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Baja Chicken Taco Pizza Recipe

Baja Chicken Taco Pizza Recipe

With cilantro, taco seasoning, chicken, avocado and lots of cheese, this flavorful pizza is filling and so refreshing. —Jenny Flake, Newport Beach, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + standing YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ranch salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 prebaked 12-inch thin pizza crust
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomato
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 2 medium ripe avocados, peeled and thinly sliced

Directions

  • 1. In a blender or food processor, combine the salad dressing, salsa, lime juice and cilantro. Cover and process on high for 1-2 minutes or until smooth; set aside. In a small bowl, combine chicken and taco seasoning; set aside.
  • 2. Place crust on an ungreased 12-in. pizza pan. Spread salsa mixture over crust. Sprinkle with the chicken mixture, tomato, onion and cheese. Bake at 425° for 17-20 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Sprinkle with lettuce; top with avocado slices. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 639 calories, 41 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 1,386 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 29 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.