Honey Chipotle Chicken Pizza with Goat Cheese.
I’m happy to report that I can still put ANYTHING on a pizza.
And love it. That’s an important part to add.
Although… I was talking about this peach and ricotta pizza I’m making the other day while we were in the car and Eddie told me it was a horrific idea. I might fire my taste tester.
Want to hear something embarrassing? It’s not embarrassing for me, it’s embarrassing for Eddie. I mean, it’s embarrassing to the point when I have second hand embarrassment (for my self, of course) too.
One of the first texts Eddie ever sent me (by “first.” I mean, like, probably the 200th because we texted for nearly 24 hours straight the day we met, so let’s say in first few days) was… “do you want to order some ‘za?”
‘ZA? WHAT THE HECK WAS ‘ZA.
Actually, I laugh so hard when I think about this (probably had to be there…) and I’ve never even told him, so he’s reading it here for the first time ever.
I’m 87% sure that it was a joke, more so a Michael Scott joke reference because The Office was popular at the time and later on, we’d even spend a few hours watching The Office marathons in a sleeping bag on his living room floor. It’s true.
But in my head now, every time we order, take out, eat in or make pizza, ‘za quickly has to pop up in my brain before I dismiss it.
And I’m like NO NO NO NO NO, Destiny’s Child style.
He just sounded so serrrrious when he asked. Over text, you know. Because it’s very easy to read peoples’ tone over text.
Wait. How many eye-rolling emojis do you think I can fit in this line right here?
Now here’s the thing. This pizza is SPICY.
Spicy with a capital s. You can determine the spice of course. I made it way too spicy for Max to even have a bite, meaning I’m probably a terrible mom because pizza is his favorite food. Whomp whomp.
All the delicious things on our pizza include:
tomato sauce with some chipotle ripples
quickly broiled honey chipotle chicken (duh)
diced green chiles
goat cheese kisses!!
fontina cheese (because I never stop)
lotssss of cilantro.
All that good stuff, right on a slice for you. HOW CAN YOU SAY NO?!
Honey Chipotle Chicken Pizza with Goat Cheese
- 1 1/8 cups warm water
- 3 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons adobo sauce from can of chipotle peppers
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3/4 cup marinara sauce
- 12 ounces fontina cheese, freshly grated
- 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chiles
- 3 scallions, sliced
- 2/3 cup sweet corn
- 6 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
- 1/3 cup fresh chopped cilantro
- In a large bowl, combine water, yeast, honey and olive oil. Mix with a spoon, then let sit until foamy, about 10 minutes. Add in 2 1/2 cups flour and salt, stirring with a spoon until the dough comes together but is still sticky. Using your hands, form the dough into a ball and work in the additional 1/2 cup flour, kneading it on a floured surface for a few minutes. Rub the same bowl with olive oil then place the dough inside, turning to coat. Cover with a towel and place in a warm place to rise for about 1-1 1/2 hours.
- After the dough has risen, punch it down and place it back on the floured surface. Using a rolling pin or your hands, form it into your desired shape (sometimes I use baking sheets and do rectangles or free form pizzas – this specific dough will yield one pizza large enough to feed about 3-4 people) and place on a baking sheet or pizza peel. Place the towel back over the dough and let sit in the warm place for 10 minutes.
- While the pizza is rising, heat the broiler in your oven to high. Season the chicken thighs with the chipotle powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Place them on a baking sheet and stick it under the broiler. Broil for 7 minutes, then flip, broiling for 7 minutes more. In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, vinegar and 1 teaspoon of the adobo sauce. Brush it on the chicken thighs and broil for another minute. Flip the chicken and brush the remaining mixture on the other side, broiling for 1 more minute.
- Remove the chicken and shred it once cooled.
- Heat the oven to 425 degrees. (If I use my pizza stone, I heat my oven to 475 degrees and bake for 15 minutes. If you’re just using a baking sheet, follow the directions below for baking and set to 425 degrees.)
- Brush the pizza dough edges with olive oil. Spread the marinara sauce on the dough and swirl in the remaining teaspoon of adobo sauce. Add half of the fontina on the sauce. Cover the fontina with the shredded chicken, green chiles, scallions, corn and crumbled goat cheese. Add the remaining fontina on top.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes (or around 15 to 20 minutes if using the pizza stone) until the cheese is golden and bubbly. Remove and top with the fresh cilantro. Slice and serve!
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So anyhoo. Want some ‘za?
60 Comments on “Honey Chipotle Chicken Pizza with Goat Cheese.”
So, pizza with peaches and ricotta sounds amazing to me. Can I be your new taste tester?! Bring on the ‘za…
So, I LOVE the ‘za story! I love hearing things like that from when people were in the early dating “honeymoon” phase. So funny. Also, this looks incredible. Love the addition of corn! And the ricotta and peach ‘ZA sounds amazing too. Eddie doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
he doesn’t! i’m making it.
