Fajita Pizza

This is one of our go to homemade pizza recipes! I got the recipe from LCBO Food & Drink. I also recommend making the Chipotle Tomato Sauce for the pizza. It makes enough sauce for 4 pizzas so it’s totally worth it! Chicken fajitas meet a pizza what’s not to love? I hope you guys give this recipe a try for your next pizza night! You won’t regret it!

Time: 30 – 45 min prep time (depends on whether or not you have precooked turkey or chicken on hand) + 20 min cooking time = 50 min. – 1 hour 5 min. (Note: Does not include prep time for tomato sauce)

Yield: 8 slices

Calories/Slice: ~459

Ingredients:

  • 1 store-bought or homemade pizza dough, about 1.5 lbs (750g), at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 3/4 lb skinless, boneless chicken breast, sliced into thin strips*
  • 1 tbsp. ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup white onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup green pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp. garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 cup Chipotle Tomato Sauce (recipe follows)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, grated
  • 1/4/ cup fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped

1. Preheat oven to 450 F (230 C).

2. On a lightly floured surface roll pizza dough out to fully cover a 12 x 17-inch (30 x 43-cm) baking sheet.

3. In a large sauté pan, heat 1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil over medium high, add chicken, cumin, salt and pepper to taste and cook until golden brown, about 8 minutes. Set chicken aside in a bowl.

4. In the same pan add the rest of the oil, add onions and peppers. Cook for 5 minutes and add garlic, continue cooking until onions are golden and peppers are tender, about 3 minutes more. Place chicken in pan and combine with peppers and onions, season to taste and set aside to cool slightly.

5. Evenly spread pizza dough with Chipotle Tomato Sauce.

6. Distribute chicken mixture over sauce and then sprinkle evenly with the cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese.

7. Bake in oven on the lower rack for 20 minutes or until both cheese and crust are golden, remove from oven and sprinkle with cilantro.

8. Let rest a few minutes before slicing. Slice into 8 pieces and serve.

Notes: *If you have precooked chicken or turkey in the freezer this saves about 10-15 minutes of prep time.

CHIPOTLE TOMATO SAUCE

  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp. garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (796 ml) with juices
  • 3 chipotle peppers (I use chipotle peppers in adobo sauce)
  • 1/2 cup smoky style barbecue sauce
  • 1 tsp dried oregano leaves
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup water

1 In a medium pot, heat vegetable oil over medium heat. Add onions and cook until translucent, about 8 minutes. Add tomato paste, cumin and garlic and cook for 1 minute more.

2 Add tomatoes, chipotle peppers, barbecue sauce, oregano, salt and water.

3 Simmer over low heat for 30 minutes, let cool slightly and purée.

Makes 4 cups (1 L)

Equipment Required for Pizza:

  • Rolling pin
  • Sauté pan
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • Mixing spoon
  • Cheese grater
  • Baking pan

Equipment Required for Tomato Sauce:

  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Mixing spoons/cups
  • Can opener
  • Pot

Recipe Review (just for Pizza not including sauce):

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY – MODERATE

  • Steps: 8
    • Rating: Moderate
  • Involvement
    • 30 – 45 min prep time (depends on whether or not you have precooked turkey or chicken on hand)
    • Rating: Moderate
  • Ingredients & availability
    • 13 ingredients
    • All ingredients are normal and you can easily find at your local grocery store
    • Rating: Moderate