BBQ Chicken Naan Pizza

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I don’t know about you, but Fridays tend to be our pizza nights, and with this BBQ chicken naan pizza recipe, pizza night got even easier. You can make these naan pizza’s in less than 30 minutes, and enjoy your own pizza built how you want!

Plus, by the end of the week, I always welcome a super simple dinner recipe that still tastes delicious. It is even a recipe I can trust my kids to make too if they need a quick meal or snack.

Other great recipes that are super simple to make can be found in my YouTube video which is filled with 10 easy air fryer recipes to make!


Ingredients and Supplies You’ll Need to Make BBQ Chicken Naan Pizza:


  • Naan Flatbreads
  • BBQ sauce
  • Chicken breast
  • Red onion, sliced
  • Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Pizza sauce (optional) 



Does the Chicken Need to Be Cooked Beforehand?

The chicken does need to be cooked before it is put on the naan bread to make the pizza. If not, either the chicken will be undercooked or the naan bread will get too crispy. So, make sure the chicken has been prepared ahead of time.

Can Dried Cilantro Be Used Instead? 

While you can use the dried version of cilantro instead of freshly chopped cilantro, it definitely won’t be near as flavorful. Fresh cilantro smells amazing and you can really tell when you use fresh cilantro instead of dried cilantro.

Make Your Own Naan Bread

If you love making things from scratch, you can always make your own naan bread. Lil’ Luna has a great homemade naan bread recipe that you can make for this pizza recipe. 

However, if you want to keep this recipe super simple, the Stonefire naan bread near the deli section is what I love to use.


How to Make BBQ Chicken Naan Pizza:

Step 1: Cook the Chicken

When you are ready to make this BBQ chicken pizza, you will need to make sure that the chicken is already cooked. You can cook it in the chicken, in the air fryer, or in the Instant pot, however ever you normally like to cook chicken breast just make sure it is 165 degrees F or 73 degrees C internally.

Step 2: Preheat the Air Fryer 

Then, turn the air fryer on and preheat it to 400 degrees F or 200 degrees C for 5 minutes. 

Step 3: Prepare the Chicken

Chop the cooked chicken up into small pieces and then combine it in a small mixing bowl with the BBQ sauce to make sure the chicken is completely covered. 


Step 4: Build the Pizza

After the chicken is prepared, layer the naan bread with a layer of BBQ sauce, chopped BBQ chicken, mozzarella cheese, and sliced red onion. 


Step 5: Cook the Naan Bread Pizza

Carefully place the pizza in the air fryer basket and let it cook for about 3-5 minutes at 380 degrees F or 193 degrees C or until the cheese has melted. 

Step 6: Top the Pizza

Remove the BBQ chicken pizza from the air fryer and top the pizza with fresh cilantro, maybe even more BBQ sauce, and enjoy!


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Final Thoughts

Quick, easy, and delicious all perfectly describe this BBQ chicken naan pizza. It is so delicious and you can make it in less than 30 minutes, which is great when you are out of energy at the end of the week. 

I also love that I can put as much sauce and cheese on my pizza as I want! Plus serve it with a side of BBQ sauce for extra dipping. Do you like your pizzas with extra sauce or light sauce?


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BBQ Chicken Naan Pizza

Pizza Friday never tasted so good as when you have this BBQ Chicken Naan Pizza recipe. So simple to throw together and has amazing flavor.
5 / 5 ( 4 Reviews )
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 2
Adjust Servings: 2



  • 2 Naan flatbreads
  • ½ cup BBQ sauce or to taste
  • 1 Chciken breast cooked
  • ¼ cup Red onion, sliced
  • 1 cup Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp Fresh cilantro, chopped


  • Cook the chicken breast on the stove top, instant pot, air fryer, or oven. You will need to cook the chicken then shred or chop it.
  • Preheat the air fryer at 400 °F for 5 minutes.
  • Add BBQ sauce to taste to the shredded chicken.
  • Layer the naan with BBQ sauce, cheese, chicken and red onions.
  • Place the pizza in the air fryer basket and cook for 3-5 minutes at 380 °F, or until the cheese is melted to your liking.
  • Remove from the basket, top with cilantro, and enjoy!
  • Optional- you can use pizza sauce as your base sauce with or instead of the BBQ sauce.

Recipe Notes

The naan I get from the store normally comes in packs of 2. This recipe is great for one. You can store the naan bread in the fridge and make this recipe again for later. I like to heat up the naan bread while the air fryer preheats. Just place it in the air fryer basket for 2-3 minutes during the preheating.


Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 13g | Sodium: 1088mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g

Recipe Adapted From: Bowl of Delicious

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Ingredients: BBQ Sauce, Chicken, Cilantro, Mozzarella, Naan Bread, Red Onion
Meal Type: 30-Minute Meals, Main Dish
Categories: Pizza, Air Fryer

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