

sliced red onions on a cutting board.

Step 3 – Heat the oil in a skillet on medium high heat, then fry the chicken nuggets for 2 – 4 minutes turning over halfway.

chicken nuggets cooking in a skillet.

Step 4 – Cut the chicken nuggets into bite-sized pieces, then toss in a bowl with half of the BBQ sauce, coating well.

popcorn chicken coated in bbq sauce in a bowl.

Step 5 – Roll out the pizza dough into a 12-inch circle and place into a pizza pan sprayed with non-stick spray.

round pizza dough in a round pizza pan.

Step 6 – Spread the remaining BBQ sauce on it to about 1/2 inch from the edge.

pizza dough covered in pizza sauce.

Step 7 – Sprinkle on the cheddar cheese and add slices of red onion.

red onions slices and shredded cheese added to pizza dough and sauce in a pan.

Step 8 – Spread the chicken nugget pieces evenly over the pizza.

bbq popcorn chicken added to the top of the uncooked pizza.

Step 9 – Bake for about 15 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbling and the crust is golden brown.

Step 10 – Sprinkle the pizza with cilantro, use a pizza cutter to cut into slices and serve.

Nugget Pizza on a pizza stone.
Nugget Pizza

Recipe FAQs

What are chicken nuggets made out of?

A typical chicken nugget is made of white chicken meat that comes from the breast of the chicken. They usually have other parts of the chicken mixed in as well, though.

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Yield: 6 slices

Chicken Nugget Pizza

Nugget Pizza on a pizza stone.

This Chicken Nugget Pizza is loaded with BBQ sauce, cheddar cheese, chicken nuggets (or popcorn chicken), sliced red onions and cilantro on store bought pizza crust. It’s super easy to make and is ready in just 25 minutes.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces chicken nuggets (or popcorn chicken)
  • 2 tbsp oil for frying
  • 1 store bought 12” round unbaked pizza dough
  • 1 1/2 cups of your favorite BBQ sauce (Honey BBQ works great)
  • 4 ounces shredded mild cheddar cheese
  • ½ of a small red onion
  • 1 teaspoon fresh chopped cilantro

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450F.
  2. On a cutting board, slice the red onion very thin and about 1 - 2 inches long.
  3. Heat the oil in a skillet on medium high heat, then fry the chicken nuggets for 2 - 4 minutes turning over halfway.
  4. Cut the chicken nuggets into bite-sized pieces, then toss in a bowl with half of the BBQ sauce, coating well.
  5. Roll out the pizza dough into a 12-inch circle and place into a pizza pan sprayed with non-stick spray.
  6. Spread the remaining BBQ sauce on it to about 1/2 inch from the edge.
  7. Sprinkle on the cheddar cheese and add slices of red onion.
  8. Spread the chicken nugget pieces evenly over the pizza.
  9. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbling and the crust is golden brown.
  10. Sprinkle the pizza with cilantro, use a pizza cutter to cut into slices and serve.

Notes

  • Popcorn chicken or diced cooked chicken can be used instead of chicken nuggets
  • Homemade pizza dough can be used instead of store bought
  • Choose any BBQ sauce
  • Choose any shredded cheese

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 518Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 1147mgCarbohydrates: 54gFiber: 2gSugar: 17gProtein: 17g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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