Rachael Ray is my favorite chef on the planet. People always ask me where in the world I get all of my recipes and ideas, and it’s a large assortment of places. I watch Rachael’s show every day, I have all of her cookbooks, I live by her 30 minute meal mantra, I spend hours on Pinterest, etc. I’m always looking. I like to have a menu planned for the week every Sunday. Then I go grocery shopping to get all of the ingredients, and then I’m ready for the week. Making new things every week is important too. Gotta keep life exciting! We also don’t really eat carbs all week, so this pretend Mexican pizza made me so happy. The tomatillo sauce is so yummy, with a slight sweetness, then you have cheese and red onions on top. Recipe for a really happy tummy and bad breath. Whatever. Eat up!
Mexican Chicken PizzaPrint Recipe
- 1/2 pound tomatillos, husks removed and coarsely chopped
- 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded
- A small handful cilantro
- 1 fat clove garlic, crushed
- Salt and pepper
- 2 teaspoons light agave or Acacia honey
- Juice of 1 small lime
- 4, 6- to 8-ounce pieces boneless, skinless chicken breast
- About 1/2 teaspoon each cumin, coriander and Mexican oregano or marjoram
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack or Chihuahua cheese
- Cilantro leaves
- Pickled jalapeño pepper rings
- Small, thinly sliced rings of raw red onion
Combine the tomatillos, jalapeño, cilantro, garlic, salt, pepper, agave or honey and lime juice in a high-power blender or food processor and purée into raw sauce.
Cut the chicken breasts open across the breast horizontally with a sharp knife to butterfly then open breasts and pound very thin into 4 large cutlets. These will serve as your “crust” for the pizzas.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper, cumin, coriander, Mexican oregano or marjoram, and cook them 1-2 at a time in a thin layer of olive oil until lightly browned on both sides; arrange on 2 baking sheets. Top the chicken with the green sauce and lots of cheese and red onions. Bake about 12 minutes to bubbly and brown, switching baking sheets between the upper and lower racks midway.
Garnish each pizza with pickled jalapeños and cilantro leaves. Drizzle with Mexican crema and serve.
Credit: Rachael Ray