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Our family loves pizza night, we all have our favorite toppings and even our favorite crusts…but sometimes on pizza night we are want something a little out of the box. Tex-Mex Chicken Taco Pizza is one of our favorite pizza creations! This Chicken Taco Pizza combines our love of our two favorite things…tacos and pizza. It’s piled with all of our yummy taco toppings and a spiced up shredded chicken that will blow your mind! Best part…it’s super simple to make, great for meal prep and the whole family, low carb or not, will go crazy for it!
We’re getting ready for the busy season here on the ranch! It’s an exciting time of year for us…we really love meeting all of the new people that come in to enjoy the gorgeous ranch and hunt with us! You know when I’m not testing recipes or ingredients to share with ya’ll, I’m the resident chef for our guests out here on the Ranch! Let me tell you, after days of cooking breakfast, dinners and desserts…a quick weeknight meal between guest visits is often a must! This Chicken Taco Pizza is one of my favorite options for a fun, quick weeknight dinner that hits all of those yummy, comfort food notes!
So, while Maddie and I live a low carb or Keto lifestyle, as you may have figured out, I also cook for many people with other dietary restrictions, allergies or may even no issues at all…including the Cowboy and my little one! Sometimes when cooking for so many different needs, it’s great to have versatile recipes on hand that you can modify to everyone liking…and this Chicken Taco Pizza is perfect!
The Cowboy and Paige prefer a regular pizza crust and Maddie and I love the Fat Head crust with this pizza…although when we made it on Fat Head dough no one can really even tell the difference! A cauliflower crust would also be amazing with this…but the point is…the recipe can easily satisfy everyone in the family even if they aren’t keto, low carb or even gluten free! I do have to say that even Paige ate three pieces on Fat Head dough and couldn’t stop talking about how yummy it was…I highly recommend! Definitely Kid & Cowboy Approved!
The Tex-Mex style shredded chicken is the thing that takes this fun twist on pizza over the top! Cooked with onions and tomatoes and spiced up with chili powder, paprika and cumin, this simple chicken taco meat is jam packed with amazing Tex-Mex flavors. Since the seasonings are such a huge part of making this chicken taco meat amazingly delicious, make sure to use high quality chili powder and spices for the best results! As you know, I’m a huge fan of Fiesta Brand Seasonings… I literally have a cabinet full of their seasonings and spices! I always have great results using their products. For information in Fiesta Brand Seasonings & Spices…click here!
This recipe is a great way to use up any leftover cooked chicken you may have in your freezer or fridge. I try to always have some cooked chicken in the freezer for recipes just like this! For this, I cooked one 4 pound chicken and it yielded about 4 cups of chicken. I used my instant pot to quickly cook it, then I let it cool and picked and shredded it for the recipe and packed the rest up for the freezer! I love dark meat or a combination but feel free to use all white meat if that’s what you like!
We used a coconut flour Fat Head crust for this pizza but you can use any crust you like, whether it be store bought or homemade. Heads up…most crusts including, Fat Head crust, cauliflower crust and even some refrigerated crusts, need to be partially cooked before topping. For this pizza, you will need one recipe of your favorite crust, par-baked and ready to be loaded up with yummy chicken and cheese!! I used the Fat Head crust made with coconut flour from Wholesome Yum which can be found here!
Tex-Mex Chicken Taco Pizza is a quick, fun and tasty weeknight meal with a south of the border flare! Your favorite crust topped with kicked up chicken taco meat and loaded with all of your favorite toppings, this meal is about to become a quick family favorite! Perfect for game night!
Tex-Mex Chicken Taco Pizza is a quick, fun and tasty weeknight meal with a south of the border flare! Your favorite crust topped with kicked up chicken taco meat and loaded with all of your favorite toppings, this meal is about to become a new family favorite!
- 2 cups cooked chicken (dark & white) shredded or pulled
- 1 Tbsp. butter
- 1/4 cup diced onion
- 4 oz. tomato sauce
- 1 Tbsp. chili powder
- 1 1/2 tsp. cumin
- 1 ½ tsp. granulated garlic
- ¾ tsp. paprika
- 1 ½ tsp salt
- 1 recipe of your favorite pizza dough par-baked, if needed, and ready for topping
- 2-4 Tbsp. Salsa your favorite
- 1 1/2 cups shredded Monterrey Jack Cheese
- Shredded Lettuce
- Diced tomatoes
- Black Olives
- Diced Avocado
- Sour Cream
- In a large skillet, over medium high heat, melt the butter and add the chopped onions. Sauté onions until translucent, about 5-7 minutes. Then add the cooked chicken to the onions and stir to combine. Add the tomato sauce and the spices and salt to the chicken mixture and stir to fully incorporate the spices. Turn the heat to low and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Make sure your parbaked crust is on a parchment lined sheet pan. Spread 2-4 tablespoons of your favorite salsa evenly over the pizza crust. The amount will depend on your tastes and size of your crust. Then add the prepared chicken taco meat evenly over the salsa. Top the chicken with shredded Monterrey Jack Cheese.
Place pizza in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted as desired.
Top with lettuce, tomato, olives, diced avocado and drizzle with sour cream! Serve with salsa and enjoy!
Nutritional values were figures using Wholesum Yum Coconut Flour Fat Head Pizza Crust and without toppings. Your nutritional values may vary due to ingredients used.