Chicken Tostada Pizza is the perfect solution when you can't decide between pizza or Mexican for dinner!
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Chicken Tostada Pizza with Cornmeal Crust

Chicken Tostada Pizza with Cornmeal Crust is the perfect solution when you can't decide between Pizza or Mexican food for dinner!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Rising Time2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: pizza, chicken, mexican, recipe, cornmeal, beans, cheese, salsa
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 432kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson


For Pizza Dough

  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup corn meal
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast

Pizza Toppings

  • 2 Cups cooked chicken chopped or shredded
  • 3/4 cups taco sauce
  • 16 ounce can refried beans
  • 7 ounces guacamole
  • 2 cups Queso Fresco or cheese of your choice
  • 1 bag shredded lettuce
  • 10 ounces salsa

To Garnish

  • sliced olives, sour cream, chopped cilantro


For the Pizza Dough:

  • Pour liquid ingredients and salt into the pan of a bread machine.
  • Add the flour and cornmeal.
  • Make a well in the center and add the yeast.
  • Place the pan into the bread machine and set to the DOUGH cycle
  • When machine beeps, unplug but do not open the lid! Allow to rise for 30 additional minutes. 
  • Remove dough and split into 2 balls. Mine were 12 ounces each.

To make the Pizzas:

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees with your baking stone on the center shelf if using one.
  • Roll dough into desired shape on a floured work surface.
  • Sprinkle a pizza peel or flat cookie sheet with cornmeal or line with parchment paper. Place pizza crust on the the peel.
  • Heat refried beans in microwave for 25 seconds to make them easier to spread, then spread over crust.
  • Place chicken in a large bowl and add taco sauce. Stir to combine.
  • Sprinkle the chicken over the beans.
  • Evenly sprinkle the cheese over the chicken. Bake for 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Place guacamole in a zipper top bag and snip off the corner (or you can use Wholly Guacamole)
  • "Drizzle" over the to of the pizza.
  • Add lettuce, salsa, sour cream, and olives.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro. Slice pizza and serve.


  • If you have time to chill the dough in the refrigerator it is worth it.
  • Homemade Pizza Dough
  • Italian Pizza Dough


Calories: 432kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 1444mg | Potassium: 485mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 675IU | Vitamin C: 7.3mg | Calcium: 215mg | Iron: 3.2mg