Best Chicken Pizza Recipe

Of all the pizza flavors, the fun, delicious, and heavenly Chicken Pizza is certainly worth trying!

There are so many ways to cook pizza and I love making pizza at home with chicken toppings. The chicken gives the dish a juicy, tender, and savory quality that you can experience at every bite.

Instead of buying pizza outside, make your version with family-friendly, comforting, and satisfying meat. Chicken Pizza always gives the best layer of crunchy crust, crispy veggies, and now, soft and perfectly seasoned chicken.

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You can cook Chicken Pizza to serve a hearty meal to your family during celebrations and weekends. Every slice is just oozing with the most amazing flavors beyond everything you can imagine!

How to Make Chicken Pizza

Just like other pizza recipes, the Chicken Pizza is easy to cook, even from scratch. Once you know how to make the dough and the sauce, all you have to do is top it off with any flavor that you want.

Today, I will share with you all my secrets to smoky, crispy, and perfect Chicken Pizza!

Ingredients

Before anything else, let’s talk about what you’ll need to cook Chicken Pizza.

Chicken

Indeed, chicken is a healthy, delicious, and affordable meat option for your pizza.

The good thing about using chicken is that it’s quick to cook, easy to season, and naturally delicious. It doesn’t cost a lot but it gives an incredible quality to any dish. Sometimes, I use shreds or chunks of leftover Roasted Chicken, too.

It is surely going to give the dish a savory and smoky taste that pairs well with veggies. The chicken will also have a juicy and tender texture that melts in your mouth with the cheese.

You can even cook Crispy Chicken Wings, Spaghetti in Chicken Breast Sauce, and Chicken Pie to go with the pizza!

Plain flour

Every time you make dough, you will need plain flour to make the dough.

Since you are making pizza from scratch, using plain flour will form the base. It mixes all of the dough ingredients together to give the pizza the right flavor and texture from the inside out.

Bob’s Red Mill suggests using all-purpose flour, pastry flour, or gluten-free flour for the dough. I always have flour at home because I also use it to make Banana Bread, Coconut Egg Rolls, and Almond Chocolate Chip Cupcakes!

Dry yeast mixture

How can you get the crunchy and flaky crust? Use dry yeast!

Dry yeast is a powerful and effective leavening agent that you can use in so many pastry recipes. You just need to mix water, dry yeast, and sugar to allow the dough to rise and expand.

As the pizza cooks, the dry yeast mixture will give the pizza the perfect crust. I also use yeast for recipes that need a light and airy quality, such as Puff Puff, No-Oven Bread, and Donuts!

Mozzarella cheese 

It won’t be a pizza recipe without some cheese, right?

You can never forget the classic pizza topping, mozzarella cheese. It has a beautiful melting effect that will make the pizza more appetizing. The creamy and decadent quality from the cheese makes the pizza so much tastier.

The mozzarella cheese has a milky and tangy flavor that blends well with the toppings. It’s my go-to cheese for other pizza recipes like Pizza Margherita and Bread Pizza but you can also use other types of cheese.

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Pizza sauce 

Even if used in only small amounts, pizza sauce always makes a big difference.

There are many pizza sauces you can use, but nothing beats the goodness of pizza sauce that you make at home. You can make it from tomato sauce or fresh tomatoes, onions, garlic, pepper, and seasonings.

The pizza sauce will serve as a barrier between the dough and the toppings. It gives sweetness and acidity for a more balanced flavor. You can prepare a No-Cook Pizza Sauce or a Quick Pizza Sauce recipe for a more natural flavor!

Garlic-infused oil 

You never know how much value garlic-infused oil can give to the dish.

By brushing your dough with this oil, you can give it a pungent flavor and aromatic quality. It will also keep the pizza moist inside yet crunchy and crisp on the outside. It’s certainly great for flavor, aroma, and texture.

According to Pizza Bien, the oil also allows the dough to absorb moisture for a crisp crust. You can also use other kinds of oil available to you. I just love how the garlic-infused oil tastes well with the pizza sauce!

Red onion

Whether raw or cooked, the red onion will make the Chicken Pizza so much tastier.

It has a mild flavor, but it has an excellent aroma that truly brings the pizza together. While the red onion is usually raw in salads or sandwiches, it will add a crunchy texture to the pizza too.

In fact, it is one of the most common pizza toppings ever. You will realize how delicious it tastes with the pizza sauce, chicken, and peppers. No wonder it’s one of the most commonly used pizza toppings!

Jalapeño peppers 

Don’t be afraid of using jalapeño peppers for the pizza.

