A cheesy bagel makes a great platform for pizza! Chili Lime Chicken Bagel Pizza is a combination of flavors I love to eat. A quick and easy recipe bursting with flavor. Add a little bit of jalapeno heat if you wish and this is a perfect weeknight dinner for busy nights!
Celebrating National Bagelfest Day with a Chili Lime Chicken Bagel
Did you know National Bagelfest Day is today? I love my bagels. Not too long ago, one of the lawyers in our office brought in bagels to share. In that bag was what to become my most favorite bagel ever. The Asiago Bagel. I love it so much, that when she stops to get bagels, she makes sure to get the Asiago one for me!
When I found out that National Bagelfest Day was coming up, I knew I had to do something with the Asiago bagel. I thought chicken parmesan at first, but I wanted more flavor than that as well as a little heat too. Then I found this amazing chili lime seasoning at Trader Joe’s and I knew that was going to become a component in my recipe!
Preparing the sandwich ingredients
I wanted this to be really easy, so I bought some pre-cooked chicken breasts. I find those in individually wrapped packages at Trader Joe’s too. Two minutes in the microwave had the chicken ready for me to use in the recipe.
I sauteed about 1/2 cup onion slices along with about 1/4 of a jalapeno. I wanted more jalapeno but feared if I used too much Grumpy wouldn’t eat it. Then I took Prego Traditional pasta sauce, stirred it in with the chicken slices and Chili Lime seasoning blend.
Top with your choice of melty cheese. I went with some shredded mozzarella I had in my fridge. I really think some fresh mozzarella would be awesome though, or some Colby jack.
Pop these in the oven and bake for about 10 minutes. The cheese will begin to melt. Switch to broil and watching carefully, broil for a minute or two, just until the cheese begins to brown.
Sprinkle the baked Chili Lime Chicken Bagel with some fresh sliced jalapeno and cilantro. If you don’t want the heat, then you can skip the jalapeno. You all know me though, I need my jalapeno flavor!
This recipe makes enough for 1 large bagel but I consider it 2 servings – 1/2 half a bagel per serving. This is a great lunch or light dinner.
Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.
Welcome! I'm Shelby, author of Grumpy's Honeybunch. I have been sharing family favorite recipes since 2007. I started the Keto Diet in October 2017 and since then I have been creating Keto ... read more
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