Saturday, March 1, 2014

Chicken Black Bean Pizza

1 can (15.25 oz.) black beans, drained
1/2 cup coarsely chopped onion
1/4 cup self rising corn meal
2 Tbsp. Taco Seasoning Mix
1 cup cooked chicken, shredded
shredded cheese
Sour cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Pour drained beans, onions, corn meal and Taco seasoning into a blender or food processor.  Pulse until completely everything is blended and becomes a 'dough.'  On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper divide bean mix evenly creating 6 flat pizza crusts shaping them with the back of a spoon or your hands.  Bake 15 minutes.  Remove from oven and top with about 1 Tbsp. Salsa, cheese and chicken.  Bake until cheese melts, about 5-10 minutes.  Top with sour cream. 

Martha:  This is such a fun dish to play with.  You can add so much such as black olives, peppers, onions, tomatoes, lettuce, and you can also change the meat.  Using the black beans gives you a change of taste from the traditional tacos and you eat it with a fork so it's not quite as messy.  Plus, this is a kid friendly dish since they can actually help create their own.  

Tip:  When removing the skin from your chicken, hold the skin with a paper towel.  This gives a better grip allowing the skin to be removed with ease.