I suggest using green and red jalapeños for a diverse flavor. The green ones have a fresh and tangy taste, while the red ones have a spicy and sweet taste. These peppers will surely give the dish more crunch.

Just like red onions, the peppers will add a fantastic flavor and aroma to the pizza. It’s going to complement the chicken for a well-balanced flavor throughout the dish!

I can’t wait for you to try the Chicken Pizza. It is an easy recipe that you can cook in less than an hour – perfect for bonding with your loves ones over good food!

Directions

Put on your apron because it’s time to make Chicken Pizza!

  1. In a bowl, mix water, dry yeast, and sugar.
  2. Set it aside to bloom.
  3. In a separate bowl, sieve plain flour and sea salt.
  4. Make a well in the middle.
  5. Then, pour in the yeast mixture and oil.
  6. Stir with a spatula until you form a dough. 
  7. Knead the dough on a floured surface for 10 minutes or until smooth.
  8. Grease the pizza pan with oil.
  9. Mold the pizza dough around the pan.
  10. Brush the dough with garlic-infused oil.
  11. Spread the pizza sauce on the dough.
  12. Top the pizza with mozzarella cheese, red onion, sweet pepper, green jalapeno pepper, red jalapeno pepper, and chicken.
  13. Cook it in a preheated oven at 220C for ten minutes.
  14. Once cooked, remove it from heat, allow it to cool, and serve!
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Let me know how your Chicken Pizza turned out! Is it as delicious as you expected it to be? Send in a photo or a comment to share your experience! 

Tips

Pizza Dough

Making pizza dough

While there is store-bought pizza dough in groceries, I always prefer making it at home.

  1. Mix water, dry yeast, and sugar in a bowl.
  2. Set this aside to bloom.
  3. Mix plain or all-purpose flour with olive oil and salt.
  4. Stir in the yeast mixture. 
  5. Knead the dough with a mixer or by hand.
  6. Let the dough rest in a lightly greased bowl.
  7. Cover it with cling film or aluminum foil.
  8. Allow it to double in size within an hour and a half. 
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Pro Tip!

Knead the dough by hand by continuously folding the dough inward. To check if the dough has been sufficiently kneaded, poke it with your finger. If it bounces back immediately, it is ready. 

Storing pizza dough
  • Coat the pizza dough with oil before storing it in a plastic bag or container.
  • Freeze it for up to three months, and once ready to use, let it thaw in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Allow the dough to rest at room temperature before molding. 

Pizza Sauce

To make your Pizza Sauce, you will need tomatoes, red onions, olive oil, sea salt, smoked paprika, oregano, fresh basil, pepper, and sugar.

  1. Blend the tomatoes and red onion in a blender
  2. Preheat olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
  3. Saute the remaining red onion.
  4. Season it with herbs and spices for a minute.
  5. Then, pour the blended tomatoes and red onion.
  6. Cook the sauce for five minutes. 
  7. Garnish it with basil if preferred.

To store, put the pizza sauce in a container and refrigerate it to last up to a week or in freezer bags. There’s even a No-Cook Pizza Sauce that you can try out! Whichever you choose will result in a delicious dish. 

Garlic-Infused Olive Oil

  • According to For The Love of Cooking, you can make garlic-infused oil by sauteeing about four cloves of garlic in ¾ cup of olive oil for about 30 minutes.
  • Store it by pouring it into a container and refrigerating or freezing it. This can last at least one month. 
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Chicken Pizza Variations

The best thing about cooking pizza is that you can make any flavor you want with your favorite toppings and sauces!

For instance, you can replace mozzarella cheese with cheddar, parmesan, gouda, ricotta, or provolone cheese. If you don’t want to add cheese, then you can use pesto sauce, spinach, mushrooms, or even tofu. 

Meanwhile, chicken pizza toppings can include pepperoni, bacon, olives, beef, ham, pork, pineapple, and other ingredients. However, remember not to include too many moist or watery ingredients to prevent it from becoming soggy. 

On the other hand, chicken pizza sauce can be substituted with Spaghetti Sauce, barbecue sauce, pesto, garlic-infused oil, marinara, and other condiments. Just be sure that the sauce complements the toppings you want to use.

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No-Oven Chicken Pizza

If you don’t have access to an oven, then here are several options to try to cook your pizza. 

