Thursday, 12 September 2013

Spicy Chicken and Peppers Pizza Omelette

Half spicy chicken and pepper pizza omelette served with homemade chips

Pizza omelettes are a delicious combination of two popular fast foods that can also serve as an excellent way of using up leftovers. The potential inclusions are almost limitless and this particular recipe adaptation was devised as a means of using up some leftover roast chicken in my fridge. Pizza omelettes are much quicker and easier to make from scratch than conventional pizzas but although different, can be made to be equally delicious.

Chillies and bell peppers for spicy pizza omelette

Ingredients for this Pizza Omelette (Serves Two)

4 large eggs
4 ounces (approximately) of leftover, cooked chicken
1 red chilli pepper, sliced
1 green chilli pepper, sliced
2 slices (seeded) each from green, red and yellow/orange bell peppers
3 ounces cheddar cheese (coarsely grated)
1 ounce (1/4 a stick) of butter
Salt and pepper
Homemade chips to serve

Chillies and bell peppers are sliced for pizza omelette


Break the eggs in to a bowl and beat with a fork or small whisk until just combined. Stir in the chicken, broken in to small pieces.

Chicken and egg combination is added to omelette pan

Melt the butter gently in an (ovenproof) omelette pan or non-stick frying pan and pour in the chicken and egg combination. Cook on a medium heat, drawing the egg in from the sides towards the centre only until it starts to set. Put your grill/broiler on to preheat to its highest setting.

Chilli pepper slices are laid on almost set pizza omelette

When the omelette is almost but not quite completely set, season with salt and pepper then evenly lay the chilli pepper slices over the top.

Bell pepper slices are laid on set chicken pizza omelette

The bell pepper slices should then be arranged on top of the chillies.

Grated cheese is scattered over spicy chicken pizza omelette

Scatter the cheese evenly over the top of everything by hand.

Cheese is melted over spicy chicken pizza omelette

Put the frying pan under the grill/broiler for a minute or so until the cheese is melted and bubbling.

Spicy chicken pizza omelette ready for slicing and serving
Just as with pizza, a pizza omelette should never be cut while in the pan as this can permanently damage the pan. Slide it instead on to a chopping board for this purpose. Cut it carefully in half and plate along with the homemade chips.

Half the spicy chicken pizza omelette is plated