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.



Santa Fe Chicken Pizza

Here is a quick and easy copycat restaurant recipe for California Pizza Kitchen's Santa Fe Chicken pizza. This pizza has marinated chicken, onions, mozzarella cheese and cilantro and is served with tomato salsa, sour cream and fresh guacamole.  Read on to find out home to make this dish at home using simple ingredients and limited cooking skills.
For this pizza I used a thin prepared pizza crust that I found at Walmart for less than $2. Boboli also makes a nice shell that would work well with this pizza. I have found that I've never had much luck at making homemade pizza dough.


1 prepared pizza shell
Baked toppings
Additional toppings
olive oil
1 small red onion sliced
2 cups of rotisserie chicken
Lawry's Baja Chipotle Marinade
sour cream
mozzarella cheese
2 Tbsp chopped cilantro


  1. Preheat oven according to crust directions.
  2. Shred 2 cups of rotisserie chicken in a small bowl.
  3. Drizzle in the Lawry's marinade to coat the chicken.
  4. Brush the pizza shell with olive oil.
  5. Scatter the chicken over the shell.
  6. Add sliced onions.
  7. Top with mozzarella cheese.
  8. Bake according to directions.
  9. Garnish hot pizza with salsa, guacamole, sour cream and cilantro.

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