Unleashing The Flavors of Chicken Mexican Pizza

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This Chicken Mexican Pizza is a delicious fusion of classic fajita flavors and crispy pizza! Tender chicken strips, colorful bell peppers, and onions are layered on a golden pizza crust, topped with zesty salsa and melty Monterey Jack cheese. It’s a fun and easy way to enjoy the bold tastes of Mexico in a whole new form!

A baked Chicken Fajita Pizza on a wooden serving board, sliced and ready to serve.
If you love Mexican Food and Italian pizza, you’ll get the best of both worlds with the Easy Chicken Mexican Fajita Pizza recipe.
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🗝️ Recipe’s key points

  • Chicken breast strips are seasoned with chili powder, salt, and garlic powder for a flavorful base.
  • Thinly sliced red onions and a combination of green and red bell pepper strips add a pop of color and fresh, crisp-tender texture.
  • Pillsbury All Ready Pizza Crust provides a convenient, time-saving foundation for the pizza, but you can also use your own homemade crust recipe.
  • Prepared mild or hot salsa (or picante sauce) is spooned over the chicken mixture for a zesty kick.
  • Shredded Monterey Jack cheese is sprinkled over the top, creating a gooey, melty finish.

This Chicken Mexican Pizza is a crowd-pleasing dish that combines the best of both worlds – the bold flavors of Mexico and the comfort of a crispy, cheesy pizza!

🛒 Ingredients

This is an overview of the ingredients. You’ll find the full measurements and instructions in the recipe card (printable) at the bottom of the page.

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  • Chicken breasts – boneless, skinless, cut into strips
  • Olive oil – for stir-frying
  • Chili powder – for a spicy kick; adjust to your preference
  • Salt – to enhance flavors
  • Garlic powder – for savory depth
  • Red onions – thinly sliced for a sharp, pungent flavor
  • Bell peppers – a combination of green and red, cut into strips for color and sweetness
  • Pizza crust – Pillsbury All Ready Pizza Crust or your favorite homemade pizza crust recipe
  • Salsa or picante sauce – mild or hot, depending on your heat tolerance
  • Monterey Jack cheese – shredded for a melty, gooey topping

🗒 Instructions

This is an overview of the instructions. Full instructions are in the recipe card at the bottom of the page.

The first collage follows steps one through four of the Chicken Fajita Pizza recipe
  1. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the olive oil and let it heat until shimmering.
  2. Add the sliced chicken to the hot oil and cook.
  3. Continue cooking the chicken for 5 minutes, or until fully cooked through.
  4. Stir in chili powder, salt, and garlic powder.
The second collage follows steps five through eight for the Chicken Fajita Pizza recipe.
  1. Add onions and bell peppers and cook until vegetables are tender.
  2. Preheat the oven to 425F. Grease a 12-inch pizza pan (or a 13×9 inch baking pan) to place the pizza dough.
  3. Unroll the dough and spread it to the edges of the pan, starting at the middle.
  4. Bake the crust for 6-8 minutes or until very light golden brown.
The third and final collage shows the steps to assembling and baking the Mexican pizza.
  1. Spoon the chicken mixture evenly over the pizza crust.
  2. Spoon the salsa over the chicken mixture.
  3. Sprinkle the cheese over the pizza, covering evenly.
  4. Bake your Mexican pizza for 14-18 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.

🥫 Storage

Leftover Chicken Mexican Pizza can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in a preheated 350°F (175°C) oven for 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the crust is crispy.

📚 Variations

  • Vegetarian: Omit the chicken and double the amount of bell peppers and onions for a vegetarian version.
  • Different cheeses: Try using a combination of Monterey Jack and cheddar, or experiment with other melty cheeses like Pepper Jack, Colby, or Muenster.
  • Toppings: Add your favorite Mexican-inspired toppings after baking, such as sliced avocado, sour cream, chopped cilantro, or sliced jalapeños.
  • Sauce: Instead of salsa, try using enchilada sauce, taco sauce, or a homemade fajita sauce.
  • Tortilla crust: For a gluten-free option, use a large tortilla as the base instead of pizza crust. Brush with olive oil and bake until crispy before adding the toppings.
The Mexican Pizza is sliced and ready to eat.
Add a dash of excitement to family parties with the zesty goodness of this spicy Chicken Fajita Pizza.

👩🏻‍🍳 Tips

  • Cut the chicken breasts and vegetables into uniform strips for even cooking and easy eating.
  • Adjust the amount of chili powder to suit your spice preferences. Start with less and add more if desired.
  • Prebake the crust until it’s very light golden brown to ensure a crispy base that can hold up to the toppings.
  • Shred the Monterey Jack cheese yourself for the best melting and texture.
  • Let the pizza cool for a few minutes before slicing to allow the cheese to set slightly.

🤔 FAQs

What makes Mexican Pizza different from traditional pizza?

Mexican Pizza differs from traditional pizza in its flavor profile and toppings. While traditional pizza often features Italian-inspired toppings like tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and basil, Mexican Pizza incorporates ingredients and flavors commonly found in Mexican cuisine, such as salsa, Monterey Jack cheese, bell peppers, and chili powder.

Can I customize the toppings on a Chicken Mexican Pizza?

