Mexican Chicken Pizza with Butternut Squash
I really love butternut squash. Steve likes it, too. I’m trying desperately to get my kids to like it, but so far I get devastated moans and scrunched up noses. And an occasional dramatic drop to the floor. Sigh.
By putting it on a Mexican chicken pizza, I thought I’d win them over. I mean, it’s pizza. And there’s cheese involved.
The last time I made this I was in Salt Lake City visiting family, so I ran over to Sprouts and grabbed some Sprouts Butcher Shop chicken tenders, a frozen paleo pizza crust, and a few other things. By the way, Sprouts has their entire freezer section 20% off through Aug 16th!
I always seem to overlook the freezer section. There are so many easy, fast dinners you can whip up from stuff you find in the freezer section. I’m not talking about frozen burritos but actual ingredients.
Like chicken tenders. I was staying at my parents’ place and my mom always has my Sweet Potato Fry Seasoning in her cupboard, so I sprinkled some on the chicken and butternut squash before I roasted it. You could also use homemade taco seasoning.
I had never tried Mikey’s paleo pizza crust before. Honestly, it wasn’t bad. I think a homemade one would be better, but in a pinch it was perfect!
You could even cook the chicken & butternut squash ahead of time and throw it together when you’re ready to eat. Or when you run in the door from swim class and your kids are showering.
This is totally optional, but you can throw some shredded lettuce on guac on top, too. Did I say the guac was optional? It’s not, really.
Oh, and hot sauce would be good, too.
PS. My kids totally ate this! (After they pulled all the squash off. Sigh. I’ll just have to settle for Apple-Squash Soup with Bacon if I want my squash fix.