Chicken Enchilada Pizza

Your favorite enchiladas, in pizza form! Homemade crust, topped off with freshly made enchilada sauce, seasoned shredded chicken and more!

Homemade chicken enchilada pizza! Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I’m pretty obsessed with pizza, in case you hadn’t noticed. We love having a weekly pizza night. Sometimes we’ll cheat and get take-out, mostly because we get mozzarella sticks too and those always hit the spot. But usually it’s homemade pizza of one variety or another.

We’ve done everything from buffalo chicken, bacon and barbecue chicken to cajun, even bacon-basil pesto chicken pizza and many many more! They’re all equally amazing in their own ways. But, there’s always room for a new variety, which is where this one came in.

Homemade chicken enchilada pizza! Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Cinco de Mayo needed a festive pizza. Sure, I already shared a taco pizza, but this one kicks it up another notch. Homemade enchilada sauce, seasoned shredded chicken, three types of cheese and all kinds of fixings. Seriously, it’s so good that you’ll not only have a hard time sharing, but have a hard time leaving any for leftovers! And we all know how amazing leftovers are, especially when it comes to pizza. Cold or hot, leftover pizza is amazing.

You can certainly cheat and use store bought enchilada sauce, but I wouldn’t recommend it. This homemade variety is so easy and flavorful! Plus, none of those funky preservatives. As with any seasoned chicken dish, you’ll definitely be tasting the chicken as you go. So flavorful and truthfully, I love it warm or cold, straight from the fridge. If you have any leftovers, it’s a great addition to salads or tacos!

Basically what it comes down to, you need to make this pizza. Your life is empty without this pizza. Cinco de Mayo and pizza nights will forever be changed with this homemade chicken enchilada pizza! So, be sure to add it to your dinner plans!

Homemade chicken enchilada pizza! Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Chicken Enchilada Pizza

Your favorite enchiladas, in pizza form! Homemade crust, topped off with freshly made enchilada sauce, seasoned shredded chicken and more!
Prep Time1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pizza
Servings: 6 plus


Pizza dough:

  • 1 C warm water
  • 1 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1/2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 C all purpose flour

For the chicken:

  • 2 chicken breast
  • 1 1/2-2 C chicken broth
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp salt

Enchilada sauce:

  • 1 C chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder

Pizza toppings:

  • 1/2 C yellow onion diced
  • Jalapeños
  • Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 C whole milk mozzarella shredded
  • 1/2 C Monterey Jack cheese shredded
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Ground black pepper
  • Fresh cilantro


  • In a small measuring cup, heat water to 115°F. Dissolve yeast and sugar in water, allow yeast to proof. Add flour and salt to the bowl of a stand mixer with dough hook attached. With mixer running on low, slowly add yeast mixture. If needed, add 1-2Tbsp olive oil to dough. Shape into a smooth ball and transfer to a lightly greased large bowl. Cover and allow to rise in a warm location until doubled in size, roughly one hour.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine trimmed chicken breasts with seasonings and enough chicken broth, to cover meat. Cook, flipping after 10 minutes and shredding when meat is no longer pink. Return shredded chicken to liquid, reducing heat to medium-low, cooking off liquid. Transfer chicken to a small bowl.
  • Whisk together 1C chicken broth and 2 Tbsp flour, add to a small saucepan with other sauce ingredients. Stir to combine. Cook over medium-low heat until mixture has reduced to roughly 1/2C. Stir occasionally. Transfer enchilada sauce to a small bowl, pressing plastic wrap to the surface to prevent a skin from forming. Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Lightly grease 1 or 2 baking sheets, depending on if you are making one large or two small pizzas. Prepare pizza toppings by dicing onions, shredding cheese and slicing tomatoes.
  • If making two pizzas, divide dough in half. Shape dough into desired size on prepared pan. Spread enchilada sauce over dough. Arrange onions, jalapeños and shredded seasoned chicken over sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, Monterey jack cheese and mozzarella. Add chopped tomatoes and a sprinkle of ground black pepper.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until desired crispness is reached. Top off with fresh cilantro, slice and serve.
  • Chill leftovers, reheating at 425°F for 6-8 minutes.


Recipe serves roughly 6-12, yields 2: 10-inch pizzas.
*Dough can be prepped ahead. If chilled, bring to room temperature prior to shaping.
*Chicken can be made ahead. Chill and cover until ready to use.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

More recipes to try:
Slow cooker chicken tortilla soup
Taco pizza
Slow cooker Mexican chicken chili
Puffy chicken tacos
Slow cooker spicy white chicken chili
Carnitas pizza
White chicken enchiladas
Slow cooker chicken enchilada soup
Taco mac and cheese

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27 Responses to “Chicken Enchilada Pizza”

  1. #
    Emily @ Life on Food — May 4, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    We skipped pizza night this week and I am totally feeling it. This one looks amazing. Perfect for Cinco de Mayo.

