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Chicken Santa Fe Pizza

Chicken Santa Fe PizzaA spicy, Southwestern chicken pizza with three types of cheese—cheddar, mozzarella and jalapeño Havarti—and garnished with chopped fresh cilantro.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 boneless chicken breast
5 cloves garlic, chopped - divided use
Chili powder, to taste
Cayenne pepper, to taste
Paprika, to taste
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 red pepper, seeded and julienned
1 Spanish onion, julienned
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup white wine
1/2 cup marinara sauce
1/2 cup salsa
1 (16-ounce) pizza dough ball
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
3/4 cup mozzarella cheese
1 cup jalapeño Havarti cheese
1/4 ounce chopped cilantro

Cooking Directions:

  1. Marinate the chicken using half of the garlic and the seasonings, to taste.
  2. Fully cook the chicken on a grill and slice thin.
  3. Preheat a deck oven to 500°F (260°C).
  4. Sauté the peppers and onions with the remaining garlic in the olive oil. Season with salt, and pepper, to taste; add the white wine. Cook for 3 minutes, keeping the vegetables firm. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  5. In a small bowl, mix the marinara and salsa together. Set aside.
  6. Form the dough into a 16-inch circle and place on a peel.
  7. Spread the sauce on the dough; cover with the cheddar and mozzarella cheeses.
  8. Top the pie with the peppers and onion, then the chicken, and finally, the Havarti cheese. Sprinkle the top with chopped cilantro.
  9. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.