Mexican Chicken Pizza

Mexican Chicken Pizza

I used to make all kinds of pizzas years ago and for whatever reason, I just stopped and forgot all about them which is crazy because, um, hello, it’s pizza!

This Mexican Chicken Pizza has always been one of my favorites! Instead of tomato sauce, I use salsa. Once you have this simple base ready, you can really experiment with the toppings. I like to use pepper jack cheese for an added kick, but you can certainly use plain jack cheese, cheddar, or a Mexican blend if you prefer. Corn and black beans are also a must for me, but the great thing about a pizza like this is that you really can’t go wrong! You can also add diced tomatoes, beef instead of chicken, peppers, green chilies, etc.

Since the chicken is already cooked, I recommend pre-baking the dough before adding all of the toppings until it is just about done. This will help prevent the chicken from drying out, but will still allow for the cheese to melt and for the toppings to get nice and warm before the pizza comes out of the oven. I like topping mine with lots of fresh cilantro, a dollop of sour cream, and of course, diced avocado!

Mexican Chicken Pizza

Mexican Chicken Pizza

Mexican Chicken Pizza

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound pizza dough
  • all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • up to 1 cup salsa (may need more if using chunkier salsa)
  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 2/3 cup black beans
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels (canned or fresh)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese (or plain jack cheese)
  • optional toppings: cilantro, diced avocado, sour cream

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Lightly dust a clean counter with flour and turn out the pizza dough. Roll out the dough to about 1/2-inch thickness and place onto the pan. Brush the dough with the olive oil and sprinkle with some salt and pepper. Bake the dough for about 8-10 minutes or until it just turns lightly golden. Remove.
  2. While the dough is baking, add the chicken, beans, and corn to a non-stick skillet over mediium heat. Sprinkle in the chili powder, cumin, garlic and onion powder along with the water. Stir until the mixture is coated in the spices and heated through. Remove from the heat.
  3. Spread the salsa over the dough and sprinkle the cheese, followed by the chicken mixture. Place the pizza back into the oven for another 8-10 minutes until the cheese is melted and the crust is golden. Garnish with chopped cilantro, diced avocado and sour cream for dipping if desired.
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59 comments

  1. Oooh, this looks wonderful! We used to order a lot of taco pizza when I was in high school, so I know I’d love this :)

  2. Hope you feeling 100 % better,that pizza sound yummy,interesting cilantro on the pizza :)

  3. Hope you feel all better soon!! This pizza sounds so good! Love all the flavors.

  4. Love your idea of using salsa as the sauce! And beans on a pizza? Yes please. Very nice, I definitely must try this one. Happy birthday and feel better :)

  5. Love this idea. You can never go wrong with a Mexican inspired anything (especially pizza!)

  6. Ha! We must be two bloggers with one brain! We just had Mexican Chicken Noodle soup, but all day I was thinking that I was craving pizza! Your pizza is right up my ally…mexican…cheese…beans…pizza…count me in! I hope you’re feeling better….maybe too much BDay partying?! I hope the movie was good, I’ll have to wait a few months before I can see it over here.

    • We love our Mexican food, lol. I wish I had too much bday partying!! I could only manage to drink two glasses of wine throughout the night, lol. The movie was okay, not her best, but it was cute.

  7. Oh no sorry to hear you are sick! And Happy belated birthday!!! :-) I love this pizza Stephannie! I hope you will feel better soon. I’m going to make this soon. I need to buy rotisserie chicken first…but this looks sooo good! Totally bookmarked it. I can’t wait to try this!

  8. This sounds amazing! Mexican flavor with a pizza! Does it get better than that?

  9. We love pizza because it’s such a versatile food. It is it’s own food group, really. Mexican flavors on pizza work well. Hope you feel better soon!

  10. !!! I don’t have any words for how much I love this!

  11. I hope you get to feeling better! However, your sickness has not stopped you in the kitchen-mexican flavors on a pizza is a delicious idea. Love that you used black beans instead of refried. Tasty pizza!

  12. This looks great – I love a pizza that is different than the traditional italian and I have to say that a Mexican pizza is definitely one of my favs. This has great flavor and is pretty healthy, too!

  13. Pizza is one of those things I want to figure out one of these days. And when I do its going to be pizza’s like this one with fun and non traditional flavors. It looks so good!

  14. What a GREAT idea…I love the taco seasoning on this one…

  15. I hope you get to feeling better! Great recipe.

  16. Happy B’day Steph.. (I hope it’s not too late :)) That Pizza looks great !
    And I want to share something for U in my page:
    http://c1tr4sinau.blogspot.com/2011/09/strawberry-blackberry-pie-dessert-and.html
    Maybe You already have dozens of awards, I just think you deserve more :))

  17. I really wished I saw this last night, I had fresh dough in the fridge and would have made this just will love this one for sure!

  18. Happy Happy B’day Steph!! I hope I’m not late, or maybe I am a little.. You know I just realised that my best buddy’s Bday is also next week and so happen her name is Steph too ;). Your pizza is right up my alley. I really could use a slice right now.. YUMmmm… xoxo

  19. I do love Mexican food. Such a tasty pizza version.

  20. Delicious! Love the fresh cilantro at the end. I think people who dont like cilantro are nutty!!! :)

  21. Oh my goodness this pizza is genius! I’ve never tried to put black beans on pizza, but this looks so mouth-watering delicious =)

  22. Happy belated bday, Stephanie! Mmm…The Melting Pot sounds good. How can things ever go wrong with cubed items like bread, fruits, etc. dipped in cheeses and sipping on good wine? :)

    This Mexican Chicken pizza looks like good eats…it has all the goodness of enchiladas.

    Hope you’re feeling better – have a great week!

  23. This sounds great! We love taco pizza, so I think this new combination of flavors would be a winner. Thanks!

  24. I love mexican pizza! This looks so good! I have to reserve this kind of pizza for our make your own pizza nights. Hubby and son are crabby about mexican food on pizza :(

  25. This looks crazy yummy! I want all of these toppings on my next pizza!!
    Thanks so much for adding me to your blog roll, you’re the sweetest!

    Hope you feel better right away
    and have a great remainder of the week!

    Emily

  26. This looks delicious! I love the addition of the black beans for extra protein!

  27. This looks like a pizza I could devour all by myself!

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