Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Kids in the Kitchen Recipe: Mexican Pizza

My toddler loves to help in the kitchen. She loves to pour and stir and of course lick the utensils when we're done. She's been helping since she turned two years old and is getting more and more comfortable in the kitchen. She really takes pride in the tasks I give her now. So I am always trying to think of meals she can help me with. This is an easy one that she found fun to assemble.

Ingredients (Makes 4 servings):
  • Corn tortillas (8)
  • 1 can of refried beans, black beans OR I used Glory brand red beans & rice which you should be able to find in the International food aisle with Caribbean canned goods
  • grilled chicken (about 1 1/2 chicken breasts)
  • shredded cheddar cheese or blend (about 1 cup)
  • 2 chopped green onions (scallions)
  • (optional) sour cream and salsa
  1.  Heat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Grill your chicken and chop into small pieces
  3. Spray non-stick spray on a cookie sheet
  4. Place 4 of the tortillas on sheet (good job for the toddler)
  5. Spoon a large spoonful of your canned beans of choice and spread out evenly (good job for the toddler) 
  6. Top with another tortilla (good job for the toddler) 
  7. Place chicken on top 
  8. Sprinkle scallions and cheese (good job for the toddler)
  9. Cook in oven for 10 min top with your favorite condiments

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  1. I love getting my kids in the kitchen. Thanks for the idea. I haven't made mexican pizza with my kids. It looks like fun! I found you on Social Moms. I just added my blog today too.

    1. Michelle did you ever try this recipe? I'd love your feedback!