Well hot diggity, we made it to Friday! Did anyone else feel like this week dragged on and on and on? Maybe it was the gloomy weather we had for half the week, but I am sure glad the weekend is here! Weekends around our house are for running, hiking, biking, relaxing, eating, eating, eating, oh and did I mention eating? One of my favorite things to eat for dinner after a long day of working out or being outside is pizza. My new favorite pizza is this Chicken Enchilada Pizza!
Seriously you guys, it’s time to expand our horizons and move away from pepperoni, sausage, and cheese. Not that those aren’t delicious, but come on, they’re old school. I mean really how many pieces of pepperoni pizza can we eat before we throw up our hands and yell, “enough, give me something new!” We need to broaden our palettes, let our imaginations run wild, and get crazy! Pizza just happens to be the perfect food to try out these new creations.
Pizza dough is kind of like a blank canvas that we paint with whatever sauces and topping our hearts desire. The last pizza I made was a fabulous combination of feta, olives, basil, and roasted red peppers. This time though I wanted to take my flavor combo to the southwest. Since I’m a huge Mexican food lover I decided to make a pizza that tasted like my favorite chicken enchiladas. To make this tasty flavor bomb of a pizza I started with a multi grain pizza dough and topped it with this green enchilada sauce. If you are buying enchilada sauce I highly recommend giving this one a try. It’s got great flavor, no preservatives, and is gluten free. Ok, so we’ve got the crust and the sauce, now for the fun part, toppings! I topped this pizza with everything you might find in a chicken enchilada. There of course must be cheese and I used a combination of monterey jack and cheddar. Chicken breast that I tossed in a little chili powder, cumin, and enchilada sauce. Corn, black beans, black olives, green onion, and cilantro. Then, since most people like a little sour cream on their enchiladas, I made a Greek yogurt drizzle. Yes Greek yogurt can be given a savory flavor, just make sure you are using plain and not vanilla…duh. I added chili powder and a little more of the enchilada sauce to the plain Greek yogurt, whisked it up, and tada! A delicious creamy drizzle that made the perfect finishing touch to the Chicken Enchilada Pizza!
This pizza was a serious explosion of Mexican flavors and reminded me of eating chicken enchiladas only in pizza form, and really who wouldn’t love that?! I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend full of fun activities, relaxing, and hopefully this Chicken Enchilada Pizza!