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Turkish-style Chicken and Pistachio Pizza

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Pizza
Servings: 4
Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef


  • 2 tsp. allspice
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. paprika
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 6 oz. ground chicken
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 recipe of pizza dough (I use this one)
  • ¼ cup roughly chopped pistachios
  • 1 large handful of flat parsley leaves
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt, for serving (optional)


  • In a large bowl combine the allspice, cinnamon, paprika, and black pepper. Add chicken, shallot, and garlic and stir until well combined. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours (up to 24).
  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. If using a pizza stone, place it in the oven as it heats up.
  • Stretch the pizza dough into rounds, drizzle with olive oil, and top with a thin portion of the seasoned chicken. Bake until the chicken is cooked through and the edges of the crust are golden brown, about 10-12 minutes. Remove the pizzas and immediately top with pistachios and parsley. Serve with Greek yogurt on the side.


Adapted quite a bit from Turquoise: A Chef's Travels in Turkey.
The recipe below lists the Greek yogurt as an optional addition, but I highly recommend it for the creamy, tart flavor it adds when a small spoonful is dropped on top of the pizza slices.