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Can’t decide between pizza and tostadas for dinner? This easy weeknight dinner combines the two!

Chicken and Black Bean Tostizzas on Taste and Tell




Yesterday, I was on a local tv show, making the lemon tart recipe that I posted yesterday. It wasn’t my first time being on tv, but I definitely learned a few things this time.

1 – Don’t make something that may melt or needs to be refrigerated – especially if you are in the car for 2 hours.

2 – Hind sight is 20/20. If you are making something that needs to be whisked for several minutes, but your whole segment is only a few minutes long, think it through completely before deciding on that recipe.

3 – Don’t assume that they have everything you’ll need. Bring it all.

I really can’t complain – it all did go really smoothly. They even had a no show for one of their segments, so my time on camera was actually longer than originally planned. But it all worked out, and the hosts really do make it easy.

But – I do have to say that I couldn’t believe how melted my poor tart looked. My husband ended up having to work yesterday, so I didn’t have anyone to watch my kids last minute. So I took them to my sister’s house, which was fine, but it meant that I was in the car forever, and my poor tart was out of the refrigerator for way too long. I promise – it does actually hold it’s shape like it does in my photo!! And when we were making the filling on the show, we didn’t have enough time to really whisk the curd and marshmallow creme together, so it was definitely not smooth when the host poured it into the crust. Of course, when I got home, I realized that I could have brought a hand mixer, and it probably would have come together really quickly!! And yeah – no pot holders in the kitchen. Luckily the host used some paper towels, and got the crust out of the oven without any major issue – all while filming. Fun!

(If you really want to see the segment, you can see it here.)

Chicken and Black Bean Tostizzas on Taste and Tell

I mentioned on my segment that I love quick, easy meals. If you are a regular reader, you definitely should know this by now. This meal right here is a perfect example of quick and easy to me.

We are tostada lovers, and pizza lovers. So what happens when you combine the two in an easy, 30-minute dinner? Tostizzas!! This was probably one of my husband’s favorite recent recipes. He absolutely loved them. We had no leftovers after this meal!! This is a great way to use up leftover chicken, or you can always just cook up a chicken breast to use as the topping. And you can get creative and use whatever you like on your tostadas or your pizza.

So no need to decide between tostadas and pizza for dinner tonight. Combine them both for an easy and delicious dinner!




Chicken and Black Bean Tostizzas

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Can't decide between pizza and tostadas for dinner? This easy weeknight dinner combines the two!

Ingredients

    Pizza
  • 1 (1 lb. 0.3 oz) can large refrigerated flaky biscuits
  • 1/2 cup thick and chunky salsa
  • 1 cup diced cooked chicken
  • 1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green or red bell pepper strips
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • Garnish
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup guacamole

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 350F.
  2. Separate the dough into 8 biscuits. Roll out the dough into 5-1/2-inch circles on an ungreased baking sheet.
  3. In a bowl, combine the salsa, chicken, black beans, cilantro and cumin; mix well. Spread evenly over the biscuits to within 1/4-inch of the edges. Top with the green onions, bell pepper strips and cheese.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the biscuits are golden and the cheese is melted. To serve, garnish with the sour cream and guacamole.
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  6. recipe from Pillsbury: Best of the Bake-off Cookbook
http://www.tasteandtellblog.com/chicken-and-black-bean-tostizzas/

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21 Responses to Chicken and Black Bean Tostizzas

  1. branny says:

    How interesting- using biscuits as the crust! My H would love this recipe, too.

  2. You did great and your tart looks awesome… I will have to go back and get the recipe. As for the these Chicken and Black Bean Tostizzas. YUM need to add this recipe into my menu plan!

  3. Rosa says:

    Scrumptious! What a great pizza.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  4. This looks so great! And awesome on being on a local show!

  5. Bev Weidner says:

    THIS IS LIKE A WET DREAM FOR ME.

    p.s. I loved your segment! Nice jorb!

  6. Hey Laura, I mean Deborah! haha jk jk ;) great segment! You looked like a natural!! this dish is something i’d gobble up any day!

  7. Oh my gosh, I love this idea! The more dough involved (like, literally dough) the better!

  8. Great idea! Do you think toasted pitas or naan bread would also work as a base? Just thinking of other options I often have on hand.

  9. You did a great job on your TV segment!! I got a kick out of seeing you in action and hearing your voice. :)

  10. Chels R. says:

    Well this looks delicious and your segment on the show is so great! You did such a wonderful job and now I know what you sound like in real life!!! You sound as sweet as pie!!!! Thanks for sharing that, how cool!

  11. Donna says:

    Tostadas + pizza = Brilliant! Must. Try. ASAP.

  12. Cassie says:

    This is too brilliant, Deborah! Love the black beans too, we eat them very regularly. I think this could quickly become a new favorite! Can’t wait to watch the segment, I’m sure you were fabulous!

  13. Joanne says:

    Aww you are adorable!!! And those tostizzas are a great idea. I love that you used biscuit dough…that’s pretty genius.

  14. Kristy says:

    Sounds like you had a ton of fun! And this meal looks delicious! I totally need quick and easy right now (and I always need delicious). :)

  15. Krista says:

    Great recipe Deborah! And great job on your segment! Oh, the joys of live television. You did fabulous!

  16. I think you did a great job Deborah, even with the last minute thinking by you and the tv host! That tart looks delightful, and I’m with you I will choose a lemon or fruit dessert over most chocolate desserts. And I love this idea of mini taco ‘pizza’. We do pizza night often in our house and taco pizza is one of our regular versions, but these are great as a mini pizza pie!

  17. grace says:

    black beans AND guac, all on a yummy pre-made biscuit. i like it! i would be TERRIBLE on tv, so kudos to you for your accomplishment!

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