Monday, September 26, 2011

Recipe Recap: Mole Chicken Pizza

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Despite having a decent amount of classwork to catch up on, I still managed to enjoy spending time with my husband and, of course, taking in tasty eats.

Since moving to the East Coast from California, it’s been a major challenge to find truly good Mexican food here in the DC area. Though we’ve managed to discover a couple favorite haunts, including Arlington’s Guajillo, we also try to do what we can at home to keep our tastebuds from becoming too deprived between visits.

Luckily, my husband loves to cook and experiment with different recipes, so over the past few months I’ve been able to enjoy home-cooked versions of new and old favorites, including gazpacho, sopapillas, spicy black bean soup and mole chicken. And since mole chicken is one of our favorite go-to meals, Stephen decided to mix things up this weekend with a quick and easy pizza-inspired twist I absolutely loved.


Stephen's Mole Chicken Pizza 

Ingredients
Pizza crust 
1 cup mole sauce
½ lb. chicken 
1 poblano chile or jalapeno pepper, deseeded and sliced
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese 
(Oaxacan cheese would probably be even better!)

Instructions
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Grill chicken and cut into bite-sized pieces. Spread mole sauce over pizza crust.  Apply layer of cheese. Add grilled chicken and poblano or jalapeno toppings. Bake for around 10 minutes until cheese starts to brown. After allowing pizza to cool, slice and serve. 

Though not necessarily authentic as far as Mexican food goes, it sure was tasty nevertheless, not to mention quick and easy! What new twists on a favorite recipe have you tried lately? 

18 comments:

  1. Yum! Looks great. We haven't made anything quite so creative lately, but we have tried to make some of our favorites healthier by substituting vegetable broth for oil, and excluding dairy. Hopefully you will find a great Mexican restaurant over there soon :)

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  2. Very interesting pizza, I'm glad you enjoy it!

    BTW, I LOVE Oaxaca cheese, when I lived in Mexico I used to buy the whole "ball" and eat it in one sitting, LOL!

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  3. This sounds amazing! What brand of mole sauce did you use? Or was it homemade?

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  4. That looks so good! I love eating unique pizzas.

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  5. Wow that looks delightful! I am always looking for new fun recipes!

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  6. I love mole sauce. It goes great with almost everything :)

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    xoxo, Nali

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  7. Oh my goodness. Come back to California so he can cook for me. My future hubby never cooks, though he can when he tries.

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  8. That looks good and you gotta love when the hubby experiments!

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  9. WOW! That. looks. ridiculous. I want that in my belly. NAO.

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  10. I LOVE mexican food, but I am SUCH a baby when it comes to spicy food and I'm not a jalpeno pepper fan. I guess growing up in Pennsylvania did not allow me to acquire or develop a taste for spicy food. My husband however, LOVE spicy food so he would love this recipe!

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  11. this looks and sounds really good! i heart mexican food and don't know what i'd do without it.

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  12. Mr. A loves to cook (thankfully), and he is always trying new recipes for us. I love it because I get tired of the same thing all the time.

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  13. This looks sooo good! I love trying different types of pizza. I also love mexican food, so bonus! I actually just posted a Chicken Buffalo pizza which was very good as well. You should try it out!

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  14. Ymmmmm! Definitely something to try!

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  15. YUM!!! My husband has made his own bagel pizza before, little bit of sauce, shredded cheese, pretty easy! But he makes a great pineapple stuffing...LOVE IT! Could eat it all day!

    PS I hear...ITS YOUR BIRTHDAY!!! <3 Happy Birthday sweety! <3 I hope its an awesome day!

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  16. that sounds really good! i'm sooo going to have to try that sometime!

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