chicken andouille naan pizza with pico de gallo and jalapenos

Do you remember drive-in movie theaters?

Wait. Do they still exist?

Back in my adolescent, highly-hormonal middle school days, I looked forward to watching movies outside with a car full of my best girlfriends during the summer months. We would pull out a large New Kids On The Block blanket and sit in the back of a pickup or on the ground, depending on whose parental units were driving. We would share big buckets of buttery popcorn, cold sodas, and my personal movie-watching favorite candy, Milk Duds.

One of the first movies I remember watching at the drive-in was Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. At the time I didn’t really get all the hidden references because most of it went over my thirteen year-old head, but also, we were really at the drive-in to gossip. Duh. Cute boys? Yes, please.

Even though I didn’t watch the movie scene by scene, I distinctly remember the commercials before the movie. Specifically the concession commercials. You know what I’m talking about! It’s the one where the hotdog dances around with the bun and eventually the hotdog slides into the bun. My girlfriends and I would giggle every time seeing how sex education was in full swing in seventh grade.

A couple of weeks ago I made a spicy hotdog as an ode to the television show, The O.C. Based on comments from y’all, The O.C. was a favorite of yours too, along with that spicy hotdog! Well, this got me thinking. What if I turned this hawt-dog into a pizza? And nope,  this hot dog won’t be jumping sexually onto the pizza!

Anyways, I kept all the usual suspects – chicken andouille sausage, pico de gallo, jalapenos, and yellow mustard. The only thing I did different was slather on pizza sauce and use Naan instead of a bun. Friends, let me tell you this spicy pizza did not disappoint. So, make a batch of these dawgs, I mean pizza, and spice up your summer nights.

Chicken Andouille Naan Pizza with Pico de Gallo and Jalapenos

Yield: Serves 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

1 package chicken andouille sausage (precooked), sliced
1 medium yellow onion, sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups pizza sauce
2 cups montery jack cheese, shredded
3 jalapenos, sliced into rounds
2 cups pico de gallo
3 tablespoons yellow mustard
2 packages whole wheat Naan

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a medium skillet preheated to medium-high heat, add a tablespoon of olive oil and saute sausage and onions. Cook for about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

Line two baking sheets with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Place two slices of the Naan bread onto a baking sheet. Top with about 1/2 cup of pizza sauce. Layer on the chicken andouille sausage and onions mixture spreading evenly among the four pieces of Naan. Top each with about 1/2 cup cheese. Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Remove pizzas from oven. Top each Naan pizza with pico, jalapeno rounds, and yellow mustard!

recipe adapted from my chicken andouille brats

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33 Responses to “chicken andouille naan pizza with pico de gallo and jalapenos”

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    Tieghan — June 3, 2013 at 13:01

    Whoa! Lauren, I love these flavors. What a great summertime pizza!

    • Lauren replied: — June 3rd, 2013 @ 13:41

      Thanks, Tieghan! It’s a fun way to spice up your summer!

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    Ali | Gimme Some Oven — June 3, 2013 at 13:04

    Oh my gosh — cracking up! I totally remember the sexy hot dog commercials.

    This pizza looks CRAZY good! The second I saw your photo on Instagram, I was sold. And then I saw it had andouille — holy yum. I’m in!!

    • Lauren replied: — June 3rd, 2013 @ 13:42

      Ha! I knew if anyone when get the sexy hot dog commercials it would be you! I think it’s a TA drive-in thing! See you on Thursday!

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    carrian — June 3, 2013 at 13:08

    holy flavor explosion! Looks wonderful, and I must have missed the sexy dog commercials.

    • Lauren replied: — June 3rd, 2013 @ 13:43

      Thanks, Carrian! I can’t wait to meet you on Thursday!

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    Kathryn — June 3, 2013 at 13:22

    Love the flavours in this!

    • Lauren replied: — June 3rd, 2013 @ 13:45

      Thanks, Kathryn! I like to keep my summers spiced up!

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    Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama — June 3, 2013 at 13:23

    Good grief. I love all these flavors!

    • Lauren replied: — June 3rd, 2013 @ 13:45

      Thanks, Carrie! I miss you! I hope things are well:)

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    Erika — June 3, 2013 at 13:23

    Girl.. I so had that NKOTB blanket.. These look insane..andouille, you can never go wrong when you throw those in there.

    • Lauren replied: — June 3rd, 2013 @ 13:46

      Right?! It was the best blanket in the world! Holla!

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    steph@stephsbitebybite — June 3, 2013 at 13:37

    Hello spicy mama!! MMMmmmmm

    • Lauren replied: — June 3rd, 2013 @ 13:47

      Steph, you will love this pizza! It’s spicy, but oh so flavorful!

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — June 3, 2013 at 14:04

    Hmm so perfect! Love the flavor profile!

    • Lauren replied: — June 3rd, 2013 @ 14:17

      Thanks, Meagan! Looking forward to meeting you on Thursday!

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    Julia {The Roasted Root} — June 3, 2013 at 14:22

    I have been wanting to go to a drive-in movie theater foooooorever! There actually still is one near my hometown. Perchance I can bake up a naan pizza, wrap it in a towel and bring it in with me to watch an old school movie? Hope you had a great weekend!

    • Lauren replied: — June 4th, 2013 @ 00:38

      Yes!! You totally should. Drive-in movie theaters are so fun!

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    Megan {Country Cleaver{ — June 3, 2013 at 14:33

    Ace Ventura was my first drive in movie too!!! Except I was in elementary school and I fell asleep 10 minutes in. I was a loser.

    • Lauren replied: — June 4th, 2013 @ 00:40

      Ha!! That is so funny! We need to watch this movie together over a couple of pints!

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — June 3, 2013 at 15:20

    GIMME. I love all the things about this pizza!

    • Lauren replied: — June 4th, 2013 @ 00:41

      Thanks, Stephanie! I hope you had a good day!

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    Kat @ Stonefire Authentic Flatbreads — June 3, 2013 at 17:28

    This looks AMAZING! Did you use Stonefire Naan to make this recipe?

    • Lauren replied: — June 3rd, 2013 @ 17:33

      Kat – I sure did! It’s the best!!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — June 4, 2013 at 01:38

    Sexy hot dog commercials, that is too funny! This pizza is Ah-Mazing!

    • Lauren replied: — June 4th, 2013 @ 03:42

      Ha! Thanks, friend! Hope you had a good day!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — June 4, 2013 at 03:44

    So, I have never been to a drive-thru movie theater and it makes me feel so sad! Oh, and this pizza?! Yes, please!

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — June 4, 2013 at 12:38

    Why are you so smart? This looks fan-frigging-tastic. I love yellow mustard and sausage.

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    Jeff — August 27, 2013 at 12:23

    This was such a good pizza Lauren! I knew when I saw it on G+, I just had to have it. So I made it and took some awful pictures, but that’s how I roll. :) I posted about this wonderful pizza and totally linked back to you because this was seriously awesome! Thanks so much and keep the good stuff coming! Cheers!

    • Lauren replied: — August 27th, 2013 @ 13:56

      YAY!!!! I am so glad you liked the recipe. It’s one of my new favs!! And thank you for all of the shares! You rock!

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    Mackenzie {SusieFreakingHomemaker} — November 21, 2013 at 00:35

    Oh yea – just stumbled across this gem. Making it for hubby! You’re the best!

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