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Friday, November 7, 2008

recipe of the week: cilantro lime chicken and black bean pizza with salsa fresca

a spin on traditional pizza, you'll feel like you brought california pizza chicken home! but it's not CPK, it's SBK!!!

cliantro lime chicken and black bean pizza with salsa fresca
makes 1 large pizza
1 chicken breast, cut into small pieces
1 clove garlic, minced
3 tablespoons lime juice
2 teaspoons olive oil
combine all ingredients and marinate all day or overnight. cook chicken in marinade in a saucepan sprayed with cooking spray. sprinkle with cumin and black pepper while cooking.
pizza sauce:
3/4 cup fat free sour cream
5-6 tablespoons cilantro, tightly packed
1/2 teaspoon lime juice
2 tablespoons green enchilada sauce
2 tablespoons green onion, chopped (no need to chop it finely - it will get that way in the blender!)
1/4 teaspoon chopped garlic
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
combine all ingredients in blender. blend until smooth.
putting the pizza together:
after rolling out pizza crust on a large cookie sheet, spread all of prepared sauce onto the crust. spread cooked chicken and 1 can black beans (rinsed and drained) onto the crust. top with cheese (i used mozzerella and a little bit of cheddar jack), salsa fresca (aka fresh salsa ala skinny bovine - click here!) and extra cilantro if desired.
mmm... i really felt like i was sitting at CPK on this one. soooo yummy! and definitely eat it piping hot.
what are your favorite toppings for homemade pizza? mary l. called me yesterday to say that she made delicious bbq chicken pizza with the sbk crust! that made my day - thanks, mary! what do you love on your pizza?
i'll be back soon to talk about snacks!


priscilla said...

hi! just found your have some yummy looking recipes on here. this loos so delicious!

BrittWilk said...

thanks priscilla! thanks for visiting! your blog looks fun as well... so many yummy desserts in your last few posts...mmmmmm......

Clare said...

Looks delicious Britt - I think Clint would love this one. We definately a cilantro family.

BrittWilk said...

aaron probably would have protested had i told him i would make ours a cilantro family, but now he loves it! hope it turns out yummy for you!

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