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Hearty Chicken Pesto Pizzas Recipe

Hearty Chicken Pesto Pizzas Recipe

Brimming with toppings, these loaded personal pizzas are best served with a knife and fork. They’ll be a hit! Thanks to Joanna Burke of Culpeper, Virginia for the recipe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 4 whole pita breads
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup prepared pesto
  • 2 packages (6 ounces each) ready-to-use Southwestern chicken strips
  • 2 medium tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  • 1. Place pita breads on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 5-7 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  • 3. In a small bowl, combine sour cream and pesto. Top each pita with onion mixture; spread pesto mixture evenly over onion layer.
  • 4. Top with the chicken, tomatoes and cheese. Bake for 7-9 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 pizza equals 507 calories, 21 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 87 mg cholesterol, 987 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 36 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.