SRC: Southwestern Chicken Pizza

It’s time once again for the monthly Secret Recipe Club reveal.  Want to know more about SRC?  You can find out all about it here.

This month my assignment was Cafe Lynnylu.  Lynne’s blog is full of two of her favorite things – stunning photography and delicious recipes.  Trying to decide what to make was nearly impossible, I had nearly a whole notebook page full of options – Citrus Chile Shrimp, Queso Fundido, Caramel Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, Grilled Bread with Mediterranean Chopped Salad.  And the list went on.
I love pizza and Mexican food, so I ended up deciding on Southwestern Pizza.  This was the way to go.  Lynne’s recipe includes the homemade crust recipe that she uses, my local Meijer store has a fabulous frozen pizza dough so I used that instead.  I also added chicken because I had it on hand, but this would be just as delicious without it.  And for the record, avocado on pizza is AMAZING!

This pizza came together quickly and we loved it.  Thanks, Lynne, for introducing me to such a fabulous new pizza!

Southwestern Chicken Pizza
by Becca {Crumbs and Chaos}

Ingredients (2 large or 4 small pizzas)
  • 2 (1 lb.) portions of FROZEN PIZZA DOUGH, thawed (or make your own)


  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can DICED TOMATOES
  • 1/2 cup CHUNKY SALSA
  • 1 GARLIC CLOVE, minced or crushed
  • 1 teaspoon ONION POWDER
  • 1 Tablespoon FRESH CILANTRO, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon GROUND CUMIN
  • 1/4 teaspoon BLACK PEPPER
  • 1/4 teaspoon SALT


  • 2 small AVOCADOS (or 1 large), thinly sliced
  • 1 cup SOUR CREAM
  • 8 oz. SHREDDED CHEESE (Pepper Jack, Monterrey Jack)
Preheat oven and pizza stone to 450°.
On a cornmeal dusted pizza peel or parchment paper lined pizza peel, roll out pizza dough to fit your pizza stone.
Top with 1/2 of sauce mixture, spread 1/2 cup of sour cream on top of sauce, layer on 1/2 of avocado and 1/2 cup of chicken, top with 1 cup of shredded cheese and sliced jalapenos.
Slide onto preheated pizza stone, bake for 12-14 minutes.
Repeat with 2nd crust and the remaining toppings.
Cut into slices and serve.
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Recipe Source: Cafe Lynnylu

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  1. Looks delicious, like I would almost eat it for breakfast too! :) If you have a chance, check out my one ingredient banana ice cream for this months SRC :)

  2. Yum! We are having pizza for dinner and I wasn’t sure what kind exactly. This one just made the short list! Looks great!

  3. That pizza looks delicious – what a great combination for the sauce, and the toppings.. oohh.

  4. This sounds like MY kind of pizza! Perfect flavors! I’ll have to try this on a gluten free crust, thanks!

  5. It looks absolutely addictive :-)

    All the best,

  6. I love pizza. I love unique pizza ideas. I love your pizza. =) Great being a part of SRC with you. Would love you to stop by and check out my Mango Avocado Salsa from my assigned blogger, Jeanette’s Healthy Living. =)

  7. Oh my gosh, we love pizza and I love trying out new recipes (besides the traditional marinara sauce). So this is definitely one I will have to try. How do I join the SRC?

  8. Yum, this pizza looks so tasty! One of my favorite things about making homemade pizza is that I can get really creative with the toppings, and these ones sound just fantastic! :)

  9. Becca, thanks so much for the kind words regarding my blog and thanks for making my favorite pizza of all time! I like that you used a frozen pizza dough and the chicken! Fabulous!

  10. I like it with the chicken. This sounds really good. nice post!

  11. I love the flavours on this pizza. One thing I’d never have thought of putting on pizza is avocado as I’ve never eaten it cooked before but it must add a lovely creaminess.

  12. My kids would love this pizza topping. Great pick for SRC!

  13. This pizza would make my husbands night. I have to make this. Great pick.

  14. Want! This sounds amazing. I’m pinning because I need to make this. Great SRC pick!

  15. My husband would love this! Awesome recipes and great photos!

  16. Oh this pizza looks so so good! I hardly ever make homemade pizza. This inspires me to try.

    Great getting to meet you guys through SRC.

  17. I just love a great Southwestern Chicken Pizza and this recipe looks awesome. It is fun cooking with you at the SRC and have a great week.
    Miz Helen

  18. Totally delicious looking!!

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my Group ‘A’ SRC entry: Broiled Sushi.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  19. What a great look pizza! I could totally eat the whole pizza! Yum!

  20. I love it! I seem to get stuck in the same rut with pizza but this one has me thinking a different direction. Great choice.

  21. Yum! Great flavor combo

    Mal @ The Chic Geek

  22. I’m definitely making this. I think it might be my husband’s new favorite food. Great SRC pick! I hope you’ll stop by this month. Its artichoke month, and I’d love if you’d link up your artichoke recipes!

  23. Fun! I love the idea of cumin-flavored anything, so I might have to try that on the next batch of Mexican Pizzas I make.

  24. Yummo! I love the Tex-Mex twist here. Great idea to add chicken!

    I hope you’ll stop by and visit my SRC post for Chewy Oatmeal Raisin and Almond Cookies


  25. I definitely want to try this! I love different variations on pizza. Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  26. You and I must be Foodie Sisters at heart, this is the 2nd recipe of yours I have clicked on at Weekend Potluck! :)
    ~Tonya from 4 little Fergusons

  27. Thanks for linking up this yummy looking pizza at Eat 2 Gather!

  28. That pizza looks absolutely DELICIOUS (and easy)! Can’t wait to make it!


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