Mexican Chicken Pizza

We are starting up the biggest loser at work again, which means I’ll be getting a lot of my dinner inspiration from Weight Watchers.  95% of the time, I am satisfied with their recipes.  I have to admit though that I really wasn’t sure about this recipe before I started.  I was worried about the chicken being dry and the tortilla pizzas not holding up when you attempted to eat them with everything piled on high.  Thankfully, I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome.  The tortillas stayed crisp and didn’t break.  All of the flavors blended well together and really complimented one another.  This was definitely pizza-goodness at its best.

Start by prepping the tortillas…

  • Preheat the oven to 425º.
  • Coat 2 cookie sheets with cooking spray.
  • Place 4 tortillas on the sheets.

  • Place in the oven and bake until crisp, about 6 minutes.  (Be careful not to burn the tortillas!)

Next, make the meat mixture…

  • Chop up 3 cloves of garlic.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Coat with cooking spray.

  • Add the garlic and sauté for just a minute.

  • Add 1 package ground chicken.

  • Season with 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin and 1/4 teaspoon of salt.

  • Break up the meat with a wooden spoon.

  • Sauté until the meat is cooked through, about 6 minutes.

While the meat is cooking, make the “sauce” for the pizza…

  • Rinse and drain 1 can of pinto beans.
  • Mash most of the beans with a fork.
  • Mix the beans with 1/2 cup of salsa verde.

  • Add in some cilantro.

Now it’s time to assemble your pizzas…

  • Spread the bean-salsa mixture onto each of the tortillas.

  • Top with the chicken mixture.

  • Sprinkle on some shredded cheddar cheese.

  • Bake until the cheese melts, about 3 minutes.

While the pizzas cook, make the guacamole topping…

  • Dice 1 avocado.

  • Mash it with a fork until smooth.  (If you prefer a chunkier guacamole, then mash it less.)

  • Seed and dice 1 plum tomato.
  • Add it to the avocado.
  • Add the juice from 1 lime and season generously with salt.

  • Mix to combine.

  • Add some chopped cilantro.

When your pizzas are ready, top with the guacamole.  Enjoy!  (I know I sure did!!)

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