Chicken Fajita Pizza

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Chicken Fajita Pizza

I’m usually not one to celebrate holidays that have nothing to do with me. Canada Day? Eh. Mardi Gras? Throw your beads at someone else. But Cinco de Mayo? Well, slap a sombrero on me and call me señorita! I will never pass up a chance to drink an ice cold margarita (or six) and scarf down plenty of spicy food!

Fajita Chicken Pizza

This chicken fajita pizza may look involved, but in fact it couldn’t be an easier or more delicious way to celebrate next Saturday’s Mexican-American holiday!

Fajita Chicken Pizza Recipe

Just toss some cut-up chicken in a marinade of olive oil, lime juice and spices, pan fry it, and plop it on a pizza crust with your favorite salsa as the sauce. Top with chopped bell peppers, red onion and black beans, and sprinkle some Sargento® Fancy Shredded 4 Cheese Mexican Cheese over top. Set it to sizzle in the oven for 15 minutes and savor the spicy, pizza-licious scent! Then, sprinkle your beautiful, bubbling hot pizza with green onions or cilantro.

Repeat after me: Yuuuummmm.

Chicken Fajita Pizza Recipe

For a scrumptious, simple pizza that can feed a crowd this Cinco de Mayo, or just as a new dinner idea to dazzle your palates, I know you’ll enjoy this pizza SO. MUCH. It’s delicious with a dollop of sour cream, hot sauce or salsa, and makes even better leftovers the day after! That is, if you’re lucky to have any left.

Chicken Fajita Pizza

Servings 4 to 6

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lb. 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 12-inch prepared pizza crust
  • 2 cups chunky-style salsa
  • 2 cups 8 oz. Sargento® Fancy Shredded 4 Cheese Mexican Cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 15 oz. can black beans drained
  • 1/2 red onion cut into thin slices
  • 2 Tbsp. sliced green onion or minced cilantro
  • Sour cream optional

Instructions

  • Combine lime juice, oil, garlic and spices in a large bowl. Add chicken and toss to coat. Marinate 15 minutes, or up to one day, covered in the refrigerator.
  • Cook chicken in large preheated skillet over medium-high heat 5-7 minutes, or until no longer pink; drain if necessary.
  • Place crust on baking sheet or pizza pan. Spread salsa over crust; top with chicken, cheese, bell pepper, black beans and red onion. Bake in preheated 400°F oven 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with green onions or cilantro. Serve with sour cream, if desired.
  • Enjoy!

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  1. I will definitely be celebrating cinco de mayo by gorging on this beautiful pizza and a cold beer! I might even add an avocado salsa drizzle when it comes out of the oven.

  2. Cinco de mayo sounds like the most fun holiday ever!

  3. Oh, my, this looks like one amazing pizza! A must try!!!

    PS…I think my cakes stay flatter now that I’m using some heavier cake pans from Williams-Sonoma. You can always slice off the hump and place the cut sides in the middle. I had to do a wee bit of trimming with my last cake :)

  4. Haha I’m the same way with holidays! Normally I’m totally out of the loop, but lately I’ve been craving tex-mex like mad and I can only think it’s because the impending cinco de mayo celebrations are getting to me. this pizza looks delicious! Totally a party in a pizza pan.

  5. holy cow..my jaw literally just dropped from the sight of this pizza. it looks SOOO good, Georgia. I would probably have half the pizza or more! Great pizza for Cinco De Mayo, seriously!

  6. That is one amazing looking homemade pizza! I just love pizza that is chock full of fresh veggies and a homemade sauce. Delish.

  7. Beautiful pizza for any time of the year…Cinco de Mayo to Christmas!

  8. Pizza is my favorite kind of food! This looks so good! Since I don’t eat meat, I will try it with avocado slices instead of chicken.

  9. Georgia, you combined TWO of my favorite dinnertime foods into one! Love fajitas and i love love love pizza (who doesn’t!?). Great recipe for cinco de mayo this weekend :)

  10. oh my! two of my favorite things are mexican food and pizza…you’ve combined it. I can totally see this happening in my near future! yum!

  11. Fajitas never seen to get old here in Texas and I have seen many different methods of preparation-however this one is a new one. This italian tex mex fusion was a great idea! I will need to try this, I do not doubt that I will be pleased-yum! Have a great day.