Absolutely! Feel free to customize your Chicken Mexican Pizza with your favorite toppings. Some ideas include sliced jalapeños for extra heat, black olives for a briny flavor, or even a sprinkle of corn for added sweetness and texture. You can also experiment with different salsas or sauces to find your perfect combination.

Is Chicken Mexican Pizza spicy?

The level of spiciness in a Chicken Mexican Pizza can be adjusted to your preference. The heat primarily comes from the chili powder used to season the chicken and the type of salsa you choose. If you prefer a milder pizza, use less chili powder and opt for a mild salsa. If you enjoy a spicier pizza, increase the amount of chili powder and choose a hot salsa or add sliced jalapeños as a topping.

What type of crust is best for Chicken Mexican Pizza?

The recipe calls for Pillsbury All Ready Pizza Crust, which is a convenient and easy-to-use option. However, you can use any pre-made pizza crust or even make your own homemade pizza crust. For a crispy, thin crust, try using a pre-baked flatbread or tortilla as the base. If you prefer a thicker, more traditional crust, use a pre-made dough or your favorite pizza dough recipe.

How long should I bake a Chicken Mexican Pizza?

The baking time for a Chicken Mexican Pizza may vary depending on your oven and the type of crust you use. As a general guideline, prebake the crust for 6-8 minutes until it’s very light golden brown. Then, add the toppings and bake for an additional 14-18 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly. Keep an eye on your pizza while it bakes to ensure it doesn’t overcook or burn.

Can I make Chicken Mexican Pizza ahead of time?

While it’s best to enjoy Chicken Mexican Pizza fresh out of the oven, you can prep some components ahead of time to make the assembly process easier. You can cook the chicken mixture and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. When you’re ready to make the pizza, simply assemble the ingredients on the crust and bake as directed.

Mexican Pizza slices on white plates with the rest in a round metal pizza pan.
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You’ll need the following items to make this recipe successfully.

  • Large skillet – for stir-frying the chicken and vegetables
  • Cutting board and sharp knife – for slicing and chopping ingredients
  • Grater – for shredding the Monterey Jack cheese
  • Pizza pan or baking sheet – for baking the pizza
  • Parchment Paper – not necessary but makes transferring pizza easier
  • Oven mitts – for safely handling the hot pizza pan (these are our favorites)

📞 Chiacchierata (chat)

This Chicken Mexican Pizza recipe is the ultimate fusion recipe! By combining the vibrant flavors of Mexican fajitas with pizza, you create a dish that’s both familiar and unexpected.

This pizza isn’t just a meal; it’s an experience. It’s an invitation to gather your loved ones, cari amici(close friends), and transform una cena simplice (a simple dinner)into a lively festa(party). Remember, amici, the beauty of pizza lies in its ability to bring people together and ignite our taste buds with joy.

So, be bold, be adventurous, and let your pizza nights be filled with laughter, happiness, and the unforgettable taste of a Mexican pizza made with a chicken fajita twist. Buon Appetito!

Tutti a tavolo, è pronto!

Mexican pizza slices are on white plates and are ready to enjoy.
Watch the smiles light up the room when they dive into a slice of this Chicken Mexican Fajita Pizza.

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📖 Recipe

Mexican pizza using chicken and made like a fajita.


In this nontraditional version of the classic fajita, chicken is layered with ingredients such as bell peppers and onions, creating a flavor reminiscent of the original.


Course: Lunch Dish, Pizza Dinner, Pizza snack

Cuisine: American-Italian, Italian

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 32 minutes

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Total Time: 42 minutes

Servings: 4 servings

Calories: 618kcal

Author: Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

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  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 2X½-inch strips
  • 1 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-2 teaspoons chili powder your choice of how spicy you like it
  • ½ – 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup red onions thinly sliced
  • 1 ¼ cup combination of green and red bell pepper cut into 2X½-inch strips
  • 13.8 oz. Pillsbury All Ready Pizza Crust may also use your own recipe
  • ¾ cup salsa or picante sauce use either mild or hot
  • 8 oz. Monterey Jack Cheese. (add more if you like it cheesy). 2 cups shredded


  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, stir-fry the chicken in oil for 5 minutes or until lightly browned. It’s a simple step; you’ve got this!

  • Stir in chili powder, salt, and garlic powder.

  • Add onions and bell peppers; stir-fry an additional 1 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.

  • Heat oven to 425℉. Grease a 12-inch pizza pan or a 13X9-inch baking pan. Unroll the dough and place it in the greased pan; starting at the center, press out with your hands.

  • Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until very light golden brown.

  • Spoon chicken mixture over partially baked crust. Spoon salsa over chicken; sprinkle with cheese.

  • Bake for 14 to 18 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

  • Serves 6 to 8.


Ingredient Info: Any salsa works for this pizza, so choose the spiciness you prefer.
Ingredient Substitution: 2 cups of frozen bell pepper and onion stir-fry mixture can be used instead of the fresh bell peppers and onion.
Healthy Hint: Bell Peppers contain vitamins A and C.


Calories: 618kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 1547mg | Potassium: 552mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2294IU | Vitamin C: 64mg | Calcium: 543mg | Iron: 4mg

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