Chicken and Black Bean Pizza

Yesterday, I posted my recipe for Chicken, Black Bean and Avocado Quesadillas. It was a big hit at my house but sadly this filling, as a Quesadilla, was not desired the next day. However, my husband encouragingly suggested I make something else with my leftover ingredients. So, I sat and I thought. Then I went to the kitchen and stood and thought. I thought about my tortilla dough. I wasn’t in the mood to make tortillas again but I really craved the flavors of my quesadilla from the night before. Then, I thought, why not make it like a calzone?! So, I started gathering ingredients for my pizza dough. As the dough was forming, I started to think some more and I threw in some cheddar cheese and some salsa. By then, the dough started becoming a tad sticky and I was not willing to play around too much in forming calzones. Then it hit me….PIZZA!

Chicken and Black Bean Pizza


A Ball of Pizza Dough (reduce water by 1/2 a cup)

Salsa 1/3 cup

1/2 cup of Mexican Blend Cheeses (or sharp cheddar)

Pizza Toppings:

Shredded Chicken

Canned Black Beans, Drained and Rinsed


Mexican Blend Cheddar Cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 450 F and place a nonstick baking pan to heat.
  2. Combine Pizza Dough with 1/3 cup salsa and 1/2 cup Cheese. If ball of dough is too dry, add more water. Too sticky, add more flour.
  3. Roll or press dough into a large round about 1/4 thick
  4. Carefully, place dough on heated baking pan. Bake for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Remove baking pan from oven and flip over pizza dough.
  6. Quickly top the cooked side with chicken, black beans, salsa and cheese.
  7. Place baking pan back in oven and bake until all the cheese melts and crust becomes golden brown

Serve with Salsa, Guacamole, Sour Cream or Hot Sauce. 🙂



Filed under Chicken, Main Dishes

9 responses to “Chicken and Black Bean Pizza

  1. Looks great, Samina! Great way to use leftovers!

  2. Girl you are in a black bean state of mind over here lol. But I can’t blame you because this pizza looks delish!

  3. I love the idea of Mexi pizzas but I never make them. Thanks for the reminder.

  4. Wow great idea for leftovers! A pizza what could go wrong.
    If I have leftovers it will be stir fry only, you gave me new ideas.

  5. What a great use of leftovers and who doesn’t like a good pizza, it looks really good.
    🙂 Mandy

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