Considering that the pizza al pollo asado is one of my most regularly purchased products at Trader Joe's over the past couple of years, it's a bit surprising that I've still never posted about it. It's a great lunch for only $2.29 (I remember when it was under $2, but it's still a good price now) and it's one of the simplest lunches to make - take it out of the package, put it on a plate, and pop it in the microwave for 3-4 minutes.
This pizza isn't your "typical" pizza, mostly because it has a corn masa base for the pizza. On top of the masa, you can find refried pinto beans, chicken, monterey jack cheese, tomatillo salsa (although I never knew this was there until I read the ingredients), roasted green chiles, fresh jalapeño chiles, and cilantro (only a hint of that here and there, so not really a big thing if you're a cilantro-averse person (which I am not)).
Made in the microwave, this isn't really the type of pizza that you can just pick up and eat like a slice. The outer edges of the pizza can sometimes be sturdy and crusty, but the middle is usually still pretty soft. I like the middle like that though, because the cheese is super melty and combines really well with the creamy beans and soft masa. Texturally in the middle part it feels a little more like a soft tamale to me, but I personally love that. The chicken has really good seasoning and for the most part is good quality (every so often there's a little bit of skin or cartilage that seems to come through, but it's mostly okay). Together, all the flavors work really well.