Thursday, June 14, 2012

Mexican Chicken Pizza with Cornmeal Crust



Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons regular active dry yeast
1/4 teaspoon coarse (kosher or sea) salt
3/4 cup warm water1tablespoon olive oil
1/3 cup yellow cornmeal
Additional cornmeal
2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend (8 oz)
1 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken
1 can (14.5 oz) fire roasted diced tomatoes or plain diced tomatoes, drained
1/2 medium yellow bell pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)
1/4 cup sliced green onions (4 medium)
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 450°F. In medium bowl, mix 3/4 cup of the flour, the sugar, yeast and salt. Stir in warm water and oil. Beat with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on high speed 1 minute. Stir in 1/3 cup cornmeal and remaining 3/4 cup flour to make a soft dough.

2. On lightly floured surface, knead dough until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Cover; let rest 10 minutes.

3. Spray large cookie sheet with cooking spray; sprinkle with additional cornmeal. On cookie sheet, press dough into 14x10-inch rectangle; prick with fork. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges just begin to turn brown.

4. Sprinkle with 1 cup of the cheese blend. Top with chicken, tomatoes and bell pepper. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese. Bake 6 to 8 minutes longer or until cheese is melted and edges are golden brown. Sprinkle with onions and cilantro.

Recipe shared from:  http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/mexican-chicken-pizza-with-cornmeal-crust/14bf0037-bd68-4404-b7c5-c24be2b26992