We absolutely love pizza. But we know there is more to school lunch than just pizza! This recipe offers a spin on a classic favorite and instead of the usual tomato sauce and pepperoni, it uses salsa for the base and a flavorful blend of peppers, onions and chicken for the topping.
These are easy to prepare and would work well as a carry-out meal. After it’s done baking, I like to add freshly chopped cilantro and a drizzle of spicy mayo for color. It really makes a big difference in how the dish looks and tastes. If you are serving students who don’t love spicy food, you can dial back the chili powder in the chicken or the Sriracha sauce in the mayo - you know your students best!
1/4 cup vegetable oil
12 onions, diced
8 green peppers, diced
8 red peppers, diced
1/2 cup garlic powder
1/4 cup chili powder
1/4 cup paprika
3 Tbsp black pepper
3 Tbsp cumin
3 Tbsp dried oregano
12 1/2 pounds diced chicken, thawed from frozen
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
4 cups fresh cilantro, finely chopped
FOR SPICY MAYO:
6 cups low-fat mayonnaise
1/2 cup hot sauce (Sriracha or otherwise available):
18 3/4 cups salsa
12 1/2 pounds sliced mozzarella cheese, 1 ounce slices
4 oz. M/MA & 2 oz. whole grain equivanlent
Calories 454 calories Saturated Fat 7.2g Sodium 607mg Carbohydrate 30.9
* nutrient data and allergen information may vary depending on the specific ingredients and equipment used in your location.