Thursday, October 1, 2009

Chicken Taco Pizza

This chicken taco pizza was seriously delicious. And it was such a quick and easy weeknight meal for us, too; it came together in about 20 minutes, and tasted absolutely amazing. This is a really versatile recipe; you can add your favorite taco toppings, and even use the same preparation method for lots of different kinds of pizzas (Joe suggested buffalo-style and BBQ chicken versions; he was very excited about this prospect). We loved this version, though, and will be making it frequently!

Chicken Taco Pizza
source: adapted from Betty Crocker

1 12-inch pre-baked thin Italian pizza crust
1/2 cup refried beans
1/2 cup salsa
2 cups cooked shredded rotisserie chicken
2 cups shredded Mexican-style cheese blend
1/2 cup sour cream
Your favorite taco toppings: shredded lettuce, chopped tomato, sliced red onion, black olives, avocado
1/2 cup crushed Doritos

1. Heat oven to 450 degrees. Place pizza crust on a cookie sheet and spread refried beans over surface, stopping about 1 inch from the edges. Stir together salsa and chicken in a small bowl.

2. Spread chicken mixture over refried beans. Top with cheese. Bake 8-10 minutes or until cheese is melted and pizza is thoroughly heated.

3. Top with desired taco toppings, dollops of sour cream, and crushed Doritos. Cut into 8 wedges.


Katie said...

That looks like something I will have to try out, Daniel likes anything that has the word pizza in Do you think we could do without the doritos or do you think that it is a must?

Cassie said...

You could definitely do without the Doritos. They're just there to add some crunch. Let me know if you try it and like it!

Anonymous said...

Holy moly, that looks GOOD!! I love your addition of the sour cream for that ultra tangy taste...this is a keeper! :D

Courtney said...

yummy that looks so good!!

Anonymous said...

Suddenly I am starving.

Keri said...

I love anything with the word "taco" in it:-). This looks fabulous!