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Chicken Fajita Pizza

Chicken Fajita Pizza is exactly as it sounds — everything you love about chicken fajitas tossed onto a cheesy golden crust!

Chicken Fajita Pizza slices on a cast iron pizza pan.

If you’re a pizza lover and don’t have a Friday night pizza ritual, we highly recommend it. It’s a great way to celebrate the start of the weekend! Or comfort you after a taxing week. We’re big on a basic cheese, pepperoni, and mushroom pizza in this house. But with it being a weekly affair, we try to switch it up every once in a while—and this Chicken Fajita Pizza never disappoints.

Homemade pizza beats all other pizza.

Uncooked pizza formed onto pan and topped with ingredients.

Chicken Fajita Pizza slices on a cast iron pizza pan.

Don’t get us wrong, we have a favorite pizza joint and we love ordering from it. But, like with anything homemade, there’s something affectionate and nurturing about making pizza from scratch. And the dough we’re using couldn’t be simpler! We’ve been toying with a lot of from-scratch pizza dough since getting our outdoor pizza oven. We’ve yet to find the perfect dough for that situation, but for regular ol’ indoor oven pizza, this dough wins. Not to mention, it takes very little time and very few ingredients. Flour, yeast, salt, sugar, and water. You’ll know the recipe by heart after one spin.

How to make Chicken Fajita Pizza.

Side by side shots of toppings and seasoning before and after being mixed.

 

There was definitely a time in my life where I would have reacted to the idea of Chicken Fajita Pizza resentfully. But I made it for a party years ago, and I’ve since stopped questioning novelty pizzas. Sometimes it’s just fun to stray from the norm! (Lookin’ at you, haters of pineapple on pizza… )

Here’s what you’ll need to make this nom-worthy pie:

  • Pizza dough (If you want things to be even quicker, a premade pie shell will totally work.)
  • Salsa
  • Shredded Mexican blend or mozzarella cheese
  • Cooked chicken, roughly chopped or shredded (I love getting a ready-to-eat rotisserie chicken for this from the supermarket. It works perfectly!)
  • Bell peppers
  • Onions
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Fajita or Taco Seasoning (I’ve included my homemade blend in the recipe card below.)
  • Fresh parsley or cilantro, for garnish

Here’s what you’ll do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450º F.
  2. Place the chicken and vegetables into a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with a bit of olive oil, add the seasoning, then toss to evenly coat the ingredients; set aside.
  3. Prepare your pizza pan and work your pizza dough out onto it, working it up to the edges of the pan.
  4. Once your pizza is formed, spoon the salsa over the center of the pizza and evenly spread it out, leaving about 1/2-1 inch of room for a crust to form.
  5. Evenly sprinkle the shredded cheese over the salsa, and finally, transfer the seasoned chicken and veggies to the pizza, spreading them out.
  6. Bake the pizza for 12-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden in color.
  7. Remove the pizza from the oven and let it sit for about 5 minutes before cutting into it. Garnish with fresh herbs, and enjoy!

Chicken Fajita Pizza on a cast iron pizza pan.

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Chicken Fajita Pizza

Chicken Fajita Pizza is exactly as it sounds — everything you love about chicken fajitas tossed onto a cheesy golden crust!
Course Main
Keyword Chicken fajita, pizza
Author Dana Sandonato

Ingredients

The dough.

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp yeast
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup warm water

Pizza toppings.

  • 1 cup shredded cooked chicken We like to use ready-to-eat rotisserie chicken from the supermarket.
  • 1/2 cup your favorite salsa Note that in this case, jarred salsa works better than homemade.
  • 1/2 onion, thinly sliced Preferably with a mandolin.
  • 1 bell pepper, gutted and sliced into spears
  • 1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 TBSP fajita seasoning Preferably homemade.
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican blend or mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh parsley or cilantro, for garnish

Instructions

The dough.

  • Place the flour, yeast, salt, and sugar into a large mixing bowl; whisk to combine the ingredients.
  • Set and lock the mixing bowl to the mixer. Attach the dough hook and turn the mixer on low. Slowly add the warm water and let the dough mix for about a minute, or until a nice ball of dough has formed. (Note: You can knead this dough by hand on a lightly floured surface, it will just take a bit longer to form.)
  • Place the dough ball in a large, lightly oiled bowl. Cover it tightly with plastic wrap, and let it sit for an hour.

Chicken Fajita Pizza.

  • Preheat the oven to 450º F.
  • Place the chicken and vegetables into a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, add the seasoning, then toss to evenly coat the ingredients; set aside.
  • Lightly oil your pizza pan. Transfer the dough out onto it, and work the dough up to the edges of the pan until your pizza dough is fully formed.
  • Spoon the salsa over the center of the pizza and evenly spread it out, leaving about 1/2-1 inch of room for a crust to form. Evenly sprinkle the shredded cheese over the salsa, and finally, transfer the seasoned chicken and veggies to the pizza, spreading them out.
  • Bake the pizza for 12-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden in color. Remove the pizza from the oven and let it sit for about 5 minutes before cutting into it. Garnish with fresh herbs, and enjoy!

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