I love pizza and Mexican food so it is no surprise that I would enjoy this pizza. I made this pizza for Jeffrey when we were dating. Then when we became engaged, I bought him a Pampered Chef pizza stone for his birthday. (I’m sure it wasn’t the last gift he has received of which I was the beneficiary.) 🙂 That pizza stone has worked very hard at our house and when people visit they are amazed at the color of our pizza stone. It is almost black from being used so much.
While this pizza was the first item we cooked on “our” pizza stone, it had been too long since the last time. This past weekend we finally decided it was time to make it again. We spruced up our original recipe by adding fresh pizza dough, adding cumin to our seasoning, and using our homemade salsa. The outcome was fabulous and it made me wonder why we had waited so long in making this pizza. Honestly, the reason it has been so long was because William and Tyler do not really enjoy this pizza. I think there are just too many onions and peppers for them to enjoy it and Jeffrey and I are too stuck in our ways to alter the recipe for them. I will become more creative in the future because after eating this pizza again this weekend it will become more of a regular on our menu even if it means working out how to serve this so the kids can enjoy it.
Chicken Fajita Pizza
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1 tablespoon oil
2-4 chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
1 clove garlic, minced
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup thinly sliced onion
1 cup red bell pepper cut into strips
1/2 cup salsa
1-2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese (we use pepper-jack cheese)
Heat the oven to 425 degrees. Lightly grease a pizza stone and shape the pizza dough into a circle covering the stone. (If you pizza stone is seasoned like ours, you may be able to skip greasing your stone.) Par-bake the crust for 8-10 minutes or until set.
While the crust is par-baking, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken and stir fry for 5 minutes or until the chicken is lightly browned. Add the garlic, chili powder, cumin, and salt stirring to coat the chicken. Add the onions and peppers and cook until the vegetables begin to soften.
Remove the pizza crust from the oven and top with the chicken mixture. Spoon salsa over the chicken and sprinkle with cheese. Return to the oven and bake for about 15 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and the crust is golden brown.