California Pizza Kitchen, known within the food industry as CPK, is a casual dining restaurant chain that specializes in California-style pizza. The restaurant was started in 1985 by attorneys Rick Rosenfield and Larry Flax in Beverly Hills, California. The chain is widely known for its innovative and non traditional pizzas, such as the "Original BBQ Chicken Pizza", BLT, Thai Chicken, and Jamaican Jerk Chicken pizzas. They also serve various kinds of pasta, salads, soups, sandwiches and desserts. They have an extensive children's menu for children ages 10 and under which includes a variety of different pizzas, pastas, salad, and chicken.

The chain has over 230 locations in 32 US states and eleven other countries, including 26 California Pizza Kitchen ASAP kiosks designed to serve passengers at airports and shopping malls. The company licensed its name to Kraft Foods to distribute a line of premium frozen pizzas, in 2000.; Nestlé purchased Kraft's pizza lines in 2010.



Jamaican Jerk Chicken Pizza

Here is a restaurant copycat recipe for California Pizza Kitchen's Jamaican Jerk Chicken pizza.  This dish contains Jamaican Jerk spiced chicken breasts with a spicy sweet Caribbean sauce, Mozzarella cheese, onions, red and yellow peppers and green onions.  Read on to find out how easy it is to make this pizza at home.

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A California Pizza Kitchen Favorite

If you can't travel to the Caribbean or California Pizza Kitchen, you can bring the flavors home by making this exciting pizza.  I have simplified this restaurant copycat recipe using a prepared pizza crust, Jerk sauce in a bottle and rotisserie chicken from the deli.  All of these items are at your local Walmart,


1 -2 cups cooked chicken
2 cups mozzarella cheese
Lowry's Jamaican Jerk sauce
1 red bell pepper
6 slices cooked bacon
1 yellow bell pepper
1/2 cup sliced white onion


  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Cook bacon until crispy.  Crumble into small pieces.
  3. Put the shredded rotisserie chicken in a bowl and drizzle with Lowry's Caribbean Jerk sauce.
  4. Coat your prepared pizza shell with a thin layer of the Lowry's Caribbean Jerk sauce.
  5. Top pizza with 1 cup of mozzarella cheese.
  6. Add peppers and onions and bacon.
  7. Distribute Jerk marinated chicken.
  8. Sprinkle additional mozzarella cheese over the entire pizza.
  9. Bake at 400 for 10 minutes or according to the pizza shell directions.

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