Cajun Chicken Pizza

Loaded spicy cajun chicken pizza with fresh homemade pizza dough.

Cajun Chicken Pizza Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

So there’s this thing called the Super Bowl on Sunday. I’m not sure about you, but I’m more interested in the commercials which is honestly kind of weird to say since normally we’re probably all dying to skip the commercials. Even so, we’ve gotta eat regardless of why we’re watching or pretending to watch or very blatantly not watching, right? Right. And I’m not sure about you but on days like that, I have no desire to even attempt to order out for pizza or any other kind of food. Why order out and wait, when you can prep your own food ahead and eat whenever you want. I promise it’s not that scary. I’ll even give you a pass just this once and say you can buy pizza dough if you prefer. If you’re truly that scared of yeast… but I swear it’s really not to be feared. Pinky swear.

Cajun Chicken Pizza Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

The Mr had been reminding me how he’d like some Cajun meals. I was having one of those omg the chicken needs to be used moments and then it hit me that I should make a Cajun chicken pizza. I like playing around with pizza and we like eating pizza, so why not? I had everything but the mushrooms and some back up cheese… because extra cheese is always a good idea.

Let’s be clear here… the chicken is amazing. It’s practically on the same level as barbecue chicken in my world. Maybe. But it’s really good. And even if you don’t love veggies, you’ll want to eat this pizza. If you’re looking for one final item to add to your Super Bowl menu, or just interested in changing gears on pizza night, try this loaded spicy Cajun chicken pizza. It won’t disappoint.

Cajun Chicken Pizza Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

Yield: 1: 12x16-inch pizza

Prep Time: 90 minutes

Cook Time: 17-20 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours

Cajun Chicken Pizza

Loaded spicy Cajun chicken pizza with fresh homemade pizza dough.

Ingredients:

Dough Ingredients:
1C hot water
1 pkg active dry yeast (2 1/4 tsp)
1/4 tsp sugar
2 1/2-3C all purpose flour
1/8 tsp salt
Olive oil

Pizza Ingredients:
1: 4-5oz chicken breast
1 Tbsp Cajun seasoning, divided
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
1/2C onion, sliced
1/2C green pepper, sliced
3/4C mushrooms, sliced
Pizza sauce
1 1/2C shredded mozzarella, divided

Directions:

In a stand mixer, add dry dough ingredients. Dissolve yeast and sugar in hot water, allow to sit for 5-10 minutes. With mixer turned on low, slowly pour yeast mixture into bowl. Continue mixing until smooth and dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Add additional flour as needed, a spoonful at a time only. Transfer to a lightly greased large bowl. Cover and allow to rise until doubled in size, roughly one hour.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Melt butter in a medium skillet. Add chicken to skillet, sprinkling with 1/2 tsp cajun seasoning on each side. Continue cooking until the chicken is no longer pink in the center, roughly 4-5 minutes on each side depending on the thickness of your chicken. Remove and shred meat by hand or in a stand mixer with paddle attachment.

Prepare vegetables.

Lightly grease a baking sheet with olive oil. Stretch dough to fit pan. Lightly brush dough with olive oil, bake for 5 minutes.

After dough has partially baked, begin creating your pizza. Coat with sauce and half of the cheese. Arrange chicken and vegetables throughout. Sprinkle with 2 tsp cajun seasoning, or more if desired. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.

Bake for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is fully melted and bubbly. Slice and enjoy hot.

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22 Responses to “Cajun Chicken Pizza”

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    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — February 1, 2013 at 8:20 am

    pizza looks delicious! and is your page design new? super cute!

    • Rachel — February 1st, 2013 @ 9:38 am

      Yes, just launched this week :)

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — February 1, 2013 at 10:04 am

    YOUR SITE LOOKS FABULOUS!!!! :) And so does this pizza, of course.

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    Kristen — February 1, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Love your new design, for one. Secondly, this pizza? Has my name written all over it! Looks so good!

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    Yvonne @ bitter baker — February 1, 2013 at 11:49 am

    I looove your new website, it looks SOO nice. As nice as the chicken pizza does, looks delicious! (and truth to be told, I’m not the biggest fan of Super Bowl either…)

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    a farmer in the dell — February 1, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    Love the new design! And how the heck did you know that I was in need of a new pizza recipe? yum!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — February 1, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    I don’t know what I love more, this super scrumptious pizza or your new design! Both are so awesome, Rachel!

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    amanda @ fake ginger — February 1, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    I know I told you the other day but I love the blog makeover so much! The pizza looks good too! You can’t go wrong with cajun seasoning!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — February 1, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    omg, you slay me with this. i love pizza and i love cajun seasoning. soooo you deliver, right? i mean, c’mon, i’m only a mere 2 hour plane ride ;) or is it 3? lol

    • Rachel — February 1st, 2013 @ 4:12 pm

      Two REALLY long hours away. Is it May yet?

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    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — February 1, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    My husband would FLIP for this pizza!!! Thanks Rachel.

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    JanetFCTC — February 1, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Oooo, my kinda pizza here. I love anything Cajun. I’ll have to give this a try!

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — February 1, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Mmmm pizza. And I’m still crazy over your design :)

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    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — February 1, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Your new design is stunning! And this pizza looks incredible! Cajun flavors are perfect for the Super Bowl!

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — February 1, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    I’m in the mood for eveyrthing cajun right now. As someone who doesn’t always like spicy – it’s become an ridiculous craving for cajun and shrimp. No, not preggo. But I might as well be with cravings like this – and this pizza is just making me salivate.

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    Wendy — February 2, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Your blog is beautiful and this recipe looks delicious. I can’t wait to read more Thanks!

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    Whitney @ The Newlywed Chefs — February 3, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Rachel, this is the perfect recipe for the Super Bowl tonight! Sounds delish!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — February 3, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    My Hubby is crazy for cajun food! He will love this pizza! PS: Love the new design, Rachel!

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    Carla @ Carlas Confections — February 4, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    You make the BEST pizzas Rachel!

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    Aggie — February 6, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    I really wish I had this pizza for dinner tonight!!

    Your design is gorgeous! :)

    • Rachel — February 7th, 2013 @ 7:10 am

      Thanks so much! :)

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    Cheri | Kitchen Simplicity — February 12, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Why have I not thought of this combo before? It looks so delicious. We will definitely be trying it out on our next pizza night.

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