Do you remember those Mexican Pizzas from Taco Bell?
Yeah…I know. Ew on the Taco Bell. But for some reason, I loved them. Of course, I always topped them with sour cream, and left off the ground meat-like-stuff because….uh yeah.
I don’t think that’s really meat. Just sayin’.
So here at Casa Christel, I’ve been experimenting with making my own version.
I was going for a combination between the Taco Bell, and those yummy Papa Murphy’s Garlic Chicken DeLite Pizzas.
And I hate thick crusts. Bare with me. This will all make sense when you take your first bite.
What you need:
2 large tortillas
1 chicken breast
3 strips of bacon
1/2 c. red pepper, diced (optional…I’m leaving this out next time)
1 medium tomato, diced
1/2 c. green onion, diced
1/4 c. fresh cilantro, chopped
2 Tbl. ranch dressing
2 c. pepper jack cheese, shredded
Okay then. Got all your food stuff prepped? Ready, set, GO!
Throw the bacon & chicken in a pan over medium heat, until the chicken is cooked. Set aside to cool. You can chop your veggies while you’re cooking the meat!
Take your pizza pan, which hopefully looks better than mine. (Note to self: Buy new pizza pan)
Grab your cooking spray & apply to both sides of the first tortilla. Trust me. This is important, as it will provide a crunchy crust later.
Then smear half the ranch dressing on top of the tort. You can do all the building directly on the pizza pan! 🙂
Now dice up your chicken and bacon, placing it on the ranch-smeared tortilla.
Sprinkle the cilantro over that. Or leave it out if you don’t like cilantro. (Dad)
Now liberally spread a cup of cheese around on top. You can use whatever cheese you have.
Remember Rule #1 in Casa Christel? Recipes: they’re more like guidelines.
Now spray the second tortilla with the funky-smelling spray stuff. I do this near the backdoor, because I’m pretty sure the cooking spray is poisonous. At the minimum, it gets you kind of high if you breathe it in. Just sayin’. 😉
Seriously? You’re all still reading? I mean, I just tried to poison you, and get you high?!
Y’all rock, by the way. 😉
Where was I? (Must be the after-effects of the cooking spray.)
Oh yeah…now put your second tort on top of the whole mess.
MORE RANCH! Yum. Spread it around with a knife. Or your finger. Whatever.
Sprinkle the peppers, tomato, and green onions all over the top.
MORE CHEESE! 🙂
Now bake it at 380 degrees for about 10 minutes.
What you get it a big crunchy, gooey, yummy kinda pizza thing!
Now chop it up in four even slices. Or as close to even as you can get with the whole hazy shade of cooking spray.
You can top it with avocados for even more yummy goodness?!
Hands-down: best late-night munchies or even a lunch.
I don’t even want to know how many calories are in this, but you’ve got to admit, it probably has less than the Taco Bell version?!