I don’t know about you, but I’m always on the lookout for new recipes that are both delicious and family friendly. I saw this recipe on Food Network and knew that I must give it a try! This is a terrific fusion of my family’s two favorite foods: tacos and pizza. I have this meal slated for Wednesday, I’ll let you know how it turns out….
Total Time: 1 hr 25 min.
Prep: 1 hr 5 min.
Cook: 20 min.
Yield: 3 individual pizzas .
For the Taco Seasoning:
2 tablespoons onion powder
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
For the Guacamole:
1 avocado, halved, pitted and flesh diced small
1 lime, juiced
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon finely diced red onions
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
For the Pizzas:
1/4 cup canola oil, plus more for brushing
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1 16-ounce tube pizza dough
All-purpose flour, for dusting
1 cup shredded mozzarella
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
Make the taco seasoning: Mix all of the ingredients with 1 tablespoon each salt and black pepper in a bowl.
Make the guacamole: Using a potato masher, fork, or hand mixer, mash the avacodo. Add the other ingredients and mix well.
Prepare the pizza: Mix 2 tablespoons of the taco seasoning and the canola oil in a shallow bowl. Pound the chicken between 2 pieces of plastic wrap to 1/4 inch thick. Add the chicken to the bowl, turning to coat, and marinate 30 minutes.
Preheat a grill to medium high. Grill the chicken until cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. Let cool, then cut into bite-size pieces.
Divide the dough into 3 pieces. Roll out each on a floured surface into an 8-inch round. Brush with canola oil, sprinkle with taco seasoning and grill until crisp, 3 to 5 minutes per side; remove from the grill.
Mix the cheeses in a bowl, then sprinkle on the crusts and top with the chicken. Return the pizzas to the grill, and cook until the cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, mix the avocado, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, red onion, and salt and pepper to taste. Top the pizzas with the avocado mixture, salsa, sour cream and cilantro.
Recipe courtesy of Aaron McCargo Jr. for Food Network
Photograph by Andrew Mccaul