Healthy BBQ Chicken Pizza Pinwheels

A higher protein, lower calorie option when you want a pizza fix!

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bbq chicken pinwheels

BBQ chicken pizza has always been one of my favorite flavors. I love the combination of sweet and spicy BBQ sauce with tangy red onions and creamy ranch, especially when there’s a bunch of cheese involved too. I already have a recipe for barbecue chicken pizza, and a recipe for Healthy Pizza Pinwheels, so I thought, why not put the two together? That’s how these barbecue chicken pizza pinwheels were born and they are GOOD. 

Imagine a delicious chewy pizza dough, filled with sweet and smoky bbq chicken, melted cheese, tangy onions, all dressed up with some creamy ranch dressing. It’s a combination that I can’t get enough of, and I hope you love it as much as I do! It’s also a higher protein, lower calorie option when you want a pizza fix, so go ahead and have seconds (and then thirds).

bbq chicken pinwheels

Making bbq chicken pizza pinwheels 

This recipe is best made in a square baking dish (8×8 or 9×9), as it will yield 12 pinwheels. Other than that, you’ll just need a mixing bowl, cutting board, and some utensils. To make these, you’ll first mix up the ingredients for the pizza dough and roll it out into a rectangle on a well-floured surface. If you’re using a rolling pin, make sure to flour that well too – it’s a sticky dough!

To make these, you’ll need:


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup nonfat greek yogurt (I use Fage 0%)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 egg

For the filling you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup bbq sauce
  • 1.5 cups cheese
  • 1/4 c chopped red onion 
  • 2 cups chopped chicken breast 

First, mix all of your dough ingredients, ideally using a stand mixer + dough hook (or use a wooden spoon, but the dough is sticky). Flour a surface well (I use a silicone baking mat) and roll the rough out into a rectangle (roughly 12×16 inches. In another small bowl, mix chicken and bbq sauce, then spread over the dough, leaving about an inch uncovered on the long edge thats further from you. Cover with cheese and chopped red onion.

bbq chicken pinwheels

Starting at the long edge that is closest to you, carefully begin to roll the dough up and away from you toward the uncovered edge. Roll it all the way up, leaving the seam side down to create a seal. Cut into 12 pinwheels and arrange in a well-sprayed baking dish. Pro tip – cut with some dental floss so you don’t want to smush your swirls! Just cut a long piece of floss, shimmy it under the roll, then bring the ends together and pull them across each other to easily cut. Spray tops with cooking spray and bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes. Remove from the oven, finish with a drizzle of ranch, more chopped red and green onion, and enjoy!

bbq chicken pinwheels
bbq chicken pinwheels

Healthy BBQ Chicken Pizza Pinwheels

Jacklin Altman
A higher protein, lower calorie option when you want a pizza fix!
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Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Snack, Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 12 pinwheels
Calories 244 kcal


  • 2 Mixing Bowls
  • Cutting Board
  • 8×8 baking dish
  • Oven


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 2 Tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tsp salt
  • 1/4 Tsp pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cup chopped chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1.5 cups cheese I used fat free cheddar
  • 1/4 cup red onion chopped
  • 6 tbsp BBQ sauce
  • 6 tbsp ranch dressing
  • green onion chopped, for garnish
  • red onion chopped, for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • In a large bowl, ideally using a stand mixer + dough hook, combine all dough ingredients until you have a smooth dough ball.
  • Flour a surface well and roll dough out to large rectangle, roughly 12×16. In a small mixing bowl, combine chicken and bbq sauce and mix together.
  • Leaving the long edge thats further from you about 1 inch uncovered (see photo above), spread mixture all over dough. Sprinkle with cheese and chopped red onion.
  • Starting at the long edge closer to you, carefully roll the dough up to create a roll, leaving the seam side down. Cut into 12 even pinwheels.
  • Spray an 8×8 square baking dish well with cooking spray and arrange pinwheels in it. Spray tops with cooking spray and bake at 375F for 25-30 minutes. Let cool slightly. Top with extra drizzle of bbq sauce, ranch, chopped red/green onion, and enjoy!


Calories: 244kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 19gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 1026mgPotassium: 257mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 509IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 280mgIron: 2mg
Keyword WW, snack, appetizer, pizza, healthy, cheese, gameday, bbq, weight watchers
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