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I have had pizza served with almost anything you can name on it, but have never had it with chicken on it. Is there such a thing as a "Chicken Pizza," and if so, why isn't it offered in the "normal" pizza places?

Asked by JackAdams (6574points) August 21st, 2008

If there is nothing “wrong” with putting chicken on a pizza, then why isn’t it a popular topping?

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wilhel1812's avatar gives 855000 results…
great question tho, i’ve never seen a chicken pizza, i gotta try that once.

cheebdragon's avatar

papa johns does have a chicken pizza

shilolo's avatar

I’m not sure where you live, but chicken on pizza is a very common topping. You can even buy it at the grocery store. For example, California Pizza Kitchen has a large variety of frozen pizzas with chicken toppings.

JackAdams's avatar

Glad to know I’m not “alone.”

I used to be an assistant manager of a Pizza Hut (while attending college), and we never offered it, and still don’t, for some reason.

JackAdams's avatar

Forgive my manners, please.

I forgot to thank ALL of you for your answers. You are all terrific!

MrMeltedCrayon's avatar

The Pizza Huts around here offer chicken on their pizzas, as do Donato’s and Papa John’s.

poofandmook's avatar

I can’t go anywhere without seeing chicken on a pizza in some way.

revatman's avatar

there is chicken toppings for pizza, but you often have to go to local owned pizza places. possibly one of the reasons why you don’t see it much is that pizza traditionalists abhor “weird” toppings. heck, in New York, most places offer “chees pizza” and sometimes “with pepperoni”.

toppings like chicken and broccoli is often considered frou frou hippy dippy.

most folks tend to order the same things when they buy a pizza, and chicken has never really caught on as a popular pizza topping.

JackAdams's avatar

When I was in Italy, many years ago, all the pizzerias offered diced ham as a topping, and it was excellent, but that’s another topping I’ve never seen offered in the USA.

revatman's avatar

diced ham. hm. yeah, I don’t recall ever seeing that here.

remember, American pizza is a different food than traditional stuff from Italy.

New York has developed it’s own traditions.

And Chicago style pizza is a whole ‘nother can of worms.

speaking of which. wonder what a can of worms would taste like on pizza.

poofandmook's avatar

ham and pineapple is very popular in Michigan… I know that much. It’s pretty common here in NJ too.

revatman's avatar

you know what rocks. try it sometime.

pineapple and pepperoni.

trust me.

it’s awesome.

the tangy sweetness of the pineapple with the spicy zesty flavor of pepperoni.

pure goodness.

JackAdams's avatar

@revatman: I’ve read that worms are indeed edible, and have lots of protein, as long as they are properly sanitized.

There was a brief mention of them, not too long ago on the Food Network.

shilolo's avatar

With all due respect, I spent 8 years in New York City, and I saw chicken as a topping at many pizza joints, including some of the most venerated spots in the city.

jballou's avatar

I’ve seen diced ham and chicken toppings (separately, not together) more times then I can count. Granted, I grew up in NYC and have lived in Philly and SF, all very culinarily varied places, but I can’t believe you’ve never seen chicken or diced ham on pizza in the U.S. I honestly can’t think of a single pizza place that doesn’t offer those toppings.

cheebdragon's avatar

I like pineapple and pepperoni! Had it last night actually ☺

greylady's avatar

My favorite is “Western Chicken” pizza, which has small chunks of roasted chicken and ranch type dressing (instead of tomato sauce) and Mozzarella cheese . You could make your own, if you want to try chicken pizza- most grocery stores have pre cooked chicken chunks for sale.

MacBean's avatar

I had chicken pizza at Pizza Hut just a couple of weeks ago…

lefteh's avatar

I work at a pizza place. We do indeed offer a chicken topping. We also offer several signature pizzas that include roasted chicken, such as the Chicken Vegy Medley, Mariachi Chicken, and Chicken Spinach Mozzarella. So yeah, it’s a pretty common topping here.

baseballnut's avatar

My favorite pizza is crispy crust with white sauce (this is similar to a fettucine sauce), chicken black olives and artichokes. I just got hungry!

ebenezer's avatar

tombstone used to have a chicken fajita pizza that was my favorite frozen pizza. I haven’t seen it lately.

PupnTaco's avatar

California Pizza Kitchen has a Thai Chicken Pizza and a BBQ Chicken Pizza that will blow your mind.

baseballnut's avatar

Has anybody had pizzookie – my spelling might be off base there but it’s chocolate chip (or whatever) pizza/cookie served HOT with melting ice cream on it??? Fabulous!

poofandmook's avatar

The best thing ever is (and I don’t know if they still have it) Papa John’s BBQ chicken pizza… BBQ sauce instead of tomato, chicken, onion, and pineapple. It seriously tasted like chinese food on a pizza. EFFING wonderful.

cheebdragon's avatar

I love pineapple, and I love just about anything with BBQ sauce on it…..but I really don’t care for BBQ chicken pizza….I have tried it a couple of times, but I couldn’t take more than 1 bite, just not my style I guess.

JackAdams's avatar

Friends have invited me to join them for Chicken Pizza tomorrow, so I will be sampling it for the first time ever, then. I’m excited!

August 22, 2008, 9:23 AM EDT

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The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

I don’t know that I trust the average Pizza Hut, Domino’s employee to handle or store chicken safely so that their customers don’t get violently ill.

lefteh's avatar

At my place we get the chicken completely cooked, frozen, and cut into strips…not much to worry about.

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