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Halloween Chicken Pizza Masks

No recipe image available.English muffins make fun individual pizza 'masks' with silly faces using 2 ripe olive rings for eyes and a pepper slice for the mouth.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound ground chicken
1/3 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 package (6 count) English muffins, split
2 tablespoons soft margarine - divided use
1 1/2 cups bottled pizza sauce - divided use
1 teaspoon oregano
1 large green pepper
4-ounces shredded cheddar cheese
4-ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
3 large pitted ripe olives, each sliced into 4 rings

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat skillet to medium-high temperature. Add ground chicken and onion; cook, stirring, until all red is gone, about 6 minutes. Set aside.
  2. With aluminum foil, cover 10 1/2 x 15 1/2-inch baking pan.
  3. Spread each muffin half with 1/2 teaspoon margarine and arrange in single layer on prepared pan.
  4. Spread heaping tablespoon pizza sauce on each muffin half. Cover generously with ground chicken and onion; sprinkle with oregano.
  5. Cut 12 slivers of green pepper into "smiling" mouth shapes and set aside; chop remaining pepper and sprinkle on pizzas.
  6. Mix together Cheddar and mozzarella cheeses; sprinkle generously on mini-pizzas.
  7. Bake in 450°F (230°C) oven about 12 minutes. Remove from oven.
  8. Make mask face on each pizza by using 2 ripe olive rings for eyes and pepper slice for mouth. Turn some slices up for smiles and some down for frowns.

Makes 12 mini-pizzas.

Recipe provided courtesy of the National Chicken Council. Used with permission.