Flour tortillas pinch-hit as a crisp crust for this hearty pizza loaded with chicken and vegetables. Toasting the corn in a skillet brings out its natural sweetness and adds a deliciously smoky note.
4 (8-inch) fat-free flour tortillas
1 (11-ounce) can no salt-added whole-kernel corn, drained
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 cups diced roasted chicken breast
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
3/4 cup Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeño peppers
4 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°.
Place flour tortillas on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until edges are light brown. Remove from the oven; stack and press down to flatten. Set aside.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; coat pan with cooking spray. Add corn to pan, and cook 1 minute or until lightly charred. Add cumin seeds; cook 5 seconds, stirring constantly. Add chicken, black beans, and garlic; cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Remove from heat; stir in lime juice.
Place tortillas on baking sheet. Spoon 3/4 cup bean mixture onto each tortilla; top each with 3 tablespoons of cheese. Bake at 350° for 2 minutes or until the cheese melts. Sprinkle each pizza with 1 teaspoon cilantro.
Love this recipe. I've been making it regularly for a couple of years and we never get tired of it. Definitely serve with salsa and/or sour cream. I like the red onion idea. To us, the secret is in the tortilla. If you have access to fresh homemade tortillas (Central Market for my Texas friends) use those, it makes a big difference.
I used a prebaked pizza crust and actually had enough to make two pizzas. Yum! I though the red onion sounded good also, and the salsa is a good idea as the topping doesn't have much moisture. I would make again for something different. The cilantro really livens things up!
a-mazing. next time i might add some green or red onion. i added a dash or two of onion powder this time, which was fantastic. and mine was great with frozen corn and ground cumin as well. so fast and easy, especially starting with a rotisserie chicken.
this recipe ROCKED. my boyfriend couldn't stop complimenting the entire dish as we ate. only change i made was adding half a green pepper chopped to the skillet ingredients. it added to the flavor and color of the pizza toppings. would also advise having salsa and sour cream for additional toppings. we enjoyed this meal with a beer and re-runs of 24:)
Great easy weeknight meal. I did not have cumin seeds so I just used ground cumin in the mixture. Also used bottled lime juice, not fresh, and frozen corn. Husband and I both loved it, we had leftovers for the weekend.
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