Tropical Chicken Pizza

by Jen on May 7, 2012

I think it’s time for another pizza post, don’t you?!

I don’t know about you, but I could eat pizza at least 3 times a week if not every night for dinner.  I don’t know what it is I like about it.  Perhaps the melted cheese, the tangy pizza sauce, or the crispy crust.  Or all 3.

I’m constantly trying new pizza combinations.  We usually have pizza once a week, so I like to mix things up a little.  Lately, when we have ordered in pizza (which is pretty rare), we have been ordering a “Tropical Hawaiian” pizza.  We all love this pizza.  It’s sweet and savoury, which I personally think is the perfect combination.

I wanted to try and recreate this recipe, with a few changes of course.  And I think I managed to create something amazing.  My husband said it was the best tasting pizza I’ve made to date.


So what made this pizza so sweet and savoury?  It was the addition of a sweet salsa to the pizza sauce.  I had never tried sweet salsa before I made this pizza.  I usually buy the traditional spicy version.  But, I think I might be switching!


Tropical Chicken Pizza


Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: serves 6

Serving Size: 1 slice




  • 1 thin crust pizza shell
  • 2 small boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup pizza sauce (I like to use low-sodium pasta sauce)
  • 1/3 cup mango and lime salsa
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp virgin coconut oil (can use butter or olive oil)
  • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 green pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup light Te-Mex cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. Spray a skillet with olive oil and heat over medium heat. Add chicken and saute until no longer pink. Set aside.
  3. To caramelize onion, melt coconut oil in a skillet. Add sliced onion and saute over medium-low heat for approximately 10 minutes, or until onion is browned and caramelized. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. While onion is caramelizing, in a small bowl mix together pizza sauce and salsa. Spread over pizza crust.
  5. Top with cooked chicken and caramelized onion. Place sliced peppers on top and sprinkle with cheese.
  6. Bake pizza in preheated oven for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  7. Slice and serve!


All of the ingredients in this pizza are not only healthy, but absolutely delicious.  I prefer to caramelize the red onion because it makes it nice and sweet, but you could put raw red onion on your pizza if you prefer a more tangy taste.

Like I mentioned before, my hubby absolutely loved this pizza.  I caught him taking bites of the leftovers as he was cleaning up after our dinner.  The kids liked the pizza too.  The sweet salsa and onion were more appealing to their tastes.  And of course, cheese sprinkled on anything is good by them.



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