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Chicken Pesto Pizza Recipe
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Chicken Pesto Pizza Recipe

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My wife and I love this pizza! The crisp crust, made from frozen bread dough, is topped with a tasty mixture of sauteed onion, sweet pepper and chicken as well as tomato slices and mozzarella cheese.—Paul Piantek, Middletown, Connecticut
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf (1 pound) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 small sweet yellow pepper, julienned
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup prepared pesto
  • 3 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

398 calories: 1 slice, 16g fat (5g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 622mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 23g protein .

Directions

  1. Spread dough into an ungreased 12-in. pizza pan. Prick dough with a fork. Brush with egg. Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  2. In a large skillet, saute the chicken, onion, yellow pepper and lemon-pepper in oil until chicken is no longer pink; drain.
  3. Spread the pesto sauce over the crust. Top with chicken mixture, tomatoes and cheese. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Yield: 6 slices.
Originally published as Chicken Pesto Pizza in Taste of Home June/July 2004, p43

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.


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kellsbells0802
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2009

"I made this recipe for my 13 y/o daughter and friends when she had a sleepover and everyone LOVED it One of the girls mothers called the next week for the recipe because she couldn't stop talking about it. Easy and delicious what more could you ask for!!"

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Marilyn Rae
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2009

"This pizza is extra special with goat cheese crumbles, too. I added roasted peppers instead of the yellow - yummy!"

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