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Garlic-Lime Chicken Fajita Pizza

Servings 8 pieces
Author Melissa Sperka

Ingredients

  • Homemade marinade:
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp each salt & black pepper
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil & lime juice
  • Shortcut marinade:
  • 1 [1.06 oz] pkg Grill Mates Mojito Lime marinade [plus ingredients to prepare]
  • For the pizza:
  • 6 chicken tenders [see cook's note]
  • 1 1 lb homemade pizza dough or 1 [13.8 oz] can refrigerated pizza dough [such as Pillsbury Classic]
  • 1 1/2 cups Mexican cheese blend
  • 3/4 cup taco sauce divided
  • 1 small purple onion sliced
  • 1/3 cup red pepper sliced
  • 1/3 cup green pepper sliced
  • 1/4 cup of chopped fresh cilantro divided
  • assorted toppings: sour cream salsa, lettuce, chopped tomatoes, black olives, jalapenos

Instructions

  • To prepare the homemade marinade, mix the oregano, garlic, cumin, 1/2 of the cilantro, salt and pepper with 1/4 cup each of lime juice and vegetable oil.
  • Place the chicken tenders into a plastic storage bag and pour the marinade on top.
  • Let the chicken marinate for at least 2 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
  • For the shortcut marinade, follow the package instructions.
  • To prepare the pizza, remove the chicken tenders from the storage bag and discard the marinade.
  • Grill the chicken on medium-high heat for 2 minutes per side or until the juices run clear.
  • Drizzle the peppers and onion lightly with vegetable oil and grill until crisp tender, seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Slice the chicken into pieces and set aside to cool slightly while you prepare the crust
  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Unroll the pizza dough into an 8 x 13 inch rectangle, then pour half of the taco sauce on top. Use mild, medium or hot your preference.
  • Sprinkle half of the shredded cheese over the sauce.
  • Layer the sliced grilled chicken and vegetables over the cheese, then drizzle with the remaining taco sauce.
  • Sprinkle the rest of the cheese over the toppings.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes until the crust is golden.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro.
  • Serve with your favorite fajita toppings.

Notes

Need a shortcut? Try using leftover or frozen prepared grilled chicken breast strips seasoned with garlic salt and a squeeze of fresh lime juice in place of the marinated chicken.