Smoky Chicken Pizzas


Rich in vitamin C and potassium, bright and peppery arugula isn't just for salads, and this pizza proves it. Add a light drizzle of your favorite barbeque sauce before baking for an even more wonderfully smoky flavor.

Smoky Chicken Pizzas
Photo: Andy Lyons
Bake Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 large red onion, thinly sliced

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 4 individual-size packaged baked pizza crusts or flatbreads

  • 12 ounce fully cooked chicken, shredded

  • 3 ounce smoked mozzarella cheese, shredded

  • 1 cup torn arugula

  • Crushed red pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. In a large skillet cook onion in 1 tablespoon hot oil over medium heat for 10 minutes until softened, stirring occasionally. Set aside.

  2. In a small bowl combine remaining 3 tablespoons oil and crushed red pepper; drizzle some of the oil mixture onto the pizza crusts. Place crusts on a very large baking sheet(s). Top with chicken, onion, and cheese.

  3. Bake for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and pizzas are heated through.

  4. Top pizzas with arugula, drizzle any remaining oil, and sprinkle or pass additional crushed red pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

761 Calories
35g Fat
68g Carbs
44g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 761
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Sodium 1029mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 68g 25%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 44g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 343.3mg 26%
Iron 4.9mg 27%
Potassium 294mg 6%
Folate, total 20.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.8mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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