Friday, May 6, 2011

Chicken Burrito Pizza



Put down the phone, do not order pizza from a pizza joint! When you can make pizza this good at home why waste your money. This is so easy too. I almost had my 4 year old do it for me. Believe me she would have and would have done a great job. She is the expert at rolling play dough. Oh, did I mention it is HEALTHY! I found this recipe on one of my all time favorite magazines.


The concept is simple. You just take all the components of a chicken burrito and top your pizza dough. I made my own dough with whole wheat flour and rolled it extra thin. I used to be all about a nice thick crust pizza but as I've "matured" I've come to really enjoy the crisp of a nice thin crust. I think thin is perfect for this particular pizza. The recipe calls for cooked shredded chicken. I used leftover chicken from my Green Chile Chicken and it was perfect because of the Mexican flavors it already had. I hope you enjoy and have a great weekend.

Chicken Burrito Pizza
adapted from Shape Magazine

For the pizza

1/4 cup salsa
pizza dough (see recipe below)
1-1 1/2 shredded mozzarella cheese
1 1/2-2 cups cooked shredded chicken
1 cup canned black beans, drained & rinsed
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced

Pico De Gallo (if desired)
Guacamole (if desired)
Sour Cream (if desired)

For the Dough

3/4 cup warm water 105-110 F
1 packet active dry yeast (2 1/4 tsp)
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour

Place water in mixing bowl-sprinkle with yeast. Let stand until foamy (5 minutes). Spray another medium sized bowl with cooking spray and set aside.

In the bowl with the yeast, whisk sugar, oil, and salt. Add 1/2 of the flour and mix. Switch to dough hook. Slowly add the remainder of the flour until a sticky dough forms. Continue to knead in the mixer for about 5 minutes. Transfer dough to oiled bowl and turn to coat. Cover with towel and allow to rise in a warm place until it doubles in size (about an hour).

Preheat oven to 450 F

Turn dough out onto floured surface and roll out to desired thickness. Transfer to pizza pan and prick all over the surface gently with a fork. Bake in oven for about 5 minutes. Remove from oven and spread salsa evenly over the surface. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the mozzarella; all of the chicken, beans, and onions. Sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella. Transfer pizza to the oven and bake for approx 10 minutes or until crust is gold brown and cooked all the way through.

Remove pizza from the oven, cut into slices. If desired top with pico de gallo, guacamole, and sour cream.

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