Chicken Enchilada Pizza

June 13, 2012 by Ali

And the experiment was….a success!

Behold. Two of my favorite foods combined into one fabulous dish — Chicken Enchilada Pizza, baby!!!

Yep. Since I crave Mexican food pretty much every day of my life on occasion, I decided to mix things up and convert some of my favorite enchiladas into a pizza! And to be honest, it was considerably quicker than rolling up a zillion enchiladas. Just take your favorite pizza dough, top it with some enchilada sauce (I’m a little partial to my favorite homemade recipe), layer on some sauteed onions/poblanos/chiles, some shredded chicken, cheese and cilantro, and voila! A classic Mexican dish turned…mmmm….Italian?!?

Whatever is is, this pizza is GOOD. Hearty, fresh, saucy, and bursting with amazing flavor.

Que delicioso!!!

Chicken Enchilada Pizza

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 22 minutes

Yield: 2-4 servings


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 small white onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 poblano pepper, diced
  • 1 (4 oz.) can diced green chiles, drained
  • 1 large unbaked pizza crust, homemade or storebought
  • 2 cups red enchilada sauce, homemade or storebought
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken (I used rotisserie)
  • 2 cups shredded Monterrey Jack Cheese
  • handful of fresh cilantro, stems removed


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add onions and poblano, and saute for 5 minutes or until onions are cooked and translucent. Add diced green chiles and cook for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat.

In a bowl, toss the shredded chicken with a few spoonfuls of the enchilada sauce.

Prepare the pizza by spreading about 1 cup of enchilada sauce evenly on the crust, leaving a 1-inch border. Layer the onion/poblano/chile mixture evenly on top of the sauce, then add the sauced chicken, then sprinkle the top with cheese. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or according to the crust’s package instructions, or until the cheese is melted and the crust begins to turn golden brown. Remove and sprinkle with fresh cilantro. Slice and serve immediately.

Ali’s Tip:

Here are some other ingredients that would be great on this pizza:

  • black beans
  • corn
  • roasted red peppers
  • black olives

filed in Chicken, Entrees, Pizzas

About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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40 thoughts on “Chicken Enchilada Pizza

  1. Went to pin this deliciousness and it took me here:

    Thank goodness for google image search.

    - Lisa @ Wine & Glue

  2. i l♥ve pizza

    - yalda

  3. Was looking for a chicken fajita pizza recipe and came across this. As I love pizza, enchiladas and fajitas I decided to try your recipe but added green and red pepper. It was excellent. Thanks!

    - Jill

  4. Am an Aussie chick from country NSW about to celebrate by 40th by hosting a FIESTA for friends and family. Of course, its the middle of summer here in Australia with temps currently over 41C (which I think is about 112F I think) so it’s pretty damn hot! Anyhow, I wanted some recipes to suit a lot of people who wouldn’t normally eat a lot of Mexican cuisine (besides the old taco) so this will definately make it on the menu, along with the little Mexican chocolate tarts and the baked Mexican Mozzarella sticks! Wish me luck…..

    - Belinda

  5. I always look at all your recipes in awww! Yet again, this looks amazing! I’m so inspired! Was wondering if you have your recipe for traditional enchiladas? Do you use all the same ingredients, just roll them up? :)

    - Marissa

  6. These photos are so beautiful!

    - Elizabeth

  7. OMG, two of my favorite foods combined! I NEED to try this!

    - Mandy

  8. I found this post though Pinterest. The photo was so beautiful that I just had to come here to read the recipe! Love it! And love your site :-).

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    I hope you get a chance to visit and to share some of your delicious posts with our viewers. It would be a pleasure to have you on board :-)

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  9. My boyfriend would LOVE this, a man friendly recipe if ever there was one :) And you make a pizza look gorgeous, goodness knows how!

    - Sasha @ The Procrastobaker

  10. Now this is a pizza we gotta try!!

    - marla

  11. I litteraly clicked on your blog because the name was so cute! And I am glad I did that pizza looks AMAZING!

    - Emily

  12. OMG this is so going to be made by me! looks delicious!

    - Shumaila

  13. This is SO perfect!

    - Rachel @ Baked by Rachel

  14. I love creative pizza ideas…and Mexican! All about this for sure :)

    - Baking Serendipity

  15. This looks amazing! Mexican & pizza…two of my favorite things ♥ I can’t wait to try this recipe out this weekend!

    - Leah

  16. I wanted to let you know that your Pin it for Pintrest does not work for me.

    - Amy Ramos

  17. Love this! I just made a pork carnitas pizza, so this willb e next!

    - Blog is the New Black

  18. I just died. DIED.

    - Bev @ Bev Cooks

  19. !Que rico!

    - Ali's Mom

  20. this looks SO good!!!! I could eat Mexican food for the rest of my life and Mexican food on top of pizza just sounds even more appetizing!! beautiful photos

    - Julie @ Table for Two

  21. Pizza perfection! I simply adore this!!

    - Cassie

  22. Oh my–this looks and sounds spectacular! I can’t wait to give this a try–and homemade enchilada sauce–even better!

    - katie

  23. This is AWESOME! Totally pinned.

    - shelly (cookies and cups)

  24. Love this idea of converting traditional enchiladas into pizza! I, too, need to mix up our Mexican regulars! This is awesome!

    - Jessica@AKitchenAddiction

  25. What an awesome choice of pizza! I absolutely love EVERYTHING about this, and I’m definitely making this over the weekend. The boyfriend is going to be thrilled!

    - Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious