Honey BBQ Chicken Bacon Pizza

Fresh made dough with a honey BBQ sauce base, Cajun seasoned diced chicken breast, bacon, and red onions with sharp cheddar and mozzarella cheeses.

This Honey BBQ Chicken Bacon Pizza recipe creates a flavorful and savory pizza that is perfect for those who enjoy a combination of sweet and savory flavors. The process begins with a handcrafted dough, made from warm water, sugar, yeast, olive oil, flour, salt, and Italian seasoning. The sauce is a sweet and tangy blend of ketchup, honey, red wine vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard powder, salt, pepper, liquid smoke, and hot pepper sauce, simmered to a perfect consistency. The toppings are a hearty mix of diced, Cajun-spiced bacon and chicken, cooked to perfection, layered over the crust with a spread of the homemade Honey BBQ Sauce. This is followed by a generous sprinkle of sharp cheddar, then the bacon and chicken, diced red onion, and a covering of shredded mozzarella. Baked at 400°F (200°C) until golden, this pizza delivers a symphony of flavors – the sweetness of honey BBQ, the smokiness of bacon, the kick of Cajun spice, and a rich, cheesy finish. It’s an ideal dish for those craving a gourmet, homemade pizza experience.



Prep Time

45-50 minutes

Bake Time

25 minutes

Total Time

1 hour 15 minutes


For the Pizza Crust:

  • 1 cup warm water (105-110°F)
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

For the Honey BBQ Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

For the Toppings:

  • 8 slices of thick-cut bacon, diced
  • 2 chicken breasts, diced
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning


Prepare the Pizza Crust: In a mixing bowl, combine warm water, sugar, and yeast. Stir gently and allow the mixture to sit for approximately 5 minutes, or until frothy. Add olive oil, flour, salt, and Italian seasoning to the yeast mixture. Using a dough hook, mix until dough is sticky and elastic, adding flour one tablespoon at a time as necessary. Allow the dough to rise for 15 minutes. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface and transfer it to an oiled pizza pan, shaping it to fit the pan.

Prepare the Honey BBQ Sauce: In a saucepan, combine all sauce ingredients. Simmer over low heat until the mixture thickens slightly. Remove from heat and allow it to cool.

Prepare the Toppings: In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook diced bacon and chicken for about 5 minutes, covered. Add Cajun seasoning to the skillet and continue cooking until chicken is done and bacon is crisp, approximately 5 more minutes.

Assemble the Pizza: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Spread a generous amount of cooled Honey BBQ Sauce evenly over the prepared pizza crust. Sprinkle half of the shredded cheddar cheese over the sauce. Distribute the cooked bacon and chicken evenly over the cheese. Scatter diced red onion over the chicken and bacon. Top with mozzarella and the remaining cheddar cheese.

Bake the Pizza: Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 25 minutes, or until the cheese is golden and bubbly. Allow the pizza to cool slightly before slicing and serving.

Add the warm water, sugar, and yeast to a mixing bowl and stir. Let it sit about 5 minutes or it becomes frothy.

Add the olive oil, flour, and salt. Mix together with a dough hook about 5 minutes until the dough becomes sticky, adding flour a tablespoon at a time as needed to firm up the dough to become elastic. Add the Italian seasoning while mixing the dough.

Form the dough into a ball and leave in the mixing bowl to rise about 15 minutes while preparing the sauce and toppings.

Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface. Brush a pizza pan with oil and form the dough in the pan.

Stir the sauce ingredients together in a saucepan and simmer on low heat until slightly thickened. Remove from heat to let cool.

Dice the bacon and chicken breasts into bite size pieces.

Add the bacon and chicken to a skillet and heat to med-high. Let cook covered about 5 minutes.

Add the Cajun seasoning and stir in. Cook about 5 minutes more until the chicken is cooked and bacon is becoming crisp.

Dice 1 red onion.

Spread the honey BBQ sauce evenly over the dough.

Add half of the shredded cheddar cheese.

Add the chicken and bacon.

Add the red onion over top.

Add the shredded mozzarella and the other half of the cheddar.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and bake for 25 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown.