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. says

    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. =)

  2. says

    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?

  3. says

    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! :)

  4. says

    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!

  5. says

    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.

  6. says

    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.

  7. says

    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

  8. says

    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!


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