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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Chicken Tortilla Pizza

Surprise!!  It's a special Saturday afternoon post.  I was just sitting here working on my blog and thought, why not post this simple and yet delicious little meal.  Don't feel like you have to follow this recipe exactly.  You can top these little tortilla pizzas with any topping of your choice.  We just had some chicken and cheese so that's what was on ours.  I did have a tiny bit of basil leftover so I used that on one of the pizzas.  And little secret...I completely forgot to pick up tomato sauce at the store the other day, so unfortunately, I had to use marinara sauce instead of pizza sauce.  It wasn't bad, it just was lacking that pizza taste.  But, it's a simple idea and is easy to throw together.  One of the tortillas didn't get that crispy in the center, so you may want to crank the heat up to 450 and keep on eye on it, or if you have a pizza stone, use that, by all means.  Put the stone in the oven while it's preheating to make sure it gets nice and warm.  Lay the tortilla on it and that will give you the crispiest tortilla possible.

Chicken Tortilla Pizzas
4 10-inch flour tortillas
Olive oil
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Salt & pepper
Garlic powder
3/4 cup pizza sauce (store bought or, for a fantastic homemade recipe click here.)
8 oz (or more) shredded mozzarella cheese

Sprinkle each piece of chicken on both sides with salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste.  In a non-stick skillet sprayed with cooking spray, cook the chicken on each side for 5-6 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.  Set aside to cool.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Cut or shredded the chicken once it is cooled.  Brush the tortillas with olive oil on both sides and place on cookie sheets.  Spread 3 Tbls of sauce on each tortilla, sprinkle with chicken, then cover with cheese.  Bake for 5-8 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and tortillas start to get crispy.  Allow to cool for a few minutes then enjoy!


Andrea said...

What a great idea! I always seem to have left over flour tortillas and never really know what to do with them. I do now :)

Michelle said...

Unlike Andrea, we NEVER had "leftover" tortillas, because they are so incredibly popular in my house for treats. I've even been making them from scratch ;)

These pizzas are such a great idea. This summer I am going to try to go fresher and lighter. I wonder how these would do on the grill. I'd love to try them grilled. Maybe a grilled margherita tortilla pizza. Mmmm. set a place for me at your table, Jenn. I want one! =D

Jenn said...

Michelle, they would work great on the grill. I was actually going to do it that way, then just got lazy :)

StephenC said...

Great idea. We even have some tortillas left from making lunch quesadillas. Do you use a stone? We have one which we preheat for 30 minutes at 400. Peter makes excellent pizzas (we're having one of them tonight).

Jensen said...

LOVE the idea!