Switch up Pizza Night with this delicious Chicken Pesto Pizza
Several weeks ago I asked a question on Facebook. If you had to pick one food to eat the rest of your life, what would it be? The answers were great and fun to read. My answer was pizza. And this chicken pesto pizza is at the top of the list.
I love pizza and when you think about it, it is really a pretty healthy food because it hits so many of the basic food groups!
Although I am basically a plain jane, cheese pizza kind of girl I do enjoy a specialty pizza now and then. At our house that usually means we use whatever is in the refrigerator.
Last week I had leftover Pesto Chicken and it makes the perfect pizza topping.. I also used a thin layer of pesto as the base for the pizza too. If you haven’t made Pesto Chicken just cut up some cooked chicken and stir in some pesto. Use jarred pesto from the store or make your own using my Pesto Recipe, it’s super easy!
So easy and so delicious. Of course, one of the tricks to really excellent pizza is using “real” mozzarella cheese. The stuff you have to slice, not the pre-grated stuff in the bag. I also give it a nice dusting of freshly grated Parmesan cheese too.
I cook my pizza on a preheated pizza stone so I end up with a nice crispy crust. Then the only question left to answer is to you slice your pizza into squares or pie shaped pieces? I’m a square girl
So am I the only one that would pick pizza as their one and only food to eat!?
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BAMBOO PIZZA PADDLE – the perfect way to get your pizza into the oven.
PIZZA STONE – works in the oven or on the grill too. Gives you perfect, crisp crust every time!
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Chicken Pesto Pizza Recipe
Chicken Pesto Pizza is a delicious addition to your pizza night. A fun change of pace from your traditional pizza toppings, chicken pesto pizza will become a new family favorite.
- 1 C precooked chicken about 1 chicken breast cut into bite size pieces
- 4-5 Tablespoons Pesto
- Pizza Dough
- Pizza Sauce or more Pesto
- Mozzarella Cheese sliced
- Parmesan Cheese grated
Mix 2 Tablespoons of pesto with cut up chicken or use leftover Pesto Chicken.
Mix 2 Tablespoons pesto with pizza sauce or use straight pesto as sauce.
- Cover pizza paddle or backside of a cookie sheet with a light layer of cornmeal.
- Roll out dough (may need to add a little extra flour).
Add a layer of sauce or pesto, pesto chicken and then cheese.
- Add a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese at the end.
- Slide pizza from paddle or cookie sheet into oven onto the hot pizza stone.
- Cook in oven preheated to 450 degrees for about 10-12 minutes until cheese is bubbly and lightly browned and edges of crust are golden brown.
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Originally posted September 19, 2011
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