So we're expecting another big snowstorm in NJ starting tonight. I work for a utility company in my "day job," so I am considered an "essential" employee. That means I get to go to work, snow or no snow. We're told to always bring a change of clothes and extra food when big snow storms are predicted, that way if we have to stay at the office at least we're prepared.
|I deliberately didn't melt this cheese, since this is my lunch for work today.|
Of course I didn't have time for grocery-palooza, so I had to get some extra things together from what I had on hand. Luckily the RV (resident vegetarian) loves loves LOVES my Cowboy Caviar, so I had a big bowl of that on hand. I also had some Arnold Multigrain Flatbread thins (perfect pizza crust!) and some leftover chicken. You know what I did, right? I played with my food! The result? This scrumptious Chicken Quesadilla pizza!
I made a full sized one on a Boboli Whole Wheat crust for the meat-eating boys in my house, and brought my mini version to work as an extra meal. The boys ate theirs for lunch today, and it gets 2 enthusiastic non-op thumbs up!
Super quick and easy, the perfect remake for leftovers, and the whole family will love it! Here's how it's done:
Jen's Chicken Quesadilla Pizza
This recipe is for 1 individual pizza, increase it if you're making a family size.
2 tbsp salsa (I used thick 'n chunky mild, use what you like)
1 Arnold Multigrain Flatbread
1/4 cup taco blend shredded cheese
4 tbsp Jen's Cowboy Caviar
2 oz leftover roasted chicken (or you could use the Fit 'N Active grilled bites, or whatever you like--beef or sausage would be good, too)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Put the flatbread or pizza crust on a cookie sheet and place it in the oven for a couple minutes to get crispy. Remove the crust from the oven and spread salsa over it for your pizza sauce.
|Crisped crust with the salsa "sauce"|
Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and sprinkle it over the crust, then spread the Cowboy Caviar over the chicken and sauce.
|Ready for the cheese|
I just finished my lunch break at work, and I heated my pizza in the toaster oven here in our breakroom for 5 minutes. You could also microwave it to melt the cheese. Delicious and filling, I will definitely have this one again.
If you're early out and can't handle bread-type items yet, you can pulse the topping ingredients in a food processor until smooth, then heat it up with the cheese. It's delicious with OR without a crust! Enjoy!