Stove-Top Chicken Fajita Pizza

Chicken Fajita Pizza, a very spicy and flavorful pizza with the Mexican flavors. It has salsa, chicken fajita mix and lots of cheese baked on a crispy crust which is cooked on stop stove top in a skillet.
 
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I totally love Mexican flavors and this pizza is full of them. It is spicy and with each bite you can feel a flavor explosion in your mouth. That’s what I love about Mexican food, it has got the heat, and strong flavors, a little like our Indian food. The main thing, it is not bland. I don’t like bland food..nope..that’s not for me.
 
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This pizza is certainly crave-worthy. I can attest to that. And don’t worry if you don’t have an oven. I will show you how to make perfect pizza without an oven, on a stove top. You will only need a skillet with a lid for that.  
 
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I can see myself using this technique to make my pizzas from now on. I find this more easier than the oven method. Just check it out, I know you will enjoy this pizza a lot. Hope you all will give this a try.
 
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INGREDIENTS:

 
For the Dough:
 
  • 1 cup all purpose flour plus more
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 1/2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • Salt to taste 
Chicken Fajita Mix:
 
  • 200 g chicken strips
For Marination:
 
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder or less
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt to taste
Others:
 
  • 1/2 of medium red capsicum cut in thin strips
  • 1/2 of medium yellow capsicum cut in thin strips
  • 1/2 of onion sliced
  • 1/4 tsp paprika powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
For the Salsa:
 
  • 1 big tomato (remove the middle part)
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 6-7 pickled jalapeños 
  • A pinch of sugar
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
To assemble:
 
  • Pizza dough
  • Salsa
  • Sweet chilli sauce (optional)
  • Chicken fajita mix
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Chilli flakes
  • Coriander leaves chopped
NOTES:
 
  • With this crust, you can make one large pizza. But if you don’t have such a large pan, divide the dough into and make two pizzas. 
  • If you want the top part of your pizza to be more crisp and the cheese to be browned a bit, place the pizza into the oven with the broiler on for few minutes till it turns golden brown in color. 
DIRECTIONS:
 
To make the dough:
 
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup flour, sugar, yeast, butter, salt and oil. Combine well with hand till the flour resembles bread crumbs. 
  2. Mix the milk and water in a pan and slightly heat it till it turns warm (not hot). 
  3. Pour this gradually into the flour mix and knead. The dough will be very sticky at this point. Add in more flour till the dough gets smooth and elastic but not dry. It should be slightly sticky and feel tacky. I added 1/4 cup more of flour. Resist the urge to add more flour or the crust will become very hard. Knead for 2-3 minutes. 
  4. Transfer the dough into a well oiled bowl and turn it around to get it covered with oil. 
  5. Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and keep it in a warm place and let it sit for 1 hour till the dough gets double in size. 
To make the Fajita mix:
 
  1. fullsizerender-3Marinate the chicken strips with the above mentioned ingredients and shallow fry till cooked. It will only need 10 minutes of cooking. 
  2. Take it off the pan. In the same pan add in the capsicum and onion. Sauté for a minute or two. Add in garlic powder, paprika and salt. Sauté for a minute. 
  3. Add in the fried chicken strips into the pan again and mix everything together. The fajita mix is ready. 
To make the Salsa:
 
  1. fullsizerender-1In a food processor add in all the ingredients and chop it till its very fine. 
  2. Drain the salsa to remove excess water. 
To cook the Pizza Dough on Stove-Top and Assemble:
 
