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BBQ Chicken Monkey Bread Ring

This BBQ chicken monkey bread ring is a fun and easy party appetizer that's sure to be a hit. Each pull-apart piece is loaded with tender chicken, tangy BBQ sauce, and melted cheese, making it a crowd-pleasing dish for any occasion.

Tasty Team
91% would make again
BBQ Chicken Monkey Bread Ring

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for 8 servings

  • 28 oz pizza dough (800 g), 2 14 ounce packages
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (300 g)
  • 1 cup red onion (150 g), chopped
  • 2 cups chicken (250 g), shredded and cooked
  • 1 ¼ cups BBQ sauce (360 g), divided
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • fresh cilantro, finely chopped, for serving

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 659
  • Fat 30g
  • Carbs 64g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugar 14g
  • Protein 31g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Cut the pizza dough tubes in half lengthwise, then cut crosswise into 2-inch (5 cm) pieces, and roll into balls.
  2. Place the pizza dough balls in a large bowl, then add the olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Toss gently with your hands to coat.
  3. Add the mozzarella and onion and toss gently with your hands until evenly distributed.
  4. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  5. In a medium bowl, combine the chicken and ¼ cup (65 g) of barbecue sauce. Add to the bowl with the dough balls and toss gently with your hands to incorporate.
  6. Fill the bottom of a 9-inch (22 cm) cake pan with dough balls, make sure not to pack them too tightly. Spray the outside of a small oven-safe bowl with nonstick spray and place on top of the dough balls in the middle of the pan. Fill the area around the bowl with the remaining dough balls.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes, or until the tops of the dough balls begin to turn light brown.
  8. Remove from the oven. Use tongs to remove the small bowl and bake for another 10 minutes, or until the tops of the dough balls are golden brown and bubbling.
  9. Fill the bowl indent with the remaining cup of barbecue sauce and sprinkle with cilantro.
  10. Enjoy!
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BBQ Chicken Monkey Bread Ring

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