Chicken Tamale Pizza

How to make a Chicken Tamale Pizza.


For the Crust:

  • 2/3 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 large egg, whisked
  • 3 tablespoons water

For the Pizza:

  • 4 tablespoons refried beans or black bean puree
  • 1/2 cup chicken, boiled and shredded
  • enchilada sauce
  • shredded or grated cheese (manchego or mozzarella are good options)
  • pico de gallo
  • cilantro, to garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Spray a pizza pan or cookie sheet with non stick spray.
  3. Whisk all dry crust ingredients together in a bowl.
  4. Add egg and water and mix until it sticks together (it will not be the consistency of regular pizza dough, but should not be crumbly either).
  5. Spread on the cooking sheet keeping it about a ½ inch thick.
  6. Spray the top of the crust with non stick spray.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the edges are light brown.
  8. While pizza is cooking, toss chicken in enchilada sauce to coat evenly.
  9. Remove pizza after 15 minutes and use a spatula to make sure the pizza crust is not stuck on the pan.
  10. Place the pizza toppings on the pizza (in order listed above).
  11. ake for another 5 minutes.
  12. Remove from oven and let cool for about 5 minutes.
  13. Garnish with pico de gallo and fresh cilantro.
  14. Cut into four large slices.
  15. Serve and enjoy!
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