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Mexican Chicken Pizza

Yield 4 pizzas.

Ingredients

  • 3 (4-ounce) skinned, boned chicken breast halves
  • 1 green chile pepper
  • 6 plum tomatoes, divided
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 2/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (10-ounce) package commercial pizza crust
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

Nutrition Information

  • calories 272
  • caloriesfromfat 32 %
  • fat 9.8 g
  • satfat 4.1 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 21.9 g
  • carbohydrate 23 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 45 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 482 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place chicken in a medium saucepan; add water to cover. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until chicken is done. Drain and shred chicken. Set aside.

  2. Cut chile pepper in half lengthwise; remove and discard seeds and membrane. Place pepper, skin side up, on a baking sheet; flatten with palm of hand. Broil 3 inches from heat (with electric oven door partially opened) 5 minutes or until charred. Place in ice water until cool; peel and discard skin.

  3. Place chile pepper, 2 plum tomatoes, basil, and next 4 ingredients in container of an electric blender; cover and process until smooth, stopping once to scrape down sides. Set aside.

  4. Coat a nonstick skillet with cooking spray; place over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion and next 5 ingredients; saute until tender. Set aside.

  5. Unroll pizza crust, and cut into 4 equal portions; place on 2 baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Pat each portion into a 6 1/2-inch circle, forming a rim around edges. Spread pureed tomato mixture evenly over crusts. Sprinkle evenly with mozzarella and Monterey Jack cheeses. Slice remaining plum tomatoes, and arrange evenly on pizzas. Top evenly with shredded chicken, onion mixture, green onions, Parmesan cheese, and oregano. Bake at 425° for 18 minutes.

Cook's Notes

To Freeze: Place unbaked pizzas on baking sheets, and freeze 4 hours or until pizzas are firm. Transfer each frozen pizza to a sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil; seal tightly and label. Freeze up to 1 month.To Serve Two: Preheat a baking sheet coated with cooking spray at 425° for 3 minutes. Remove 1 pizza from foil, and place on baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 20 minutes.

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