How to Make Pizza on the Grill

How to Make Pizza on the Grill – Grilled BBQ Chicken Pizza

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Char-Broil; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.How to Make Pizza on the Grill

A lot of people love to grill this time of year, and I am one of them. I like the flavor grilling helps to give my food, and I like creating all of the cooking heat outside of the house. Plus, the weather here in Colorado is usually good enough that we like to cook and eat outside as well. It just feels more relaxing.

However, cooking a wide variety of food can be tricky on a grill.

A lot of people who grill know that you have to be careful with hot spots.

A lot of grills have areas that seem to cook twice as fast as other parts, so you have to keep a close eye on your food. You end up spending more time standing at the grill, and less time enjoying great spring weather with family and friends.

How to Make Pizza on the Grill

However, our hot spot days are now done. We have just started using Char-Broil Commercial 3 Burner Gas Grill. It uses what Char-Broil calls a TRU-Infrared heating system to prevent flareups and create even heat. Plus, it is just a large nice looking grill with a quality side burner to work with. We are excited about using it for a long time.

The first thing that we thought we would try with our new grill was a grilled pizza.

TRU-Infrared allows the heat to be distributed so evenly you can cook a whole pizza crust evenly.

I didn’t realize how powerful the grill was, so I may have overcooked the first crust. It was overcooked evenly at least! The second crust was perfect! Here is our recipe for a BBQ pizza that tastes like it was always meant to be grilled.

Tips for making Grilled Pizza

  • Heat grill between 500 and 550 degrees
  • Prepare your favorite pizza dough – our fast, homemade pizza dough recipe is amazing!
  • Drizzle both sides of the dough with olive oil.
  • Place on grill – you can use a metal pan with holes if desired
  • Cook for a few minutes on each side
  • Remove and add toppings
  • Put pizza back on the grill, cook for a few more minutes.
  • Move to top rack of grill, close grill, and let it cook until cheese is melted

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How to Make Pizza on the Grill

We ended up making a few different pizzas, but this one was my favorite! Also, we grilled some slices of fresh pineapple, and it was amazing. I’m not sure why pineapple tastes so much better grilled.

Grilled BBQ Chicken pizza

Grilled BBQ Chicken Pizza

This Grilled BBQ Chicken Pizza is absolutely delicious!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Author Forrest Clark


  • 1 Pizza Dough
  • Olive Oil
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Grilled Chicken
  • Crispy Onions
  • Pineapple
  • Mozzarella
  • Cheddar Cheese


  1. Make pizza dough. You can use our recipe: Heat grill to about 400 F. Coat pizza dough with olive oil, and grill on each side for about four minutes. Add bbq sauce, chicken, crispy onions, pineapple, mozzarella, and a few dashes of cheddar cheese. You can then drizzle some more bbq sauce on top. Place back on the grill for about 4 more minutes, or until the cheese has melted enough according to your preference. 

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