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Chicken-Pesto Pan Pizza Recipe
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Chicken-Pesto Pan Pizza Recipe

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A packaged pesto mix tastefully replaces traditional tomato sauce in this tempting pizza from Juanita Fleck. "Served alongside a tossed green salad, this is one of my husband's favorite meals," wries the Bullhead City, Arizona cook.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tube (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 envelope pesto sauce mix
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 4 plum tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Romano cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 368 calories, 16 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 54 mg cholesterol, 866 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 24 g protein.

Directions

  1. Unroll pizza crust into an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan; flatten dough and build up edges slightly. Prick dough several items with a fork. Bake at 425° for 7 minutes or until lightly browned.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the water, oil and pesto sauce mix in a saucepan. Cook until heated through (do not boil). Add the spinach, ricotta and onion.
  3. Spread over crust. Top with chicken, mushrooms, tomatoes and Swiss and Romano cheeses. Bake at 425° for 7 minutes or until crust is golden and cheese is melted. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Chicken-Pesto Pan Pizza in Quick Cooking May/June 2001, p42

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 368 calories, 16 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 54 mg cholesterol, 866 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 24 g protein.

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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Reviewed Jul. 30, 2012

Would I make this again? YEAH! My daughters have asked for every day since I made it the first time. Great way to use leftover chicken and the pesto sauce mix is very flavorful. Yummy!

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