Stovetop 
  1. Substitute the dry yeast mixture with self-raising flour.
  2. Prepare the other ingredients as instructed in this recipe.
  3. Mold the pizza dough into a flat frying pan
  4. Cook it over medium fire for ten minutes or until thoroughly cooked. 
Air fryer 
  1. Grease the air fryer basket with oil.
  2. Shape the pizza dough according to the size of the basket.
  3. Preheat the air fryer to 190°C.
  4. Pre-cook the dough for three minutes. 
  5. Then, assemble it with the toppings.
  6. Cook for another seven minutes or until the crust becomes crispy. 
  • Oven: Cook the Chicken pizza in the oven.
  • Brush: Baste the dough with oil using a brush.
  • Pizza tray: Shape the dough and assemble the pizza with the train as the mold. 
  • Wooden spatula: Stir the dry yeast mixture with a wooden spatula. 
  • Sieve: Filter the dry ingredients of the dough using this tool. 
  • Glass bowls: Prepare ingredients in glass bowls for organized cooking. 

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How to Serve Chicken Pizza

In just 30 minutes, your Chicken Pizza is ready to serve!

Chicken Pizza is best served whenever you plan on having your family and friends over. It is normally served in triangular slices, but you can also do it in squares for more servings. 

For a smaller crowd, you can mold the dough into smaller sizes to give everyone their own mini-pizza. Another popular option is to roll the dough with the toppings to get Pizza Rolls.

You can enjoy it with:

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Limit your chicken pizza intake to about two slices every other week. According to Romper, babies aged one year old can eat pizza but note that you need to use baby-friend ingredients only. 

Storage Tips

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In the fridge: In an article in Comfortable Food, individually wrap the pizza slices in cling film or foil. Place them in a container. Refrigerate the chicken pizza slices to last up to four days. 

To freeze: Wrap the chicken pizza slices in plastic or aluminum foil and put them in freezer bags. Freeze the pizza slices for up to two months.

Reheat refrigerated or frozen pizza on a pan over medium heat until the crispiness is restored. You can also pop it in the oven at 260°C for about 10 minutes. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What toppings go well with chicken on pizza?

My top chicken pizza toppings include roasted chicken, mozzarella cheese, red onions, jalapeño peppers, and pizza sauce. These will have the perfect balance of flavors and textures for a sumptuous meal.

What does chicken pizza contain?

The classic chicken pizza is made of flatbread, cheese, peppers, and chunks of chicken. Over time, there have been different versions of the chicken pizza with many toppings too.

Which chicken pizza is best?

For me, the best Chicken Pizza is one that you make at home. It can have any flavor you want and you can be sure that it’s healthy and freshly cooked. Also, making your pizza is such a fun way of enjoying with the family!

Is chicken on pizza OK?

Definitely! According to New York Pizza, chicken is one of the best toppings for pizza because of its natural flavor, aroma, and juicy texture. It is also a nutritious and protein-rich element that you will enjoy. 

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Chicken Pizza

5 from 1 vote
If you haven’t tried chicken on your homemade pizza before, this is the perfect time to make and enjoy every bite!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Italian
Calories 203kcal

Ingredients
 
 

For the dough

  • cup water (warm)
  • 2 tsp dry yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 cup plain flour
  • tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp olive oil

For the toppings

  • cup mozzarella cheese (grated)
  • ¼ cup pasta sauce
  • ½ tsp olive oil (garlic-infused)
  • ¼ red onion (small-sized)
  • mixed jalapeño pepper (sliced)
  • 1 cup roasted/ grilled chicken (diced)

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl, mix water, dry yeast, and sugar.
  • Set it aside to bloom.
  • In a separate bowl, sieve plain flour and sea salt.
  • Make a well in the middle.
  • Then, pour in the yeast mixture and oil.
  • Stir with a spatula until you form a dough. 
  • Knead the dough on a floured surface for 10 minutes or until smooth.
  • Grease the pizza pan with oil.
  • Mold the pizza dough around the pan.
  • Brush the dough with garlic-infused oil.
  • Spread the pizza sauce on the dough.
  • Top the pizza with mozzarella cheese, red onion, sweet pepper, green jalapeno pepper, red jalapeno pepper, and chicken.
  • Cook it in a preheated oven at 220C for ten minutes.
  • Once cooked, remove it from heat, allow it to cool, and serve!

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Notes

  • Prepare your dough properly and store it for long-term use.
  • Feel free to cook it with substitute ingredients.
  • It can be cooked in the oven, on the stovetop, or in an air fryer.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 (of 8)Calories: 203kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 10gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 593mgPotassium: 81mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 166IUVitamin C: 0.01mgCalcium: 130mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Cheese, chicken, chicken pizza, italian, Pizza, pizza dough, pizza recipe, pizza sauce

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