  1. fullsizerender-2Take out the dough and cut it in half (If you are using a big pan roll the entire dough into one circle). Roll the dough thin as it will bounce back and become little thick while you place it in the pan. Roll out one half of the dough into a circle slightly smaller than the size of your pan. 
  2. Take a skillet (cast iron, non-stick) with a lid. 
  3. Keep it over medium high heat and add in a tsp or two of oil just to cover the base of the pan. 
  4. Transfer the rolled pizza dough onto the pan. Cook for about 1 minute or until you start seeing bubbles forming on top and the underside turns golden brown in color. 
  5. Use a spatula to flip the crust to the other side. Reduce heat to low. Immediately start adding the toppings to the crust. 
  6. Start with few spoons of sweet chilli sauce. Spread it evenly. 
  7. Then spread the salsa all over. 
  8. Add in a little mozzarella cheese. 
  9. Place the chicken fajita mix. 
  10. Finally add in a layer of mozzarella cheese. 
  11. Cover the pan and let the cheese melt completely and the bottom get browned and crisp. Be careful that the bottom doesn’t get burned. 
  12. Remove from heat sprinkle chopped coriander leaves and chilli flakes. Cut and serve hot. 
Stove-top Chicken Fajita Pizza
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A very spicy and flavorful pizza with the Mexican flavors. It has salsa, chicken fajita mix and lots of cheese baked on a crispy crust which is cooked on stop stove top in a skillet.
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INGREDIENTS
For the Dough
  1. 1 cup all purpose flour plus more
  2. 1/4 cup water
  3. 1/4 cup milk
  4. 1 tsp sugar
  5. 1/2 tsp instant yeast
  6. 1 1/2 tbsp oil
  7. 1 tbsp melted butter
  8. Salt to taste
Chicken Fajita Mix
  1. 200 g chicken strips
For Marination
  1. 1 tsp red chilli powder or less
  2. 1/2 tsp paprika
  3. 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  4. 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  5. Salt to taste
Others
  1. 1/2 of medium red capsicum cut in thin strips
  2. 1/2 of medium yellow capsicum cut in thin strips
  3. 1/2 of onion sliced
  4. 1/4 tsp paprika powder
  5. 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  6. Salt to taste
  7. 2-3 tbsp olive oil
For the Salsa
  1. 1 big tomato (remove the middle part)
  2. 1/2 small onion
  3. 6-7 pickled jalapeños
  4. A pinch of sugar
  5. 1/2 cup coriander leaves
  6. 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  7. 1 tbsp lemon juice
  8. Salt to taste
To assemble
  1. Pizza dough
  2. Salsa
  3. Sweet chilli sauce (optional)
  4. Chicken fajita mix
  5. Mozzarella cheese
  6. Chilli flakes
  7. Coriander leaves chopped
DIRECTIONS
To make the dough
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup flour, sugar, yeast, butter, salt and oil. Combine well with hand till the flour resembles bread crumbs.
  2. Mix the milk and water in a pan and slightly heat it till it turns warm (not hot).
  3. Pour this gradually into the flour mix and knead. The dough will be very sticky at this point. Add in more flour till the dough gets smooth and elastic but not dry. It should be slightly sticky and feel tacky. I added 1/4 cup more of flour. Resist the urge to add more flour or the crust will become very hard. Knead for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Transfer the dough into a well oiled bowl and turn it around to get it covered with oil.
  5. Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and keep it in a warm place and let it sit for 1 hour till the dough gets double in size.
To make the Fajita mix
  1. Marinate the chicken strips with the above mentioned ingredients and shallow fry till cooked. It will only need 10 minutes of cooking.
  2. Take it off the pan. In the same pan add in the capsicum and onion. Sauté for a minute or two. Add in garlic powder, paprika and salt. Sauté for a minute.
  3. Add in the fried chicken strips into the pan again and mix everything together. The fajita mix is ready.
To make the Salsa
  1. In a food processor add in all the ingredients and chop it till its very fine.
  2. Drain the salsa to remove excess water.
To cook the Pizza Dough on stove-top and Assemble
  1. Take out the dough and cut it in half (If you are using a big pan roll the entire dough into one circle). Roll the dough thin as it will bounce back and become little thick while you place it in the pan. Roll out one half of the dough into a circle slightly smaller than the size of your pan.
  2. Take a skillet (cast iron, non-stick) with a lid.
  3. Keep it over medium high heat and add in a tsp or two of oil just to cover the base of the pan.
  4. Transfer the rolled pizza dough onto the pan. Cook for about 1 minute or until you start seeing bubbles forming on top and the underside turns golden brown in color.
  5. Use a spatula to flip the crust to the other side. Reduce heat to low. Immediately start adding the toppings to the crust.
  6. Start with few spoons of sweet chilli sauce. Spread it evenly.
  7. Then spread the salsa all over.
  8. Add in a little mozzarella cheese.
  9. Place the chicken fajita mix.
  10. Finally add in a layer of mozzarella cheese.
  11. Cover the pan and let the cheese melt completely and the bottom get browned and crisp. Be careful that the bottom doesn't get burned.
  12. Remove from heat sprinkle chopped coriander leaves and chilli flakes. Cut and serve hot.
NOTES
  1. With this crust, you can make one large pizza. But if you don't have such a large pan, divide the dough into and make two pizzas.
  2. If you want the top part of your pizza to be more crisp and the cheese to be browned a bit, place the pizza into the oven with the broiler on for few minutes till it turns golden brown in color.
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5 thoughts on “Stove-Top Chicken Fajita Pizza

  1. Hi i would like to know if we can substitute the instant yeast with active dry yeast ? And also will the results be same if we bake it in oven?
    Your recipes are awesome!..Masha Allah..Thanks so much.

    1. Hi Nabila! Thank you soo much.
      Yes you can use active dry yeast too. But remember to proof it before adding to the flour. Do not add it directly to the flour.

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