Southwest Chicken Pizza

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Southwest Chicken Pizza starts with ranch dressing and topped with seasoned chicken, black beans, salsa and lots of cheese. This pizza is incredible!

Southwest Chicken Pizza starts with ranch dressing and is topped with seasoned chicken, black beans, salsa and lots of cheese.

  I admit to having a small pizza obsession. I could eat it every day and be one happy girl! I promise I don’t eat pizza every day, but we do eat it at least once a week. Usually on a Friday or Saturday night. Because of that I’m always thinking of different ways to create it. I love homemade pizza!

Southwest Chicken Pizza starts with ranch dressing and is topped with seasoned chicken, black beans, salsa and lots of cheese.

   We had not seen our good friends, The Crosby’s, in a while so we invited them over for Sunday dinner last weekend. I made a batch of my favorite homemade pizza dough but still didn’t know what kind of pizza I would make. At the last minute, I dreamed up this Southwest Chicken Pizza. I was a little hesitant to test out a new recipe when we were having guests over, but I had a little feeling it would work.Let’s just say, it was a total hit! Hallelujah! 😉 

   I used ranch dressing as the base sauce then topped it with seasoned chicken, black beans, salsa, and lots and lots of Colby-jack cheese! 😛 I think what made it stand out the most was the tortilla strips I added on top! It gave the pizza a nice little crunch. 🙂

Southwest Chicken Pizza

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Author Holly


  • 1 pizza dough crust (Or use my homemade pizza dough recipe)
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing
  • 1/2 pound cooked, shredded chicken breast (season with salt and pepper)
  • 1/2 cup black beans rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 cup salsa
  • 2 cups shredded Colby-Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup tortilla strips (I used Chili Lime flavored tortilla strips)
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh cilantro chopped


  • Preheat oven to 450° F. Spray a 16-inch pizza pan or baking sheet with non-stick spray. Add pizza dough and press into the pan.
  • Spread the ranch dressing evenly over the pizza dough, then top with 1 cup of the shredded cheese. Top the cheese evenly with the chicken, black beans and salsa. Sprinkle the top with remaining cheese and then the tortilla strips.
  • Bake pizza for 12 to 14 minutes, or until edges of pizza are golden-brown and cheese is melted. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Top with fresh cilantro, if desired.



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  1. I made this for dinner last night and it was AMAZING! Best pizza we’ve had in a long time. The kids really enjoyed it as well. Thanks for another delicious recipe.

  2. Are the tortilla strips like Fritos chips or actual corn tortillas that you’ve sliced? I was out getting ingredients and couldn’t figure this one out. I’m an east- coast reader 🙂

    1. The tortilla strips are actual tortilla strips. Not Fritos. Although, you could use Fritos, too! Most grocery stores carry them in the salad dressing aisle next to the croutons. Hopefully, you can find them. If you cant, you could slice corn tortillas and bake or fry them.

  3. I love making pizza at home and it’s my routine for every Friday. This one looks really good and I’ll definitely try it soon!
    I’m glad that I found your blog. You have a lot of lovely recipes with great photos 🙂

      1. Thank you so much! I did my grocery shopping before I saw your reply and that is what I got. Trying it out tonight and attempting the homemade pizza dough!

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