How to Grill a Pizza

Earlier I shared our favorite gluten-free pizza dough here.

Today I'm sharing how we grill a pizza on the BBQ. We are by no means experts on this topic, and just wanted to experiment. It turned out to be easy, and was fun to make. Here's how we did it:

First, gather your ingredients: dough, BBQ sauce, chicken, fresh mozzarella, red onion, cilantro.

Marinate and grill your chicken. We like this sauce from Trader Joe's. 

We make our pizza dough on the grill the same way we make it in the oven, which takes two steps. The first is to place the rolled-out dough on the grill (or in the oven) for 8 minutes. We used parchment paper under the dough for this step. Then, take it out and load it with toppings, and place it back on the grill/in the oven for 15 minutes.

Since it was a gluten-free crust and we were afraid of sticking, we added a drizzle of olive oil to one side of the crust, and flipped it over to add toppings to the other side. We put it on a baking sheet for easy flipping. This method worked great and we had no problems.

Add your BBQ sauce.


mozzarella and onions. 

Slice and throw on your grilled chicken.

Slide off the parchment paper and back on the grill for 15 minutes. 

Remove the pizza very carefully. We pulled the crust back onto parchment paper and then onto a cutting board to help keep it all together.

Chop and add cilantro.

Slice and enjoy!

So good! We loved this method. Really fun to make dinner outside. Have you ever grilled a pizza? What worked for you? I'd love to know!