Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sweet Corn and Chicken Pizza

It may be a product of growing up in California with California Pizza Kitchen, but I'm a sucker for non-traditional pizza ingredients. Whether you call it flatbread, pizza or crostini, if it involves dough, cheese and off-base ingredients, I'm there. 

I can still remember my first meal at a California Pizza Kitchen. It was sometime in the eighties at the (original?) location in Brentwood. My Aunt Linda had taken my brother and I off my parents' hands for a night and was taking us to this cool, new restaurant. We decided on a BLT pizza, but then tried to confuse the waiter by adding in a few more letters for ingredients we wanted to throw into the mix. Not only were they going to bring us a BLT pizza complete with mayonnaise dressing on the lettuce, but they were going to throw in some avocado and other toppings we had requested. I was sold.

To this day, I love dressing up quick tortilla pizzas with unique ingredients. My current favorite is sweet corn. It gives you that wonderful sweet/savory thing going on with the pizza and the tortillas are easy to keep on hand and require no pre-baking. Talk about a quick dinner? This is it.

Sweet Corn and Chicken Pizzas
Serves 2 - 4 depending on your eaters

2 flour tortillas
1/2 cup marinara sauce
1 cup shredded chicken
1/2 cup sweet corn
3/4 cup mozzarella cheese

Preheat broiler
Spread 1/4 cup marinara and 2 T cheese over each tortilla. Divide shredded chicken and corn between each tortilla and top with remaining cheese, 1/4 cup for each tortilla. Place under the broiler for five minutes until starting to brown on top. Cut into wedges and enjoy!


Meg said...

I love that you made this with tortillas. I would have never thought to put corn on pizza. YUM!

Erica said...

Sounds and looks incredible! I love sweet corn and think it tastes good as an add in for so many meals! I have never been to a real california pizza kitchen! I've only been to like the mini ones at the airport and I don't think that counts!

Unknown said...

corn IS fantastic on a pizza!!! this one looks like no exception :)

Cathy said...

Using tortillas as the pizza crust is a terrific idea. How quick and easy is that!

Michele said...

When I lived overseas sweet corn and tuna pizzas were very popular. I wouldn't eat them at first, thinking that the combination would taste terrible. After trying it, I loved it. I'm all for alternative pizza toppings. Back home a local pizza joint was famous for it's mashed potato pizza. We couldn't get enough of the stuff.

Anonymous said...

i saw that pizza place on food network! i wish i could go there someday. this pizza looks damn good. i love me some good corn.

Anonymous said...

I've never thought of adding sweet corn to a pizza, but it's a delicious idea. :)

Erica said...

You are my first featured blogger!

Elizabeth said...

The crust on that pizza looks so good!

Anonymous said...

I wish I hadn't found all of these food blogs with the great-looking items on them. I had a measly little leftover hamburger patty and two baby dill pickles for supper. Oh, well.

Back to my giveaway blog.

Anonymous said...

i have a similar recipe like this that i have been wanting to try out...this looks delicious!

test it comm said...

Nice looking pizza! I like the use of the sweet corn on it!