Hump Day Recipes

Bacon-Chicken Club Pizza

Bacon-Chicken Club Pizza Recipe and photo by Taste of Home, found here

Ingredients

  • 1 prebaked 12-inch pizza crust
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 8 slices ready-to-serve fully cooked bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 2 teaspoons ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 plum tomato, seeded and chopped

Directions

  • Place crust on an ungreased pizza pan. Combine cream cheese and shallot; spread over crust. Top with chicken, cheeses and bacon.
  • Bake at 425° until edges are lightly browned and cheese is melted, 12-15 minutes .
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the sour cream, milk and dressing mix. Sprinkle lettuce and tomato over pizza; drizzle with dressing.
Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 444 calories, 25g fat (13g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 939mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 28g protein.

Tex-Mex Chicken Strips

Tex-Mex Chicken Strips Recipe and photo by Taste of Home, found here

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup finely crushed corn chips
  • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 5 teaspoons taco seasoning
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 pound chicken tenderloins

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°. In a shallow bowl mix the first 6 ingredients. Place butter in a separate shallow bowl. Dip chicken in butter, then roll in crumb mixture to coat; press to adhere. Place chicken on a foil-lined 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake until a thermometer inserted into the chicken reads 165°, about 15 minutes, turning halfway through the cooking time.
Test Kitchen tips

  • This chicken would taste great chopped and served over taco salad.
  • If you like dipping chicken strips, try these with salsa, guacamole, sour cream or ranch dressing.
Nutrition Facts

3 ounces cooked chicken: 258 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 351mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 28g protein.

Refried Bean Tostadas
Refried Bean Tostadas Recipe and  photo by Taste of Home, found here

Ingredients

  • 6 flour tortillas (8 inches)
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 cup diced zucchini
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) chunky salsa
  • 1 can (7 ounces) white or shoepeg corn, drained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vegetarian refried beans, warmed
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 medium ripe avocados, peeled and sliced
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 6 tablespoons sour cream

Directions

  • In a large ungreased skillet, cook tortillas for 1-2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Remove and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, saute mushrooms and zucchini in oil until crisp-tender. Add salsa and corn; cook for 2-3 minutes or until heated through.
  • Spread refried beans over each tortilla; top with lettuce, salsa mixture, cheese, avocados, tomatoes and sour cream.
Nutrition Facts

1 tostada: 588 calories, 31g fat (10g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 1250mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 12g fiber), 19g protein.