Peri Peri Chicken Pizza Recipe

peri peri chicken pizza

Peri Peri Chicken Pizza Recipe With HOC Sauce

The Peri Peri Chicken Pizza is the coming together of two of the best foods out there – chicken & pizza! The HOC peri peri sauce adds an explosion of flavour to this chicken pizza with the right level of spice, complimented by the creaminess of mozzarella! This is a quick and easy pizza recipe for a fun family dinner.

Imagine a pizza like no other, where a crispy and thin crust serves as the canvas for a tantalizing masterpiece. The canvas is brushed with a vibrant tomato sauce infused with the captivating essence of Peri Peri spices—a melange of chili peppers, garlic, and aromatic herbs that set the stage for the symphony of flavours to come.

As you take your first bite, prepare to be swept away by the bold and delightful heat of Peri Peri-marinated chicken. Tender and succulent, the chicken elevates the pizza to new heights with its fiery charm, perfectly complementing the tangy sweetness of the sauce. But the excitement doesn’t stop there; the pizza invites you to explore further depths of indulgence. A medley of colourful bell peppers, red onions, and juicy cherry tomatoes dance across the surface, adding a burst of freshness and a delightful crunch that tantalizes your taste buds.

This isn’t just any pizza—it’s a masterpiece of culinary craftsmanship that bridges continents and ignites a magical symphony of flavours. From its humble origins in the heart of Africa to the world stage, Peri Peri Chicken Pizza has become a testament to the power of fusion and creativity in the culinary world. Whether you’re a spice enthusiast or a connoisseur of the classics, the Peri Peri Chicken Pizza offers a captivating experience that unites people of all tastes and backgrounds. Share it with friends, savour it with loved ones, or delight in its richness all to yourself—the possibilities are as boundless as the flavours that grace your palate.

Prep Time 15 mins

Cook Time 15 mins

Total Time 30 mins

Serves 2 – 3

Peri Peri Chicken

  • Combine the HOC peri peri sauce and the chicken. Marinate for half an hour
  • Once marinated, place the chicken pieces on a baking tray and cook for 15 minutes at 225 degrees. Turn over the pieces and cook again for 15 minutes at 125 degrees

Peri Peri Cheese Sauce

  • Mix the HOC peri peri sauce and the processed cheese. Cook them in a pan until the cheese melts completely and the sauce is of a thick and even consistency

Pizza Sauce

  • Heat the olive oil in a pan. Add the tomato puree, chopped tomatoes, chopped garlic, dry herbs, black pepper powder, and salt
  • Cover and let them cook until the tomatoes turn mushy
  • Once cool, blend it into a smooth paste

Pizza Dough

  • Mix 110gm (half quantity) of the all purpose flour, instant yeast, salt and sugar in a bowl. Add olive oil and water as required, to mix it all well
  • Add the remaining all purpose flour and knead into a dough with a little oil in your palms. Once you have the dough, coat it with oil and let it rest for 30 minutes


  • Take half of the pizza dough on a baking pan and using your fingers, form the dough – 8” in diameter and about ¼” in thickness
  • With your fingers, flip the dough around the edge of the circle. Once done, brush the entire dough with olive oil
  • Take half the quantity of the pizza sauce and spread it across the pizza dough. Add a layer of mozzarella on top using half of the quantity
  • Drizzle some HOC peri peri sauce on top of the mozzarella layer
  • Add the sliced onion, bell pepper, and the baked chicken pieces. Finish the topping off with more mozzarella, as per your taste
  • Bake in a preheated oven on the bottom rack, for 10-12 minutes, or until the crust is brown
  • Your Peri Peri Chicken Pizza is now ready!
peri peri chicken pizza

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

Can I adjust the spiciness level of Peri Peri Chicken Pizza?

Yes, some restaurants may allow you to customize the spice level to suit your taste preferences.

What other toppings are typically added to Peri Peri Chicken Pizza?

Besides chicken, you can find toppings like bell peppers, red onions, cherry tomatoes, and cheese that complement the Peri Peri flavours.

Is Peri Peri Chicken Pizza suitable for vegetarians?

While the original version includes chicken, some places may offer vegetarian alternatives, replacing chicken with plant-based proteins.

Can I order Peri Peri Chicken Pizza with a different type of crust?

Depending on the restaurant, you may have options for thin crust, thick crust, or even gluten-free crust.

What beverages pair well with Peri Peri Chicken Pizza?

Cool down the heat with refreshing beverages like lemonade, iced tea, or even a cold beer.

Can I add extra toppings to Peri Peri Chicken Pizza?

Of course! Many eateries allow you to customize your pizza with additional toppings to suit your taste.

Peri Peri Cheese Sauce

Pizza Sauce

    • ¼ cup tomato puree
    • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
    • 2 large garlic cloves, choppedl
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 tsp mixed dry herbs
    • 1 tsp black pepper powder
    • Salt as per taste

Pizza Dough

    • 1 ¾ cup all purpose flour (220gm)
    • 1 ¾ tsp instant yeast
    • 1 ½ tbsp olive oil
    • 1 tsp sugar
    • ¾ tsp salt
    • ½ + 1 tbsp lukewarm water
    • Olive oil to coat the pizza dough

Pizza Toppings

  • 250gm boneless chicken thighs, cut to 1” pieces
  • ½ onion, sliced
  • ½ bell pepper, sliced
  • 300gm mozzarella cheese, grated
  • Olive oil
  • HOC peri peri sauce

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