Tommy and I have a tradition of making pizza on Sunday night. It’s an awesome (i.e. delicious) tradition we both look forward to and by taking a few shortcuts it’s really easy to make an awesome gluten free pizza. Obviously you can top it with whatever you like, but our favorite combo is grilled chicken + pineapple + jalapeño. He grills the chicken while I prep the pizza and a side salad (usually ;). He grills extra chicken for us to eat during the week so this tradition helps with food prep too.
The jalapeño, chicken & pineapple combo was created Tommy and the shortcut idea to build off a frozen gluten-free cheese pizza goes to our Crossfit buddy Jason. Gotta give credit where credit is due! Good work boys!
Easy homemade gluten-free pizza with jalapeño, chicken & pineapple
- 1 frozen gluten-free cheese pizza (I use the Against the Grain Three Cheese Pizza – it’s awesome)
- Shredded mozzarella (the Whole Foods 365 brand is my favorite)
- Fresh pineapple, chopped
- Fresh jalapeño, sliced (seeds removed if you don’t want it to be too spicy)
- Grilled chicken, chopped or shredded
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. Put the cheese pizza in the oven (without the extra toppings) for 15-20 minutes, placing directly on the rack. (I recommend putting a cookie sheet covered in foil on a rack below it in case any cheese drips.)
3. Once the cheese starts to melt, slide the pizza out oven the oven onto an upside down cookie sheet (or a pizza stone if you have one – it’s on my wishlist) so you can add your toppings. Or just pull the oven rack partially out and add your toppings from there, but be careful not to burn yourself!
4. Add the chicken, jalapeño and pineapple and then top with the extra mozzarella. Return to the oven (sliding off the cookie sheet back onto the oven rack), and bake until the cheese melts.
5. Turn the broiler to high and cook for a few extra minutes. This gets the crust extra crispy and gets the cheese all bubbly and delicious. Be careful not to burn it!
Enjoy! I recently purchased a pizza wheel for this tradition. It’s worth the $10 to make cutting the pizza easier.