24 February 2010

harissa chicken pizza

I've made my fair share of pizzas, but this one was my absolute favorite! It uses harissa, which is a North African hot sauce that is common in Europe. My husband discovered it in France. It comes in jars or tubes and varies greatly.

Pizza Dough

  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  • 1 ¼ cups warm water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 cups of whole wheat flour
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Mix water, sugar, and yeast in a bowl
  3. Proof yeast
  4. Add olive oil
  5. In a separate bowl, mix 3 cups of flour (saving 1 cup) and salt
  6. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture
  7. Add additional flour as needed
  8. Knead dough
  9. Let rise for 30 minutes to 1 hour
  10. Beat down the dough and shape on a pizza pan
  11. Add desired sauce and toppings

Harissa Chicken Sauce

  • 1 6 oz. can tomato paste
  • Fill the can with water twice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons harissa
  • 1 can of chicken (or use freshly cooked chicken)
  1. Place tomato paste in a medium mixing bowl
  2. Add water until it is a good saucy consistency
  3. Add sugar and harissa
  4. Mix well
  5. Mix in canned chicken
  6. Spread on pizza dough
  7. Add toppings such as pepper jack cheese, peppers, onion, cilantro, and cumin
  8. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes depending on desired toppings and crust preference


  1. that pizza is a beautiful sight. holy cow.

  2. oh that looks so yummy it's definitely on the list


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