Southwestern Chicken Pizza Rolls

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Need an easy dinner recipe with your meat, veggies, and cheese all rolled into one convenient pizza crust? This healthy Southwestern Chicken Pizza Rolls recipe could be exactly what you’ve been searching for, and it’s one that you can make time and time again – it’s so good, it’s practically guaranteed that you and your family will never tire of it. And if you have children who enjoy helping out in the kitchen, this is a really fun recipe for kids to make, as well. This yummy chicken pizza rolls recipe yields six servings of two rolls each, but you might want to make at least two batches because everyone will want seconds, and possibly even thirds. These pizza rolls are best hot, but are quite good cold as well, and would make delicious leftovers. They’re also so easy to wrap up and take with you, they’d be the perfect picnic food or a great meal for the kids to take to school for lunch. Another wonderful thing about this chicken pizza recipe is that you can make the rolls and then freeze them – that way, you will always have an easy-access, ample supply in your freezer for when you need them most.

These pizza rolls are also jam-packed full of nutrient-rich ingredients, like chicken, black beans, red and green bell peppers, garlic, and cheese, to name just a few, so you know your family is getting all of the food groups rolled into one delicious, nutritious, compact meal. If you’re curious about the nutritional value of chicken, for example, one cooked, boneless chicken breast – as this chicken pizza recipe calls for – is very high in protein, selenium, vitamin B12, niacin, and vitamin B6. It’s also high in phosphorus. A half a cup of black beans is also substantially healthy - very high in protein and magnesium, and high in iron and calcium. Moving on to the vegetables, red bell peppers are very high in vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin B6, thiamin, iron, and dietary fiber; they’re also high in vitamin A, manganese, potassium, and niacin, and they contain calcium as well.

Nutrition Facts for: Southwestern Chicken Pizza Rolls from Kevin and Amanda

Ingredients: Shredded chicken, tacoseasoning, olive oil, onion, red bell pepper, corn, garlic cloves, pizza crust, black beans, tomatoes and green chilies, cheddar cheese, green onions.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 12 servings.

* Per Serving:Calories 207, Calories from Fat 45, Total Fat 5.0g 8%, Saturated Fat 1.7g 9%, Cholesterol 27mg 9%, Sodium 344mg 14%, Potassium 295mg 8%, Carbohydrates 26.5g 9%, Dietary Fiber 2.7g 11%, Sugars 3.9g, Protein 14.6g, Vitamin A 8%, Vitamin C 17%, Calcium 6%, Iron 12%

Green bell peppers are very high in dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin B6, and vitamin C, and potassium, and they’re high in manganese, magnesium, and thiamin. As far as garlic is concerned, just one clove is very high in manganese, vitamin C, and vitamin B6, and it’s also high in calcium, and selenium. And, when it comes to cheese, a half a cup of shredded cheddar cheese, as this pizza roll recipe calls for, is high in calcium and also contains protein and vitamin A. Of course, you can make this quick and easy recipe into an even healthier recipe by substituting your own favourite healthy ingredients – for example, instead of the shredded cheddar cheese, you might choose mozzarella cheese, which is high in calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin B12. And, as with any of the best dinner recipe ideas, it’s always wise to choose fresh organic ingredients so you can be assured that you’re serving the healthiest possible meals to your family. Thanks to Amanda over at the “Kevin & Amanda” blog for sharing this fun, flavourful, crowd-pleasing dinner recipe that’ll keep us coming back for more.*

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