  12. i love mexican-style pizza, and your version look fantastic!

  13. yummm this looks so amazing!!

  14. Wonderful looking pizza. Love how colourful it is.

  15. This pizza looks beautiful, its like the rainbow on a plate, so many colors and delicious ingredients!!

  16. This is perfect! My husband has built a pizza oven in our backyard and I am on the lookout for pizza recipes! PInning!

  17. This is so bright and cherry! Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, too. Would be a perfect party recipe!

  18. OMG, I love this…the colors are amazing and the pizza looks superb. I am so pinning this to make for 5 de Mayo. Thanks for the idea!!

  19. I’ve been looking for some festive dinner ideas for this weekend and this is an amazing one! I love everything about this pizza!

  20. I just saw this on Pinterest! It looks soooo good! I love that pizza doesn’t have to be pepperoni only! My family loves black beans, this is a great new way to eat mexican!

  21. What a delicious pizza. Fantastic!

  22. That is a fantasitc looking pizza Georgia. Great flavor combination. I have never had black beans on a pizza but it sounds good. Pizza is one of my all time favorites. This one is a beauty.

  23. Oh my goodness, I just fainted. This is too brilliant, Georgia! I can already tell you that this will soon become a favorite in my hous!

  24. Can’t go wrong with that flavor combination — so delicious! A beautiful pizza too, wanna take a bite right now.

  25. I’m pretty sure I need this for dinner tonight! Thanks for sharing :)

  26. Anonymous says:

    My daughter-in-law scarfs?? Who knew!

  27. om gosh! How fun is this pizza! Italian + Mexican? Two of my favs.

  28. oh that looks delicious! I should never buy a pizza again! lol making your own flavours is such a great idea!

  29. Now that is my kind of pizza! Add a margarita and I am in heaven.

  30. Yuuuuuummmmm indeed!
    I love mexican food too and my kids love pizza, this recipe will be a great hit in my house. I just know it!
    Thank you Georgia

  31. Now that’s what I call a celebration! Your fajita pizza looks amazing.

  32. Um…. brilliant! This looks like a perfect combination.

  33. Can you think of a better way to celebrate the awesome holiday than by combining Italian and Mexican cuisine in one huge delicious dinner? Nope therefore you are at the top of the creative ladder :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  34. This looks amazing! I love that it even has black beans on it! I never heard of Cinco de Mayo until a couple of years ago and I can’t believe I missed out on it for so long – any holiday that involves margaritas is an excellent holiday!

  35. Dang!! Love this pizza, it looks amazing!

  36. That is such a gorgeous pizza!

  37. What a fabulous and very unique pizza. I would celebrate with this any time.

  38. Oh, my. This fajita pizza looks AMAZING! That is so funny that we both posted Mexican-themed pizzas today. Kindred spirits. :)

    We LOVE Cinco de Mayo…big time. We celebrate it every year…I am actually posting our pictures through the years tomorrow with some Cinco de Mayo food ideas. It is a tradition that we love, and I cannot wait until Saturday! :)

  39. What a colorful and delicious looking pizza! Yum!

  40. Wow! I’ve never marinade chicken like this. It looks scrumptious (and easy!).

    Eva

  41. What a fun idea…
    This is absolutely wonderful Georgia!!!
    These flavors are just perfect, I am sure this pizza is going to be regular in home!!!
    Beautiful!!

  42. I love pizza and this is a great pizza to make for Cinco de Mayo, or really any day!!

  43. So colorful! This looks amazing!

  44. This is festive and GORGEOUS…perfect for Cinco de Mayo!!

  45. This one gets a 5 star for ingenuity, photo and holiday celebration for Cinco de Mayo. did you save me a piece? I just had a huge TEX MEX gathering last weekend. I had made chicken fajitas but this pizza would have been a hit. Oh well, next time. Take care, BAM

  46. I love the simple pizzas that look as if you slaved for hours! This one sounds wonderful!

  47. oooh… that looks good. i love fusion pizzas… this mexican pizza looks like a sure hit.

