Monday, May 16, 2011

An Intersting Pizza Recipe, I Promise!

Good evening (very late evening for some) bloggers! I'm so sorry about being this late with a blog entry. Normally, I'm really great on time, but today was a busy day and a nap was in order. So, to kick start tonight's blog, I'm going to tell you all that we have 3 of America's favorite things on the menu tonight: chicken, pizza, and tacos. Yes, together. I know it sounds funny, but once you read the recipe, you will further understand that I'm not just spewing gibberish, but I have a really interesting recipe! So, let's grab some lemonade and head out to the grill. Meet you there!

Grilled Chicken Taco Pizzas

You will need:

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 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


  1. Make the taco seasoning: Mix all of the ingredients with 1 tablespoon each salt and black pepper in a bowl.
  2. To prepare the pizza: Mix 2 tablespoons of the taco seasoning and the canola oil in a shallow bowl.
  3. Pound the chicken between 2 pieces of plastic wrap to 1/4 inch thick.
  4. Add the chicken to the bowl, turning to coat, and marinate 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat a grill to medium high.
  6. Grill the chicken until cooked through, about 4 minutes per side.
  7. Let cool, then cut into bite-size pieces.
  8. Divide the dough into 3 pieces.
  9. Roll out each on a floured surface into an 8 inch round.
  10. Brush with canola oil, sprinkle with taco seasoning and grill until crisp, 3 to 5 minutes per side and remove from the grill.
  11. 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.
  12. Top the pizzas with the avocado mixture, salsa, sour cream and cilantro.

And voila! A delicious (and not disgusting) pizza recipe to share with friends this summer. I hope you all enjoy it and I will see you all tomorrow! Good night.