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Chicken Pesto Pizza Recipe

Chicken Pesto Pizza Recipe

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. YIELD:6 servings


  • 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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Chicken Pesto Pizza

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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!!"

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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Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.