This is one of those Za’s that my husband and I will eat and my girls just want cheese……I have tried so hard to get them to eat all of these delicious concoctions of combinations of food.
That’s a great name for a pizza place Za’s, have tried the pizza at Za’s? Za’s has the best pizza in PA!
haha love that!
Haha, omg “za”? That’s hilarious because za has been the cause of more than one scrabble debate in my house. Still LMAO. Also, it’s clearly a day for pizza ’cause that’s what I posted today too! I love that we’re on the same wavelength!
YES PLEASE to a peaches + ricotta pizza! :) That “za” story is so so funny! I remember finding that word in the scrabble dictionary years ago and being so surprised it existed, haha! This chipotle chicken pizza looks delicious!
i had no idea! apparently this word has caused a lot of scrabble drama, ha.
This ‘za looks incredible! :D And a total yes to peach and ricotta pizza idea!
right?! it sounds so good to me!
So good!! This needs to be a thing – a tonight dinner thing!! Also, ‘za … hahha – so good!! We actually marathon-ed the office not too long ago ( we ALWAYS miss the boat when things are popular!!)
we re-marathoned the office shortly after max was born. so funny.
goat cheese kissed :)))
When my husband and I first started dating, he was waaaay into The Office and I had never watched before. So we started from the beginning and have since watched the entire series twice. But one of my favorite ‘za moments is from Parks and Rec – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_wn6n7T2T0 SO FUNNY.
You guys are the cutest!! The sleeping bag image too. Love it. Gotta make this for Connor because he loves pizza so much, and we both love all the spicy things :)
maybe the sleeping bag image won’t be as cute when i say it’s because i refused to lay on his old college couch from ten years prior.
I love the idea of putting corn on pizza! It kind of reminds me of another one of my favorite pizza toppings: potatoes! Carbs on carbs on carbs haha is there anything better?
oh yes yes! i love potatoes on pizza too! have some carbs with your carbs.
That ‘za screams me! I loves it spicy too. And I never think to use fontina cheese when making pizza, and it’s such a great melty cheese. Yum! This will be going into the rotation really soon!
it made me think of you biz!! i love some fontina on my pizza.
THIS. LOOKS. SO. GOOD.
GO for it with the peach pizza! About a year and a half ago, a pizza place I go to had made pizza with a peach puree, smoked mozzarella, and basil and it was SO good. I just went to yelp to look at the photo I took of it and I’m drooling just looking at it. I bet you could do some amazing things with a peach ricotta pizza!
that seriously sounds fabulous!
I want to change all of my dinner plans and make this pizza. It looks so amzing!
Wow, this looks so over-the-top delicious. I’m getting hungry just looking at it. I think I know what I’ll be having for dinner. I’m a vegetarian so I’ll leave off the chicken, but I think with all of the flavors it will still be delicious.
definitely will still be tasty!
I love the ‘za story so much! Also I’m totally planning on making your ‘za :) thanks for sharing!
thanks cati. :)
Duuuuuuude. This looks so good. Makin’ it soon.
BTW, your husband is crazy, because peach and ricotta is a winning combination on pizza- load on the fresh basil.
Sounds so good, I love spicy pizza! And I’m totally using ‘za from now on. Also, that peach & ricotta pizza needs to happen!
i haven’t stopped using “za” since writing this post. oops.
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Peaches + ricotta = YEEEEESSSSS!!!!!!
Hi, Jessica. Good recipe for Honey Chipotle Chicken Pizza with Goat Cheese. This pizza will be my tomorrow’s breakfast.
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I plan on making this pizza when my brother and his boyfriend come over on Wednesday. In the past I’d buy my pizza dough, refrigerated in a plastic bag, from the local Italian market…but I tried your homemade pizza dough a few months ago and haven’t looked back!
One question though…can I make this dough in advance (ie. Wednesday morning) and keep it in the fridge post-rise until I’m ready to use it (Wednesday evening), similar to how I’m used to purchasing it?
Have you ever made the dough in advance?
Thanks for your help!
hi! yes, i have done that before – exactly like that! it will work. :) i hope you guys all love it!
We had this for dinner Friday, and it was delicious! Another fantastic recipe :)
so glad you liked it!
Love this recipe :) I will try it!
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Just perfect, will gonna try them, hope my family like it.
This was a delicious pizza! We loved it.
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We made this recipe recently and it was SO GOOD! The chicken was unbelievable.
Laughing out loud at the ‘za comment, totally an Office reference!!! Also, super disappointed to scroll through the comments and not find one from Eddie responding to the story hahaha!
This was a hit with my husband and I! The goat cheese + hot honey combo is excellent. I will definitely make this again.
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