Cheesy Chicken Mexican Pizza


This recipe for Cheesy Chicken Mexican Pizza makes for a hearty and fun meal full of a velvety, creamy, and rich cheese sauce, shredded chicken, corn, grated cheese, juicy tomatoes, and green onions then baked to perfection is sure to put a smile on kids and adults alike.

Cheesy Chicken Mexican Pizza

The place I love to be. Right next to her. She moved ever so swiftly across each end of the cocina (kitchen). Watching her was like watching someone dance to a perfectly choreographed set. The measurements were performed in the palm of her mano (hand) or by the pinch of her fingers. Her heart and soul surged into each and every movement. As I watched and learned from her, she made certain I knew my presence in the kitchen was important to her.

Cheesy Chicken Mexican Pizza

Each year on April 30th, Día del Niño, or Day of the Child is a festive holiday celebrated across Mexico and in many Latin American countries to honor and appreciate children. HERDEZ® encourages us to get our kids in the kitchen to celebrate them!

Cheesy Chicken Mexican Pizza

These simple and quick cheesy chicken Mexican pizzas are a fun way to encourage your children to help you in the cocina (kitchen). The velvety, creamy, and rich cheese sauce is made with a mixture of cream cheese, sour cream, and HERDEZ® salsa. Your kids will enjoy spreading this on a tasty chewy flour tortilla then topping them with shredded chicken, corn, tomatoes, grated cheese and green onions. The fun doesn’t have to stop there…feel free to let them add their other favorite ingredients such as beans or olives. The possibilities are truly endless. These pizzas are sure to spike the attention of any and all children and adults alike!

Cheesy Chicken Mexican Pizza

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– Grand Prize: 2 cooking classes for 2 (parent & child) plus $1000

– 2nd Place: 1 cooking classes for 2 (parent & child) plus $300

– 3rd Place: Child cooking gift basket

– Weekly prizes/honorable mentions: Child size Día del Niño apron.

As an added bonus there will also be weekly Día del Niño Trivia question on the HERDEZ® brand Facebook page to give you an opportunity to win a child size Día del Niño apron.

Cheesy Chicken Mexican Pizza

Being in the cocina (kitchen) with my welita is something I always and still look forward to. Nowadays, my boys are continuously encouraged to join me in the cocina (kitchen) to continue on with this much important tradition. Do you cook with your kids? What are some of their favorite pizza toppings?

Cheesy Chicken Mexican Pizza
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 6 6-inch flour tortillas
Cheesy Sauce:
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 1 c. HERDEZ® Salsa Casera
  • ¼ c. sour cream
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • ⅛ tsp. ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp. salt
Toppings:
  • 2 ½ c. colby-jack cheese, grated
  • 2 c. cooked shredded chicken
  • ½ c. corn, fresh or thawed kernels
  • ¾ c. tomato, diced
  • ¼ c. green onions, diced
Garnish:
  • Chopped Cilantro
  • Diced Avocado
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, combine softened cream cheese, salsa, sour cream, garlic powder, ground cumin, and salt. Mix until all ingredients are well combined.
  3. Arrange the flour tortillas on a large cookie sheet. Spread approximately ¼ cup cheesy sauce on each tortilla. Top with cheese, shredded chicken, corn, tomato, and diced green onions.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes or until cheese is hot and bubbly.
  5. Garnish pizza’s with chopped cilantro and diced avocado.
  6. Serve immediately.
Notes
HERDEZ® Salsa Casera comes in Mild, Medium, or Hot – choose accordingly. Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Feel free to use other toppings such as beans, olives, green peppers, etc.

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4 Responses to Cheesy Chicken Mexican Pizza

  1. Paula Iniguez April 7, 2016 at 8:29 pm #

    Mexican Pizza is my favorite! This recipe looks perfect!

    • Nelida April 8, 2016 at 7:10 pm #

      A favorite in our house too! 🙂 Thanks! I hope you try it out!!

  2. Tonya Flores April 7, 2016 at 10:43 pm #

    Ok that looks yummy! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing Nellie!

    • Nelida April 8, 2016 at 7:10 pm #

      Thanks my friend! And they ARE super yummy! My boys approve! 😉 I hope you try them! Your welcome!

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