Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Chipotle Chicken Pizza


1 refrigerated pizza dough
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 cup BBQ sauce
12 oz shredded cheese (we used mozzarella and sharp cheddar)
1/2 can corn
1/2 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
1 small lime
1/4 cup sour cream
1 Tbs chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1/2 - 1 tsp chipotle powder (depending on how hot you like it)
1/4 cup cornmeal
2 Tbs vegetable oil
salt and pepper


Pre-heat medium skillet over medium heat with 1 Tbs vegetable oil. Thinly slice chicken breast. Add to pan, salt and pepper, and cook through (about 5 minutes). Remove from pan and set aside.

Add 1 Tbs oil to pan. Finely chop the onion and saute over medium heat until tender and slightly golden brown (about 8 minutes). When onions reach this point add the chili powder, cumin, coriander, chipotle powder, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir in BBQ sauce and reduce heat to simmer. Simmer for a few minutes, just to bring flavors together.

While the chicken and onions are cooking, pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees. Sprinkle corn meal onto baking sheet. Roll out the pizza dough and bake until golden brown all over (about 7 -8 minutes). Remove it from the oven and spread the BBQ sauce over it. Sprinkle on the cheese and place the chicken strips on it. Return it to the oven for 5-7 minutes - until cheese is melted.

While the pizza is cooking, open and drain cans of corn and beans. Place 1/2 can of each in a small mixing bowl. Finely chop the cilantro and stir into the beans and corn. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Place sour cream in a small mixing bowl. Add the zest and juice of lime. If there isn't enough juice in the lime to make the sauce drizzly, add a little milk until it's a good, drizzly consistency.

When the pizza is done, remove it from the oven. Top it with the corn and bean salsa. Drizzle on the lime cream sauce. Slice and serve.

Serves 4

Note: you will have corn and beans leftover - I'm sorry! I hate when that happens, but find another recipe to use them in so that they don't go to waste.

To see what I spent on this recipe see my other blog here.

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