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      Rachel — May 4, 2014 at 7:26 pm

      You definitely need to catch up and do pizza night tomorrow then ;)

  2. #
    Meghan — May 4, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    You make the best pizzas! This one might be my favorite yet with that homemade enchilada sauce!

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      Rachel — May 5, 2014 at 7:04 am

      Thanks Meghan!! :)

  3. #
    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — May 4, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    This is, like, genius. I have been craving pizza and mexican food. This is the perfect solution! Pinned!

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      Rachel — May 5, 2014 at 7:04 am

      Thanks Dorothy! :)

  4. #
    Matt Robinson — May 5, 2014 at 1:37 am

    4 of my favorite things! Pizza, chicken, enchiladas, and homemade pizza dough. This looks so incredibly good and a must this summer. Love it, thanks!

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      Rachel — May 5, 2014 at 7:04 am

      Thanks Matt! It’s definitely a must make! :)

  5. #
    Medeja — May 5, 2014 at 7:31 am

    This pizza looks just amazing!

  6. #
    aimee@shugarysweets — May 5, 2014 at 7:36 am

    This looks amazing Rachel! Pinned and on the menu!

    • #
      Rachel — May 5, 2014 at 4:07 pm

      Thanks Aimee! :)

  7. #
    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — May 5, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    What a great way to combine 2 things I love – pizza and Mexican food!

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      Rachel — May 5, 2014 at 4:08 pm

      Thanks Lauren! :)

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    Shanna @ pineapple and coconut — May 5, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    This is SO my kind of pizza. People think I am weird for liking chicken on pizza but I have always ordered chicken as a topping and its so good! My go-to is BBQ chicken pizza but I know I will love this. Adding to my “to make asap” list!!

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      Rachel — May 5, 2014 at 4:09 pm

      Chicken on pizza is amaaaaazing, especially seasoned in one way or another. And yes bbq chicken is way up there on my list too :)

  9. #
    Christine @ Cooking with Cakes — May 5, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    I love combo meals like this Rach, they’re always a crowd pleaser!! pinning :)

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      Rachel — May 5, 2014 at 4:09 pm

      Thanks Christine! :)

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    Julie @ Table for Two — May 6, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Love this idea for pizza. So creative to turn chicken enchiladas into pizza form! I need to plan better next year and get on the Cinco de Mayo train ;)

  11. #
    Amanda - A Cookie Named Desire — May 6, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    I love the idea of these chicken enchilada pizzas! I wish my family would eat something other than the plain cheese or pepperoni pizzas because I would so make this for them! I guess I will need to make a personal pizza just for me! :)

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      Rachel — May 6, 2014 at 4:10 pm

      Yes, at the very least, a personal pizza is a must! :)

  12. #
    Jennie @themessybakerblog — May 7, 2014 at 7:17 am

    This pizza rocks, Rachel! I love seeing your creative pizza recipes every week. Pinned.

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      Rachel — May 7, 2014 at 8:13 am

      Thanks Jennie :)

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    Alice // Hip Foodie Mom — May 24, 2014 at 8:17 am

    oh my goodness! love this pizza. . I’m a pizza fanatic too! and I totally pinned the buffalo pizza too. . too much deliciousness going on here! love it!

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    Laura — December 18, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    I made this tonight and it was fantastic! What a fun way to change up pizza night. I love the cheese blend, and although the enchilada sauce wasn’t what we were expecting at first (my husband said it lacked tanginess), by the fourth piece we decided we liked it. ;-) I’m so excited to have a recipe to make it myself now. The spice level was perfect-hot but not overpowering.
    I look forward to trying some of your other recipes!

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      Rachel — December 19, 2014 at 7:38 am

      So glad you enjoyed the pizza! :)

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    Robin — January 24, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    Love this recipe! Have made it several times and it gets better every time. Had to reduce the cayenne pepper as it was too spicy for us. I made a big batch of the chicken and put some in the freezer. Combine with store bought bread dough and a jar of enchilada sauce and this is even doable on a weeknight. Homemade is better, but you have to do what you have to do on a weeknight.

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      Rachel — January 25, 2015 at 7:34 am

      So glad you’ve enjoyed it! Store bought ingredients are always a great idea for a quick weeknight meal!

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