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