The ingredients in this Mexican Chicken Pizza are a perfect mixing of flavors. Feel free to add or subtract ingredients depending on what you like best, but this is a great recipe to work from. Fun and easy to make. You can use a large cookie sheet or a couple medium pizza pans to cook on.
Mexican Chicken Pizza
- Frozen Bread Dough (White or Wheat) or Store Bought Pizza crust
- A Little Vegetable Oil
- Refried Beans, cooked and thinned with water.
- BBQ Sauce, your favorite flavor from the grocery store.
- Jack Cheese (or any combo of Jack, Mozzarella, & Cheddar), shredded
- Chicken, cooked and shredded
- Red Bell Pepper, chopped
- Red Onion, chopped
- Black Olives, sliced
- Jalapeno Pepper, sliced thin, seeds removed (optional)
- Cilentro, chopped
Pizza Crust: Defrost one loaf of the frozen bread dough according to directions. It seems to work best defrosting it slowly so it gets large and fluffy before you roll it out using a rolling pin. Put flour on your cutting board so the dough doesn't stick.If it is easier to purchase a premade pizza crust in your grocery store that will also work.
Grease your cookie sheet or two medium pizza pans using any kind of vegetable oil. One of my secrets to a good homemade pizza is putting some cornmeal on the pizza pan after you oil it. The cornmeal kind of acts like little ball bearings, keeping the dough from sticking to the pan, plus it adds a great flavor to any pizza.
Sauce: This will be your refried beans and BBQ sauce. Cook and crush your beans adding some water to make a thinner paste. Spread on the crust so it is a thin layer. Drizzle with your favorite BBQ sauce. A great mix!
Toppings: Spread shredded cheese on pizza to cover. Top with chicken, red bell pepper, red onion, black olives, and jalapeno pepper. Add a little more cheese on top.
Bake: 400° for about 15 minutes. Check it occasionally making sure it doesn't overcook. Cheese will be starting to bubble in center.
After baking, sprinkle the pizza with cilentro and your favorite homemade tomato salsa to add a wonderful fresh flavor.
Some pizzerias will add chopped tomatoes on top for a delectable finishing touch to their pizza, but in this case an authentic mexican salsa will finish your Mexican Chicken Pizza perfectly.Mexican Chicken Pizza Recipe - How to Make a Pizza at Home With a Perfect Blend of Ingredients
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