I love chicken tacos and was looking for a different way to have them when the thought struck me to turn it into a pizza of sorts. This is by far one of the best things I have made in a while, the crescent rolls do a beautiful job of holding the ingredients that you can actually hold it like a slice of pizza, and you get a taste of everything with each bite. Even though this is not covered in cheese the creaminess of the guacamole really helps to balance this pizza out. I may even like this more than a regular chicken taco!
Chicken Taco Pizza: Serves 4-8
1lb Chicken Breasts (Boneless Skinless)
1 Bay Leaf
1 Medium Onion Sliced
2tsp Olive Oil
Guacamole (Double my recipe or approx 1.5C Store Bought)
1.5 Packages Crescent Rolls
4oz Monteray Jack Cheese
In a large saute pan over medium heat add olive oil and onions and cook until tender.
While the onions are cooking place Chicken Breasts in a pot and cover with chicken stock and add the bay leaf. Bring the pot to a boil and cook the chicken until it has been cooked through and you can easily shred the chicken with two forks. Once the chicken has been shredded add it to the large saute pan with approx 1/2C of the stock from the pot and the taco seasoning mix. Cook over medium heat for a few minutes until the sauce is absorbed into the chicken. Remove to the side.
In a small sauce pot bring water to a boil, then add rice and reduce to a simmer until the water is completely absorbed. Once finished add to the chicken mix and stir. I had this pot going while the chicken and onions were cooking and it was finished around the same time as the chicken.
Roll the crescent rolls out in a solid sheet onto a greased cookie pan, gently pressing the dough to expand it to fit the pan. Bake at 375° until the crescents are golden brown (approx 7min).
Spread 2 servings of guacamole over the crust, mix salsa and rice with the chicken & onions and spread that on top of the guacamole. Gently sprinkle the cheese on top and return to the oven just until the cheese melts (approx 5 minutes).
Options: Add any of your favorite taco ingredients! You could easily add corn, beans & olives before tossing in the oven, or sour cream, tomatoes and lettuce when finished.
WW: 15 Points Plus / serving @ 4 servings
8 Points Plus / serving @ 8 servings