Homemade Pizza : Naij version

Homemade Pizza : Naij version

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Hello lovers! look at me managing my time properly and having time to blog when I have one of the most demanding weeks ever! I love my blog. It is my solace. It is where I began to find myself and realized life was more than following the regular route. Its always been my safe place. Although these days I do not talk about my personal life so much here, It is still my safe place and I love that I have people to share it with. <ends rambles>

Today’s recipe is a twist on a classic! I remember the first time I tried to make pizza a few years ago, the dough did not rise properly so I got a VERY crusty pizza that tasted ok. Years of practice brings me to this recipe that I am sharing today. Pizza dough although tricky is relatively simple to make and once you have that done, you can go as crazy as you like with toppings. for today’s post, I tried to stick to something very easy and accessible for everyone. Do not let this hinder you through, add ANYTHING you really enjoy on your pizza and enjoy it! For my pizza, I used some chicken breast I had grilled with suya seasoning and some fresh vegetables. I used my STEW recipe as my tomato base. I just made sure I reduced(boiled it till it was very dry) the stew so it was the perfect consistency for the pizza.

Nigerian pizza

Serves 6
Prep time 1 hours, 20 minutes
Cook time 40 minutes
Total time 2 hours
Misc Serve Hot
Nigerian style chicken pizza. homemade with love.


  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 packet dry yeast, (apprx 1 1/2 tsp)
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour or bread flour
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup room temp water
  • 1lb chicken breast
  • 2 tablespoons suya spice
  • 3 tablespoons stew (view link in post)
  • 1 cube maggi
  • salt to taste
  • 1 red/yellow/green bell pepper (diced)
  • 1/2 Large red onion (cut into stripes)
  • 1/2 cup fresh mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (shredded)
  • suya spice to finish
  • 1 handful scent leaf/efirin (finely chopped)


Step 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 2 Add the warm water into a small bowl. Add the yeast and rest for 10 minutes. In 10 minutes the mixture should be creamy. Measure the flour and the salt into the bowl of a stand mixer. Combine on very low speed with the paddle attachment. Slowly add the liquid ingredients to the dry and mix until thoroughly combined. (If you do not have a mixer, you can do this manually as well)
Step 3 Place the dough on a floured board and knead the dough by hand for another 1 to 2 minutes. Add flour to dust as needed to prevent sticking. Shape the dough into a ball and place in a very lightly oiled bowl and cover with a clean towel, let stand until dough doubles in size, about 1 hour.
Step 4 While the dough is rising, marinate the chicken pieces in suya spice, salt, dried pepper, maggi cube and dash of curry. Allow to soak in the marinade for at least 30 minutes.
Step 5 In a clean pan drizzle with some oil. Once hot, place the chicken pieces in the pan to brown. Cook for at least 5 minutes on each side. Chop up the rest of the toppings and set aside
Step 6 With a rolling pin on a lightly floured surface, roll each piece of dough as evenly as possible into a 10-inch circle, dusting lightly with flour, as necessary. Transfer to a pizza stone or flat baking tray.
Step 7 Place two tablespoons of reduced tomato stew, followed by the chicken, diced red onions, sweet red and yellow peppers. Finish with some shredded mozzarella and parmesean cheese and extra suya seasoning.
Step 8 Bake in the oven at 450 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until crust is browned. Remove from oven, rest for 5 minutes and serve.

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Hope you do try it. Do elt me know if you have any questions! I know I have been terrible with replying comments recently but I am going to try and respond to everyone in the next few days whenever I have down time! Thank you guys for the continuous support!!!!

TIll next time!




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  1. Melvaleen Says: July 30, 2014 at 4:07 am

    YUMMY!….nice work.

  2. Looks great Lohi 🙂

  3. That looks really delicious, I like that you added suya spice 🙂

  4. Chai… you know the rest


  5. This Pizza looks so yummy and rich; you totally nailed it!

  6. Wats the alternative for shreded parmesean and mozzarella cheese.that’s, Nigeria alternative

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