Good. Cheap. Eat: Jalapeno Burn Pizza

One of the happy meals in my memory is the “Fresh Jalapeno Burn” pizza that we used to get from our favorite take n bake. We considered it a wonderful indulgence — until I clued in that I could do it myself! HA!

The Jalapeno Burn

your favorite pizza dough recipe or mine $.50 for three large pies
olive oil $.25
crushed red pepper $.05
grated mozzarella cheese $4.50
diced, cooked chicken $2.00
diced red onion $.25
sliced black olive $.99
diced tomato $.50
sliced fresh jalapeno $.10
grated cheddar cheese $1
diced cilantro $.25

Preheat oven to 475 &deg. Spread your dough on a greased pizza pan sprinkled with corn meal. Drizzle 1-2 Tablespoons olive oil over the dough. Spread evenly. Sprinkle with crushed red pepper. Sprinkle a small handful of cheese. Then layer the chicken, red onion, black olives, tomato, and jalapeno. Sprinkle with more mozzarella and cheddar cheese. Sprinkle over cilantro. Bake in preheated oven for about 10-15 minutes, checking that crust is crisping, but top is not burning.

This is spicy! Enjoy! $10.89 for three LARGE pizzas! You can’t beat that. For more budget meals, visit $5 Dinners.

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  1. We made this last night and it was AWESOME!!!! This will definitely be on the meal plan regularly. Thanks so much!

  2. This is the recipe that our family’s version of chicken pizza originated from…though it hardly resembles it now!! It started when I didn’t have the fresh tomatoes, onion, or jalapeño…so I subbed a can of drained mild Rotel. Then, one time I had no chicken except canned chicken breast…so I drained and used a can of that. Then, we always have shredded Mexican blend cheese from Walmart on hand…so that is what we use instead of specifically mozzarella and cheddar. My husband doesn’t like olives and we rarely have fresh cilantro on hand…so those got left off. Eventually when our little son started joining in with us on pizza night he deemed it too spicy, so we toned it down by leaving off the red pepper flakes!! So now it bears little resemblance to your jalapeño burn pizza…but that is how our easy go-to chicken pizza got its start. Everything we put on it now with the exception of the cheese is stocked in the pantry…and we usually have cheese on hand in the fridge. By making our pizza dough in the bread machine, our chicken pizza is an easy fix without having to shop (cause we almost always toss a couple cans of Rotel and a couple cans of canned chicken in the cart when we grocery shop…just so we never run out).

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