African Pizza: Spicy Chicken Pizza with Pumpkin Fufu Crust

For those accustomed to the classic American pizzas, this African pizza presents a fusion of flavors and textures that are both familiar and intriguingly new.

African Pizza
African Pizza

Our African Spicy Chicken Pizza with Pumpkin Fufu Crust offers a unique dining experience for pizza lovers worldwide, including New York and Chicago pizza lovers. This unique pizza combines the bold flavors of African ingredients with a twist on traditional pizza.

The Spicy Chicken Pizza with Pumpkin Fufu Crust blends pizza's comfort with the erotic spices and ingredients of African cuisine. It’s a must-try for those looking to expand their pizza horizons and enjoy a unique, delicious pizza experience.

The crust, made from pumpkin fufu, is a standout feature. Unlike the usual thin, crispy New York style or the deep-dish Chicago style, this crust is soft and slightly sweet. The pumpkin adds a subtle richness, while the fufu ensures a satisfying, chewy, hearty, and wholesome texture.

African Pizza: Spicy Chicken Pizza with Pumpkin Fufu Crust

African Pizza

Ingredients for the African Spicy Chicken Pizza 

2 chicken breasts, diced

2 tablespoons palm oil

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 tablespoon ginger, minced

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Salt and pepper to taste

1/2 cup tomato sauce

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1/2 cup sliced red onions

1/2 cup sliced bell peppers (any color)

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


Directions for the African Spicy Chicken Pizza Toppings

In a large skillet, heat the palm oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and ginger, sautéing until fragrant. Add the diced chicken breasts to the skillet and cook until browned on all sides.

Sprinkle the chili powder, smoked paprika, ground cumin, ground coriander, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper over the chicken. Stir to coat the chicken evenly with the spices.

Pour in the tomato sauce and simmer for 5-7 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together. Spread the spicy chicken mixture evenly over the pre-baked pumpkin fufu crust. Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese over the chicken.

Arrange the sliced red onions and bell peppers on top of the cheese. Bake the assembled pizza in the oven for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Remove the pizza from the oven and let it cool slightly. Sprinkle fresh cilantro on top for added flavor and color, if desired. Slice and serve your Spicy Chicken Pizza with Pumpkin Fufu Crust.


What is fufu?

Fufu is a traditional African staple made from starchy ingredients like cassava or yams, mashed to a smooth, dough-like consistency. Its dense and chewy texture makes for a unique and hearty pizza crust, providing a deliciously satisfying base that complements any toppings.

Pumpkin Fufu Pizza Crust
Pumpkin Fufu Pizza Crust

Ingredients for the Pumpkin Fufu Pizza Crust

2 cups pumpkin puree

1 cup fufu flour

1 cup water

1/2 teaspoon salt


Directions for the Pumpkin Fufu Pizza Crust

In a large pot, bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Add the pumpkin puree and salt, stirring continuously.

Gradually add the fufu flour while stirring to avoid lumps. Continue stirring until the mixture thickens and forms a dough-like consistency.

Remove from heat and let it cool slightly. Knead the dough until smooth.

Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Spread the pumpkin fufu dough onto the baking sheet, forming a round or rectangular pizza crust. Press it down evenly to about 1/4 inch thickness.

Bake the crust in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until it turns golden and firm.


African pizza will make you happy.

For those accustomed to the classic American pizzas, this African pizza presents a fusion of flavors and textures that are both familiar and intriguingly new. The use of pumpkin fufu as a base and the spicy chicken topping introduces an exciting twist that will delight adventurous palates.

Try our new recipe

Fufu Made in a Bread Mixer

Using a bread mixer to make fufu simplifies the process. It offers convenience for individuals who are short on time or lack the stamina required for the traditional manual pounding of fufu. Fufu is a popular food in Nigeria that is traditionally made by pounding boiled root vegetables like plantains, cassava, or yams until they become a smooth, sticky paste. 

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