Air Fryer Tortilla Pizza with BBQ Chicken: A Delicious and Healthy Alternative to Traditional Pizzas
Pizza is a beloved comfort food enjoyed by many, but the high calorie and fat content can often leave us feeling guilty after indulging. Luckily, there’s a healthier alternative that still satisfies those pizza cravings. Enter the air fryer tortilla pizza with BBQ chicken. In this blog post, I’ll show you how to create a delicious and guilt-free pizza using simple ingredients and equipment.
To create the perfect air fryer tortilla pizza with BBQ chicken, you’ll need a few essential ingredients. First, you’ll need a flour tortilla, BBQ sauce, shredded mozzarella cheese, and pre-cooked chicken. You can use whatever BBQ sauce and chicken you prefer, but we recommend using a tangy sauce and either a deli rotisserie or canned chicken. Additionally, you’ll need an air fryer (you can find my favorite one HERE) and a small amount of cooking spray to ensure the tortilla doesn’t stick to the basket.
To achieve a crispy and delicious crust, it’s important to properly prepare the tortilla before adding any toppings. Begin by brushing a thin layer of BBQ sauce over the entire surface of the tortilla. This will add flavor and help the cheese stick to the tortilla. Next, sprinkle a generous amount of shredded mozzarella cheese on top of the sauce. Make sure to spread the cheese evenly to ensure each bite has a perfect cheese-to-crust ratio.
Once the cheese is evenly spread, add the pre-cooked chicken to the pizza. Again, make sure to distribute the chicken evenly over the pizza. This will ensure that each bite has a balanced amount of chicken and cheese.
To take your air fryer tortilla pizza to the next level, it’s time to add some delicious toppings. The possibilities are endless, so feel free to get creative. Some popular options include sliced bell peppers, red onions, mushrooms, and even pineapple for a touch of sweetness.
Once you’ve added your desired toppings, it’s time to move on to the final step: air-frying your pizza. With the combination of the air fryer’s high heat and circulating air, your pizza will come out perfectly crispy and delicious.
To truly make the most out of your air fryer tortilla pizza, it’s important to understand how to properly air fry it. Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C) and place your pizza in the basket. It’s crucial to not overcrowd the basket to ensure proper air circulation. Depending on the thickness of your tortilla and the amount of toppings, cook time will vary between 5-10 minutes. Keep an eye on your pizza to make sure it doesn’t burn and rotate the basket if necessary.
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Now that your pizza is perfectly crispy and delicious, it’s time to serve and enjoy! Cut your pizza into slices or bite-sized pieces for easy snacking, then pair it with a refreshing salad or your favorite beverage. This air fryer tortilla pizza with BBQ chicken is a tasty and healthy alternative to traditional pizzas, making it a great addition to any meal or party spread.
But why stop at just one flavor combination? Get creative and experiment with different sauces, toppings, and cheeses to find your personal favorite. The air fryer makes it easy to whip up a quick and customizable pizza, perfect for busy weeknights or impromptu gatherings. So go ahead and have fun with it – the possibilities are endless!
Why settle for just one flavor when you can experiment with endless combinations? The tortilla is a versatile base that can be customized to suit your taste buds. Here are some other air fryer pizza ideas:
– Vegetarian: Skip the chicken and load up on veggies such as bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, and zucchini. Top it off with some crumbled feta cheese for added flavor.
– Margherita: Keep it simple with a classic margherita pizza. Spread some marinara sauce on the tortilla, sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese, and add some fresh basil leaves on top.
– Hawaiian: Bring a taste of the tropics to your pizza with some pineapple chunks and ham. Drizzle some BBQ sauce on top for an extra kick of flavor.
– Breakfast: Who says pizza is just for lunch or dinner? Whip up a breakfast pizza by topping the tortilla with scrambled eggs, bacon, and cheddar cheese. Serve it with a side of salsa or hot sauce for a spicy kick.