I am an Iowa native.
Why is this relevant?
Because Iowa is home to the first taco pizza! Happy Joe’s, a Midwest pizza chain, supposedly invented it in 1974. I grew up on the “original” taco pizza with refried beans, taco-seasoned meat, lettuce, tomatoes, taco chips sprinkled on top (my favorite part), and taco sauce on the side.
Although Domino’s Chicken Taco Pizza lacks many of those ingredients, I wanted to give it a try. I could’ve added my own chips and salsa, but sadly my kitchen lacked these add-ons when I ordered mine. It does includes American cheese, taco seasoning, grilled chicken, onions, green peppers, tomatoes, provolone cheese, and cheddar cheese. It looks like it was built in this order as well.
It has no traditional sauce, instead replaced by American cheese and taco seasoning. With my pizza, these base ingredients were not equally distributed with my first slice being heavy with the seasoning, while my second slice was more American cheese. The seasoning is what really gives this its taco essence. Plus, I don’t know a lot of folks who include American cheese in their usual lineup of taco ingredients.
The other components were better distributed, but kind of blended together with no single ingredient overpowering the others. As expected, there were obvious texture differences — a chunk of chicken tastes and feels different from a green pepper string.
The provolone and cheddar cheeses also blended together and started congealing, which pizza cheese does if not immediately eaten. That was likely due to time delays from my pizza being ready until I actually got to bite into it. (I had to wait about 30 minutes from the time Domino’s Pizza Tracker indicated mine was ready until it finally hit my mouth!) So it was lacking in cheesy ooziness as well as a strong scent, which are two components that typically get me excited to dive into a pizza.
Domino’s has touted this (as well as its new Cheeseburger Pizza) as “designed for delivery” given that tacos and burgers are not food items that always deliver well. This pizza is not a taco replacement, but it is a solid Domino’s offering with some taco-flavored inspiration (mostly the seasoning).
Some of the ingredients could be found in a taco, although the onion and green peppers seem more fajita-esque. To enhance it with your own taco-flair, I recommend adding some chips (hard-shell bits or crumbled Doritos) and salsa.
While I do not think Domino’s Chicken Taco Pizza compares to the “original” taco pizza, I would probably order it again if wanting a change from any traditional pizza.
Purchased Price: $11.99
Rating: 6 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 slice) 350 calories, 16 grams of fat, 8 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 45 milligrams of cholesterol, 780 milligrams of sodium, 34 grams of total carbohydrates, 1 gram of dietary fiber, 3 grams of sugar, 1 gram of added sugars, and 16 grams of protein.
9 thoughts to “REVIEW: Domino’s Chicken Taco Pizza”
Totally agree with the end there, they shoulda called this a Fajita Pizza or “Fajizza” (but mispronunciations of fajizza are probably not welcome lol)
I tried this a couple weeks ago and it was delicious. I switched green peppers to jalapeños. Mine actually came with taco sauce on it. I wasn’t expecting any sauce so I had my Taco Bell packets ready.
Can’t forget Casey’s taco pizza haha
I tried this pizza and loved it. I believe the next time I get it, though, I will add jalapenos when I order and then spread some refried beans, along with a little sour cream and crumbled tortilla chips when I get it home.
I was not impressed by the pizza and will not purchase it again. Was nothing like a taco.
I got the taco pizza in Lawrenceburg kentucky i drove 20 miles and the pizza was horrible they call it chicken taco pizza well only 2 slices had one piece of chicken on it no salsa came with it plus there was to much Cumin the spices are not right anyone who likes this pizza is not a cook Horrible. horible. Horibble!!!
Horrible, it was the worst taco pizza
This is a good start, but it tastes more like a garlic chicken. I didn’t get any taco seasoning on my pie. I agree with the rest of the reviews that this should not be called a taco pizza. Take the green peppers off and put on jalapenos. Use some taco sauce on it. If they really wanted to sell taco pizza, they would have crushed taco chips and lettuce on the pie. Nice try, but I will pass on this one, forever!
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