  48. Georgia…could this pizza be any more colorful! I love pizza…but I need it to be much more than cheese and sauce and this beauty really fits the bill! Gorgeous! : )

  49. Oh I love how you managed to capture all those colors. What a beautiful looking pizza G!

  50. I don’t think I’ve ever made a Mexican inspired pizza before (seriously!). But I typically like anything that pairs with margaritas :) This looks delicious, Georgia!

  51. The pizza looks HEAVENLY! I want one large slice for the breakfast!

  52. Great idea! This pizza combines two of my favourite things in one! :D

  53. That pizza looks amazing and ever so droolworthy! A great choice of toppings.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  54. Now that’s a wonderful looking pizza and so colourful too. I’m sure it was full of flavour and I bet there are no leftovers xx

  55. We are on the same wavelength – I’m hoping to post a pizza in honor of Cinco de Mayo later this week too! This looks so, so delicious – I love every ingredient in this pizza :)

  56. I love a good fajita pizza – this is absolutely gorgeous and so colorful!!

  57. I had a dinner party last year for Cinco de Mayo; but this year it will be a quiet evening, just the two of us. But I can certainly jazz it up with a delightful Mexican dish and my personal favourite: Ceviche! My mouth is watering just thinking about it. YUM. Thank you kindly for the inspiration.
    Eva http://kitcheninspirations.wordpress.com

  58. This looks like the perfect pizza, yuuuummmmmmmy!

  59. Shut the front door…..I know for a fact I could eat this entire pizza.

  60. My family loves pizza and chicken, so I knew when I found this recipe that it would be a hit.

  61. I’m right there with ya re Cinco de Mayo senorita! Bring on the tacos and margs. This pizza just blew my mind…holy cow. Sounds incredible. So colorful, too!

  62. Well, senorita, this fajita pizza looks great. In fact, it’s time for lunch and my tummy has just started to growl even louder after seeing this. :)

  63. Oh my word, this looks fantastic!!!

  64. I’ve had Japanese-style or Indian-style pizza before, but I’ve never tried Mexican-style pizza before (probably most people have tried Mexican style but not others… Hehe). I love Fajita, and this looks so good!

  65. It looks like a fiesta! My favorite thing to order at a Mexican restaurant is chicken fajitas – this must be fabulous.

  66. Wow, that pizza is colorful! I have an absurd love of Tex-Mex food, and this looks wonderful.

  67. What a great idea for pizza! Looks delicious.

  68. Don’t even get my started on how deeeeelicious this pizza looks…I want to eat it right now! Bookmarking!

  69. Oh my goodness, Georgia, this pizza looks absolutely AMAZING. Mexican food is my favorite, with fajitas at the top of the list. Why have I never thought of this before??

  70. I am SO with you on this one Georgia! We are huge fans of Mexican food and margaritas! This pizza looks simple and wonderful!

  71. This looks amazing! May have to try it this weekend.

  72. Ohhhh, yum! This looks wonderful! Pinning this right now. :)

  73. Oh my goodness. This pizza looks amazing!!

  74. This will be perfect for my Mexican celebration weekend! We are doing chicken enchiladas for actual Cinco De Mayo dinner, but this would be ideal for Sunday. Thank you for another fabulous recipe.

  75. This is a combination to try! And the colors!

  76. This pizza looks absolutely delish – can’t wait to try it!

  77. I love pizza :)
    I want to try it, hopefully can

  78. If I am using homemade pizza crust would you recommend pre-baking the dough before adding the toppings?

  79. No, I used a homemade crust and didn’t pre-bake. Enjoy!

  80. Omg that looks great, I almost took a bite out of my iPad..lol!

  81. This looks delicious! I want to make this weekend… for the pizza crust, did you use an already baked pizza crust? Or did you use premade dough crust and bake it with the toppings? Thanks!!

  82. Made this today! Loved the flavor of the chicken, my husband can not eat salsa so I substituted with Classico White Pizza Sauce – great flavors. Thanks for a great recipe!
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  83. This will be perfect for my Mexican celebration weekend! We are doing chicken enchiladas for actual Cinco De Mayo dinner, but this would be ideal for Sunday. Thank you for another fabulous recipe.

  84. I am SO with you on this one Georgia! We are huge fans of Mexican food and margaritas! This pizza looks simple and wonderful!

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