Friday, February 3, 2012

Tlayuda (Mexican Pizza)

For Christmas I surprised the hubby with a one-night getaway to Chicago. I found a great deal on a hotel on Michigan Ave. (The Intercontinental), and I got us tickets to see Second City.

(Sidebar: if you have never seen Second City and live somewhere that has one or are visiting somewhere that has one, you MUST go! Hysterical. And all your favorite comedians - Tina Fey, Steve Carrell, the Belushi brothers, Chris Farley...all started their careers there.)

Anyhoo, we went to dinner at Adobo Grill, which happens to be right next door to Second City. I ordered a Tlayuda, which was delicious! The portion was HUGE (I only ate a third of it), but delicious nonetheless. I decided I wanted to try and recreate it, but make it a bit lighter.

The result was super, super tasty and even easier! And I did manage to lighten it up, which is always a perk. It was the perfect meal after a tough workout (Strength Training!). It came together quickly, was filled with something from almost every food group, and did I mention it tasted amazing? Try it! I think you'll love it! The ingredients list looks long, but I promise you it is easy!

Tlayuda (Mexican Pizza)
Recipe by Call Me Mrs. Rapp, inspired by Adobo Grill
Serves 2
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*2 small chicken breasts, cooked (I suggest using my SUPER easy method found here!)
*1/2 teaspoon chili powder
*1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
*1/4 teaspoon salt
*2 small pinches crushed red pepper flakes
*about 2 cups baby spinach, sliced into small strips
*3/4 cup pearl tomatoes (or grape tomatoes), sliced into fourths
*1/2 avocado, sliced into small pieces
*1/2 finely grated cheese (I used extra sharp white cheddar), divided into fourths
*2 whole wheat tortillas
*2 teaspoons butter
*1 tablespoon fat free plain Greek yogurt
*1 tablespoon fat free sour cream

*Shred chicken, and combine it with chili powder, cumin, salt and crushed red pepper flakes in a small bowl. Mix well. (If using my method, add about 6 spoonfuls of the chicken broth to make it extra moist.) Divide it into fourths.

*Combine Greek yogurt and sour cream in a small sandwich bag. Mix well, then cut a tiny part of the corner (you're creating a make-shift pastry bag to drizzle the combo!).

*Melt 1 tsp. butter in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Place tortilla in skillet for about 2-3 minutes, then flip. You want the tortilla to become crispy. Once crisp, repeat with second tortilla.

*Place crisp tortilla on a pan. Sprinkle 1 part chicken on it, followed by 1 part cheese. Add spinach, then 1 part chicken, plus half the tomatoes and 1 part cheese. Repeat for other tortilla.

*Place the tortilla in the oven and broil (at 500 degrees) for 1 minute. Remove and add avocado and some of the sour cream-Greek yogurt combo. Serve immediately!

Shredded chicken with spices

tortilla plus chicken and cheese

all ready for the oven

fresh after being broiled, just enough to melt the cheese

cut into fourths

close up

greek yogurt-sour cream combo was great!!


  1. Yum, this looks amazing! I have been to Second City a few times--including my bachelorette--but have never been to Adobo! So glad you guys had a good date night!

    1. Thanks! It was really easy and so, so tasty!! Such a fun date night. They do guacamole at your table, which I love!


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