Monday, October 14, 2013

Grilled Chicken Taco Pizza

All summer I have been wanting to try grilled pizza. This week I finally got around to it. I found an amazing recipe in Food Network Magazine for Grilled Chicken Taco Pizza. As soon as I saw the recipe I knew this was the one I had to try. I think grilled pizza is our new family favorite. It was so good!
Grilled Chicken Taco Pizza
food network magazine

Taco Seasoning: 2 tbsp onion powder
2 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp ground cumin
salt and freshly ground pepper

For the Pizzas: 1/4 cup canola oil, plus more for brushing
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 16oz tube pizza dough
flour for dusting
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 avocado
juice of 1 lime
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tbsp diced red onion
salt and pepper
1 cup fresh salsa
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup fresh cilantro

Make the taco seasoning: Mix all of the ingredients with 1 tbsp each salt and pepper in a bowl.

Prepare the pizza: Mix 2 tbsp 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 the 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, 3-5 minutes per side. Remove from grill.

Mix the cheeses in a bowl, then sprinkle on the crusts and top with the chicken.

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