Blackened Chicken Pizza with Yellow Tomato Salsa Recipe -
Blackened Chicken Pizza with Yellow Tomato Salsa Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Blackened Chicken Pizza with Yellow Tomato Salsa

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"Zesty chicken, fresh veggies and spicy pepperjack cheese make a pizza that has big flavor!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat over to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). In a small bowl, combine paprika, garlic powder, salt, black pepper, onion powder, thyme, oregano, and cayenne. Sprinkle liberally over chicken. Store any remaining mixture in airtight container for later use.
  2. Heat a large skillet over high heat. Pour oil into hot skillet, and cook chicken in oil for 2 to 3 minutes, or until fully cooked.
  3. Combine tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, garlic, cilantro, lime zest, and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Spread over pizza crust, then arrange chicken over tomato mixture. Top with cheese.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes, or until cheese melts.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 16, 2007

My husband LOVES this. He got ill with me when I shared the leftovers with my sister for lunch! He thinks it's better with yellow tomatoes, but red tomatoes are fine. I followed the advice of others and cut the salt in half for the chicken rub. I also used a whole wheat pizza crust. Besides that, the recipe is perfect. If you like mushrooms, be sure to add those because it makes the pizza better. Thanks for this wonderful, healthy pizza recipe! I am adding a note in here about the sogginess another reviewer mentioned - I always squeeze my salsa through a cloth or paper towel before spreading on pizza. Otherwise, the excessive liquids leave the crust soggy and messy to eat!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 07, 2012

This pizza was okay but I had a few issues with the recipe. It calls for two yellow pear tomatoes, but the only yellow pear tomatoes I'm familiar with are about the size of cherry tomatoes - so two would definitely not be enough for this recipe. I used two yellow Heirloom. In my opinion the seasoning can be reduced by half. My chicken was liberally covered and I only used half the seasoning. I like moderatly spicy foods, but this was borderline too spicy for my tastes AND I only used half the cayenne called for and did not use the jalapenos! If I were to make it again I would incorporate all of the above changes and I would use a different cheese in lieu of the Pepper Jack. Thanks for sharing this recipe, Sarah Stephan!

Feb 08, 2007

I too only used this for the Blackened Chicken part, was by far the best I've had (but be-warned it is abit spicy). Probally not for the younger croud but if you like full flavor and a bite back this stuff is great!

Jul 11, 2007

Freakin' amazing. The chicken is excellent by itself but what really steals the show is the sauce. It's almost like having your chicken and cheese on top of a delicious bed of fresh salsa.

Feb 16, 2010

Fabulous. I par-baked a pizza crust for about 5-7 minutes to avoid a soggy crust-used a Trader Joe's pizza dough purchased in the refrigerator section. The chicken is fabulous with the spice combination. Because I was at a friend's house using a dull knife to chop the salsa ingredients, I eventually used a food processor to aid in the process. I just spread the salsa on the crust and then topped with the chicken and the recommended cheese. I took the pizza to my gourmet group and it was consumed in a very short period of time. I did not think that there was a whole lot of heat produced by the ingredients-just a very flavorful combination. The crust was not soggy and I did not drain off any liquid from the salsa like some people did. All I can say is "YUMMY"!

Jul 15, 2007

The pizza was very good, but I believe that the oregano was too strong in the chicken's seasoning. Next time I make it, I will cut it down if not omit it completely.

Jan 30, 2006

Excellent gourmet tasting pizza!! Kids loved it, although they thought it was a little spicy. A definite keeper!

Jul 21, 2007

This pizza was incredible, the chicken was great. I added crumbled turkey bacon as well. The only problem I had was the crust came out kind of soggy on the bottom. Be sure to drain extra tomato juice before spreading salsa.


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  • Calories
  • 600 kcal
  • 30%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.1 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 134 mg
  • 45%
  • Fat
  • 35.1 g
  • 54%
  • Fiber
  • 3.4 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 44 g
  • 88%
  • Sodium
  • 2652 mg
  • 106%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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