Chicken and Black Bean Tostizzas (Pillsbury Winner)

"Another Pillsbury goes to Karen Durrett from Oregon for creating this wonderful dish in the 1994 Pillsbury Bake-Off. A *tostizza* is a combination of a pizza and a tostado. It's piled high with chicken and black beans that'll make your mouth water."
photo by Andi Longmeadow Farm photo by Andi Longmeadow Farm
photo by Andi Longmeadow Farm
photo by DuChick photo by DuChick
Ready In:
8 mini pizzas


  • 1 (16 1/3 ounce) can pillsbury grands ready-to-bake refrigerated buttermilk flaky biscuits
  • 1 cup diced cooked chicken
  • 1 cup progresso black beans, drained (from 15- or 19-oz can)
  • 12 cup old el paso thick 'n chunky salsa
  • 2 tablespoons old el paso taco seasoning mix (from 1.25-oz. pkg.)
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 12 cup bell pepper, strips (1 inch long)
  • 6 ounces shredded cheddar cheese


  • Heat oven to 350°F
  • Separate dough into 8 biscuits.
  • On ungreased cookie sheets, press or roll each biscuit to form 5 1/2-inch round.
  • In medium bowl, combine chicken, beans, salsa and taco seasoning mix; mix well.
  • Spread evenly over biscuits to within 1/4 inch of edges.
  • Top evenly with onions, bell pepper and cheese.
  • Bake at 350°F for 20 to 24 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown and cheese is melted, reversing position of cookie sheets halfway through baking time.
  • If desired, garnish with sour cream and guacamole.

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  1. Andi Longmeadow Farm
    Perfect! These came together so quickly and was so yummy, we decided to do the "Cha-cha" around the house! I used my own biscuit type of dough, but other then that, stay directly to the glorious recipe. I didn't overload the dough - as I didn't want to get anything to soggy, and they came out lovely! I used a hot & chunky salsa, and added some fresh jalapeno's along with the green pepper. Great recipe, one that deserves big 5 stars or more! Thanks, for posting my PAC baby 2011 - DuChick!
  2. Deb G
    Quick, easy, and very tasty---my favorite combo. Also loved the spiciness. Most of all loved the ease of the crust and the potential for variations. Thanks for posting.
  3. Benson Cinnamon
    Definitely a keeper. Everyone enjoyed them.
  4. Flautatime
    Awesome!! I didn't have any bread and was confused as to what to make for my husband for lunch and these looked perfect. We LOVED them! Didn't make any changes. Thanks.
  5. NurseJaney
    *PAC Spring 2008* WHAT a pleasant surprise !! I had some frozen chicken thighs (from my goofy lo-Iodine diet), some left-over salsa, frozen red and green pepper pices from last year's garden, and some green chile powder PaulaG sent me in a swap earlier this year. Prepared the rest according to directions -- just pulling by hand, the biscuits on a Sil-Pat pad on a cookie sheet. Baked 25 minutes as directed, turning the cookie sheet halfway through. Also had some left-over pasta which we barely touched -- and 2 "slices" of the Tostizzas, each, was very filling and satisfying. This will be a fun lunch for the DGS and DGD when they visit. Thanks for a real Keeper, DuChick !


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