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Chicken-Pesto Pan Pizza Recipe

Chicken-Pesto Pan Pizza Recipe

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. YIELD: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

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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Chicken-Pesto Pan Pizza

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rayeellen User ID: 602940 36226
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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Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.