RECIPE: Chicken Fajita Pizza

Chicken Fajita Pizza (6 servings)

  • 3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium green pepper, julienned
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 prebaked 12-inch pizza crust
  • 1/2 cup picante sauce
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, saute the chicken, onion and green pepper in oil until chicken juices run clear; drain. Sprinkle with chili powder and garlic powder.
  2. Place crust on an ungreased 12-in. pizza pan. Spoon chicken mixture over crust. Top with picante sauce; sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 450° for 10-12 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 slices.

Recipe Source: Taste of Home

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Personal Review: Deciding to make this pizza was kind of a spontaneous thing. I was planning on making a normal pepperoni pizza, but my husband had spotted this recipe in my notebook and suggested it instead of the old standby.

I have to admit, it wasn’t my favorite, but it wasn’t bad either. There was just something about it. I think my problem is that I’m not very adventurous when it comes to my pizzas. But hubby thoroughly enjoyed it and I’m sure I will be making it again in the future.

One change I made was that I spread some of the picante sauce on the crust directly – like you would pizza sauce. I don’t think it was necessarily a change that would need to be made, but one that I preferred.

Bottom Line: If you want to step outside of the pepperoni & cheese pizza, give this one a shot. It’s not too weird (apples & pineapples? I still don’t understand that combination) and yet it’s definitely outside the norm.

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