Chicken Enchilada Pizza

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

Your favorite Mexican dish....turned into a pizza! You will love this chicken enchilada pizza recipe. It's bursting with flavor!

Ingredients:

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 http://gimmesomeoven.com/red-enchilada-sauce/ or storebought
2 cups shredded cooked chicken (I used rotisserie)
2 cups shredded Monterrey Jack Cheese
handful of fresh cilantro, stems removed

Directions:

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.

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!

Ali’s Tip:

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

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

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Comments

  1. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — June 13, 2012 @ 6:50 am (#)

    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!

    • ali — June 13, 2012 @ 7:30 am (#)

      Thanks, Chung-Ah! You are so encouraging!!!

  2. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — June 13, 2012 @ 7:11 am (#)

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

    • ali — June 13, 2012 @ 7:30 am (#)

      Ha – I’m all for anything that makes it look like I don’t eat Mexican nearly every day of the week. ;)

  3. shelly (cookies and cups) — June 13, 2012 @ 7:11 am (#)

    This is AWESOME! Totally pinned.

    • ali — June 13, 2012 @ 7:29 am (#)

      Thanks, Shelly! :)

  4. katie — June 13, 2012 @ 7:27 am (#)

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

    • ali — June 13, 2012 @ 7:29 am (#)

      Thanks, Katie! That sauce really makes all the difference — it’s my favorite! :)

  5. Cassie — June 13, 2012 @ 7:36 am (#)

    Pizza perfection! I simply adore this!!

  6. Julie @ Table for Two — June 13, 2012 @ 7:41 am (#)

    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

  7. Ali's Mom — June 13, 2012 @ 7:53 am (#)

    !Que rico!

  8. Bev @ Bev Cooks — June 13, 2012 @ 8:23 am (#)

    I just died. DIED.

  9. Blog is the New Black — June 13, 2012 @ 10:37 am (#)

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

  10. Amy Ramos — June 13, 2012 @ 10:48 am (#)

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

  11. Leah — June 13, 2012 @ 12:03 pm (#)

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

  12. Baking Serendipity — June 13, 2012 @ 1:06 pm (#)

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

  13. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — June 13, 2012 @ 1:27 pm (#)

    This is SO perfect!

  14. Shumaila — June 13, 2012 @ 2:35 pm (#)

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

  15. Emily — June 13, 2012 @ 2:39 pm (#)

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

  16. marla — June 13, 2012 @ 3:13 pm (#)

    Now this is a pizza we gotta try!!

  17. Sasha @ The Procrastobaker — June 13, 2012 @ 3:25 pm (#)

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

  18. RecipeNewZ — June 13, 2012 @ 4:22 pm (#)

    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 :-)

  19. Mandy — June 13, 2012 @ 6:02 pm (#)

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

  20. Elizabeth — June 14, 2012 @ 7:03 am (#)

    These photos are so beautiful!

  21. Marissa — June 14, 2012 @ 11:34 am (#)

    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? :)

  22. Belinda — January 5, 2013 @ 12:20 am (#)

    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…..

  23. Jill — April 20, 2013 @ 11:49 am (#)

    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!

  24. yalda — July 5, 2013 @ 8:40 am (#)

    i l♥ve pizza

  25. Lisa @ Wine & Glue — October 25, 2013 @ 12:17 pm (#)

    Went to pin this deliciousness and it took me here: http://www.quickneasyrecipes.net/chicken-enchilada-pizza/

    Thank goodness for google image search.

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