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Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe

Learn how to make BBQ Chicken Pizza in the air fryer! Air fryer pizza is an easy and delicious way to enjoy a personal pizza at home.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Air fryer pizza, BBQ chicken pizza, BBQ chicken pizza recipe, Pizza in the air fryer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Dough proofing time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings 4 pizzas
Calories 874kcal


Pizza Dough

  • 1 ½ cup warm water 110 degrees F
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons dry yeast
  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Pizza Assembly

  • 1 cup BBQ sauce divided
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese divided
  • ½ cup purple onions diced divided
  • 2 cups chicken breast cooked, diced divided


Pizza dough

  • Add to a large bowl your warm water, and yeast. Stir and mix. Allow your yeast to proof for about five minutes.
    1 ½ cup warm water, 2 ¼ teaspoons dry yeast
    mixing dry ingredients for pizza dough
  • After the five minutes, add in your sugar, flour, olive oil, and salt. Mix until fully incorporated.
    2 teaspoons sugar, 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 teaspoons salt
    dough mixed in a mixing bowl
  • Knead with the dough hook for about five minutes on medium speed if using a stand mixer. If using your hands, transfer the dough ball to a lightly floured flat surface and knead for about 10 minutes. Transfer your dough ball to a lightly oiled bowl. Cover with a clean towel for 2 hours, or until doubled in size.
    pizza dough rolled in a ball on a floured cutting board

Pizza assembly

  • Preheat air fryer to 380°F. Once your dough has doubled in size, remove your dough ball to a lightly floured surface. Divide your ball into two sections. Roll your dough using a rolling pin until it is 8 inches in diameter. Using 1 tablespoon of butter, grease your pie pan. Transfer your pizza dough to your pan. Press to flatten down on the bottom of the pan.
    pizza dough flattened out in a pie pan in the air fryer
  • With your air fryer preheated to 380°F, cook your dough for 4 minutes. Remove, and then top your dough with ¼ cup BBQ sauce.
    1 cup BBQ sauce divided
    spreading sauce onto pizza dough in air fryer
  • Top with ¼ cup cheese spread evenly and ⅛ cup onions.
    2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese divided, ½ cup purple onions
    adding onions to pizza in air fryer
  • Top with ¼ cup of chicken.
    2 cups chicken breast
    adding chicken to pizza in air fryer
  • Finally, add ¼ more cup of cheese on top. Cook for another 6 minutes.
    2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese divided
    topping pizza in air fryer with cheese
  • Repeat steps 2 to 5 to make 4 pizzas total. Serve and enjoy!
    completed air fryer pizza in the air fryer


  • I used an 8-quart air fryer to cook this pizza.
  • This recipe creates 4 pizzas. For a single individual-sized pizza, follow the ingredient adjustments in the recipe card notes.
  • You can skip needing to proof the dough by using store-bought pizza dough, but if you have the time, making your own dough is so worthwhile!


Serving: 1pizza | Calories: 874kcal | Carbohydrates: 121g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 2348mg | Potassium: 697mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 562IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 337mg | Iron: 6mg