Cuban Chicken Pizza

FYI – This post is long overdue but here we go:

So after experiencing a lackluster cooking class at Lenore Nolan Ryan’s Cooking School , my girlfriends and I started our own little cooking club.

I was the hosting the first one and I decided to use an easy recipe that I’ve used before. I’ve learned many times never to make a recipe for guests that you’ve never made before. :) It never turns out good. (However, there are exceptions) The theme of the night was latin night and I chose to demonstrate Cuban Chicken Pizza. I actually got this recipe from my sister back when we were both living in New York. She found it in Cooking Light Magazine and has since been a recipe I use  quite often.

Move over Taco Night, Cuban Chicken Pizza is here. (Ok I lied, Taco Night will never go away, but you should still enjoy this recipe!)

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Cuban Chicken Pizza

Ingredients
  • 4 (8-inch) fat-free flour tortillas
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 (11-ounce) can no salt-added whole-kernel corn, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds (Cumin Powder will work as well)
  • 2 cups diced roasted chicken breast
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 cup Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeño peppers
  • 4 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro
Preparation
  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Place flour tortillas on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until edges are light brown. Remove from the oven; stack and press down to flatten. Set aside.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; coat pan with cooking spray. Add corn to pan, and cook 1 minute or until lightly charred. Add cumin seeds; cook 5 seconds, stirring constantly. Add chicken, black beans, and garlic; cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Remove from heat; stir in lime juice.
  • Place tortillas on baking sheet. Spoon 3/4 cup bean mixture onto each tortilla; top each with 3 tablespoons of cheese. Bake at 350° for 2 minutes or until the cheese melts. Sprinkle each pizza with 1 teaspoon cilantro.

Cooking Light
DECEMBER 2004

(I realized when hosting a dinner party, it is very hard to manage taking stellar pictures and still serve warm food. )

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Cuban Chicken Pizza Cheese

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5 comments on “Cuban Chicken Pizza

  1. Sandra's Easy Cooking on said:

    Great idea! Love all the ingredients that you used here!!!

  2. Christine on said:

    Love this. Great recipe.

  3. JOANNE on said:

    GLAD TO SEE YOU’RE ON YOUR BLOG AGAIN : )

  4. This is a great recipe! I’m a fan of actually trying new things for guests…but my guests expect that and they also know I like honest feedback. It’s basically the purpose of my dinner parties.

    GREAT recipe!

  5. briarrose on said:

    Excellent mix of flavors. All hail Cuban pizza night!

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