Chicken Fajita Pizza

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 28, 2009

No photo tonight…because I have no Internet at my home at the moment. If you follow me on Twitter, you know I was none to happy with amount of time I spent on the phone trying to order a new modem. But at least they threw in free overnight shipping and a month of free service for the 4, yes 4, hours I spent calling around and finally ordering the new modem.

So I’m posting from my iPhone tonight. Forgive any typos, wouldya?

This recipe comes from my BFF from the Dominican Republic…she made this for us all the time!

Ingredients
1 1/2 chicken breasts ($1.50)
1 green pepper ($.50) On sale last week
1 orange pepper ($1) On sale last week
2 tsp fajita seasoning ($.20)
1/2 cup mayo ($.25)
1/4 cup milk ($.03) I used rice milk
2 sprigs of fresh parsley (free from garden)
1/8 tsp dill ($.02)
1 garlic clove crushed ($.05)
1 small piece of onion, crushed ($.05)
Salt and pepper to taste

Crust:
1 cup water
1 tsp olive oil ($.03)
1 tsp salt
3 cups white flour ($.60)
1 tsp sugar ($.02)
1 yeast packet ($.20)

1-2 cups of shredded cheese ($.75-$1.50) on sale recently! But I omitted the cheese to stay dairy-free!
1/4 watermelon ($.75)

Directions
1. Place dough ingredients into bread machine and set to dough cycle. (sorry I don’t have any by hand directions!)
2. In the meantime, dice chicken and peppers (I did this last week before Blogher and froze them, as I did not want them to go to waste!). sauté with fajita seasoning until chicken pieces have cooked through, about 5-7 minutes.
3. Make homemade ranch dressing by whisking mayo, milk, parsley, dill, crushed garlic and crushed onion. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Put in fridge until ready to use.
4. Once dough cycle is complete, roll out dough onto pizza stone or baling sheet. Bake at 400 for 6 minutes. Remove and add ranch dressing, chicken and peppers. Top with cheese (I omitted cheese.) bake another 8-10 minutes, or until cheese has melted.
5. Cut watermelon into wedges or pieces.
6. Serve Chicken Fajita Pizza with Watermelon.

Cost $5.20 without the cost of cheese!

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Jenelle July 29, 2009 at 1:08 pm

That sounds delicious! We make pizzas regularly and we will have to try this one. I love the trist of the ranch dressing rather then the usual sauce.

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Sara July 31, 2009 at 9:30 am

This recipe sounds great! I’ll have the break out the bread machine that we got as a wedding gift 10 years ago that hasn’t seen daylight in at leat 8 years. I’ve got a question: can you make the dough ahead of time and freeze it? Obviously since the bread machine is burried, I know nothing about dough or making bread!

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Kathleen January 8, 2011 at 10:51 pm

Just made this recipe!! It was DELISH! I cut the sugar to 1.5 cups. The kids had no idea there were added ingredients. I’d recommend cutting the pieces smaller than normal because as said above-they are rich but SOOO chocolately and moist!!

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Kathleen January 8, 2011 at 10:56 pm

Woops–commented on the wrong recipe (black bean brownies) and don’t know how to delete the above note–SORRY!!!

I made this fajita pizza as well tonight and we all loved it!! The crust was wonderful-not too dry and nice and thick. We put melted butter on the crust before the final cooking. I’ll definitely make this one again!

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